We pay BT for the line but the site came back withI don't understand the "Invalid or non-BT" bit - it is BT.
Phone number matched but possible non BT Line. Then, by road, we are sitting on the exchange but also 800m away. (We are 800m+ away - so that bit is right). I agree with Wallace, the accuracy of the information is debatable.
This page can't load Google Maps correctly.is the first problem. No speeds. (No distances). At first sight - No.
Apart from not displaying the road distance and misinterpreting my line as "non-BT", everything else shown confirms knowledge from other research and is a good match for my own measurements. I therefore interpret it as agreeing that 3Mbps is the best I can reasonably expect from my voice circuit, and BT is only willing to guarantee 1Mbps.I don't think I could place much trust in that site.
I looked at that before I found kitz, but couldn't make it work.
I knew about your line speed, but it's the terrible amount of loss on such an apparently short length of cable that surprises me.prompted by prpr's incredulity at my broadband lack-of-speed (which I thought everyone knew about - I've made no secret of it).
Have you considered mobile broadband with a 4G modem/router and a fixed directional aerial?When broadband drops out, I fall back to my phone hot-spot... which is faster, but my 4G coverage at home isn't great either (if I want a reliable phone call on the mobile, I have to go upstairs)!
A few years back I'd have agreed with you, but recently a mismatched pair of a Devolo dLAN® 1200+ WiFi ac adapter and a Netgear Powerline AV200 Nano fell into my hands.OK, so we know about HomePlugs (powerline networking - and I have to say they're just about OK and definitely not great)
1.2km? Try being on the end of 6.5km of copper to the exchange and <500kbps download last time I looked.It's not so much the 3Mbps (1.2km to the exchange...
The checker in post #27 seems to only have info. on the street cabinet position, I am aware that POTS is copper from exchange to home, but as you only need to supply a telephone number with no address details they are going find it difficult to calculate total line lengthI'd say that was to the premises. POTS is not like VDSL/FTTC - the wire runs all the way from exchange to property and they do know the line length.
I can only quote my daughters experience (in a remote location) where so far (touch wood) it has been totally reliable and more than an order of magnitude faster than the predicted ADSL speed; They have a package with EE that costs £40 a month for 100GB of data (cheaper if your mobile phone is with EE) and the fixed aerial cost (including installation) was less than £100. 200GB of data is £50 a month. See https://shop.ee.co.uk/dongles/pay-monthly-mobile-broadband/4gee-router/details#That's certainly an option... but is it reliable?