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    Could I ask for a higher speed?

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      Could I ask for a higher speed?

      Hey

      I have had no problems with almost 12mb and I was just wondering if I could go to 14mb or something like that.

      I am 2.4km from the exchange.

      Connection Speed 11993 kbps 656 kbps
      Line Attenuation 36 db 21 db
      Noise Margin 7 db 9 db


      Thanks guys

      Oh ps. I had problems with DLM so sky manually configured this for me. and she said I could ask for any speed but she did not know if my line would handle it.


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      Re: Could I ask for a higher speed?

      You could ask but you wouldn't get it

      You are at the maximum your current setup can handle, the only chance you have is if you can improve your internal connection with a filtered faceplate and a connection to the master socket.

      That's assuming you don't have this already.

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      Re: Could I ask for a higher speed?

      Try connected to the test socket if you have not done so already.

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      Re: Could I ask for a higher speed?

      I have homeplugs, and have tried connecting to the master, and dont get any different readings.

      Oh well, will have to wait for these new bt lines or something in 2010.

      21cn wbc or something like that...

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      Re: Could I ask for a higher speed?

      21cn wbc or something like that...
      It will not make any difference, it only applies to BT connections and would give you no more than you have at present anyway, as it is really just BT's name for what you have with Sky Max.

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      Re: Could I ask for a higher speed?

      Surley they should be competing with virgin soon.

      Virgin now have 50mb in my area, kinda puts BT and Sky to shame.

      Its just too bad about the capping.

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      Re: Could I ask for a higher speed?

      Surley they should be competing with virgin soon.
      That would require fibre to the home, which is very unlikely in the near future, due to the extremely high cost. 13-20 billion ús according to what estimate you believe.

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      Re: Could I ask for a higher speed?

      If it cost so much, which I belive you, then how did NTL get that kinda money?

      My work is on the BT network and they get 76,000kbs download, not sure how its that fast, but obviosuly bt are capable of delivering high speeds to business's

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      Re: Could I ask for a higher speed?

      how did NTL get that kinda money
      They didn't, for one thing they only cover a very small percentage of UK and cable is their business, without it they would not be in business. The capital outlay for supplying cable was enormous, which is why so many went bust and had to sell out to Virgin.

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      Re: Could I ask for a higher speed?

      Well lets hope when my year contract with sky is over there is something better.

      I am happy with 12mb, But I want more like most people.

      But then again if I had 100mb I would still not be happy.

     

     
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