When upgrading to Fibre, does the telephone/talk service still use the copper path from exchange to property?
I'm currently on SKY BB Unlimited and my line performs extremely well via copper, giving me the maximum advertised speeds/sync rate. What confuses me is that my Fibre expected speed is only 30MB... If Fibre eliminates the copper path from exchange to my cabinet then why can't I achieve better than 30MB even on Pro packages which should be 'up to' 72MB if I recall. Seems odd when I get the max speed available via a full copper path but limited when the majority is switched to Fibre...
FTTC uses VDSL technology. This deteriorates much much faster over distance than ADSL 2+.
Imagine a 3 mile long ADSL line. You might get 1 or 2 Mbps out of this line.
VDSL via FTTC wouldn't work at all on a 3 mile long line.
If your estimate is only 30Mbps the green cabinet must be a fair distance away.
Please be aware that fibre estimates include cross-talk. So you may initially sync at 50Mbps and then as crosstalk occurs that will eventually cause the line to be around 30Mbps.
If crosstalk's already present you'll always see around 30 Mbps from day one.
I personally wouldn't bother if you're getting 20Mbps already.
Pings might improve but that all depends on how stable your line is.
Edited by ukhardy07 (Sun 28-Jul-13 14:53:24)