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Standard User logansfolly
(newbie) Tue 21-Jan-14 10:42:23
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Did you find upgrading to fibre worth while?


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HI, New Here so Go easy!!

I am with Sky broadband. I have a line estmate of 2.5 mbs. I get 0.85mbs on speed test... stable yet very slow.

I have now upgraded to fibre and am trying to find what speed i'll actually get!? Sky are saying 40mbs but it could be as low as 15!?!

I would like other peoples experance in upgrading.. will it make a huge difference in speed. I know it's fttc fibre broadband and have no clue when my fttc cabinet is!?!

Look forward to reading replies.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 21-Jan-14 10:50:23
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Re: Did you find upgrading to fibre worth while?


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Previous ADSL/ADSL2+ speeds are no indicator to what speeds you will get on FTTC.

https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html and pick the Address Checker, what speeds does it estimate for FTTC. Until you are live and able to run speed tests that is the best estimate you will get.

As for other peoples experiences it ranges from 'was slower than ADSL2+' to 'went from 1 Mbps to 60 Mbps'

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Standard User logansfolly
(newbie) Tue 21-Jan-14 11:00:23
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Re: Did you find upgrading to fibre worth while?


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Previous ADSL/ADSL2+ speeds are no indicator to what speeds you will get on FTTC.

https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html and pick the Address Checker, what speeds does it estimate for FTTC. Until you are live and able to run speed tests that is the best estimate you will get.

As for other peoples experiences it ranges from 'was slower than ADSL2+' to 'went from 1 Mbps to 60 Mbps'


Ok thanks for the reply. I have struggled to find any 'experances' of upgrades just lots of people saying in forums they have..!!

I go live next friday and will see how we go. Fingers crossed


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Standard User smouty
(regular) Tue 21-Jan-14 13:30:59
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Re: Did you find upgrading to fibre worth while?


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Hi,
Sorry if this is not news but I don't know how much you know about FTTC.
The C in FTTC is for cabinet and this is where your 'copper' terminates. This will be hopefully significantly nearer than your exchange where your current ADSL line goes.
This reduction in line length is why the speed is so much faster wink

If you know what cab you are connected to and approx. how far away it is you can estimate your speed which is what the online checkers are doing.

I am very near to the cab so get close to the max 80mb/20mb down/up.

Edited by smouty (Tue 21-Jan-14 14:45:24)

Standard User trolleybus
(member) Tue 21-Jan-14 15:13:23
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if the fttc estimate is very close to the speed being provided by adsl, is there any merit in making a switch?
Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 21-Jan-14 16:58:19
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In reply to a post by trolleybus:
if the fttc estimate is very close to the speed being provided by adsl, is there any merit in making a switch?

Probably not, you might get a slight increase in download speed and the upload speed could be significantly higher, but you might not, and you will probably pay more for FTTC, so I wouldn't bother.

Kevin

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Standard User AndyPandy
(experienced) Tue 21-Jan-14 19:04:27
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Going from 0.85Mb/s to anywhere between 15-40Mb/s sounds like a great upgrade to me...?!

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Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 21-Jan-14 19:10:18
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In reply to a post by AndyPandy:
Going from 0.85Mb/s to anywhere between 15-40Mb/s sounds like a great upgrade to me...?!

Agree entirely but that wasn't the question!

Kevin

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 21-Jan-14 22:50:00
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Why didn't you use the checker MrSaffron suggested? That will give you a fair idea.

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Standard User noppix1
(newbie) Wed 22-Jan-14 00:18:25
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You should have researched how far you are from the FTTC cab first. Take the advice above and check your expected speed for FTTC. As you have not yet had it installed you should be able to cancel if you are within the 14 days cooling off period. Once you have it installed and it is not working how you want you have to get them to cancel the contract. Not an easy thing.

Poor preparation makes for [censored] poor performance.

Edited by noppix1 (Wed 22-Jan-14 00:48:03)

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