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Results of Speed Tests

Page Editor: Norman Jackson Page last Reviewed: 03 Jan 2015  
If you zoom to the area you are interested in, place the pointer over a dot on the map and then left click, an information box will appear that gives the maximum speed that we have predicted for that location. The maximum speed is determined by your IP Profile, which is a setting that the network determines for your location based upon the quality of your connection. Whilst it is largely a function of your distance from the exchange, other factors such as poor connections and interference can reduce it significantly (but can often be fixed). In practice, you should be within 500kbps of your IP Profile. Further down this page you will find two charts which present the measurements we have received up to now. We have prepared a help page for those whose speeds are much lower than they should be, this describes some of the things you can check yourself.


Predicted IP Profile Bands
Map Key:
      - 7000, 7150 kbps
      - 4500, 5000, 5500, 6000 or 6500 kbps
      - 2000, 2500, 3000, 3500 or 4000 kbps
      - Below 2000 kbps

The     dot also appears where there is no phone line or have been unable to estimate the line length.

Measured Speeds

The chart below shows the results we have received so far (3 Jan 2015). The width of the grey sections shows the proportion of locations that are within each of the predicted IP Profiles. The red sections are the measurements that people have sent to us, plotted inside the profiles they should be getting. We will update these charts as more measurements are sent to us.


 
This is the same chart but zoomed into each band, to make the results easier to see.