Swindon street has country's second fastest broadband speed

This Is Wiltshire: Spencer Close enjoys the second best broadband connection speeds in the country Spencer Close enjoys the second best broadband connection speeds in the country

A STREET in Swindon has been found to have the second fastest broadband speed in the country after a survey of more than two million connection speeds nationwide.

The study, conducted by USwitch.com, discovered Spencer Close, in The Prinnels, gets an average speed of more than 50mbps, only beaten by a street in Derbyshire.

In contrast, the average speed across the country is around 17.8mbps, leaving Spencer Close with a connection three times faster than most. Only 15 per cent of people in the country achieve speeds of more than 30mbps, which is classed as superfast.

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10:54am Thu 24 Apr 14

FLOGGITLAD says...

I presume not supplied by either digital city or uk broadband who have cost the council already over £700,000 but hey, whats that compared to the cost of the MI Roof...
I presume not supplied by either digital city or uk broadband who have cost the council already over £700,000 but hey, whats that compared to the cost of the MI Roof... FLOGGITLAD
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11:14am Thu 24 Apr 14

SomeoneWhoIsntMe says...

This article is full of misinformation. I imagine this is talking about using telephone lines for the internet rather than fibre optic.

At my work I get speeds of 300mbps, and virgin media provide standard 100mbps through their network to homes across the country
This article is full of misinformation. I imagine this is talking about using telephone lines for the internet rather than fibre optic. At my work I get speeds of 300mbps, and virgin media provide standard 100mbps through their network to homes across the country SomeoneWhoIsntMe
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12:40pm Thu 24 Apr 14

mikesgta says...

Yeah I cant see how they work that out it all depends on what speed sevice you pay for.

http://www.speedtest
.net/result/34589387
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Yeah I cant see how they work that out it all depends on what speed sevice you pay for. [URL=http://www.spee dtest.net/my-result/ 3458938798][IMG]http://www.speedtest .net/result/34589387 98.png[/IMG][/URL] mikesgta
  • Score: 1

1:06pm Thu 24 Apr 14

yhs4260 says...

SomeoneWhoIsntMe wrote:
This article is full of misinformation. I imagine this is talking about using telephone lines for the internet rather than fibre optic.

At my work I get speeds of 300mbps, and virgin media provide standard 100mbps through their network to homes across the country
The OFCOM testing actually includes FTTC connections (Fibre), another discovery was that average speeds have increased to 17.8Mbps, an increase of just over 3Mbps. The reason for this is purely customers changing from ADSL/ADSL2+ over to FTTC.

I fully expect that the street in question has both FTTC via BT Openreach and Virgin Media Fibre/Coax hybrid available.
[quote][p][bold]SomeoneWhoIsntMe[/bold] wrote: This article is full of misinformation. I imagine this is talking about using telephone lines for the internet rather than fibre optic. At my work I get speeds of 300mbps, and virgin media provide standard 100mbps through their network to homes across the country[/p][/quote]The OFCOM testing actually includes FTTC connections (Fibre), another discovery was that average speeds have increased to 17.8Mbps, an increase of just over 3Mbps. The reason for this is purely customers changing from ADSL/ADSL2+ over to FTTC. I fully expect that the street in question has both FTTC via BT Openreach and Virgin Media Fibre/Coax hybrid available. yhs4260
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2:31pm Thu 24 Apr 14

scottwichall says...

Well I consistently get 130 Mbps in Covingham, courtesy of VM so this article in the words of Shania Twain.. "That don't impress me much"
Well I consistently get 130 Mbps in Covingham, courtesy of VM so this article in the words of Shania Twain.. "That don't impress me much" scottwichall
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2:53pm Thu 24 Apr 14

AJP1960 says...

I wish BT would upgrade the new Haydon Wick exchange, fiber is a pip dream for a lot of N Swindon currently
I wish BT would upgrade the new Haydon Wick exchange, fiber is a pip dream for a lot of N Swindon currently AJP1960
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3:08pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Tonyblairisthedevil says...

AJP1960 wrote:
I wish BT would upgrade the new Haydon Wick exchange, fiber is a pip dream for a lot of N Swindon currently
Amen to that....
[quote][p][bold]AJP1960[/bold] wrote: I wish BT would upgrade the new Haydon Wick exchange, fiber is a pip dream for a lot of N Swindon currently[/p][/quote]Amen to that.... Tonyblairisthedevil
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