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Standard User tommy_boi
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 27-Sep-11 15:28:54
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Sky's Full 20Mb


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Anyone in here getting the full 20Mb that sky offer, how close would you need to be to the exchange to get it?.

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Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 27-Sep-11 15:55:31
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Fairly close less than 1km i would say, where as some ukonline customers would see upto 22mb below that distance, all down to target snrm and the way they manage things, with sky it's 1 size fits all 7-8 default margins downstream and upstream sync rates capped below what the network it able to support,and use of it's dlm and option of fast path

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Standard User tommy_boi
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 27-Sep-11 16:17:28
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Re: Sky's Full 20Mb


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Only reason i put this is i'm in a temp house right now and about 1.2km from the exchange, getting around 12Mb, but i'm moving soon and it says the exchange is only 343 metres away on the samknows site, would it be possible i could get the full 20Mb, and is there anything faster about?.

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Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 27-Sep-11 17:01:51
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Re: Sky's Full 20Mb


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In reply to a post by tommy_boi:
Only reason i put this is i'm in a temp house right now and about 1.2km from the exchange, getting around 12Mb, but i'm moving soon and it says the exchange is only 343 meters away on the samknows site, would it be possible i could get the full 20Mb, and is there anything faster about?.
At that distance if the info is correct i would expect the full sync rate of any upto 24mb adsl isp, and something would be seriously amiss if that was not possible,
at that short distance from the exchange, if it was me i would make full use of it, and go for be pro or similar for the extra upload speed ,

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 27-Sep-11 19:01:11
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Re: Sky's Full 20Mb


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SamKnows only gives a straight line distance, so real distance can be a lot different

e.g. major roads, rivers, railway lines being a big issue

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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Tue 27-Sep-11 19:20:26
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Don't got by straight line distance or road distance it is the length of the line that matters.

I'm about 320 meters from the exchange but only get 13Mbps and my modem reports the line as being between 1.5km and 3km.

If FTTC is being enabled at your exchange it will be worth checking that even if the cost is prohibitive at first it would be good to know. Far too often cabinets close to the exchange are not FTTC enabled and therefore will limit you to ADSL2+ up-to ~20Mbps for the foreseeable future. For this reason it may work out better to live further away from an FTTC enabled exchange.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Tue 27-Sep-11 19:35:45
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Don't got by straight line distance or road distance it is the length of the line that matters.

I'm about 320 meters from the exchange but only get 13Mbps and my modem reports the line as being between 1.5km and 3km.


I'm apparently 1009.8 metres according to Google maps; my attenuation is 24.5db and I can sync at 17.2mbps on BE. My PCP (cabinet) is 473 metres away, but I have no FTTC cabinet yet.

Line type (copper, aluminium or various mixes) and number of junctions and quality of these junctions also drastically affect line quality.

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Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 27-Sep-11 20:08:30
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Re: Sky's Full 20Mb


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In reply to a post by tommy45:
In reply to a post by tommy_boi:
Only reason i put this is I'm in a temp house right now and about 1.2km from the exchange, getting around 12Mb, but i'm moving soon and it says the exchange is only 343 meters away on the samknows site, would it be possible i could get the full 20Mb, and is there anything faster about?.
At that distance if the info is correct i would expect the full sync rate of any upto 24mb adsl isp, and something would be seriously amiss if that was not possible,
at that short distance from the exchange, if it was me i would make full use of it, and go for be pro or similar for the extra upload speed ,
Iam well aware of how samknows estimates line length ie straight line distance (as the crow flies) or distance by road, both are not going to give a very accurate figure, but on face value a line of 343mtrs in length should easily be able to sync at the max adsl2+ can offer 24mbps downstream and 2.5-3mbps upstream,

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Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 27-Sep-11 20:15:34
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
SamKnows only gives a straight line distance, so real distance can be a lot different

e.g. major roads, rivers, railway lines being a big issue
the bit about railway lines, don't bt open reach just bury the cables deep underneath the lines in some type of re enforced ducting? cheaper than routing it the much longer way surely? we have railway lines that basically divide the area into 3 segments with only 3 road bridges local to me that could affect cable routing from my exchange, but i'm fairly sure the cables run under the tracks

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Standard User tommy_boi
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 28-Sep-11 00:27:01
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Thankfully i have none of these between me and the exchange, just a couple of roads, and they are not major roads.

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