Adappted:sbiddle:Adappted: I posted a speedtest on Orcon's facebook page:
This is their response:
"apologies to hear you're having issues. To the server you're testing (New York) those speeds look about right.
Try other servers like California, otherwise if the team can't offer any improvement your line will already be as fast as possible."
2mbit looks about right for "ULTRAFAST BROADBAND" connection...? say what? My ADSL could hit 6-6.5mbit to NY. This is absurd. I think the press needs to get involved, the taxpayer has forked over 1.5 billion dollars for this? Unbelievable.
I too would be vary careful if you're going to complain to the media - because a complaint about only getting a 2Mbps speedtest falls very outside the scope entirely of the UFB project.
So ultimately what is the point of UFB if international speeds are SLOWER than ADSL? Like mentioned before I could at times get 6.5mbit ADSL to the USA, now on fibre I get 2mbit or under, the the UK I get 0.5mbit or under. This all seems like a step backwards. Now, I could try switching to snap but I hear mixed reviews from them as well. Hopefully Telecom will at least get my international back to ADSL speeds. Also Orcon claims my 2mbit to NY looks fine. They also say that my line is maxed out hitting 2mbit to USA, yet my neighbor 3 doors up on the 100mbit Orcon plan hits 8mbit to the USA. If the fibre were maxed out at 2mbit then he would also be stuck at 2mbit. Why would Orcon not allow my line the same 8mbit if I am on a 30mbit plan? Something stinks..
2mbps is about right for a single TCP connection to New York. Try a proper test e.g. maybe IPERF if you can find a server with 250ms of latency.
The fact this is slow has nothing to do with UFB being inferior to ADSL, probably some kind of teething issues with either Chorus or Orcon.
What a classic kiwi though, complaining about it like its the end of the world but not willing to take action yourself..... always someone else's problem?