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    Moving home - Sky Max down to Connect boohoo.

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      Question Moving home - Sky Max down to Connect boohoo.

      Question for the folks out there who maybe able to shed some light on this subject..

      I am moving soon from Edinburgh (lovely fast 16meg max connection) down to Wisbech St Mary in Cambs and there is only the option of the "connect" package. Since I will only be about 800 feet from the exchange which is Asdl max enabled any ideas of what speeds I should expect?

      Samknows states a max of 6.5Mbps which I suppose would be enough but after getting the full 16mbps in Edinburgh it is a pretty hefty drop.

      At 17 for the Sky connect package (but only 40Gb per month) - does anyone recommend another ISP - BT even??

      Cannot fault sky so far so would prefer to stick with them but the 40Gb a month limit is annoying?

      Any comments appreciated.

      Cheers

      Andy


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      Re: Moving home - Sky Max down to Connect boohoo.

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      Re: Moving home - Sky Max down to Connect boohoo.

      Hi as Sky have not unbundled the new exchange as yet connect, which is a rebranded BT product , offers a 8 mb download speed as its maximum. Obviously in time they will offer a full service of their own but sadly as they have offered you the 17 deal it is unlikely to be within 6 months. The monthly usage of 40Gb is not adhered to as yet by sky so i wouldnt fret about that. Other broadband suppliers may offer you more speed , such as BT but it may be more expensive.

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      Re: Moving home - Sky Max down to Connect boohoo.

      Thanks for your help.

      I think having lived in a capitol city where every isp is available at the exchange I have been spoilt

      I'll probably go for sky but i've a couple of months before the move so i'll have plenty of time to shop around.

      Cheers again

      Andy

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      Re: Moving home - Sky Max down to Connect boohoo.

      Quote Originally Posted by Forthpalm View Post
      I'll probably go for sky but i've a couple of months before the move so i'll have plenty of time to shop around.
      Oh dear, I dont think I have ever seen so many Not available's!

      I was going to suggest Virgin Media as an option but they are not there either!

      Looks like you have a choice of a BT branded product like Connect or BT or BT or BT at 6.5mbps

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      Re: Moving home - Sky Max down to Connect boohoo.

      "Oh dear, I dont think I have ever seen so many Not available's!"

      Indeed

      Unless you are within a mile or so of a large town or city then you are classed as being "rural" and nobody wants to touch you with a bargepole.

      At least BT have upgraded the exchange and offers the usual "upto" 8Mbps.

      Better than nothing i suppose but i think if there were more isp's who went to those exchanges with no alternatives avail they would do quite well?

      Anything is better than dial up

      Andy

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      Re: Moving home - Sky Max down to Connect boohoo.

      Quote Originally Posted by Forthpalm View Post
      Unless you are within a mile or so of a large town or city then you are classed as being "rural" and nobody wants to touch you with a bargepole.
      How long would it take to get City status for Wisbech St. Mary?!
      Last edited by eyemdee; 31-12-07 at 11:53 AM.

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      Re: Moving home - Sky Max down to Connect boohoo.

      Think it would take a couple of centuries for Wisbech St Mary to become a city The town of Wisbech which is about 4 miles away does have LLU and both Sky, AOL, Tiscali (even virgin cable) are available there.

      Maybe one day one of the ISP's will get around to unbundling the exchange but there are a LOT of rural exchanges in the country so perhaps it will be BT and their 21CN roll out we will have to wait on (Q1 in 2011)

      I am going to miss city life a lot!

      Thanks for all your replies.

      Andy

     

     

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