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    News: Code for accurate broadband speeds

    A new code of practice aims to give consumers greater clarity over their broadband packages and follows widespread concerns that many pay for high speeds that they never receive.

    Ofcom, who published the code, said its own research had shown that consumer satisfaction with internet service providers (ISPs) had fallen over the last year.

    The communications regulator said 32 ISPs, covering more than 90 per cent of broadband users, had agreed to honour "both the letter and the spirit" of the code to ensure customers were paying for the speed they received.

    Ofcom also announced it was to carry out the UK's most comprehensive broadband survey to compare actual performance with the speeds advertised by ISPs.

    Under the new code, ISPs have to give customers an accurate estimate of the maximum speed that their line can support at point of sale, whether they are selling the deal in the shop, over the internet or on the phone.

    They must also resolve technical issues to improve speed and offer customers the choice to move on to a lower speed package when their estimates are inaccurate.

    Ofcom has urged all fixed-line ISPs to sign up to the code and to adopt it in full within six months of signing.

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    Problem Is That If You Are Using A Bt Landline You Will Not Get Any Better Speed Than You Already Get Because You Are Still Using The Same Pair Of Wires And Thats What The Speed Depends On.

    calomi1;2253348

    Problem Is That If You Are Using A Bt Landline You Will Not Get Any … Problem Is That If You Are Using A Bt Landline You Will Not Get Any Better Speed Than You Already Get Because You Are Still Using The Same Pair Of Wires And Thats What The Speed Depends On.



    or you can use cable like virgin and they are going to introduce 50meg broadband apparently which will destroy sky and other competitors cant wait.

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    calomi1;2253348

    Problem Is That If You Are Using A Bt Landline You Will Not Get Any … Problem Is That If You Are Using A Bt Landline You Will Not Get Any Better Speed Than You Already Get Because You Are Still Using The Same Pair Of Wires And Thats What The Speed Depends On.



    But I think ADSL+ is a new way of getting more than x2 of current 8mb speed on bt lines? correct me if am wrong
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