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Standard User 1066mike
(regular) Sat 16-Apr-11 02:05:10
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Hi All

Can you help me out please. I am currently with UW Unlimited (60 GB ish fair use) and my son is doing a lot of viewing of podcasts, u-tube etc. and this is pushing the limits on our UW package. Their policy has been, in the past, to "throttle" the connection for the balance of the month if they decide that you are exceeding the usage.

Can you recommend the best options available for a non-LLU ISP - he thinks that he needs / wants to be able to use about 10GB a day or something like 200+GB per month. I am happy with keeping UW for line and calls etc (being a UW rep, I am obviously happy with the overall package smile )

My exchange is Baldslow - NDBAL

Thanks

Mike

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Standard User boysteve
(member) Sat 16-Apr-11 03:56:35
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So long as UW haven't LLU'd your phoneline I would suggest Sky Unlimited on that exchange providing they have spare slots.
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Standard User 1066mike
(regular) Sat 16-Apr-11 09:36:38
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Thanks for that. The SKY checker shows that they have availability with a maximum estimated download speed of 3Mb - Can I assume that the estimated 3Mb is irrelevant as we already have something in excess of 6Mb

Does it make any difference that he is also a keen gamer ?

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 16-Apr-11 09:50:13
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Make sure that is definitely Sky Unlimited, (which is LLU but partial as long as you keep your rental with UW as you propose), not Sky Connect which is BT-Wholesale based and dreadful.

I don't know if that checker tells you, and as boysteve says, you need to be sure there are LLU slots free. That could be doubtful on that exchange.

Does www.speedtest.net show your existing underlying ISP?

I think Sky is Interleaved only. Do you know whether your line is currently interleaved or fast path? That affects gaming. The router stats often tell us, see here for help finding them.

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Standard User 1066mike
(regular) Sat 16-Apr-11 15:45:18
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OK, I think

Speedtest shows Tiscali UK

The results from the router stats seem to shows interleaving:

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 8123 kbps 959 kbps
Line Attenuation 33 db 6.5 db
Noise Margin 13 db 9 db

Upstream interleave FEC 71
Downstream intereleave CRC 33 FEC 3555

No results under fast path
Do these make sense?

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 16-Apr-11 17:41:07
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Yes, that makes sense. It is Tiscali LLU rate capped at 8128kbps.

Tiscali is now owned by TalkTalk, but it may still be on the Tiscali LLU kit. It seems as though all that is being replaced by TalkTalk though. If and when that happens the wholesaler will be TalkTalk Business.

On a move to another ISP, perhaps one of the TT Business resellers, it could achieve a connection speed between 12Mbps and 14.5+Mbps.

I have to go now, but will look at this again tonight or tomorrow.

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