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Standard User bill888
(committed) Thu 27-Feb-14 20:20:20
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Actual speed vs Line speed query


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Does Sky profile their LLU lines like BT do to limit maximum speeds relative to actual line speeds?

I'm trying to help a relative resolve a mysterious file download speed and poor speedtest.net results issue.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 27-Feb-14 20:57:47
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Re: Actual speed vs Line speed query


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In reply to a post by bill888:
Does Sky profile their LLU lines like BT do to limit maximum speeds relative to actual line speeds?

Synch speeds are profiled, but throughput is always ~80% of synch speed unless there is exchange congestion (uncommon on Sky).

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Standard User bill888
(committed) Thu 27-Feb-14 21:24:03
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Re: Actual speed vs Line speed query


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~80%

ah, that explains what my relative has been witnessing since last year when they were migrated from o2 LLU connection last year.

Tnx.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 27-Feb-14 22:00:24
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Re: Actual speed vs Line speed query


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Same is true for all ISPs due to overheads, you will never get all of the current synch speed in throughput speed.

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Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 28-Feb-14 16:08:52
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Re: Actual speed vs Line speed query


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About 85% with my old O2 connection and the new Utility Warehouse connection (TalkTalk). Cab is about 30 metres away and the exchange is about 500 metres from the cab.

Was Eclipse Home Option 1, VM 2Mb & O2 Standard
Now Utility Warehouse (up to 16mbps) via Talk Talk
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