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    This is a discussion on uploads and downloads within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Heres a general question.. not specific to sky.. Why are upload speeds so much slower than download speeds ??? Chris...

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      uploads and downloads

      Heres a general question.. not specific to sky..

      Why are upload speeds so much slower than download speeds ???

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      Re: uploads and downloads

      The uploads are lower because when you are borwsing the internet you are Downloading.

      When you want to get music/movies you download.

      Most users only require download speeds to be quick.

      I very rarely will upload on the PC, its only when im hosting in games on the 360/ps3 that upload is important and even then only 1 Mb is really needed.


      Thats why generally companies like to push "superfast" connections and only really state the download speed as its what most people are intrested in.


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      Re: uploads and downloads

      So.. could you get a faster up;oad if you needed it ???
      I actually upload more than I download ..

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      Re: uploads and downloads

      Sky provide an 'up to 1.3Mb but being able to get this depends on the distance from the exchange and the quality of the line. If your connection is properly configured you will be getting as much as you can. ADSL, being what it is, asymmetric, divides the line into frequencies with a large portion allocated to download and a much smaller part to upload. I believe it is possible to 'move' a larger part of the frequency to upload, but your chances of getting this done are zero. SDSL(Symmetric) allocates the bandwidth equally, but this is not normally used for home broadband.

      If you really need a quick upload speed then you should look at BT Infinity, which is available in many parts of the country. This can give an upload speed of 10Mb and download of 40Mb. - BT, or their resellers, are going to steal a lot of users from other ISPs, including Virgin with this service.

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      Re: uploads and downloads

      Quote Originally Posted by krustynutz View Post
      So.. could you get a faster up;oad if you needed it ???
      I actually upload more than I download ..

      Depends what kind of upload speed you want.

      The UK generally has poor upload speeds, unless you are on Business/Private connections.


      For you're home you got options like:


      Virgin Media - In the Future will have much higher upload speeds, around the 3rd quarter of this year or by the end of this year.


      BT - You should check as they offer upto 10 Mb upload but when i checked they said i could only get 1.2 Upload.


      Be Broadband - If you're willing to sacrifice some download speed you can get upto 2.5 Mb upload.


      You're best bet is Virgin Media, both for Download speed and Upload speed.


      They are set to upgrade their 50 Mb package to around 5 Mb with their new 100 Mb roumered to be 10 Mb upload.


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      Re: uploads and downloads

      Just noticed that you have a London number. You are among the favoured ones who are getting BT fibre before the rest of the country, so you will have, or will soon have, access to BT Infinity.

      You should remove your partial phone number and just put in your exchange name.

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      Re: uploads and downloads

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Just noticed that you have a London number. You are among the favoured ones who are getting BT fibre before the rest of the country, so you will have, or will soon have, access to BT Infinity.

      You should remove your partial phone number and just put in your exchange name.

      As i said before BT Infinity looks to be decent with upload speeds but what i got quoted for Download speed wasnt impressive.


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