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    Will Fibre likely eliminate any ADSL connection issues?

    This is a discussion on Will Fibre likely eliminate any ADSL connection issues? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hey all, I've been a Sky Broadband Unlimited since September 2011 and I'm hoping that I'll be able to sign ...

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      Will Fibre likely eliminate any ADSL connection issues?

      Hey all,

      I've been a Sky Broadband Unlimited since September 2011 and I'm hoping that I'll be able to sign up to Unlimited Fibre when it becomes available later this month.

      I live quite away from the exchange so the best my line can currently receive on ADSL2+is 4 Meg. My connection is usually fine in the day but suffers in the evening, I usually get about 2 disconnections a night which has resulted in DLM running on the line 3 times.

      I also have noticed that my noise margin seems to always be low, an example being at 5.00pm this evening I checked and it was varying from "3.9 dB - 4.1 dB" with a downstream rate of 4096kbps. I switched off the router and turned it back on and now its "6.0 dB"

      My area is already fibre enabled, I received a leaflet in the post a few months ago to say that BT Infinity was now available to me. I'm really keen to upgrade to Sky Broadband Unlimited Fibre when it becomes available mainly for the increase in connection speed (it will be nice to achieve double figure speed test results finally) but also it would be an added bonus if it also made my connection a little more stable. Does anyone know if this is likely or maybe someone who is now on Fibre could let me know if it made their connection a little more stable.

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      Re: Will Fibre likely eliminate any ADSL connection issues?

      having sky fibre still relies on copper wiring from your house to the cab. so are more than likely get better stability as long as the wiring back to the cab is ok but but nothing definate.

      do you know where your cab is? how far away it is? have you used the BT checker to see what fibre speed you may get?
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      Re: Will Fibre likely eliminate any ADSL connection issues?

      Having Fibre should mean that your line will be more stable. I know you are still using copper or ally from the cabinet to the house but that should be a fairly short distance compared to before on ADSL when the copper was from the Exchange to the house.
      The distance is now calculated from the Cabinet to the house
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      Re: Will Fibre likely eliminate any ADSL connection issues?

      Quote Originally Posted by toekneem View Post
      Having Fibre should mean that your line will be more stable. I know you are still using copper or ally from the cabinet to the house but that should be a fairly short distance compared to before on ADSL when the copper was from the Exchange to the house.
      The distance is now calculated from the Cabinet to the house
      Although the actual length of copper is reduced, your line from the cabinet is still susceptible to external interference, which in turn can reduce the Maximum speed your line is capable of.
      Poor quality lines from the Cab to your property can also influence your max throughput.

      Members on this forum have unlocked their modems, or be informed by BTO at install and posted Max rates varying from 35meg upto 100+meg.

      Situations where customers are definitely going to vastly benefit from VDSL2, are where customers are miles from the exchange and currently receive very low ADSL speeds.

      That's not to say people with very good ADSL speeds are not going to benefit, every little helps! I went from a 16meg ADSL2 sync, to a 40meg VDSL2 sync.


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