Sorry for the long winded post but I just wanted to give as much info as possible
It's been a few years since I've 'delved' into Broadband too much. I've been with O2 (Standard Old Package, i.e. Unlimited everything) for a number of years at 3 different properties but can get no more than a 8mb connection. Due to leaving O2 Mobile Network recently our package will increase by £5 a month to £14.50, currently £9.50.
This has got me wondering about increased speeds elsewhere. Sky is tempting due to it's lower price of £10 a month for unlimited (No Sky TV) but there checker states:
'Estimated Access Line Speed: 5.0Mbps - 11.4Mbps'
I do not want to move to Sky if I'm going to get less than the 8mb I get with O2 but being able to get 11mb+ would be an improvement I guess. Can anyone tell what I may get with them from my O2 Box stats?
SamKnows states: 'You are approximately 1.59km from the exchange. Note that this is the straight line distance'
Uptime: 65 days, 21:39:48
DSL Type: G.992.5 annex A
Maximum Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 1,217 / 10,284
Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 1,200 / 8,183
Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [GB/GB]: 98.34 / 210.70
Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 12.0 / 18.5
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 25.0 / 43.5
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]: 7.0 / 6.5
Vendor ID (Local/Remote): TMMB / BDCM
Loss of Framing (Local/Remote): 12 / 0
Loss of Signal (Local/Remote): 4 / 0
Loss of Power (Local/Remote): 0 / 0
Loss of Link (Remote): 0
Error Seconds (Local/Remote): 319 / 0
FEC Errors (Up/Down): 17,461 / 13,109,822
CRC Errors (Up/Down): 17,461 / 28,399
HEC Errors (Up/Down): 164,778 / 24,514
I pay Post Office £12.25 a month for Home Phone which I don't use only to get the Broadband, there is no long contract period. Sky Home Phone is the same at £12.25 a month so no problem moving there, and I'd get a new Wireless N router as opposed to the O2 Box II i've had for sometime.
My exchange (Chapel End - CMCHAP) has recently been enabled for FTTC which is why BT Infinity attracted me although it would come at a cost (£28 a month i believe + £13.90 Line rental), but the 38.7mb/10.7mb estimate would be pleasing for a user like myself. I download/stream from various sources and my son also uses Xbox Live most days and we also use Wi-fi for our Android Phones. I have read BT throttle at certain times of the day, how does the throttling affect P2P and Xbox Live?
Any help and advice would be appreciated, whilst I knew a little about Broadband 3-4 years back, family and home life has taken over so I'm not at all clued up like I used to be.
Your thoughts are most welcome