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Standard User zeddie1
(newbie) Mon 21-May-12 17:07:48
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what download speeds do people get?


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If people have read my other thread, I'm due to move over to Sky (from O2).

Just wondered what sort of download speeds people get, especially on P2P at peak times (say, around 7pm - midnight) ...
Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Mon 21-May-12 18:42:34
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Re: what download speeds do people get?


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2 Megabytes per second which is about the max my line can do once overheads are taken into account. Time of day doesn't make any difference.

Kris

Sky Broadband Unlimited
Ashington (Northumberland) Exchange
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Standard User Neken
(knowledge is power) Mon 21-May-12 19:41:34
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Re: what download speeds do people get?


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As Sky don't throttle you'll get whatever your line/seeds can supply at any time of the day.

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Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Mon 21-May-12 20:25:14
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Re: what download speeds do people get?


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Sky might not throttle but some people do see signs of natural contention, so you might not always see line speed.

Kris

Sky Broadband Unlimited
Ashington (Northumberland) Exchange
Fibre due June 2012!
Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Mon 21-May-12 20:34:59
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Re: what download speeds do people get?


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Sky might not throttle but some people do see signs of natural contention, so you might not always see line speed.


In areas where there is 'natural contention' Sky have ALWAYS upgraded the backhaul to the affected area within a few weeks.

There was some natural contention issues recently (I was affected). Sky made a list of all affected areas and listed fix dates.

When there was contention in 2011. Again sky resolved all of the problem areas

Net result is that you get full wack everything 24/7.

NO PEAK TIME SLOWDOWNS! It's a commitment made by sky
Torrents, p2p, vpn, everything IS NOT slowed down.

Sky have always upto date upgraded capacity wherever there are slowdowns. They have a tonne of money to throw at their network which they purchased from easynet and boy they have upgraded the heck outta that network since they purchased it.

I'm getting 40 mbps 24/7 even at 8pm. I have sky's fibre offering now. That's 4mb/s even on torrents

This is assuming you are not on sky connect.

So I would argue that you should expect consitent speeds 24/7
Standard User madmart
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 24-May-12 12:54:59
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Same here I sync at 22Meg and typically get between 2 and 2.3Megabytes regardless, occasionally things do slow down a bit at peek but still well up there and perfectly acceptable for gaming or iPlayer....

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Fri 25-May-12 09:52:00
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Re: what download speeds do people get?


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I had 100mbps cable it was pants.

I have a SDSL 2MB business line but I also have a sky unlimited line and I get around 6.9mbps on it. I use it purely to stream apple TV. Does the job very well anytime of the day or night.
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