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    Hi and a quick question

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      Hi and a quick question

      Hi !!

      Just recently joined this forum after changing to sky last week i am on the mid pack. I have one question !! LLU !! i understand what it basically means, however does it give any improvement ?? I am new to ADSL connections as before my broadband was with NTL via their cable network and my tv set top box. I live in ashford kent, and as i understand as yet the exchange has not been unbundled, when it is will i see an improvement ? at present my connection is not as good as the old NTL one, i live 2.7 kms from the exchange and am normally lucky if i get around 2.5mb out of it sometimes a lot slower, my router readings are
      Connection speed 3552 down 448 up
      Line attenuation 60db down 31.5 up
      Noise margin 6db down 16db up
      So obviously i am hoping that when and if the ashford exchange is unbundled i should see an improvement true or false ??

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      Re: Hi and a quick question

      Hi

      Think you must be on Connect (not Mid which is the LLU product). I switched from Connect to Max and did see my speed jump from 4000kbs to 5100 kbs with a 6200kbs (from 5200kbs synch), attenuation is 51db about 3.8km from the exchange. Note that that as I expected they did not put me on ADSL2+ because my line quality is not good enough because of teh exchange distance.

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      Re: Hi and a quick question

      Now i am confused !

      i thought connect was the "dial up service" ? i ordered the mid package when changing to sky, and only pay 5 a month or so i think havent got the first bill yet. as i understand the connect is more ?

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      Re: Hi and a quick question

      Hi Gunny

      Judging by your stats, it looks like Connect to me as well.

      I live in ashford kent, and as i understand as yet the exchange has not been unbundled, when it is will i see an improvement ?
      If the Exchange has not been unbundled then it is impossible to be on Base, Mid or Max.

      The Broadband Resource

      Basically Sky let you pay 5.00 as the exchange is scheduled to be unbundled by the end of June 07. Then, theoretically they will move you to your chosen package.




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      Re: Hi and a quick question

      as Newsreader says.

      Connect is 17 a month reduced to 5 for people who cannot get LLU yet - it's upto 8MB in speed and has 40GB a month usage limit

      It's way WAY cheaper that dialup and much MUCh faster - and yes the mid package is the same for people on LLU - the only real perk is on LLU you may well get 8MB constant - then again you may not

      for me connect is the best option - mine is a backup to my Cable connection

     

     

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