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    Upgraded to Sky Line Rental and speeds are low

    This is a discussion on Upgraded to Sky Line Rental and speeds are low within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; We were going to change to sky line rental but this thread concerns me! Do many experience speed loss when ...

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      Re: Upgraded to Sky Line Rental and speeds are low

      We were going to change to sky line rental but this thread concerns me! Do many experience speed loss when moving to sky's equipment?

      We are supposed to get infinity in March and I can't decide whether to comit to sky for 12 months or wait it out and get some fiber


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      Re: Upgraded to Sky Line Rental and speeds are low

      When, I was with "Be" with a "BT line" I got a 9,017 kbps connection speed.

      With, "Sky Line Rental" I dropped to 7,007 kbps - quite a drop but, a lot cheaper on the finances.

      If your exchange is going live in March with "Infinity I would personally wait.

      Unfortunately, my exchange has been delayed until December 2012.

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      Re: Upgraded to Sky Line Rental and speeds are low

      With my previous ISP my connection was a max speed of 17.1mb on Annex A.

      With Sky, I'm 1kbps short of 20mb.

      It really depends on who you are moving from and to. BT, for example, reserve some of your bandwidth for the BT Openzone, BTFon & extra phone services. OT uses a lower noise margin target than Sky, so it is often higher.

      I also suspect the BT Openreach are now using the cheaper copper coated aluminium cables now as too many people are stealing the copper in the ground. This alone is responsible for speed drops.

      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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