kaiuk wrote:I haven't got any issues at the moment, but a while ago i had terrible broadband speeds (with virginmedia) and was told it was an 'over utilisation' issue in your area.
This is kind of silly in my opinion, and should be taking into consideration by the ISP, it just seems ridiculous that they cannot provide the service they want because of their own structural problems, it's bordering on what I would consider false marketing.
CJT-80 wrote:I have realised I am on an "up to" 50 Mbps service, so I guess the "extra" 4 Mbps is just an estimation.
Not necessarily, where many ISPs do indeed list their product features as being "up to" a certain mbps of download/upload, they often surpass it by a few minutes depending on the strain and usage by other clients.
While I know that it's not the case with you, if you ever do happen to get significantly lower than advertised download rates, always check if your router has a 5ghz option, I never knew about this until I started poking around, luckily for me I had only had my new internet for about a week when I discovered I was connecting to the wrong wifi signal :lol: