I am hopefully moving house in the next few months to an area which should be covered by FTTC. The current owners only have traditional ADSL and achieve just 1mb because of distance to the exchange.
The house is a fair distance from the FTTC cabinet by the look of various speed estimators, but I should be looking at around 12mbit. I work from home so I need to maximise speed and stability. I'm moving from a Virgin Media area where we have the slowest broadband at a mere 50mbit so going back to copper is a bit of a change!
- Is there any difference in technology/speed capping, etc of the various speed packages or are they just "up to" and subject to line length and quality? In other words, if I went for an "up to 76mb" service instead of an "up to 38mb" or "up to 52mb" service would it make any difference to my speed if the line can only support, say 12mb?
- Is there any technical difference between the various providers (Sky, BT, etc) or is it just commercial packaging? Would I get the same speed and reliability from each because they share the same equipment, or is it more complex than that?
Many thanks in advance!