new member here, so please be gentle
I am currently with Idnet who have been superb, but with 2 sons in the house and myself, all avid gamers and downloaders, the price and limitations of Idnet packages are increasingly becoming an issue.
I am thinking of migrating to Sky, mainly because of the attractive price for an unlimited package, and also because on my exchange (Whitby) Sky is one of the only companies providing LLU.
To cut a long story short (too late?) I am worried about leaving Idnet's superb service and being tied into a 12 month contract with a provider I know little about other than having fairly mixed reviews and ratings across the internet.
I know that everyone has different results, but what is the overall general feeling about Sky and its speeds and service?
A little about my current speeds with Idnet
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 12411 kbps 443 kbps
Line Attenuation 34.5 db 13.0 db
Noise Margin 6.9 db 25.0 db
Usually extremely stable, but can have fluctuations in download speeds by up to -3000 kbps, requiring a reset to get back up to around the 13500 kbps mark. Does all this look like I am getting the most from my line? My router is a DGN2000.
Would it be reasonable to expect similar speeds with Sky? Last but not least, what is their supplied router like? I need wireless in my house, so wired is not an option.
Many thanks for your help, I want to be as sure as I can that Im not stuck with an underperforming supplier that will interfere with all the things we do on the net.