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Towns triumph in broadband tests

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    London's broadband users can go online at average speeds nearly twice those in Wales and Northern Ireland, a survey for BBC News suggests.
    Thinkbroadband.com analysed speed tests from the last two months in 6,000 locations and found the average speed to be 3.2 megabits per second (Mbps).
    London's average speed was 4.5 Mbps, but in Northern Ireland it was 2.3.
    Rural areas generally fared worse than towns, with telephone line lengths and lack of access to cable being blamed.

    In Wales the average figure was 2.6Mbps and in Scotland 2.9 Mbps.
    In May telecoms watchdog Ofcom reported that the geographical digital divide had been closed after its research found that homes in rural areas were more likely to have broadband than those in towns.

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  2. Fuzioned

    Fuzioned New Member Webmaster

    I live in Scotland and my next door neighbour happens to be the BTexchange building for my town so I get 24MB BEunlimited broadband. Normally I download at 1800kbp/s and upload at around 180kbp/s. When I lived about 2 miles away from where I live now I was only able to get 300kbp/s and 50kbp/s. Just shows you how much performance you can lose over 2 miles of cable :wacko:

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