Broadband speed is not something you’ll hear me moan about too often. I’ve a 2mb connection, which was supposed to be upgraded to 3mb’s a few month ago if i recall correctly.
Anyway, for some reason there was more upgrading going on over the past few days. It has resulted in dialup speeds and WORSE at times. Here’s a screenshot i took yesterday evening, with BT Ireland as my ISP;
That means anything more than email is a no-go. It’s beyond ridiculous… less than 5kbps! That’s more than 11 times SLOWER than a typical dial up connection. Ok, maybe i caught it at a bad time but it was painfully slow.
I *just about* got a post published yesterday after several timeouts and failed attempts. The problem isn’t just a local one, it’s nationwide if these threads are anything to go by and the ISP’s have some explaining to do.
This is 2008, you can’t get away with a bit of downtime here and there or slow speeds like you could do 10 years ago… you can’t afford to mess about with a system that’s already working but that’s exactly what eircom/BT whoever are in charge of these upgrades have done.
Thankfully, today my speed is hovering around the 1mb mark but how long will that last?