Broadband Report Card February 2015

As you may have noticed the Average speed has increased.  On the 19th Feb 2015  the line was upgrades to BT Infinity.  


Broadband Report Card

February 2015


Provider: BT/38

Unit ID: 59811






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.




Project Update

The latest Ofcom report was recently released and can be found here.

Without volunteers the collection and analysis of this invaluable data would not be possible.

For the latest SamKnows developments around the world you can find us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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.

2.51Mbps Min
10am, Fri 13th Feb
29.05Mbps Max
4am, Sun 22nd Feb


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.

0.29Mbps Min
11am, Thu 12th Feb
2.19Mbps Max
9pm, Sat 28th Feb

 Upstream data


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.

18.55ms Min
4am, Sun 22nd Feb
45.96ms Max
2pm, Thu 19th Feb


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.

0.00% Min
6pm, Tue 3rd Feb
13.63% Max
2am, Fri 20th Feb

 Packet Loss