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    This is a discussion on >20Mb/sec Service within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Does anyone know if Sky have any plans to up their BB Max 20Mb/sec in the near future without having ...

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      >20Mb/sec Service

      Does anyone know if Sky have any plans to up their BB Max 20Mb/sec in the near future without having to go via their semi-fibre route?

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      Re: >20Mb/sec Service

      no plans because equipment set to this limit and not much in way of improvement available on adsl past 24mb anyway

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      Re: >20Mb/sec Service

      Those who have been on DLM training recently and have had a good enough line, have had their speed increased above the 20Mb limit, I have seen some with nearly 23Mb. Sky no longer quote 20Mb as the maximum speed, so from that I think we can take it that it is now up to the maximum 24 Mb possible on ADSL. I am not sure but I don't think the Sky help desk can set the line speed to over 20 Mb, it can only be done by DLM training.

      If you have the 20 Mb maximum speed, or near to it, with a good noise margin it may be worth asking Sky to run DLM again on your line.

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      Re: >20Mb/sec Service

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Those who have been on DLM training recently and have had a good enough line, have had their speed increased above the 20Mb limit, I have seen some with nearly 23Mb. Sky no longer quote 20Mb as the maximum speed, so from that I think we can take it that it is now up to the maximum 24 Mb possible on ADSL. I am not sure but I don't think the Sky help desk can set the line speed to over 20 Mb, it can only be done by DLM training.

      If you have the 20 Mb maximum speed, or near to it, with a good noise margin it may be worth asking Sky to run DLM again on your line.
      No, the package is still 20Mbps. Sky just stopped advertising speeds as they want to focus on the Unlimited usage aspect of the package. Some lines are configured higher than 20Mbps, but that's actually just because of poor management of the DLM system. If the line is manually configured then the maximum speed that can be set is actually 20000Kbps, so not quite 20Mbps.

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      Highest downstream i've ever seen is 23999kbps
      My Router and connection keep dropping every few hours Options

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      Re: >20Mb/sec Service

      The change in advertising was actioned because of Ofcom. all the ISPs had to do this.

      Sky has also changed it's DLM software which now goes above the previous 20mb limit.

      This means that those who live close to the telephone exchange, where the correct equipment is located too, can now get speeds in excess of 20mb.

      However, as an example, my connection could support speeds >20mb, but the kit I am connected to won't go above this speed.

      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: >20Mb/sec Service

      If the line is manually configured then the maximum speed that can be set is actually 20000Kbps, so not quite 20Mbps.
      I think that is what I said. 20000kbps is 20Mbps, 1000 kilobits(kb)= 1 megabit(Mb). Many get mixed up with the difference between Mb a measurement of speed and MB a measurement of quantity in which 1024 kilobytes(KB)= 1 megabyte(MB).

      I will accept what you say about the package, but I am fairly sure that I have seen some getting a speed estimate of xxMb-24Mb very recently.

      The change in advertising was actioned because of Ofcom. all the ISPs had to do this.
      It is interesting in that BT now advertise their ADSL service as Up to 16Mb.
      http://www.productsandservices.bt.co...?topicId=25633

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