Just wanted to share my experiences of the last month, I live in a part of Aylesbury (built only 10 years ago) where for whatever reason there seems to be a slowspot. It's mapped fairly well on the notspots site so this isn't just my internal wiring, as far as I can tell. I only have 2 wires connected behind my master socket and everything is properly filtered.
Sky installed my DSL quoting "4 to 12Mbit" (which is interesting, because BT's tool says 1-3), and after 7 days of waiting for it to settle (I assume this means it's RADSL?) I got around 2300Kbit down and 500Kbit up. Here's the relevant stats from my router (I hope):
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 2322 kbps 480 kbps
Line Attenuation 64.5 dB 40.6 dB
Noise Margin 0.8 dB 10.5 dB
I'm no expert but hopefully someone versed in the dark arts of SNR and attenuation can confirm these are bad.
So, I phoned Sky on day 14 after the activation and (being a previous Virgin customer) expected a fight. I had discovered that I was covered by an exchange accepting fibre orders and I was a little disappointed Sky hadn't tried to upsell me initially, but I got put through to the Fibre dept and the nice lady arranged for Fibre to be installed later this week. DSL service should be uninterrupted. Quoted speed for the new install (I liked this) was "between 31 and 31.46Mbps".
Anyway, the point of all this is that I will return and post my new stats afterwards, which hopefully will provide insight into how well FTTC copes with whatever the issues are in this area. If it's as quoted then I guess this area just has a bad cabinet-exchange link rather than the last mile being the issue?
Edited by Gridl0k (Tue 15-May-12 19:19:02)