[Phpwm] Broadband recomendations

Tim Cumming tim at cybacat.com
Thu Jul 28 11:01:22 UTC 2011

Agree with everything you say with regards BT providing the line, but
they are not providing the support service. EVERY time I've involved BT
with ANYTHING they have cocked it up, I would rather use a company who
deal with BT than deal with BT direct. With regards the line speed I
don't believe that our exchange ist configured to provide anything over

Your configured download throughput speed for this service is 2000 k
Max Achievable Speed 2000 Kbps

Although this information is interesting:
Download speed achieved during the test was - 1769 Kbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 400-2000 Kbps.
Additional Information:
Your DSL Connection Rate :7520 Kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 Kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP Profile for your line is - 2000 Kbps

-----Original Message-----
From: phpwm-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk
[mailto:phpwm-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk] On Behalf Of Lester Caine
Sent: 28 July 2011 11:04
To: West Midlands PHP User Group
Subject: Re: [Phpwm] Broadband recomendations

Tim Cumming wrote:
> I presume that by "Available to us small exchange plebs" Mike means
high speed broadband is not available on his exchange. We are based in a
rural location, our exchange is a little over a mile away and is
situated in a small village, therefore our maximum speed rate is under
2Mb, but with Spitfire it has been pretty stable (after a little
tinkering by Spitfire, which is why I say their support is pretty good).
Ditto here
1.6km of cable between here and the exchange and more than enough
bandwidth for 7.5Mb most of the time. Unless you are capped.
Give me a couple more months and I'll know what the second line is
capable of... 
the INITIAL line test which Sky still report on their page is 'upto' 3Mb
but you can't do that if the line is capped at 2Mb?

> I would rather stick pins in my eyes than go with BT as a BB
But they are providing your BB ... you are just paying someone else who
makes a cut by not providing the full bandwidth ... as I have now proven
with my Sky connection. Is you modem saying 8Mb service or 2Mb? 
http://www.speedtester.bt.com/ will tell you what your 'configured
download throughput' is, and your Max Achievable Speed. If your provider
is only paying BT for a 2Mb service, the BT speed test will tell you.

UNTIL another provided actually puts kit into an exchange the only
provider carrying the traffic is BT? TOTALLY agree that their support is
crap, but you only need it when the line goes down - and then openreach
will be going out anyway?

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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