I had great difficulty with Tiscali, and moved to BT. Since then I have been getting great connection speeds. I am on up to 8 meg, look at my resultant speed test. [URL=click here][IMG]click here[/IMG][/URL] I think it is something to do with BT choking other ISP's. Having said that Tiscali were useless, and offered me a big discount not to change they then increased my speed back to where it should have been. I felt they were cheating me and so I moved anyway.
i too have been struggling with speeds of late, but then I am with Orange!!
Bt test informs me I can get up to 2mbps on the line, but Orange in their infinite wisdom seem only able to deliver .6mbps.
School holidays have certainly affected access, I am involved in frequent struggles just to get the kids off the machine. I have even brought bed time forward an hour! Desperate times need desperate measures...
I feel a trip to granny for a week or two will sort out that problem.