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Who is your broadband provider?What speed does your broadband provider claim you are gettingWhat is your actual, tested broadband speed? In megabits per second please% gap between offered and actualAbbreviated postcodeAnything else? Add your comments hereAre government targets enough to make Britain a world leading internet economy?Should the government invest more in broadband?Can you get broadband where you live?Do you have internet at home?
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Virgin Mediaup to 60 megabits425EC1Mnoyesyesyes
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Broadlinkup to 2 megabits1-50noyesnoyes
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BTup to 40 megabits29-28E10noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 18 megabits2-89IG1noyesyesyes
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Zen Internetup to 8 megabits0-100BT80I live in the rural NI and my broadband speed is woeful with absolutely no prospect of improvement despite plenty of flannel from politicians at all levels.

Only a universal service commitment to at least 2M broadband being added to BT's license will give any prospect of improvement for people in my position.
noyesnoyes
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Beup to 18 megabits2-89SW6noyesyesyes
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Be Broadbandup to 8 megabits7-13SE10Surely the companies - such as BT - who will charge customers for their broadband service should also pay for the infrastructure costs - not the taxpayer!nonoyesyes
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Eclipseup to 2 megabits1-50PE8not sureyesnoyes
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BTup to 8 megabits3-63sw4Broadband providers are horrible, needs more regulation.noyesyesyes
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Plusnetup to 12 megabits6.29-48RG4noyesyesyes
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BTup to 30 megabits7-77BR6nonoyesyes
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Orangeup to 8 megabits2-75W6noyesyesyes
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BTover 100 megabits9-91CV32noyesyesyes
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Plusnetup to 18 megabits17-6sk13PlusNet, excellent CS, my BB is unlimited tooyesyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaover 100 megabits30-70n1not sureyesyesyes
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BTup to 40 megabits37-8n3 2yesnoyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 12 megabits2-83EH11nonoyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 12 megabits5-58Ky16yesyesyesyes
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Entanetup to 8 megabits6-25CO7BT need to stop putting fibre where Virgin have already put fibre, and concentrate on those of us who can't get fibre at the moment.noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 30 megabits9-70bs3noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 40 megabits18-55TW10noyesyesyes
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Plusnetup to 2 megabits1-50CH46Faster (Fibre) broadband is predominantly being rolled out in the "easy" areas. Areas with an already fairly decent speed are getting even faster speeds, whilst those of us living some distance from the exchange are being left behind yet again. My broadband is not even fast enough for BBC iPlayer - the constant buffering makes it unusable.noyesyesyes
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Plusnetup to 2 megabits1-50RG24it's 2012, how long do commercial monopolies have to get away with second rate services?nonoyesyes
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Skyup to 2 megabits1-50se16noyesyesyes
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TalkTalkup to 8 megabits2-75pr43noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 30 megabits2.6-91sw6not sureyesyesyes
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ask4up to 8 megabits4-50NE2This is student accomodation in Newcastlenot sureyesyesyes
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TalkTalkup to 8 megabits5-38GL54nonoyesyes
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BTup to 12 megabits10-17TR7I'm hoping to get fibre to my home in the next few months - it's currently available about 50 yards from here - very frustrating to have it so close but not quite availablenot surenot sureyesyes
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O2up to 18 megabits13-28BN3noyesyesyes
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Plusnetup to 40 megabits35-13CV21noyesyesyes
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BTup to 2 megabits0-100ME13yesyesyesyes
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TalkTalkup to 8 megabits1-88cb1not surenot sureyesyes
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BTup to 18 megabits1-94NG11We are routinely charged for 'broadband' with no alternative option, despite never getting over 1Mbs download speeds. We can't watch a 2 minute Youtube clip without buffering for several minutes. Also, our exchange only supports a very small number of providers. I don't know why.not sureyesnoyes
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TalkTalkup to 2 megabits350nw1yesyesyesyes
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Eclipseup to 8 megabits3-63PL19noyesyesyes
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BTup to 8 megabits6-25iv44they are stuck with last centuries technology via the railway to birmingham while doing very little for decent internetnoyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 12 megabits10-17l17noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 12 megabits138B93yesnot sureyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 40 megabits15-63NW3noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 18 megabits196TS23not sureyesyesyes
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BTup to 40 megabits28-30cm11not sureyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 60 megabits5128SE24not sureyesyesyes
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Skyup to 12 megabits0-100np10Sky provides terrible broadband to everyone unless they are very close the to cabinet (I work for them and here an awful lot of speed complaints)
During training we ran a DSL (speed) check on our own postcode and It came back with 9-12Mb - Shocker.

Anonymous
yesyesnot sureyes
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BTup to 18 megabits2-89CO5look at South Korea - a wonderful telecommunications structure in practice. Instead of pandering to the needs of Hollywood and wasting precious resources on easily bi-passable DNS blocks (going against the founding principles of the internet) they should sort out speed and efficiency first.noyesyesyes
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BTup to 2 megabits20s45oIn 2012 rural countryside businesses are left with slow connections speeds because of an out dated infastructure. The only alternative to BT telephone lines is satelite. To lay Fibreoptic cables in rural areas is not commercially viable. Rural businesses rely heavily on broadband. I haven't seen any strategic vision involving satelite broadband and how it could become a viable cost effective alternative to fibreoptic cable in rural areas.noyesnoyes
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BTup to 18 megabits5-72ex55not surenot sureyesyes
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TalkTalkup to 60 megabits24-60TN37We could easily have free broadband wifi at every library or town hall in this country. I suspect that vested interests wil make sure that doesnt happen unless they can 'sponsor' it.

