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  • drago6650

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Want super-fast broadband? Get up at 4am: Survey shows best UK connection speeds only available to the earliest risers

It's only the earliest of early birds and the most nocturnal of night owls that will get to take advantage of the UK's speediest broadband... at 4am.

That ungodly hour is the best time to surf the internet, according to a survey which shows there is only a small window of opportunity to enjoy the maximum speeds touted by providers.

It found when the clock rolls around to the 9pm post-dinner primetime, demand on services like streaming video and music slows broadband connections by up to two-thirds.

That means most people are only able to get the connection speed promised by their internet provider at a time when they are fast asleep in bed.

The study by price comparison site uSwitch.com based on more than 2.3 million consumer speed tests over the past six months revealed that it is the nation’s insomniacs and early risers that get the best speeds.

With average download speeds falling by as much as 60 per cent during peak times in some parts of the UK, the busy evening hours are actually the slowest time of the day to go online.

The research showed that the average connection speed in Britain's biggest towns and cities is a nimble 14.83Mbps at 4am, but that slows 28 per cent on average by 9pm, leaving users with just 10.72Mpbs of bandwidth.

The slowdowns are caused when thousands of other internet users nearby all log on at once, stretching the capacity of broadband infrastructure to its limit.

The survey also showed that there were massive differences between regions.


HOW THEY COMPARE: BROADBAND SPEEDS AND SLOWDOWN IN UK CITIES

            Town / City          Av. speed at 4am      Av. speed at 9pm        % slowdown



1        Dudley                             31.81                         12.62                       60

2   Bolton                            27.79                         11.91                       57

3   Walsall                             22.81                         11.08                       51.4

4   Huddersfield                    21.11                         10.28                      51.3

5    Dundee                            18.99                         10.02                       47

6   Leicester                          20.44                         11.07                     46

7   Edinburgh                  16.38                                  9.40                       42.6

8   Plymouth                         17.12                                  9.88                       42.3

9   Reading                          19.09                                  11.50                40

10   Bristol                         18.35                                  11.23                39

11   Milton Keynes                  18.01                          11.33                37

12   Ipswich                         13.78                                    8.84               35.9

13   Bournemouth                 18.41                                  11.85               35.6

14   Derby                         15.21                                   9.79                       35.6
 
15   Norwich                         12.73                                   8.24                       35

16   Newcastle                 15.01                                 10.14                       33

17   Bradford                        17.43                                 12.01                       31

18   Aberdeen                  8.58                                  6.08                      29.1

19   Blackpool                         13.17                                  9.35                      29

20   Leeds                        15.76                                 11.49                  27











  • Bazzdude

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I see it happens a lot in the Midlands

Probably all the Pakis talking about Jihad at the same time

  • drago6650

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I am waiting for the day a fatwa is issued against you.............. >:D


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You Guys are funny.

  • drago6650

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Every thread I post Max turns it into ones about Muslims........I think he is a closet Mullah................. >:D

  • Bazzdude

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Jihad to give away my secret  :(

  • drago6650

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