Feeling the pinch
January 27, 2011 Leave a comment
My broadband is getting worse and worse. When I moved into this house 5 years ago I got 4 mbps from an 8 mbps service because I am 1962 metres from my exchange. I’m pretty sure I haven’t got any further from my exchange in the last few years but I just ran some speed tests and they make depressing reading. Basically, my Vodafone 3G is now faster than my broadband.
5 years ago I was with Bulldog. Bulldog got bought by Pipex who got bought by Tiscali who I think have now been acquired by TalkTalk or something. Either way I’m getting the shitty end of this market consolidation stick. Last time I complained they actually admitted that as part of one of the mergers I was downgraded from ADSL2+ to regular ADSL as part of an “exchange modernisation programme”. Now I’m just waiting for them to deliver my penny-farthing and take my car away as part of a “transport modernisation programme".
Here’s the news :
|Network||Download (mbps)||Upload (mbps)|
|O2 PAYG 3G||0.78||0.48|
|Vodafone Contract 3G||2.02||1.26|
Even crappy O2 pay-as-you-go internet beats my broadband for upload speed 😦