Subscribers to China Telecom’s broadband services will get compensation if their internet is found to be slower than the standard by an online speed test, said the company.
The Shanghai branch of China Telecom, which provides broadband to around 90% of the city’s users, said that people can test their connection speed online. If speeds are lower than the norm, they can get free network upgrades or a reduction in their monthly fee. Hmm, okay, so from all this we can gather that the company is dedicating to getting your internet connection up to the standard speed which is…oh, right, very slow anyway.
To be fair, Telecom is also promising that by the end of next year, Shanghai will have the fastest broadband connections nationwide (it’s currently the slowest) so perhaps this is a real initiative towards faster, and possibly cheaper broadband, but we’ll believe it when we see it.