The problem of degraded, inconsistent download speed has returned. My download speed is currently fluctuating minute-by-minute, second-by-second – there’s no consistency whatsoever (for the last couple of hours throughput has rarely been higher than 2.5 Mbps on my 7 Mbps line, and ping times are inconsistent again). I’ve had enough. I’m probably going to switch to an ISP that has a better record of dealing with BT’s BS. It will cost more per month but I’m willing to accept that if it means a more consistent broadband connection.
If you’re having similar problems please complain to your ISP.