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    What Sky product should I choose & what speed could I receive?

    This is a discussion on What Sky product should I choose & what speed could I receive? within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Here are my line statistics taken from a 2wire 2700HGV router DSL Down Up Current Rate: 576 kbs 288 kbs ...

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      What Sky product should I choose & what speed could I receive?

      Here are my line statistics taken from a 2wire 2700HGV router

      DSL Down Up
      Current Rate: 576 kbs 288 kbs
      Max Rate: 2288 kbs 688 kbs
      Current Connection:
      Current Noise Margin: 21.0 dB 18.0 dB
      Current Attenuation: 60.6 dB 31.5 dB
      Current Output Power: 14.9 dBm 12.0 dBm

      I am currently with AOL silver and the maximum they will give me is 512k.

      I would appreciate any advice on which speed I could receive on my line. Obviously my line is quite a distance from the exchange. Should I get the sky Mid package (ADSL Max) or sky Max package (ADSL2)?

      Cheers,


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      Re: What Sky product should I choose & what speed could I receive?

      It's not really possible to predict with much accuracy but I doubt you'd get much more than 2meg. You'll get the same speed on Mid or Max so which you choose will depend on how much downloading you intend to do and whether you need the slightly higher upload speed of Max.

      BTW, Max is only an ADSL2+ service if the line conditions allow. Yours won't allow it so you'd be on G.DMT on any Sky LLU service. Mid is not ADSL Max - that's the BT service sold under the name of Connect by Sky.
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      Re: What Sky product should I choose & what speed could I receive?

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      It's not really possible to predict with much accuracy but I doubt you'd get much more than 2meg. You'll get the same speed on Mid or Max so which you choose will depend on how much downloading you intend to do and whether you need the slightly higher upload speed of Max.
      Cheers! well it's better than my 512k aol connection. Is this due to the length of my line? Also would you be able to tell me if the sky Mid package download limit of 40gb includes general surfing etc or is it specifically for downloads i.e. large files etc? Thanks again,

      Thanks for clearing up that sky mid is not ADSL Max either!!!
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      Re: What Sky product should I choose & what speed could I receive?

      Yes it's down to the apparent length of your line but quality also matters. I think you can be fairly confident you'll get more than 512k but as I said before, it's impossible to predict accurately.

      The download limit applies to all traffic not just large files. Note however that in the near 18 months that Sky has been going I've never heard of anyone being warned for going over the allocation - and many do, regularly.

     

     

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