As well as trying the “check service,” Area status webpage", there is also a Service Status number - 0800 561 0061 - which usually tells you of more local issues down to postcode level (that may not be listed on the Area Status web page which usually covers 1000’s of customers) - that may give you more info, but even that wont cover problems affecting just a few customers.
However, if you think that you have a BB speed problem, then to check the speeds coming in to your Hub properly, and whether they match what you should be getting, can you use a new ethernet cable (Cat5e/6) ensuring that your GB enabled computer/laptop, has up to date drivers AND with the Hub in modem mode. Test at speedtest.net to your nearest VM server - try 2 different browsers.
If they are still low – boot the device into safe+networking mode and try again - there are lots of reports on here where speeds are affected by unsuspected software and other connected devices.
Report back what that gets.
-------------------- John --------------------
I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired 2 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.
Thanks - I finally got through to the call centre and was told my V2 hub wasn't really up to my 200Mb connection. Shame they didn't swap it when they were out a few weeks ago!! It would explain why I sometimes get slow speeds though. V3 hub arrived already and working.