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Any problems in Lincolnshire

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idonno
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Any problems in Lincolnshire

Just done some speed tests and the upload is about a quarter down on normal  Used to be consistently around the 18.5mb/s mark but currently seem to be languishing in the 13-15mb's on all the sites I've checked. Download speed is reasonable i.e. 60mb/s plus. Congestion?

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Re: Any problems in Lincolnshire

@idonno do you do a lot of uploads ?

a drop of 3mb,s is nowt to worry about

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Re: Any problems in Lincolnshire

It can do, depends on how many photos I'm uploading - sometimes hundreds - 12 mb each photo. Time is of the essence :-) I see I'm still stuck in the slow lane this morning, so not congestion at this time in the morning. I had a quick peep at the modem stats last night and it was syncing at 13mb as well. 5db both up and down. Considering I'm on 78/20 something seems to have fallen down - again. While the download has varied and slowly crept down over the past year, upload has always been solid in the high 18mb/s

 

Todays speed test

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Re: Any problems in Lincolnshire

your speedtest looks fine Thumbs Up

look at mine Shocked  https://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/1496295769587040455

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Re: Any problems in Lincolnshire

I'd expect your line to be syncing higher based on the estimates:

 

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VDSL Range A (Clean) 80 69.1 20 20 60.5 Available -- -- Yes --

 

 

If you continue to have issues I'd advise getting this reported to us as a fault at https://faults.plus.net

 

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idonno
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Re: Any problems in Lincolnshire

Thanks for the reply Chris. I will do. Looks like the gremlins have resurfaced on the line (OR had a couple of goes resolving it only a couple of months ago.

 

2 speedtests just done (different websites similar results) ..... upload down to 6.8mb :-(

 

Worse, I see DLM has kicked me into the long grass....47mb/s. I suppose you don't do FTTP in my area yet? 

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Re: Any problems in Lincolnshire

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@idonno

While I doubt it as you have FTTC, you can follow this guide to find out for yourself:-

 

First you must be an existing Plusnet broadband customer

 

Then, check with BT if you are able to get FTTP using the BT Broadband checker at http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome?
The results will need to look like this

 

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If the first line of the "Featured Products" says "WBC FTTP" then you can apply for the trial at http://trials.plus.net/

Another way is to go to the BT Retail website and see if you can buy Infinity 4 from them (FTTP at 330Mbps download). If you can then you can also apply to join the Plusnet trial or use BT or even Zen (the latter 2 offer FTTP as a product not just a trial)

Finally Plusnet only offer 2 speeds for FTTP, 40Mbps down/2Mbps up or 80Mbps down/20Mbps up. Use BT if you want faster.

There is a complete list of all FTTP providers at

Openreach Ultrafast fibre suppliers

Finally VirginMedia are installing some 2 million FTTTP connections via their Project Lightening before 2019 so it might be a consideration if they are planning to install in your area.

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Re: Any problems in Lincolnshire

Thanks for that info SpendLessTime Having just done a check, no chance round here then.

 

Seems I have a fault on my broadband. Just hope things get fixed for the weekend.