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    Estimate Broadband Speeds Accurate

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      Estimated Broadband Speeds Accurate?

      Hi

      I am moving house in 2 weeks and I want to get sky broadband as I have heard good things and already have the TV package.

      When looking at the speed estimator on the Sky website it is estimating a speed of 2-5 Mbps. Is there anyway of telling how accurate this is? The house is approx 4 km from the exchange. Out of interest I also ran a check on a house a couple doors down and it estimated 12.9Mbps - 19.0Mbps! Is it a safe bet to assume that I would also achieve this speed? why would it be so different?

      I am very wary of proceeding as I use the Internet a lot for work, so would like a fairly fast connection, and I have read several comments that sky often under-estimate the line speeds.

      Can anyone put my mind at ease? I can also get Virgin BB in the area, so may be a safer bet, but Sky is obviously cheaper and has Anytime +


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      Re: Estimate Broadband Speeds Accurate

      Go here and click 'address checker' towards the bottom. Input your address and then copy paste the results you get in this thread.

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      Re: Estimate Broadband Speeds Accurate

      Your exchange is ADSL enabled, and our initial check on your address indicates that it is VERY UNLIKELY you will be able to receive fixed 512Kbps or 256Kbps broadband service due to the very long length of your telephone line. However, your order will be accepted if you still wish to order. An engineer may need to visit who will, where possible, supply the broadband service.

      Our check also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL Max broadband line speed of 1Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 750Kbps and 2.5Mbps.

      Our check also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL2+ broadband line speed of 1Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 1Mbps and 3.5Mbps.

      Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 27.7 Mbps and upstream line speed of 5.8 Mbps.

      The actual stable line speed supportable will be determined during the first 10 days of use. This speed may change over time, to ensure line stability is maintained.

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      Re: Estimate Broadband Speeds Accurate

      If your house is 4K from the exchange you will not get anything like 19Mb, unless it is a fibre connection. Addresses are not much use for speed estimates, the telephone number is more accurate. Put the number and post code into the boxes here and it will show how far you are from the exchange and BT speeds, which can be used as a guide.
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      Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 27.7 Mbps and upstream line speed of 5.8 Mbps.

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      Re: Estimate Broadband Speeds Accurate

      Quote Originally Posted by jaded View Post
      Your exchange is ADSL enabled, and our initial check on your address indicates that it is VERY UNLIKELY you will be able to receive fixed 512Kbps or 256Kbps broadband service due to the very long length of your telephone line. However, your order will be accepted if you still wish to order. An engineer may need to visit who will, where possible, supply the broadband service.

      Our check also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL Max broadband line speed of 1Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 750Kbps and 2.5Mbps.

      Our check also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL2+ broadband line speed of 1Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 1Mbps and 3.5Mbps.

      Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 27.7 Mbps and upstream line speed of 5.8 Mbps.

      The actual stable line speed supportable will be determined during the first 10 days of use. This speed may change over time, to ensure line stability is maintained.
      The reason I asked you to use address checker is because I thought you wouldn't know of a telephone number yet. Generally the address checker over estimates your connection and even that is poor for you so the actual speeds will be even more poor.

      Go for Virgin. You will get at least 10Mb if you take the most basic broadband package. No chance of those kind of speeds on ADSL for you.

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      Re: Estimate Broadband Speeds Accurate

      Thanks mate. I dont have a phone number for the new house yet, was intending to get phone with sky too. I guess I can only do an address search right now. Just wondered why the neighbours get a better speed estimate.

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      Re: Estimate Broadband Speeds Accurate

      Yeah looks like virgin is a safer bet. Thanks for the advice.

     

     

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