Fibre Speed Halved
I am long term customer of Plusnet on the unlimited fibre package and have been lucky enough that since day 1 I have achieved 72+mbps. There have been two previous occasions when my speed has dropped and in both instances support have resolved the situation having determined, i think, that my line speed had been capped by BT.
On Monday 15th Jan I became aware aware that my line speed had dropped to a consistent 36mbps no matter the time of day. Not wishing to spend a long time waiting to get through the support telephone queue I opened a support ticket via the troubleshooter supplying all the appropriate details from the BT Openreach speed test site.
Today, 24th Jan, I finally got a response from support to tell me that my line has been tested and that it appears the issue I reported is no longer occurring. Further, I am getting good speed for my line of 38mbps.
Clearly the support engineer did not actually read my original issue!
If any Plusnet staff read this post I would really appreciate some help to get this resolved as I am sure that this speed reduction has been caused in the same manner as the last 2 occasions by BT.
Re: Fibre Speed Halved
Hi there. I'd like to firstly apologise for the response you've received on your fault ticket.
Our tests aren't showing your speed to be capped:
Profile Name0.128M-80M Downstream 3dB, Retransmission Low - 0.128M-20M Upstream, Error Protection Off
As your current sync rate of 38.6mbps is way below your estimates of 71mbps, I'd recommend making sure your router is plugged into the test socket as explained here. If your speed is still too low, we'd need to arrange an engineer visit.
| Anoush Mortazavi|
Plusnet Help Team
Re: Fibre Speed Halved
Thank you very much for the response.
I do not know if any of the local BT engineers at my exchange have done anything but magically my download speed has returned to 75.9mbps. Hopefully it will stay at this level now. I will close the ticket on Monday assuming the speed remains constant.
Thank you again, it really does make a difference to the customer experience knowing that staff such as yourself are responding here when it can be so difficult to get through to support. It is one of the key things that keeps me as customer with Plusnet.
Best regards, Chris