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    This is a discussion on Sky may drop the price of broadband products within the Sky Rumour Mill forums, part of the Sky news and announcements category; I can understand that not everyone will want the nice fast connection speeds. For me it means that if I ...

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I can understand that not everyone will want the nice fast connection speeds.

      For me it means that if I upload a picture, it is done quickly with no more waiting around.

      If I want to stream content tfrom my NAS to my phone when away, I can do so. I can also stream content via my phone to a smart TV whilst away too. This saves me carrying lots of pre-planned content on a USB stick or external drive.

      However this is me. There are many more people who are not interested in the tech and hardly use the Internet.

      At the same time there are those with large households. Between them there will be someone streaming video content, someone uploading photos and lots more. There may well be a large family a few dorrs down the road from your 6mb connection. The infrastructure will need to be in place for them, even if you personally do not want it at the present time.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I'm happy with my current 15-20 Mbps download speed and don't upload large amounts of data. So standard copper speeds are OK for me. However others living locally need better speeds - usually because they have many devices in their homes. I'm happy with my current monthly BB cost but would be unhappy with the cost for FTTC. However one day FTTC will be standard and FTTC prices will have moved downwards in real terms. Until that day I'm sticking with copper!

      An interesting side effect of FTTC is the copper from the cabinet to the home is often replaced from the pole to the house around here. I wonder what speed the user would have achieved with the renewed copper rather than the simultaneous switch to fibre. After all if I can manage 15-20 Mbps with a bit of new cabling why should others off the same pole only manage 5 Mbps?

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I want more upload than download but I know it wont happen unless I upgrade to fibre but its to costly at the minute as we are cutting back.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      I want more upload than download but I know it wont happen unless I upgrade to fibre but its to costly at the minute as we are cutting back.
      Be careful what you wish for. In theory with SDSL as opposed to ADSL you could get more upload than download but your download speed would suffer. AFAIK it was only ever provided as a business product.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Be careful what you wish for. In theory with SDSL as opposed to ADSL you could get more upload than download but your download speed would suffer. AFAIK it was only ever provided as a business product.
      I can't see it happening as I am on ADSL and my Max upload is supposed to be a Max of 1.3 Meg that's it

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      BT appear to have withdrawn SDSL service either that or they have moved their checker to a different address. I found the old address in the web archive powered by BT but of course it isn't functional. Checking my line on a business broadband site I am informed that I could get 6Mb/s download and 6Mb/s upload but that would be on a dedicated copper pair. If I wanted an analogue telephone service as well I would require a second line.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I appreciate that you can't get Fibre yt, but that would offer a better connection speed when you can.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      I can't see it happening as I am on ADSL and my Max upload is supposed to be a Max of 1.3 Meg that's it
      SDSL is Symmetric DSL as compared to the ADSL which is Asymmetric DSL. The first meaning the connection is symmetric, ie the same both ways. The latter is biased towards the download with 1.5 or 3Mb upload depending on the Annex used.

      SDSL is normally only offered to business users and due to the wide availability of Fibre, is gradually being phased out.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      SDSL is Symmetric DSL as compared to the ADSL which is Asymmetric DSL. The first meaning the connection is symmetric, ie the same both ways. The latter is biased towards the download with 1.5 or 3Mb upload depending on the Annex used.

      SDSL is normally only offered to business users and due to the wide availability of Fibre, is gradually being phased out.

      so really fibre is the only way to go if its been phased out.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Well the 40mb product from Sky has an upload speed of upto 10mb, whilst the 80mb product has an upload speed of 20mb.

      Were you can download something nice and quickly, I can upload it just as quickly.

      Your choice!

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