Gap between advertised, actual broadband speeds growing (UK)

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. Coolio10

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    Im in Canada and for some reason even though im paying 7mbps download, my internet dies when a download reaches 1 mbps. Is my router crap or am i being robbed with a crappy modem?
     
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    Could be either, did you try troubleshooting, maybe connect direct to modem?
     
  4. Triple Helix

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    Also call your ISP Support and ask them to do a line to modem test!

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  5. tobacco

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    Guys, Guys, Guyyyyyyyyyysssssssss

    It's "All Pure GREED!"

    The speed is already there. They just want to make the most profit they can and dish out the speed increases alittle at a time :thumbd:

    Here is B.C., they have cable internet called "high speed lite" for $25 bucks/month. God, it's so slow i couldn't even watch youtube video :eek:

    The prices here for the speeds you get is just f-ing ridiculous :rolleyes:

    I have High Speed which gives you:

    Up to 7.5 Mbps download speed
    Up to 512 Kbps upload speed
    75 GB/month data transfer

    Cost:

    $35.00/month regular price when bundled with any other Shaw service
    $45.00/month standalone

    During peaks times i don't get close to these speeds!

    In Japan, they have 1000 mbps for less money than what i pay for 7.5 mbps :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  6. tobacco

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    Forgot to mention......

    A movie downloading company ( think it was Netflix) just announced that they were going to expand into Canada. 2 days later, "Rogers" announced they were "lowering", not raising but "lowering" the monthly data limits by "10 gigs"

    Unbelievable! :rolleyes:
     
  7. Keyboard_Commando

    Keyboard_Commando Registered Member

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    I have an interesting problem with my ISP. The speed goes down as days go by, but soon as I reboot the router (ISP provided at the moment) I get what I am paying for speeds.

    No idea why it happens but it does.
     
  8. dw426

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    That's not unbelievable, that's business, lol. They knew what was coming. It isn't fair, but ISP providers in general are shady, even my own, though I don't have data limits..yet.
     
  9. tobacco

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    Have to agree with you there.
     
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