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    Training period on FFTC

    This is a discussion on Training period on FFTC within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by Isitme So the fact that all ADSL lines start at 4Mb with Sky and gradually work up ...

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      Re: Training period on FFTC

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      So the fact that all ADSL lines start at 4Mb with Sky and gradually work up to the optimum speed is a myth? If there were no training period surely it would just start at the maximum speed as it used to do before DLM was introduced?
      Sorry, I was talking about 21/20CN DLM (i.e. BTw DLM).

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      Quote Originally Posted by simon194 View Post
      ... and FTTC starts at the maximum speed and usually stabilises the line within 2 days sometimes 3 and then monitors the line continuously as detailed in SIN498 section 2.2
      Yes, but that's not 10 days is it! It never takes more than 3 days, ever. I do agree with you about the three days, but 10 days is not true.


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      Training period on FFTC

      Well still waiting for speed to go up I'm on 27Mbps not the 40 as promised. Ok I wouldn't mind if it was a couple of meg out but this is not good. Upload is fine.
      I have been using speedtest for checking speed is this the best one

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      Re: Training period on FFTC

      Quote Originally Posted by paulm94 View Post
      Well still waiting for speed to go up I'm on 27Mbps not the 40 as promised. Ok I wouldn't mind if it was a couple of meg out but this is not good. Upload is fine.
      I have been using speedtest for checking speed is this the best one
      its been fine for me. have you been using tried the namseco and/or structured communications servers located in London. These are the ones that Sky will tell you to use i believe.

      Also thinkbroadband's new speedtester is pretty good.

      People have also found that different PC setups can also affect your speed. Have a look here

      i also note from your speedtest above that speedtest.net selected the sittingbourne server. are you in sittingbourne?
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      Training period on FFTC

      Quote Originally Posted by andrewjr View Post
      its been fine for me. have you been using tried the namseco and/or structured communications servers located in London. These are the ones that Sky will tell you to use i believe.

      Also thinkbroadband's new speedtester is pretty good.

      People have also found that different PC setups can also affect your speed. Have a look here

      i also note from your speedtest above that speedtest.net selected the sittingbourne server. are you in sittingbourne?
      Well I have tried the speedtest.net ones and get 29Mbps think broadband is average of 34Mbps and BT wholesale is 16Mbps why is there such a difference

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      Training period on FFTC

      The fibre team went through a few tests with me yesterday after a call back. And basically said to wait till next Wednesday/Thursday and if still have speed issues to ring them (gave me direct number)
      But after googling about sky infinity vs sky fibre most people say stay well clear of sky as they can not compete with BT on price and speed. Well I have 3 weeks to change my mind

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      Re: Training period on FFTC

      Quote Originally Posted by paulm94 View Post
      But after googling about sky infinity vs sky fibre most people say stay well clear of sky as they can not compete with BT on price and speed. Well I have 3 weeks to change my mind
      could you please post up some links that you found stating the above.

      please post up your pc specs. are you using wired or wireless to speedtest. wired is always better especially if you only have a g rated wireless card in your pc
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      Re: Training period on FFTC

      Quote Originally Posted by paulm94 View Post
      most people say stay well clear of sky as they can not compete with BT on price and speed.
      I don't think that is quite correct. I've just completed a like-for-like "vanilla" price comparison of fibre broadband services from Sky, BT, PlusNet & TalkTalk (ignoring cashback & signup offers) here:
      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-b...tml#post413820

      Sky is cheaper than BT for an up to 38Mbps service (but TalkTalk is cheaper than both Sky & BT).

      Sky is the most expensive of all four for an up to 76Mbps service.
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      Re: Training period on FFTC

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Sky is the most expensive of all four for an up to 76Mbps service.
      The problem with Sky is they don't publish the underlying costs such as backhaul costs, the upgrade of their UK backbone to 100 Gbps etc. which ultimately will affect the overall price. TBH I wouldn't be at all surprised if the 40/10 product is being subsidised at the expense of the 80/20 product.

     

     
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