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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 22-Jun-15 18:57:31
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Sky Pro trial


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thinking about changing from normal FTTC to Sky FTTC pro, but just to try it out for 3 mths. If no difference then I would want to re-grade.

Anyone done this without being trapped on a contract for 12 mths?

IanD
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 22-Jun-15 19:30:43
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Re: Sky Pro trial


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What differences would you expect?
Standard User AAuser27
(member) Tue 23-Jun-15 12:07:28
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Re: Sky Pro trial


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It's what 40/10 to 80/20 and nothing else changes?

So yes what do you expect to happen?


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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 24-Jun-15 19:45:04
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Not sure, hence the question.

I remember going from 512k to 1m, which felt more responsive. The jump from 1 to 2m fealt the same. 2 to 8m fealt more responsive. The jump from 8m to 40m fealt the same but no lag when others using the link at the same time. Was thinking of trying 80m now, but li could be no difference, hence the question.

IanD
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 24-Jun-15 20:46:23
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Re: Sky Pro trial


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No change in latency and most web pages get no where near 40 Mbps or even 30 Mbps

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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 26-Jun-15 19:03:40
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so.... are we saying that 80M is not actually needed and for now 40M FTTC is sufficient for a FTTC connection.

What I actually miss is some form of overall BB usage status. I now no longer have any idea how much bandwidth the "house" is using up/down.

IanD
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 26-Jun-15 20:21:27
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For many little difference depends on if you download large digital content eg games a lot

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 27-Jun-15 13:33:13
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Honestly for streaming, youtube, browsing etc you will feel no difference.

The only thing it will make a big difference is if you are often downloading large files (say 10gb+).

Also it is worth nothing the Sky Hub provided cannot deliver 80Mbps speeds over WiFi. It struggles to reach 40Mbps, so only wired devices would benefit.
Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 03-Jul-15 17:30:29
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hi, thanks for that. I have decided to remain on the 40/20 service until I need more continual download speed.

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