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December 5, 2018

DSL ISPs still lie about providing advertised high speeds.

The truth is that the DSL providers, Bell included,  for decades now too often provide their  minimum speed and not their advertised high speeds and why as it is all still downright unacceptable ?

The Internet has become an   essential tool for every consumer in the digital age. The public deserves better from the providers, truth in their advertising even still.

Undeniably the DSL still can’t provide promised speeds profitably.

The median speeds provided by cable and fiber networks are still generally at least 100 percent of their advertised speeds. But DSL networks   still aren’t providing the “up to” speeds they promise to consumers., the promised download speeds.

“DSL shortcomings aren’t a surprise, as speeds over copper degrade with distance, so homes farther from a DSL provider’s plant get lower speeds. DSL ISPs can boost speeds by laying fiber deeper into their networks, reducing the distance that data must travel over the old copper telephone lines. But also  the providers’ continued poor performance indicates that they haven’t added enough fiber to their networks to eliminate the discrepancy between advertised and actual speeds.

So instead of advertising “up-to” rates like other DSL providers, many of them to the   ignorant consumers  “advertises a speed range for DSL performance and often meets the minimum advertised speeds but didn’t provide the maximum speeds they had  promised.

 

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