Wednesday, 18 November 2015

How To Get The Broadband Speeds You Were Promised

I'm with Virgin Media and it seems pretty fast to me most of the time but all too often my so-called superfast broadband dwindles down to a trickle.

Sometimes it's so bad that I yearn for an old 56k modem of yesteryear (*quick note to young readers out there - ask your mum and dad what a 56k modem is...and while you're at it ask them about Super Mario Bros. on the NES)

Most of us now know that broadband suppliers con us in to buying their broadband by fudging the small print. Upon closer look, the speeds they claim are potential speeds rather than actual speeds. In other words, if there's not a lot of people online while you're online then you'll get all the bandwidth to yourself and therefore fast speeds.

So it comes as no surprise that a study shows that the best time to get that superfast broadband your supplier promised you is at 4 a.m.

Which co-incidently is the only time I was able to upload this damn post...<yawn>

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2270047/Want-super-fast-broadband-Get-4am-Survey-shows-best-connections-available-earliest-risers.html?ito=feeds-newsxml