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Up to 20mb or 24mb?

esseff
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Registered: 06-09-2007

Up to 20mb or 24mb?

I notice that PN's 21CN packages offer 'up to 20mb'. Yet my exchange offers speeds 'up to 24mb', as do other ISPs. Why is PN limited to 'up to' 20mb?
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Community Gaffer
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Re: Up to 20mb or 24mb?

It's basically the same, however the realistic expectation is that a very very small amount of people will ever get over 20Mb throughput due to the way the DLM works.
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 Chris Parr
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Re: Up to 20mb or 24mb?

Quote from: esseff
Why is PN limited to 'up to' 20mb?

Because they are being more honest.
ADSL Max is advertised by everybody as "up to 8Mb" - but the maximum IP Profile is 7150 so it is totally impossible to get faster than that.
On ADSL 2+, if you had a cable out of your window straight in to the exchange immediately next door you could get the full 24Mb sync, but anything less than that and it is unlikely. I can't recall a single post from anyone claiming a full speed sync on ADSL 2+!
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