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    Find out how your broadband measures up!

    This is a discussion on Find out how your broadband measures up! within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; After "banging the drum" for the SamKnows Whitebox (both here and elsewhere) over the past couple of years to encourage ...

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      Find out how your broadband measures up!

      After "banging the drum" for the SamKnows Whitebox (both here and elsewhere) over the past couple of years to encourage more Sky Broadband customers to join up, I was pleased to receive this e-mail yesterday from Sky:

      "Hello Christopher

      Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, has partnered up with SamKnows, an independent body to research broadband performance in the UK.

      As one of the UK's biggest broadband providers, Sky is helping SamKnows to find customers to take part in this research study.

      The research involves connecting a device they will send you to your Sky Hub, this will measure your broadband speeds only, don't worry, your network or traffic will not be monitored and SamKnows will not collect or share any of your data or personal information.

      Once connected, you'll be able to see your broadband performance through an online dashboard.

      If you want to take part or find out more information go to
      https://signups.samknows.com/ofcom/.

      Thank you for continuing to choose Sky.

      The Sky Broadband Team"
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      Re: Find out how your broadband measures up!

      Do remember being sent one of these many years ago, but never used it.
      Have not seen any email from sky asking to join Myself.

      Assume it has no effect on any of the sky box on demand connections.
      See on the site they mention the whitebox has wireless access, what's involved there?
      What kind of of power rating does this box output, as will be on all the time and kill some of sky's power saving equipment initiatives Why don't they get this information from the ISP supplied routers?

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      Re: Find out how your broadband measures up!

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      Assume it has no effect on any of the sky box on demand connections.
      No.

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      See on the site they mention the whitebox has wireless access, what's involved there?
      What kind of of power rating does this box output, as will be on all the time and kill some of sky's power saving equipment initiatives Why don't they get this information from the ISP supplied routers?
      Not so far as I can tell

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      See on the site they mention the whitebox has wireless access, what's involved there?
      It monitors the wireless network to make sure it doesn't run measurements when the connection is in use.

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      What kind of of power rating does this box output, as will be on all the time and kill some of sky's power saving equipment initiatives
      No idea. I doubt it's any more than any other router of network switch that's on all the time.

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      Why don't they get this information from the ISP supplied routers?
      Because ISP supplied routers don't do what the SamKnows Whitebox does. It's an independent and more methodical system for regularly monitoring the performance of the broadband connection. More info here: https://www.samknows.com/meet-the-whitebox
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