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    Where do you find out if line speed will be increased?

    This is a discussion on Where do you find out if line speed will be increased? within the Sky Broadband exchange information forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; How likely, and where would i find info to tell me if my local exchange is due any upgrades that ...

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      Where do you find out if line speed will be increased?

      How likely, and where would i find info to tell me if my local exchange is due any upgrades that will boost its top speed for residential customers like me?

      I am Sky Fibre Pro and it tops out at 67mb UP 19 Down.
      Wondering if further improvements will be coming soon to boost this even further.


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      Re: Where do you find out if line speed will be increased?

      If you want to get 80Mbps, then move house closer to your street cab.

      If you want more than that you may have a long wait, ftth or fftn may come along but dont hold your breath on that one.

      You may get a small improvement come april when OR are supposedly reducing the min SNR on fibre to 3db from 6db, of course that may increase errors and and the dslam will kick in.
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      Re: Where do you find out if line speed will be increased?

      Or get cable *whistle*


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      Re: Where do you find out if line speed will be increased?

      Yup system sucks, it sucks even more when you have a cab outside your front door but your'e connected to one half a click away. You cant get moved to the nearer one even if you offer to pay in full in advance for survey and all works.

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      Re: Where do you find out if line speed will be increased?

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      Yup system sucks, it sucks even more when you have a cab outside your front door but your'e connected to one half a click away. You cant get moved to the nearer one even if you offer to pay in full in advance for survey and all works.
      Interesting. I take it that the cab outside your front door is a BT cab and not Virgin Media. Do you know what properties are connected to this cab (neighbours)? If you ordered an additional phone line would that be connected to your existing cab?

      I have often wondered where neighbours get vastly different broadband speeds whether it would be better for the property with the highest speed to get a second line then either use a data extension or point to point radio link to supply the slower property. Of course this would be dependent on being on good terms with your neighbour.

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      Re: Where do you find out if line speed will be increased?

      Ordering an extra line wont help, they just connect it to the same junction box on side of your house that's connected to your current cab. I did consider two lines and bonding but too expensive. I need a gawd damn subspace link and I need it now!!

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      Re: Where do you find out if line speed will be increased?

      Oh I guess OP could check SamKnows for dates for FTTH etc but thats about it.

     

     

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