Is there any idea of when this over utilisation issue is actually going to be fixed, or even looked into? I've been having latency issues since February even after having two visits from engineers. Just curious seeing as I pay for M500 broadband even though its basically unusable.
Nothing notably wrong with the hub's status data. The BQM shows a typical over-utilisation pattern, meaning more traffic than VM's local network can handle. You can choose to believe whether this is Covid related, or whether VM simply sell contracts until (and indeed after) the local network is at capacity, but the outcome is the same for now.
Nothing you can do to improve matters, and not a problem that field technicians can fix, as this isn't a minor hardware fault, but a lack of capacity in network architecture. In some areas VM do indeed undertake work to rejig the local networks to balance loads and eliminate over-utilisation. But sometimes/often that's either not possible, or judged uneconomic if there's a need to spend money on more equipment. And sadly VM won't ever admit the truth, so there will be a fault reference and a "fix date", but there's no way of knowing if that fix date is actually backed by an actual plan of action and programme of works. Quite often it seem not, and as the fix date approaches it is simply moved a month or two ahead.
1) Sit it out, and hope that VM do carry out improvement works, accepting that any claimed fix date is invariably made up, and the staff who you might speak to (or the forum staff) have no way of knowing whether the fix date is a "hen's tooth" real fix date, or the more common made up fix date.
2) Get yourself a new ISP. If you're in a fixed term contract you'll probably have to use the VM complaints process (and perhaps escalate for arbitration at CISAS ) to be released from contract without penalty. If you need to do this, the grounds of your complaint is the poor performance, and your request fro release from contract without penalty is twofold: First the Consumer Rights Act 2015 that requires any consumer service to be provided with "reasonable skill and care", and second, the Ofcom Fairness Commitments, that VM have signed up to states "Customers’ services work as promised, reliably over time. If things go wrong providers give a prompt response to fix problems and take appropriate action to help their customers, which may include providing compensation where relevant. If providers can’t fix problems with core services they have promised to deliver within a reasonable period, customers can walk away from their contract with no penalty".
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