Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pictou County, NS
It is also VERY dependent on the speed of the server that you're connecting to. When FibreOP first came out (MANY years ago), the tech and I had a good chat since I identified myself as a tech myself. He told me flat out to "be careful" where you're connecting to using Speedtest.net because a lot of the servers are fine for a lot of users to test to, but most can't handle the high speeds of a fibre connection.
Now this was about 8 years ago IIRC (longer, maybe??) and yes BA was about the first to offer fibre to the home at that time. I imagine that most of the servers can handle much higher speeds, but it's still dependent on where you connect to. I've also read that if you're not on a particular network (specifically in the US), the US server will throttle the Speedtest result because "really, we don't want you dragging down our network".
In order to have a good consensus, we would need to test the connection to the same server at the same time. You will most likely get higher speed tests at, say, 10pm than opposed to the middle of the day on a work day. Or early evening when everyone and their kids are online.