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4:32pm on Wednesday, 9th November, 2011:
Yesterday at 11am I checked my broadband speed and found my Internet downlink was 1.97 mbits/s. I was quite impressed, as normally the miserable dribble that BT deigns to provide us with barely reaches 1.5, despite the fact we're paying for 2.
Today at 11am I checked my broadband speed and found my Internet downlink was 8.28 ,bits/s. So what's changed?
Well, what's changed is that we switched broadband provider to a new company, County Broadband, that uses a wireless connection to their local transmitter, rather than relying on 7km-long copper cables. Before the installation guy put the speed limiter on, it managed over 18. They're hoping to upgrade us all to 20 soon, too.
I'll keep the BT one around for a while in case County Broadband link proves fast but unreliable, but if it passes muster, well, bye bye BT.
I get 94.67 mbits/s in my office at university, mind you, probably because their router set-up means I'm not sharing the bandwidth with neighbours continually downloading porn movies.
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