Broadband Speed

South Witham telephony is provided by two infrastructure suppliers: BT Openreach and Buckminster Broadband.

The BT Exchange for the village is Thistleton and there are two types of connection into the village for telephony and broadband services.

Cabinet 1 (located just round from the Village shop, opposite the BT PayPhone) or an exchange only line.

Fibre connections are available on both lines!

The Exchange Only Line (EOL) - which is a direct connection from your premises into the exchange at Thistleton will have a maximum fibre speed of 4-5.5 Mbps. This is because from the exchange to the home is a copper connection ranging from 1.8 to2.4 km in length. It is equivalent to the old ADSL configuration.

A Cabinet 1 connection can have up to 78 Mbps, this equates to (essentially) 56Mbps, but can be slower as some lines in the village use aluminium rather than copper. Connection to both business and residential connections.

All suppliers except Buckminster Broadband use the BT OpenReach infrastructure.

 

Buckminster Broadbands internet package is not delivered over traditional cables but uses a wireless network. They will install an aerial on your property and this will connect you to their network. Speeds are currently up to 30Mbps.

 

To find out all the suppliers of broadband into the village go to Samknows Broadband Checker

 

 


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Broadband Report Card January 2016


 

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Downstream throughput


Downstream throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It dictates the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.


13.89Mbps
Average
9.55Mbps Min
19:00, 04/01/16
14.72Mbps Max
17:00, 07/01/16

chart illustrating Downstream                        throughput

Upstream throughput


Upstream throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.


1.16Mbps
Average
1.01Mbps Min
17:00, 01/01/16
1.26Mbps Max
11:00, 30/01/16

chart illustrating Upstream                        throughput

Latency


Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.


20.80ms
Average
20.25ms Min
04:00, 28/01/16
23.84ms Max
12:00, 30/01/16

chart illustrating Latency

Packet loss


Packet loss is relatively rare in modern networks. That said, some broadband providers have been known to suffer high packet loss at peak times. If this is the case for your ISP then you may find that time sensitive applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and online gaming will suffer.


0.02%
Average
0.00% Min
00:00, 01/01/16
5.29% Max
00:00, 19/01/16

chart illustrating Packet loss
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Broadband Report Card March 2016


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Downstream throughput


Downstream throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It dictates the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.


13.23Mbps
Average
10.42Mbps Min
18:00, 07/03/16
15.00Mbps Max
16:00, 04/03/16

chart illustrating Downstream                        throughput

Upstream throughput


Upstream throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.


1.11Mbps
Average
0.96Mbps Min
16:00, 01/03/16
1.23Mbps Max
10:00, 05/03/16

chart illustrating Upstream                        throughput

Latency


Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.


20.14ms
Average
12.48ms Min
16:00, 04/03/16
23.25ms Max
13:00, 29/03/16

chart illustrating Latency

Packet loss


Packet loss is relatively rare in modern networks. That said, some broadband providers have been known to suffer high packet loss at peak times. If this is the case for your ISP then you may find that time sensitive applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and online gaming will suffer.


0.10%
Average
0.00% Min
00:00, 01/03/16
9.47% Max
18:00, 29/03/16

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Speed Tests

SPEED TESTSSamKnows white box speed tests

Here are the latest speed test results from installed SamKnows.com (white/blackbox devices).

Currently we have one installed on a BT retail line and one on a Plusnet line.

Over the coming months we will add the stats for the Village Hall WIFI  - a BT Business Connection.

If you have a buckmister installation and would be willing to have a free Samknow white box installed at your property email us here(link sends e-mail) and we'll help you order and install the whitebox.

 

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Broadband Report Card April 2016

SamKnows

Broadband Report Card

April 2016

 

Provider: BT/38

Unit ID: 59811

SamKnows

 

 

 

 

There's more to broadband performance than speed alone. We're measuring a range of different metrics to get the complete picture on performance of ISPs nationwide. This report card shows how your broadband connection has performed over the last month.

 

 

 

Downstream throughput


Downstream throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It dictates the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.


