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Contention?

ArthurDent
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Registered: ‎25-02-2013

Contention?

Much of the chat about ssslllooowww speeds on threads here is well beyond my addled brain, but . . .
Although I continue to see very good speeds reported on btw, thinkbroadband and ookla speedtest for my 2mth old fibre connection, during the past week  I've been finding that some websites (not all by any means) take an age to download or sometimes don't manage it at all.
Surely this must be due to contention over the Xmas period?
Or could there be another explanation? 
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Re: Contention?

The bandwidth usage graphs were lower than usual over Christmas, but are starting to pick up again. If there was increased contention, it must have been on the BTWholesale network or at certain exchanges, or I suppose the increased contention might even have resulted in less of Plusnet's bandwidth being used.