Really tired of my slow broadband. It's not anything to do with my house or equipment, simply we live in a street with old telegraph poles, copper cables and I guess a high local population. I'm with Plusnet and have a BT line only around a mile or less from the exchange. I have an 8 meg line but at most I only see around 3 or 4 meg download.
Plusnet throttle their lines of course, and BT are only estimating me 6 meg when they roll out ADSL2 next year, and in the evenings their must just be everybody downloading everything. It has just taken around 20 seconds to get less than a meg from HP, and a 280mb download from Blackberry was a trickle so i cancelled. Streamed video times out. In the morning it will zip along, not brilliantly, but pretty fast which confirms the contention ratios at BT and throttling at Plusnet.
Is there a solution besides moving house? Does moving to an ISP with LLU help? Does having a cable service instead of BT improve things? This is worse than dial up several years ago in the evenings.