Anyone actually getting 8mb speeds?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Me, Dec 22, 2005.

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    Me Guest

    A few ISPs are advertsing "up to" 8mb broadband but is anyone actually
    getting that? Or any speed higher than 2mb? And with which ISP?

    I realise that the speed depends on your distance from the exchange and that
    8mb is therefore not guaranteed but anyone here getting between 2mb and 8mb?
    Me, Dec 22, 2005
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    Phil Chung Guest

    I get 4.4Mbps from UK Online (58dB downstream attenuation, 3.3km line
    Phil Chung, Dec 22, 2005
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  3. No chance of getting 8mb unless you set up home in the exhange building.
    The Inquisitor, Dec 22, 2005
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    Me Guest

    Me, Dec 22, 2005
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    Alex Brown Guest

    We've got lots of our customers getting 10Mb.
    Only if you're on DSL and not the superior cable connection :)

    Happy Xmas

    Alex Brown, Dec 22, 2005
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    chris-usenet Guest

    When the engineer came to install my ADSL a year or three back, he
    commented that it was "highly likely" I'd be able to get 8 Mb - when it
    became available.

    My router claims the following values -

    * Local Tx Power: 11.95 dB
    * Remote Tx Power: 19.4 dB
    * Local Line Atten.: 30.0 dB
    * Remote Line Atten.: 18.0 dB
    * Local SNR Margin: 32.0 dB
    * Remote SNR Margin: 26.0 dB

    AFAIK I'm a mile or so from the local exchange (if anyone's got a
    streetmap/multimap reference for Harrogate exchange, I'd appreciate it).

    chris-usenet, Dec 22, 2005
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    Gizmo Guest

    As a general rule of thumb:
    If you can throw a stone through the exchange windows, you stand a chance of
    getting 8Mb
    Gizmo, Dec 22, 2005
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    Peter M Guest

    A friend of mine up here in the north of Wales is getting 7200 kbps on
    a line form Bulldog. He switched to them a while ago for their off-
    peak 2000 kbps service (since he's at work in office hours it made no
    difference having 500 kbps in the day) and earlier this year got their
    upgrade. No other services available here (eg Easynet/UK Online) yet.
    He is pretty close to the exchange (under 10 minute walk) though how far the
    copper goes is another matter. He originally had a BT engineer installation
    so has a filtered master socket, I believe. His speedtest is here
    (shows actual speed of data at around 6600 kbps). HTH. Peter M.
    Peter M, Dec 22, 2005
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    Peter M Guest

    So when will that serve _all_ of Wales :)

    Very happy with the service I get at 2000 kbps, while a friend uses the
    higher speed available from Bulldog (no other LLU services here). Peter
    Peter M, Dec 22, 2005
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    JohnT Guest

    I am about 1.75km from BT exchange and am getting over 12Mbps via

    Here is a recent speed test:

    Some users are getting over 20Mbps - have a look around these forums:

    JohnT, Dec 22, 2005
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    Lasitha Guest

    I get 7 to 7.5Mb on Bulldog. I am 2.3Km from the exchange.
    Lasitha, Dec 22, 2005
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    Me Guest

    I get 7 to 7.5Mb on Bulldog. I am 2.3Km from the exchange.

    How do I check how far I am from my exchange? (Tulse Hill)
    Me, Dec 22, 2005
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    blh_9 Guest

    Will give you details & location map for your exchange.

    blh_9, Dec 22, 2005
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    Doz Guest

    I get 10 on ntl cable...
    Doz, Dec 22, 2005
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    dave stanton Guest

    You may be a mile or so from the exchange, that does not mean the cable
    that supplies your house is a mile or so long. Could be much longer!.

    dave stanton, Dec 22, 2005
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    Ian Stirling Guest

    Is there any standard for how the upstream varies as the downstream?
    Ian Stirling, Dec 22, 2005
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    Clint Sharp Guest

    Hmm, would the 35 mile distance from my house to the nearest Blueyonder
    cable area affect the speed I would get or is this not a factor because
    you'd run a cable just for me?
    Clint Sharp, Dec 22, 2005
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    Chris Guest

    Does TCP traffic differ at all over a cable or DSL connection? ie, is
    one better than the other for TCP delivery? I ask because the net
    wasn't 'designed' for non-symmetric connections, yet we're now flooded
    with high speed, asymmetric, ones! From a low level viewpoint, which
    method is better as it stands? Cable or ADSL?
    Chris, Dec 23, 2005
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    sandman112 Guest

    really !!!!!!

    my so called 10MB is actually no where near it, yet support only ever dish
    out instructions to read a users FAQ.

    i could hit the roadside cabinet with a brick from my window so im not
    exactly far away, yet all i get is 4-7MB ... and yes that is with
    (pointless) multiple downloads

    before this 10MB farce i would be the first to say cable is superior but now
    im rethinking my ideas come the new year, i really thought telewest would
    have sorted out the teething trouble, but its still the same. Ive been on
    10MB since the initial rollout (castlecary UBR) and nothings changed
    sandman112, Dec 23, 2005
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    JohnT Guest

    JohnT, Dec 23, 2005
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