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I’m not a fan of all the recent bleating about broadband speeds and how we’re apparently being “conned” by our ISP’s. The wording is already clear… you get “up to” 8 Mbps. You can’t then complain that you only get 2 or 3.
However, testing your actual connection speed is something else entirely. How do you know what speed you are actually running at? Using 7 different online speed testers I’ve just received an upload speed of anything between 537 and 960 Kbps and a download speed between 2498 and 3494 Kbps. That’s a rather big difference and the kind of thing that will cause more people to write to Watchdog, Ofcom, and whoever else.
Is there a definitive way of working it out?