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    Will Sky LLU equipment be better than BT?

    This is a discussion on Will Sky LLU equipment be better than BT? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; As I am over 3km from the exchange and currently connecting with Demon at apprx. 1700Kbs, does the exchange equipment ...

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      Will Sky LLU equipment be better than BT?

      As I am over 3km from the exchange and currently connecting with Demon at apprx. 1700Kbs, does the exchange equipment have any baring on the connection speed or is it totally down to the line distance and quality? Is Sky's equipment of a better spec in the exchange and therefore potentially going to eek out another 0.5Mb for me?

      If this is the case what technology must I wait for to get better broadband speeds?


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      Re: Will Sky LLU equipment be better than BT?

      In my case I would say it is down to the equipment. On the Connect package via the BT network is was getting speeds of up to and not over 5000kbs but on LLU with Sky's Mid package I am now averaging around 7000kbs. I am 739 metres from the exchange.

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      Re: Will Sky LLU equipment be better than BT?

      Quote Originally Posted by Alan b View Post
      In my case I would say it is down to the equipment. On the Connect package via the BT network is was getting speeds of up to and not over 5000kbs but on LLU with Sky's Mid package I am now averaging around 7000kbs. I am 739 metres from the exchange.

      im same as alan used to get about 4000kbs now on max i get upto 6500kbs on a good day

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      Re: Will Sky LLU equipment be better than BT?

      So I am getting more than you despite the fact you are on the Max package

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      Re: Will Sky LLU equipment be better than BT?

      yeah im quite far away from my exchange dont rub it in alan lmao

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      Re: Will Sky LLU equipment be better than BT?

      Okey dokey, when I was on Virgin (pah & gah!) For approx 4 months I struggled to achieve 1.5 meg, Now on Sky and with a little tinkering to the internal wiring in my house (removing the ringer wire), I'm now ecstatic as i'm connected at 7616kbs with a download speed that clocks at about 6200kbs.

      (I actually removed the ring wire on the last day of being connected to Virgin, and the connection speed increased to 4.5 meg, but i'd already been capped at 1.5 so saw no overall difference -Thank god I was able to leave them early and migrate to Sky!)

      So i'd definately say Sky's equipment is better than BT's!

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      Re: Will Sky LLU equipment be better than BT?

      Quote Originally Posted by Alan b View Post
      In my case I would say it is down to the equipment. On the Connect package via the BT network is was getting speeds of up to and not over 5000kbs but on LLU with Sky's Mid package I am now averaging around 7000kbs. I am 739 metres from the exchange.
      shouldn't you be getting more than that? when i was on BD 8MB LLU i was 1.5kms from the exchange but still getting the full 8MB

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      Re: Will Sky LLU equipment be better than BT?

      Does Sky's LLU equipment work with anything like BRAS and IP Profiles as per BT IPStream MAX??

      I've not had experience of IPStream MAX (fearful of moving off of my fixed 1mb service due to being on a long line - ~61db Downstream Att. and ~15db Downstream SNR).

      Does Sky LLU simply connect at the max it can reach and allow the relevant throughput straight away or do you have to wait for throughput to catch up after the line syncs??

     

     

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