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Posted on 2012-11-01 17:59 in Announcements News Plusnet Eclipse Internet BT Virgin Media O2 BE EE
October 2012 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test rise in comparison to the results from September's result, coming in at 18.04Mb. Average upload speed remained stable at around 2Mb.
Virgin Media's average download speeds have increased over last month to 33.43Mb (a 0.5Mb increase) and upload speeds remain stable at 2.17Mb. Fibre to the Cabinet provider Eclipse maintained second place with an impressive 3Mb increase to 17.31Mb for average download speeds, and increased by 1Mb to achieve 3.21Mb average upload speeds. BT Broadband held third place and also increased speeds, with download speeds averaging at 14.4Mb and upload speeds at 3.26Mb. Plusnet came in at 4th place with 12.58Mb download, an increase in speed since last month.
The best performing non-fibre-based provider was again BE and O2 (who share a common infrastructure) in at 5th place with 7.33Mb average download speed over their Local Loop Unbundled ADSL2+ service.
Orange are now trading as EE, and speed test results only include numbers from their fixed line broadband packages, and not their 4G mobile broadband packages.
Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for October 2012
Posted on 2012-09-05 16:45 in Offers BT
BT are offering £50 Sainsbury's gift cards with all their fibre optic Infinity packages. Get up to 38Mb download speeds with standard Infinity, and up to 76Mb download speeds with Infinity 2.
BT Infinity More Broadband and Weekend Calls
BT Infinity More Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls
BT Infinity Unlimited Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls
BT TV Essentials with Infinity Unlimited Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls
BT TV Unlimited with Infinity Unlimited Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls
BT Infinity 2 Unlimited Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls
Line rental required at £14.60 a month.