23.44Mbps
Average
11.90Mbps Min
10:00, 26/04/16
25.54Mbps Max
01:00, 01/01/70

chart illustrating Downstream throughput

Upstream throughput


Upstream throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.


2.09Mbps
Average
1.73Mbps Min
10:00, 26/04/16
2.24Mbps Max
11:00, 24/04/16

chart illustrating Upstream throughput

Latency


Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.


19.45ms
Average
16.45ms Min
05:00, 21/04/16
26.95ms Max
18:00, 12/04/16

chart illustrating Latency

Packet loss


Packet loss is relatively rare in modern networks. That said, some broadband providers have been known to suffer high packet loss at peak times. If this is the case for your ISP then you may find that time sensitive applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and online gaming will suffer.


0.07%
Average
0.00% Min
00:00, 01/04/16
12.69% Max
16:00, 30/04/16

chart illustrating Packet loss

 

If a metric is not viewable, we have not received sufficient amount of data over the last month.
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Broadband Report Card March 2016

SamKnows

Broadband Report Card

March 2016

 

Provider: BT/38

Unit ID: 59811

SamKnows

 

         

 

There's more to broadband performance than speed alone. We're measuring a range of different metrics to get the complete picture on performance of ISPs nationwide. This report card shows how your broadband connection has performed over the last month.

 

 

 

Downstream throughput


Downstream throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It dictates the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.


24.03Mbps
Average
5.73Mbps Min
10:00, 21/03/16
27.57Mbps Max
04:00, 11/03/16

chart illustrating Downstream throughput

Upstream throughput


Upstream throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.


2.08Mbps
Average
1.80Mbps Min
10:00, 21/03/16
2.24Mbps Max
22:00, 04/03/16

chart illustrating Upstream throughput

Latency


Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.


19.80ms
Average
16.11ms Min
03:00, 01/03/16
45.94ms Max
15:00, 23/03/16

chart illustrating Latency

Packet loss


Packet loss is relatively rare in modern networks. That said, some broadband providers have been known to suffer high packet loss at peak times. If this is the case for your ISP then you may find that time sensitive applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and online gaming will suffer.


0.11%
Average
0.00% Min
00:00, 01/03/16
26.32% Max
22:00, 01/03/16

chart illustrating Packet loss

 

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Broadband Report Card February 2016 - Plusnet

SamKnows

Broadband Report Card

February 2016

 

Provider: Plusnet/38x2

Unit ID: 812404

SamKnows

 

 

 

There's more to broadband performance than speed alone. We're measuring a range of different metrics to get the complete picture on performance of ISPs nationwide. This report card shows how your broadband connection has performed over the last month.

 

 

Downstream throughput


Downstream throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It dictates the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.


14.04Mbps
Average
13.10Mbps Min
18:00, 17/02/16
14.71Mbps Max
18:00, 27/02/16

chart illustrating Downstream                          throughput

Upstream throughput


Upstream throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.


1.12Mbps
Average
0.93Mbps Min
20:00, 29/02/16
1.25Mbps Max
21:00, 01/02/16

chart illustrating Upstream                          throughput

Latency


Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.


20.05ms
Average
12.94ms Min
06:00, 26/02/16
24.32ms Max
19:00, 19/02/16

chart illustrating Latency

Packet loss


Packet loss is relatively rare in modern networks. That said, some broadband providers have been known to suffer high packet loss at peak times. If this is the case for your ISP then you may find that time sensitive applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and online gaming will suffer.


0.06%
Average
0.00% Min
00:00, 01/02/16
8.92% Max
07:00, 27/02/16

chart illustrating Packet loss

 

If a metric is not viewable, we have not received sufficient amount of data over the last month.
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Broadband Report Card February 2016

Downstream throughput


Downstream throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It dictates the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.


24.02Mbps
Average
1.81Mbps Min
16:00, 29/02/16
27.79Mbps Max
04:00, 26/02/16

chart illustrating Downstream throughput

Upstream throughput


Upstream throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.


