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    Should I move to Sky Broadband?

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      Should I move to Sky Broadband?

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      I am currently with BT Broadband where I am getting a 1.75 mb connection. (It should be 2mb but i've been having alot of issues with BT recently). Im looking at other broadband options, specially Sky's Max Broadband. I am assuming, because this is up to 16mb, that it is ADSL 2+?

      If I am currently getting upto 2mb from BT, would I get a faster speed moving to this? The speed checker on this site estimates anything from 2 - 10mb (Depending on whether I used line attenuation or distance.

      So would there be a speed advantage moving to Sky?


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      Re: Should I move to Sky Broadband?

      To anwser your question you would need to post your router stats, to look at the line stats to see what speed you may get.

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      Re: Should I move to Sky Broadband?

      What do you need to know?

      Line Attenuation: 53/54 db
      SNR: 12/13
      Current sync rate:2016 (this is why I want to move! Used to be 2650)

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      Re: Should I move to Sky Broadband?

      Your line attentuation is very high meaning that your speed will suffer even under Sky. Try putting your line attentuation into the checker for a more accurate reading.

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      Re: Should I move to Sky Broadband?

      With that line attenuation of 53/54db you should see around 5 to 6Mb as a guide.

      Hope this helps.

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      Re: Should I move to Sky Broadband?

      Line checker says 4 -6 mb, is it safe for me to assume that the speed would be faster? I maybe wouldnt expect 6mb, but at least faster than 2mb?

      Also is the Max Broadband rate adaptive? (Same as BT's up to 8mb)?

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      Re: Should I move to Sky Broadband?

      It is rate adaptive up to 16mb. You may be better settling for the mid package with a 40gb download limit and speeds of up to 8mb for 5.

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      Re: Should I move to Sky Broadband?

      I'll only get up to 2mb with that though, and seeing as I currently pay 26, 10 isnt much! If it does turn out that service is no better then Im still saving alot of money!

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      Re: Should I move to Sky Broadband?

      With your line attention you should be get somewhere between 4 or 5 mb , my attentuation is 45 and i ger 5 mb ao you should be able to double your speed at least.

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      Re: Should I move to Sky Broadband?

      It will be an impovement over BT anyway, I cant imagine sky's support to be worse, took BT no less than 3 months to correct a problem on my line.

      I take it Sky works with online gaming too eg xbox live etc?

     

     
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