Zico said:(50:1 consumer, 20:1 business are BT Wholesales standards
tolien said:No they aren't.
BTw consider anything beyond 400kbps a fault for Home/non-Premium 2Mbps and above, so at worse it's 20:1 (ie 8Mbps / 400kbps) and 5:1 at best (2Mbps / 400kbps).
Office/Premium gets priority over Home/non-Premium, but the extent to which it does is blurry.
As of March 2006, BT Wholesale has dropped the notion of up to 50:1 contention for Home products and 20:1 for the Office product ranges. It how states that Office products will be given a higher priority. This change in wording reflects the changes to the BT Wholesale network to cope with products like the Max services, where much larger chunks of bandwidth were used at the exchanges.
Zico said:50:1 and 20:1 for Contention were the figures for ADSL in the UK via BTwholesale (though this was never the case in reality).