mercutio:NonprayingMantis:SamF: The point here is that this graph is a rating against Advertised speeds. ADSL connections are always advertised as 'Maximum' ie; the maximum your line can connect at, Telstra advertise their cable service at 15mbits, but for technical reasons, are able to supply faster rates than these. Sure, you could argue (as you are) that Telstra cable connections should be measured at their actual maximum capable speeds, but that would actually unfairly disadvantage them in this graph. At the end of the day, they are supplying faster local speeds than they advertise, and that's a good thing!!
whihc is exaclty what makes the comparison entirely silly. Just consider whether iot would be possible for a DSL line to EVER get above 100% on this test even if they were getting speeds of 50Mbps. (It isn't, since then their 100% would be at 50Mbps) therefore the comparison is silly
since the methodology for ADSL is to show comparisons with maximum achieved speed, then the SAME methodology should be used for Cable. That is all people are asking for - a genuine comparison, not a comparison using different methods that gives Cable an unfair advantage.
Maybe to get this to change we need an ISP to launch a product advertised with 2Mbps, but still give the maximum ADSL2+ speeds, then the graph will just start to look silly as that plan will show 1000% over advertised speed!
well hangon don't adsl circuits have a cir of 48kbit?
No. EUBA has no artificial per user dimensioning, and hasn't done since it launched.
Old BUBA circuits may still have per user dimensioning which is purely a legecy thing.