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    Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

    This is a discussion on Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi all the clever and knowledgable folk. Is it possible to guesstimate the possible connection speed if one knows the ...

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      Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

      Hi all the clever and knowledgable folk.

      Is it possible to guesstimate the possible connection speed if one knows the length of cable run to the cabinet?

      Alternatively is it possible to estimate the length of the cable run from the property to the cabinet if a connection speed has been estimated by the ISP?


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      Re: Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

      Here's a link to a quick guide. These are estimates of what you might receive.

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      Re: Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

      Quote Originally Posted by Fryingpan77 View Post
      Here's a link to a quick guide. These are estimates of what you might receive.

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      Perfect, exactly what I was looking for, if the estimate that I've been given is realistic it appears that my cabinet is further away than the exchange

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      Re: Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

      Quote Originally Posted by steelysteph View Post
      Perfect, exactly what I was looking for.
      No problem. Other things need to taken in to account also, like the quality of your line, but it will give you a general idea.
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      Re: Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

      The route of your line to your cabinet may not always be as direct as you think and in most cases the estimates they give are conservative to allow for the quality of line and crosstalk

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ipster View Post
      The route of your line to your cabinet may not always be as direct as you think and in most cases the estimates they give are conservative to allow for the quality of line and crosstalk
      Tell me about it. I missed out on my closest cabinet by 1 house. I'm not even connected to the second closest. I got 3rd best so when I got predicted speeds if 35.5 I was very happy with my results and it can even achieve a little more too.

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      Re: Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

      Quote Originally Posted by Fryingpan77 View Post
      Tell me about it. I missed out on my closest cabinet by 1 house. I'm not even connected to the second closest. I got 3rd best so when I got predicted speeds if 35.5 I was very happy with my results and it can even achieve a little more too.

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      I've been quoted 13.4 on fibre when at the moment I get between 4 and 7 on ADSL2. I can see my line go to a pole less than 50m away. From there are several lines going to other properties and poles. There's a cab next to one of the other poles - total cable run 150m.

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      13.4 is very low. I'd put money on you achieving more though. If your line is good quality there is a chance you could be pleasantly surprised. Its a bit of a gamble if it only manages to give you what you've been quoted. Are you going for SFU ?

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      Re: Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

      Quote Originally Posted by Fryingpan77 View Post
      13.4 is very low. I'd put money on you achieving more though. If your line is good quality there is a chance you could be pleasantly surprised. Its a bit of a gamble if it only manages to give you what you've been quoted. Are you going for SFU ?

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      Re: Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

      Quote Originally Posted by Fryingpan77 View Post
      No problem. Other things need to taken in to account also, like the quality of your line, but it will give you a general idea.
      also another thing to factor in is that as more FTTC connections get completed in your cab your max att may drop due to interference which would show a slower sync speed and suggest that you are further away from your cab then you actually are
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