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BBC Look East are doing a survey

pierre_pierre
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Re: BBC Look East are doing a survey

Just sent them an e-mail pointing to this thread
Steve
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Re: BBC Look East are doing a survey

Let us know what they say please Pierre-Pierre.
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Ellis
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Re: BBC Look East are doing a survey

My fastest was 6+ Mbps and the slowest was 0.424Mbps, seldom high average is around 2.5Mbps
nadger
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Re: BBC Look East are doing a survey

One thing they did say, on show, that amused me was to say that you get a slower connection with copper than with fibre.
As we all know distance from exchange and cabinets is an important factor. My friend's daughter, who I referred, gets a higher speed on 21CN than I would using FTTC. Both on same exchange but she's a third of distance away.
pierre_pierre
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Re: BBC Look East are doing a survey

hows this on an e-mail about tonights look east
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All this week we're looking at the state of broadband in the East and what we can do to get a decent service and we are asking viewers to help build a (admittedly not scientifically accurate) broadband picture with our speed map which is live on our local BBC websites. Test and register your speed here.
Steve
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@Pierre-Pierre how about " Scientifically" not very accurate full stop. According to our tests today.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: BBC Look East are doing a survey

sorry that was a copy and paste from the e-mail, it is a daily one I get from Look East, not a reply to my one
the first item look like another recent story as well
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This afternoon detectives say they are closing in on an armed robber whose raid on a jewellery shop was foiled thanks to the intervention of a have-a-go hero.
In pictures captured at the scene, the raider is clearly seen brandishing a handgun. But that didn't prevent the, as yet, un-named passer-by from taking him on. Tonight we'll have the full story and the latest developments from Jozef Hall in Peterborough

Steve
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No I meant how about their test not being accurate at all Is what I meant to say Grin
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pierre_pierre
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Re: BBC Look East are doing a survey

this is the e-mail I sent them
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I have no problem with you doing a survey, but the test you are promoting give terrible inaccurate low result and hence calls doubt on the survey.
This is a link to some tests we have been doing on my ISP in the last couple of days
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,93721.0.html
pierre_pierre
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Re: BBC Look East are doing a survey

one of the people they interviewed was Gainsborough Silks in Sudbury - Suffolk, said his line wasnt fast enogh,  Just done a BT line check
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Our check also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL2+ broadband line speed of 17Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 10Mbps and 19.5Mbps.

what do they want?
Pehaps they have a Business account with PN which doesnt support ADSL2+