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Plusnet average upload speed falls by 15%

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Plusnet average upload speed falls by 15%

Average Upload Speeds (Top 10)

No. Operator Dec 2016 Result Dec 2015 Result Change
1. Vodafone 8.4Mbps no data no data
2. AAISP 7.5Mbps 6Mbps +25%
3. Zen Internet 7Mbps 6.3Mbps +11.11%
4. IDNet 6.5Mbps 5.3Mbps +22.64%
5. Virgin Media 6.3Mbps 5.8Mbps +8.62%
6. BT 5.7Mbps 4.8Mbps +18.75%
7. EE 3.4Mbps 2.2Mbps +54.55%
8. Plusnet 3.3Mbps 3.9Mbps 15.38%
9. Sky Broadband 3Mbps 2.7Mbps +11.11%
10. TalkTalk 1.9Mbps 1.6Mbps +18.75%

 

Source: http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2016/12/uk-2016-vs-2015-top-fastest-mobile-home-broadband-isps....

My guess is that a lot of users previously on 40/20 have re-contracted and are now on 40/2 as well as those staying on their existing package being moved to 55/10.

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Re: Plusnet average upload speed falls by 15%

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Re: Plusnet average upload speed falls by 15%

I rather think these comparisons are totally [-Censored-] made by bodies who do not understand the issues.  Upload speeds at these levels is more predicated on the quality (or lack of) in / length of the BT d-side network ... which is darned all to do with which ISP one uses.

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Re: Plusnet average upload speed falls by 15%

Or in this case, it will be strongly linked to the proportion of customers choosing (or staying on or being stuck on) ADSL, and whichever FTTC speed options are available. If people want the cheapest possible FTTC, it's likely to be 40/2. If people want 40/10 or 55/10, they'll have to find an ISP selling that, so not Plusnet.

Hyperoptic and Gigaclear also had drops in their average speeds - probably due to more of their customers opting for slower speeds at lower prices.

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Townman wrote:

I rather think these comparisons are totally [-Censored-] made by bodies who do not understand the issues.  Upload speeds at these levels is more predicated on the quality (or lack of) in / length of the BT d-side network ... which is darned all to do with which ISP one uses.


When comparing who can get 10mbps or 20mbps upload I agree the d-side will be significant. But I bet over well 90% of Plusnet's 40/2 users (who will be the majority of their user base) could get well over 2mbps upload so nothing to do with the d-side.

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jelv wrote:

My guess is that a lot of users previously on 40/20 have re-contracted and are now on 40/2 as well as those staying on their existing package being moved to 55/10.


Agree. I'd say the the switch from 20mbps across the board to 2mbps at entry level (and a bit of recontracting) is almost certainly the cause.

Had the latter always been the case, the change would probably have been positive like every other ISP.

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