So I've been spoiled for the last few years by living in a property which was serviced by TelstraClear Cable. But recently I moved, which required switching to ADSL. I stayed with TelstraClear but am now effectively on a wholesaled Telecom service.
My ADSL router reports a connection speed of 15 mbps, but if I do a speedtest.net test to the Auckland server I get widely differing speeds depending on time of day.
For instance in the evening I'll get typically less than 1 mbps - last night it was 0.37 but around midnight suddenly the taps opened and it shot up to 12 mbps.
This is fairly regular, evenings are always slow.
This is a bit disappointing. For the last few years my Cable service has been rock-solid, reliable and not subject to speed variations.
I don't want to complain and get the usual fob-offs about unplugging items etc - they're obviously heavily throttling it at peak time but won't admit to that, and will try to shift the blame of course.
My question, then: Is this a common experience with ADSL here? Like I said, having been on cable the last few years I am obviously thoroughly spoiled.
I can understand int'l bandwidth being constrained, but this is in-country! Highly disappointing :(