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    This is a discussion on Speed? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hello everyone, I have been considering whether or not to get Sky Broadband, and I admit it does seem pretty ...

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      Question Speed?

      Hello everyone,

      I have been considering whether or not to get Sky Broadband, and I admit it does seem pretty decent. The thing that's worrying me is if I do sign up to the service and I don't get good speeds.

      Now i'm just inquiring on what speeds do you think I will get based on these figures:

      Line Rate 1152 Kbps 288 Kbps
      Noise Margin 26.6 dB 27.0 dB
      Line Attenuation 36.5 dB 24.0 dB
      Output Power 16.7 dBm 11.9 dBm

      As you can see i'm still on the old BT Broadband 1mb package! This is mainly because it said I can get a maximum of 3.5mbps (which sucks imho) and i'd have to sign a new 12 month contract, which I don't want to do for those speeds. It now says I can get a max of 5.5mbps (why has it increased?) but after hearing about how much faster LLU is these days i've been wondering.

      I could probably improve on the attenuation maybe, by removing extension cables (which are quite long!) and also plugging them into the master socket instead of the one I have it in now.

      Now according to various sites i'm 1.59km away from the exchange (straight line).

      An online checker of adsl2+ speeds estimates 10-14mb.

      So, how fast do you think i'll be able to go?

      (Also people say the higher the Noise Margin the better, why is mine so high compared to other peoples? Is it because the 1mb isn't fully utilising the line?)

      Thanks, nFuriate
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      bump.....

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      as you said: An online checker of adsl2+ speeds estimates 10-14mb.

      thats the theory. but i guess you'll can never know untill you are on adsl2+

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      Also there is no reason to bump your thread! It was only posted yesterday lol!

      The ADSL2+ Checker should give more, Im 35.5db and it estimates 10-14Mb?

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      Sorry to bump but it was going to go onto the next page, in which it practically dies.

      Just wondering about the noise margin, good bad or what? The online checker doesn't include the noise margin so could that also affect it?

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      The higher the noise margin the better?

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      Ah good.

      I must admit 10-14mbs and Sky TV for 25 is incredibly good value when I can only get a maximum of 5.5mbs on BT for the same price! (Also how come my line went from a max of 3.5mb to 5.5mb according to the BT Checker for adsl max?)

      Think I may give Sky a call and see what they say. I registered for the broadband back in August and got a reply by email and a band code, I never went further than that because of the bad things i'd been hearing about them. I've sent off for a new 'invitation' now and hope it gets to me within a week.
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      your old band code will be still valid, in my email they said it will be invalid after 21 days but i used it after 2months and it still was good. Hope the migration goes well for you.

     

     

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