News Advertised broadband speeds fall 41 per cent following rule change

The rule change means broadband companies should use average speeds instead of 'up to' speeds

By Becky Cunningham, last updated Aug 6, 2018.
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    Well Talk Talk's 38 Mbps starter fibre package is a tad slower than advertised.

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    err, don't tell BT, but ...

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    I average about 50 Mbps in both cities I stay.
     
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    This is a good thing tbh. Its a far more accurate example of what the BB speeds in the UK are, and how they ain't that good compared to other countries!

    That disparity on the VM 200mbps connection though! :eek:

    I'm lucky to see the full speeds from my FTTC line tbh, as I'm around 400m from the cab, I should be nearer 60-65Mbb's in reality. I'm lucky to have such a clean line.

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    I'm paying for what is advertised as 150mbs and this is one speed test result (Hyperoptic):

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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    I think that above speed test pic is innacurate but I used it as the Ookla speed test for some reason keeps crashing on me. Here's the Which? Test which is probably more accurate:

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