"Hello this is the engineer from BT I'm coming to install your broadband."
Me: "But I'm moving to Sky."
Engineer: "I know. Sky have no engineers so they pay BT to do their
So he turns up right at the appointed time, installs a BT Openreach wall
plate, plugs in a BT Openreach modem and away it goes. The only Sky part
of the system is the WiFi unit which also worked straight out of the box.
I told the engineer that Sky's line test had shown I would get 13Mbps. He said that with my distance from the cabinet I would be lucky to get 10Mbps, but when he
did the speed test he got 23Mbps over his WiFi connection. He seemed
amazed but assured me it should remain at that level and would be even
faster on my PC hard-wired to the modem. He was right. The speed test I
did showed an average download speed of 25.83Mbps and upload of 4.3Mbps.
Bit of a change from 0.9Mbps and even lower upload speed on previous
My questions: Is he correct about the speed staying at approximately that level or will Sky quietly throttle me back to 13? I've never heard of anyone getting double their predicted speed, it's usually less than. Anyone any idea how this might have happened?