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    FUP - Will sky ever enforce a usage policy

    This is a discussion on FUP - Will sky ever enforce a usage policy within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; the reason i ask is that nowadays with home networks and more people in the house with access to the ...

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      FUP - Will sky ever enforce a usage policy

      the reason i ask is that nowadays with home networks and more people in the house with access to the internet as well as huge files such as skys and bbc's own broadband service the amount people download each month would be quite a lot and in the majority of people's cases would probably exceed the 250gb a month fup that has been mentioned.

      any ideas anyone or views?


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      Re: FUP - Will sky ever enforce a usage policy

      My own view?

      Sky have too much money to worry about it. The last thing they want is to see "Sky have introduced or enforced caps"

      Sky have a target to reach and being in a unique position of owning their own excellent network, makes them far less susceptible to capping.

      A few years ago, I remember Plusnet saying the average speed will increase by 4 but usage will not follow. What an assumption to make, so badly.

      The way of the internet now is more and more bandwidth orientated and to start restricting people's downloads in GB's is a fools mistake. Any ISP worth its salt will do what Sky have done, build their own network, and charge a fair price. The customers will just sign up in their 1000's.




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      Re: FUP - Will sky ever enforce a usage policy

      As users realise there is no enforcement of the 40GB cap they will download whatever they want per month,people who were going to sign up for MAX will save a fiver and sign up for MID.
      I think Sky will have no choice and will have to enforce the cap.

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      Re: FUP - Will sky ever enforce a usage policy

      I think Sky will eventually enforce the cap on Mid users, they must do, in fairness to the Max users who are paying double the price, apart from their own financial considerations. Whether they enforce the Max FUP, assumed to be 250 Gb, is another question. I agree with NR though, being one of the few and cheapest suppliers of unlimited Broadband is a great selling point.

      Are there any cases yet where the Base download limit if 2Gb has been enforced? I don't remember reading of any and I would think this limit would be the first to be frequently broken.

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      Re: FUP - Will sky ever enforce a usage policy

      yeah i can understand if they enforced it more on the mid package as a way to make it fair for max users and also a selling point for people on mid to go onto the max internet. i just feel that especially when sky offer there own broadband service online to watch movies and sports that are shown on telly at 700mb plus it seems daft if they then started putting a cap on how much people are able to download

      as far as i know no usage caps have been enforced yet.

      i hope it stays that way.

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      Re: FUP - Will sky ever enforce a usage policy

      When I was looking about for a new ISP, I was chatting to a nice UKOnline advisor and they said the FUP was only to monitor useage and if there was a massive spike in useage they would phone up and tell the user to check their PC's for a virus that may be using bandwidth.

      It sounds like Sky are doing that, but with less finesse with posts by members here saying that they have been cut off and being told that they have a virus and to reformat their drive before being allowed back on the network.

      Frankly Sky has their own network and so they are not so bound by buying off bandwidth off a wholesaler, plus now that O2 have bought Be, I would say that they are their main competitor and will probably track prices and products and if O2 and Be still have a lax FUP enforcement lots of people could happily jump ship to them.

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      Re: FUP - Will sky ever enforce a usage policy

      they have been cut off and being told that they have a virus and to reformat their drive before being allowed back on the network.
      I think that referred more to emails (spam) apparently being sent than actual usage. I still don't see how they have the right to cut a user off without supplying documentary proof that emails were being sent from the PC. But that's another story

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      Re: FUP - Will sky ever enforce a usage policy

      Well since joining sky on the 7th Jan 08. I'd say i've downloaded more than 250GB.
      This will now dwindle down as i had alot to download before i moved, and it's all gone now, so probably be around the 50GB-150Gb next month.

     

     

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