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    New Sky User (well, ordered tonight!)

    This is a discussion on New Sky User (well, ordered tonight!) within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; And please don't think I am moaning! I am most pleased with my connection! However, me and my wife are ...

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      Re: New Sky User (well, ordered tonight!)

      And please don't think I am moaning!

      I am most pleased with my connection!

      However, me and my wife are looking at moving house at some stage, and we are looking at a new development which is only 1 mile away... however, you can see the exchange from the bedroom window in the one house we looked at.

      Needless to say, I'd like that one.
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      Re: New Sky User (well, ordered tonight!)

      Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush View Post
      And please don't think I am moaning!
      eh!?!!? You're male.

      Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush View Post
      However, me and my wife are looking at moving house at some stage, and we are looking at a new development which is only 1 mile away... however, you can see the exchange from the bedroom window in the one house we looked at.

      Needless to say, I'd like that one.
      With the way in which FTTC/FTTP works, I would prefer to be closer to a green street cabinet that has been upgraded to support fibre. These homes would have a better connection speed.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: New Sky User (well, ordered tonight!)

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      eh!?!!? You're male.



      With the way in which FTTC/FTTP works, I would prefer to be closer to a green street cabinet that has been upgraded to support fibre. These homes would have a better connection speed.
      True enough...

      Now, on my way home I'll be looking for the green street cabs!
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      Re: New Sky User (well, ordered tonight!)

      Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush View Post
      True enough...

      Now, on my way home I'll be looking for the green street cabs!
      I believe in many cases the new cabinets are being located near to existing cabinets.

      Hopefully your exchange will be upgraded soon enough and that a cabinet will be located near to your home.

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      Re: New Sky User (well, ordered tonight!)

      01/09/2011 apparently...
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      Re: New Sky User (well, ordered tonight!)

      The planning applications may well have already been submitted for them. You should be able to find this out from the local planning offices.

      After that, it is purely a case of playing the waiting game I'm afraid.

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      Re: New Sky User (well, ordered tonight!)

      In the meantime, I'll just enjoy being smug at how the BT guy claimed I could never receive more than 4Mb (despite having 8Mb with them happily for nearly 2 years..................)
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      Re: New Sky User (well, ordered tonight!)

      Latest stats

      Connection Speed
      15358 kbps/1110 kbps

      Line Attenuation
      27.0db/15.4db

      Noise Margin
      7.5db / 8.6db

      Actual throughput has dropped one step to 1.57MB/s, but that is still very good. One of my friends who lives nearby (on a different exchange) recently had BT Inifinty installed. While he is now enjoying 37Mbit internet, I'm not envious (much)
      Current Sync 79999/19999

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      Re: New Sky User (well, ordered tonight!)

      With line stability perhaps more of an issue for many people, I would suggest that things are looking better for you now.

      You upstream has been increased, with the noise margin suitably decreased too. Whilst the downstream has dropped off a little, in the overall scheme of things, this is perhaps better for your line.

      Still better than BT though.

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      I'm pleased with it. Many thanks to all who have provided advice, particularly Scubbie
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