2.04Mbps
Average
0.15Mbps Min
19:00, 06/02/16
2.22Mbps Max
20:00, 01/02/16

chart illustrating Upstream throughput

Latency


Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.


20.28ms
Average
16.19ms Min
23:00, 29/02/16
26.89ms Max
20:00, 07/02/16

chart illustrating Latency

Packet loss


Packet loss is relatively rare in modern networks. That said, some broadband providers have been known to suffer high packet loss at peak times. If this is the case for your ISP then you may find that time sensitive applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and online gaming will suffer.


0.04%
Average
0.00% Min
00:00, 01/02/16
5.21% Max
06:00, 07/02/16

chart illustrating Packet loss
If a metric is not viewable, we have not received sufficient amount of data over the last month.
 
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Broadband Report Card December 2015

 

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Downstream throughput


Downstream throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It dictates the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.


25.69Mbps
Average
17.93Mbps Min
21:00, 14/12/15
27.60Mbps Max
15:00, 10/12/15

chart illustrating Downstream throughput

Upstream throughput


Upstream throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.


2.09Mbps
Average
1.68Mbps Min
03:00, 10/12/15
2.25Mbps Max
03:00, 23/12/15

chart illustrating Upstream throughput

Latency


Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.


19.30ms
Average
16.47ms Min
05:00, 09/12/15
36.00ms Max
12:00, 23/12/15

chart illustrating Latency

Packet loss


Packet loss is relatively rare in modern networks. That said, some broadband providers have been known to suffer high packet loss at peak times. If this is the case for your ISP then you may find that time sensitive applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and online gaming will suffer.


0.28%
Average
0.00% Min
1000, 02/12/15
11.92% Max
14:00, 01/12/15

chart illustrating Packet loss
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Broadband Report Card November 2015

 

Project Update


For the latest SamKnows developments around the world you can find us on Facebook(link is external)Twitter(link is external) or Google+(link is external).

Downstream throughput


Downstream throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It dictates the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.


26.00Mbps
Average
12.01Mbps Min
19:00, 18/11/15
28.23Mbps Max
21:00, 26/11/15

chart illustrating Downstream throughput

Upstream throughput


Upstream throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.


2.04Mbps
Average
1.15Mbps Min
21:00, 20/11/15
2.21Mbps Max
23:00, 16/11/15

chart illustrating Upstream throughput

Latency


Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.


20.21ms
Average
16.26ms Min
02:00, 05/11/15
31.48ms Max
22:00, 29/11/15

chart illustrating Latency

Packet loss


Packet loss is relatively rare in modern networks. That said, some broadband providers have been known to suffer high packet loss at peak times. If this is the case for your ISP then you may find that time sensitive applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and online gaming will suffer.


0.25%
Average
0.00% Min
00:00, 01/11/15
8.76% Max
18:00, 19/11/15

chart illustrating Packet loss
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Broadband Report Card October 2015

 

Project Update


For the latest SamKnows developments around the world you can find us on Facebook(link is external)Twitter(link is external) or Google+(link is external).

Downstream throughput


Downstream throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It dictates the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.


25.87Mbps
Average
10.35Mbps Min
20:00, 22/10/15
28.12Mbps Max
04:00, 22/10/15

chart illustrating Downstream throughput

Upstream throughput


Upstream throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.


2.08Mbps
Average
1.80Mbps Min
22:00, 21/10/15
2.24Mbps Max
21:00, 19/10/15

 

Latency


Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.


19.53ms
Average
16.28ms Min
06:00, 31/10/15
33.05ms Max
15:00, 15/10/15

chart illustrating Latency

Packet loss


Packet loss is relatively rare in modern networks. That said, some broadband providers have been known to suffer high packet loss at peak times. If this is the case for your ISP then you may find that time sensitive applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and online gaming will suffer.


0.08%
Average
0.00% Min
01:00, 01/10/15
23.52% Max
01:00, 12/10/15

chart illustrating Packet loss
If a metric is not viewable, we have not received sufficient amount of data over the last month.
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