Broadband still depends to an extent on cable and wire infrastructure which is a) shoddy and b) probably owned/leased by BT(a monopoly)..these 2 things need to change if we are to have an honest stab at being a 21st Century connected country
noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 30 megabits300bl9Virgin works a treat - never drops - no problems past 4 yearsyesnot sureyesyes
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BTup to 2 megabits1-94IV23Your lowest category should be 'below 1 megabit'. I live five miles from the exchange in a remote rural area with a small population. Others here can't get broadband at all. There is no prospect of investment in the infrastructure necessary to improve broadband services here unless the government forces the industry to take action. Lack of broadband service will just be one more factor contributing to the decline of rural populations.noyesyesyes
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TalkTalkup to 8 megabits2.88-64rh16not sureyesyesyes
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Skyup to 8 megabits5-38G41yesyesyesyes
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Beup to 18 megabits10-44NW1noyesyesyes
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BTup to 12 megabits11-8sk67upload speed is terrible 1meg it takes ages to upload a filenot sureyesyesyes
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O2up to 18 megabits180m14Old copper phone lines are the biggest issue with ADSL broadband for some people. My parents have to use cable (monopolised by Virgin Media) to decent speeds.noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 12 megabits2-83BS8noyesyesyes
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BTup to 12 megabits120SW4noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 30 megabits15-50DD5not sureyesyesyes
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BTup to 18 megabits180SA1The proliferation of the internet has a ubiquitous element in all our lives makes it crucial that we treat it as the means not the end. Currently the means are hindering our progress toward the end. The government needs to recognise the importance of the internet in a knowledge economy and the supporting role it can play in all other industries.

I think more importantly the government needs to recognise the opportunities the internet can open up to engage people in politics. A true democracy is possible in this connected age however most feel they have little impact on the political operations of the nation.
noyesyesyes
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BTI have no connection18se15BT have frequent disruptions and currently have not had internet for a month.noyesyesyes
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BTup to 30 megabits19-37BA5noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 18 megabits19.689RG1Broadband speed during the day is generally excellent (20, which is what we pay for), but drops dramatically at evenings and weekends (often struggling to reach 2 - 3 megabits) when most users are online.noyesyesyes
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Skyup to 18 megabits2011DD2yesnot sureyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 60 megabits4923CB4ISPs should stop advertising hugely disingenuous 'up to' speeds and instead offer average speeds. Or let us pay 'up to' the subscription price based on how much we actually receive.

More emphasis on reliable connections rather than FASTER FASTER FASTER(here's looking at Virgin) would be welcome, too. An 'up to' 100Mb connection is no use if you can't connect half the time and suffer from high ping and packet loss.
yesyesyesyes
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BTup to 40 megabits6460MK42noyesyesyes
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TalkTalkup to 2 megabits0.22-89ll54noyesyesyes
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BTup to 2 megabits20ba2noyesnoyes
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The Phone Coopup to 8 megabits5-38B13not sureyesyesyes
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BTup to 8 megabits6-25E29bnot sureyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 30 megabits9-70se26nonoyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 30 megabits300NR2UK will never lead the world in Broadband adoption. Despite being a very small country, and therefore that being quite an easily achievable goal.
The fact that BT own most of the networks across the UK completely destroys the possibility we'll ever be faster than countries like Japan and Korea. They are a lazy, arrogant company. Korea has had up to 3Gbit/s connection across the country for years now, how on earth do we think anything currently available in the UK can compete with that? Lunacy.
noyesyesyes
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TalkTalkup to 8 megabits2-75LL13nonoyesyes
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BTup to 8 megabits2-75se13noyesyesyes
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BTup to 8 megabits3.86-52OX4noyesyesyes
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BTup to 8 megabits4-50la1noyesyesyes
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Skyup to 12 megabits8-33se23noyesyesyes
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Be Broadbandup to 12 megabits8-33SW11noyesyesyes
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Plusnetup to 12 megabits120bd1noyesyesyes
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Bethereup to 30 megabits13-57SE17would like all areas to have reliable 3G or 4G signal. large areas of country still have no more than GPRS.noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 18 megabits2011bt9noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 18 megabits2011bt9noyesyesyes
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BTup to 30 megabits28-7NW10noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 60 megabits5230ts25noyesyesyes
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BTup to 8 megabits4-50tq12noyesyesyes
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O2up to 18 megabits7-61CB5Broadband companies should pay a penalty for delivering speeds which are less than those advertised for particular areas.yesyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 12 megabits9.6-20LE4We already have a fibre optic cable network but it is owned by Virgin. It should be nationalised, or sold to a not-for-profit holding company, if that is too much for the ideological sensibilities of the current government, and then expanded across the Nation. Currently BT are duplicating the network already in existence, where less populous areas remain on copper wire connections.noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 8 megabits1025HD1We need faster upload speeds as well as download, because more people are creating and uploading content.
It is also a priority to address the digital divide between urban and rural areas.
noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 18 megabits16-11EH9noyesyesyes
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BTup to 18 megabits16-11la9noyesyesyes
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TalkTalkup to 8 megabits2-75E14yesyesyesyes
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TalkTalkup to 30 megabits4-87bs1yesnoyesyes
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Plusnetup to 8 megabits5.41-32SN10noyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 18 megabits10-44BS3yesyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 12 megabits10-17NG7yesyesyesyes
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BEup to 18 megabits14-22SE23yesnot sureyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 18 megabits17-6ME14not sureyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 30 megabits300CB1yesyesyesyes
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Virgin Mediaup to 30 megabits313CR4nonot sureyesyes
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BTup to 40 megabits33-18RG1not surenot sureyesyes
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