OK. So we know the speedtester on the Portal is a little... erm... dated! Time for a new, shiny, replacement we think.
The current solution wasn't really designed for anything above 512k speeds - and is affected by a number of newer Internet Security software programs and firewalls.
So, we've purchased and are currently in the process of setting up a new Speedtester based on Ookla (www.ookla.com) - the people behind Speedtest.net and the BBMax Speedtest.
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Hardware is currently on order that we plan to locate in London. This means that results won't be affected by any congestion on the Sheffield > London link. The tester will sit on it's own resilient platform and we'll also be opening it up for public use too - hopefully!
Phase I of this project should launch within the next month or so, at : www.mybroadbandspeed.co.uk