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    Do i want SKY BB?

    This is a discussion on Do i want SKY BB? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; hi There Been considering Sky BB for a few weeks now, but not happy with the estimation that the website ...

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      Do i want SKY BB?

      hi There

      Been considering Sky BB for a few weeks now, but not happy with the estimation that the website gives me of 0.5mb.

      At the moment on with talktalk and get between 7 and 8mb,

      Don't want to sign up and end up with a worse service.

      Are they able to do any more intense tests to see what i will be able to obtain?

      Many Thanks


      Chris


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      Re: Do i want SKY BB?

      I would not touch SKY Broadband with that kind of estimated speed.

      I have just had a bad experience with them but fortunately was able to argue misrepesentation - which they accepted after trying to bully me into accepting the 12 month contract

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      Re: Do i want SKY BB?

      If Sky has LLU equipment in your local telephone exchange, then you should get similar speeds.

      Line estimates are just that - an estimate.

      The figures are often wrong. My estimate was 4Mb!

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Do i want SKY BB?

      Thanks for your post
      According to the exchange checker - they have these have a LLU Operator and Sky is there

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      Do you think it is worth giving them a ring?

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      Re: Do i want SKY BB?

      Quote Originally Posted by pscocoa View Post
      I would not touch SKY Broadband with that kind of estimated speed.

      I have just had a bad experience with them but fortunately was able to argue misrepesentation - which they accepted after trying to bully me into accepting the 12 month contract
      who are you using now?

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      Re: Do i want SKY BB?

      With your current router, do you know how to get into the admin pages and find your line attenuation? If so, then we can give a more appropriate estimate.

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      Re: Do i want SKY BB?

      Quote Originally Posted by pscocoa View Post
      trying to bully me into accepting the 12 month contract
      Which I'm sure is mis-representation itself. Please be careful not to libel yourself or this site.

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      Re: Do i want SKY BB?

      Hi there

      Hope i have found the right thing.

      It says

      Local Line Attenuation: 32.5 dB
      Remote Line Attenuation: 19.5 dB
      Local SNR Margin: 11.0 dB
      Remote SNR Margin: 22.0 dB

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      Rx ATTNDR: 7416000
      Tx Cell Rate: 1056
      Rx Cell Rate: 16150

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      Re: Do i want SKY BB?

      With attenuation of 32.5Mb then you should get over 12Mb

      SkyUser - Potential ADSL2 Line Speed Checker & Calculator

      Your noise margin is very healthy too.

      My attenuation is 33 and I get:

      Connection Speed 12287 kbps
      Line Attenuation 33.0 db
      Noise Margin 6.6 db

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      Re: Do i want SKY BB?

      Sky line calculations are incorrect.

      But of a hiccup with those atm.

      If line stats correct, dont see why you wouldnt get a decent speed, far more than half a mb.

     

     
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