Broad­band speeds on a go-slow

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BROAD­BAND speeds are 51% slower than ad­ver­tised on av­er­age, a watch­dog has re­vealed.

The Which? study found pack­ages promis­ing up to 200 megabits per sec­ond (Mbps) gave av­er­age speeds of just 52Mbps. Those who had signed up for speeds of 100Mbps got

This is yet an­other ex­am­ple of unchecked cor­po­rate greed

RE­BECCA LONG-BAI­LEY SHADOW SEC­RE­TARY 46Mbps, while a prom­ise of 17Mbps de­liv­ered 6Mbps, ac­cord­ing to anal­y­sis of 235,000 checks on the Which? on­line Broad­band Speed Test.

The re­search comes ahead of new Ad­ver­tis­ing Stan­dards Author­ity rules which will ban providers claim­ing “up to” speeds which are only avail­able to 10% of cus­tomers. From Wed­nes­day, they will have to of­fer the av­er­age ad­ver­tised speed to at least 50% of house­holds at peak times. Alex Neill, of Which?, said: “This is good news for cus­tomers who have con­tin­u­ously been let down.”

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