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    When will i get faster internet?

    This is a discussion on When will i get faster internet? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I am connected at 3.77mb right now which to be quite frank is pathetic in this day an age. My ...

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      When will i get faster internet?

      I am connected at 3.77mb right now which to be quite frank is pathetic in this day an age.

      My package allows me to get upto 8mb. I live 2.5km from the exchange (as the crow flies),

      Does anybody know how regularly the exchanges get updated etc to allow faster speeds?

      Thanks


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      Re: When will i get faster internet?

      its nothing to do with the exchange - its the line length/quality that affects speeds...move closer and it'll get faster...
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      Re: When will i get faster internet?

      will depend on how for you are from the exchange (have not looked back at your other posts), i cannot see BT changing there lines any time soon, if you live in a cable area you could always go VM and get upto 20meg

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      Re: When will i get faster internet?

      Quote Originally Posted by IAmNotTheEnemy View Post
      its nothing to do with the exchange - its the line length/quality that affects speeds...move closer and it'll get faster...
      Im not moving house.

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      Re: When will i get faster internet?

      With your line length, there isn't any current DSL technology that would give you a faster download speed. You'll have to wait for fibre-to-the-cabinet.

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      Re: When will i get faster internet?

      NO!!!!

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      Re: When will i get faster internet?

      ^^^ Fraid so.
      You could i suppose have a few extra lines installed to your house, but would be rather expensive with the extra line rental, adsl subscriptions etc. Probably cheaper to buy whatever your downloading


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      Re: When will i get faster internet?

      Well my speed has got faster from 1mb to around 4mb in the last 5 years so i was wondering if it will proceed to do so?

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      Re: When will i get faster internet?

      Five years ago, ADSL speeds tended to be fixed at particular speeds, 512kbit, 1Mbit and 2Mbit/sec. That changed with the introduction of services which worked at the fastest speed that the customer's telephone line would provide.

      I started off with 512kbit/sec, then changed to 2Mbit/sec, then 8Mbit/sec and now 16Mbit/sec with Sky. But the line's been capable of that speed right from the start.

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      Re: When will i get faster internet?

      That is assuming that your speed is due to the line length and not some othe problem, unless you post some router stats it is difficult to tell.

     

     
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