We had a letter this week giving us, we were told 'good news'. After some fiddling around with cables, connections and switches, from the 27th of January 2013, our internet service provider advises that we would have greatly improved broadband speeds. 'People have given feed back of their experiences, and they have been seeing 50% improvement in the service'. Oh goody, goody - but wait a minute... they don't say 50% of what, neither do they say whether the level of improvement will be a standard uniform level for all their customers.
We were regularly measuring a download speed of .3 Mg not so long ago, which, we reckoned was equal to dial-up levels of yesteryear. We did complain to our internet service provider, did the tests that were requested, following which, there was an improvement to about 2-4Mg dependent on the time of day and the day of the week. I wonder therefore, what glorious 50% increase we will have. Might it be an increase on .3Mg or, the 2-4 Mg?