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Britain fails Net speed test

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    There is a huge gap between advertised broadband speeds and the actual speeds users can achieve, research has shown.
    A survey by consumer group Which? found that broadband packages promising speeds of up to 8Mbps (megabits per second) actually achieved far less.

    Tests of 300 customers' net connections revealed that the average download speed they were getting was 2.7Mbps.

    Which? has called on regulator Ofcom and Trading Standards to launch a fresh investigation into UK broadband.

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    The speed tests were prompted by complaints from members of the public, unhappy with the speeds of their broadband connections.

    In the last 12 months more internet service providers (ISPs) have offered services, promising speeds of up to 8Mbps.

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