I have a query in respect of the above: I am on the AOL Platinum Broadband service and paying £29.99 pm: It appears that I should be geeting up to 2Mbps but I am curious as to how I can check this: my taskbar shows ' local connection 3 speed 1.1Mpbs '. At £29.99 pm this is not 'cheap' Broadband if the speed is... to coin a phrase not up to speed! Perhaps you boffs out there could put my mind at rest as there appear to be other providers out there allegedly providing 2Mbps for a lot less money.
Tks guys for the 2 check sites: tried out both with interesting results: the site suggested by LancsLad52 tells me that my current bandwidth is 880.00 kbps: this is presumably a long way off 'up to 2 Mbps' so is it still worth paying nearly 30 quid pm? Who will know?
CurlyWhirley thks for your comments: connected to the sites you recommended and find that my actual downstream speed is 929KB/sec and that apparently at my particular exchange I CANNOT receive 2 Mbps ADSL. It would therefore appear that I am wasting £5.00 per month with AOL as a Platinum customer trying for this top speed. I shall therefore speak with AOL in due course. Thks for everyones help on this subject.
Thks to those who responded I have had a result from AOL. a reduction in monthly cost and a small refund basically because I was paying for an upgrade that I could positively not get from my local exchange. So thks to all and the cheque is in the post.