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    when will free sky broadband be available in North Wales?

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      when will free sky broadband be available in North Wales?

      Does anybody know if and when free sky broadband will be available in north wales? the only available package is the connect at 17 a month


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      Re: when will free sky broadband be available in North Wales?

      As far as I can see you will have a very long wait, there are no LLU operators in your part of North Wales (Bangor) or Llandudno i.e the main population centres.


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      Re: when will free sky broadband be available in North Wales?

      I dont think it is very fair some people get it for free and some have to pay!

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      Re: when will free sky broadband be available in North Wales?

      Life isn't fair and the Universe doesn't care!

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      Re: when will free sky broadband be available in North Wales?

      that why i am cancelling sky

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      Re: when will free sky broadband be available in North Wales?

      The equipment is expensive to get it LLU.

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      Re: when will free sky broadband be available in North Wales?

      I live in Stevenage and until February 2007 we had no LLU suppliers just BT and NTL and this was in a town approaching 40,000 households!!

      Sky and O2 are at least moving around the exchanges slowly upgrading more and more as time goes by, but from a business point of view they will convert exchanges that will give them a good chance of getting their money back as quickly as possible.

      If you are interested in the Base package, have you looked at the mobile internet dongles that the mobile phone companies do?

      The dongles cost about 50 and it's 10/month for pay as you go packages. The bandwidth allowed is 1-2gib a month which is similar to the base package and you get around 3 meg/sec connection speed.
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      Re: when will free sky broadband be available in North Wales?

      Probably best deal for me is the post office home phone with broadband 20 a month.
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      Re: when will free sky broadband be available in North Wales?

      According to Samknows none of the Bangor exchanges will be LLUd for some years. With BT's 21cn scheduled for 2010, it may never happen. You will just have to make the best of what you have. I suppose that is one of the penalties for living in a low populated atractive area.

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      Re: when will free sky broadband be available in North Wales?

      I was talking to sky sales assistant in Llandudno shopping mall yesterday and I asked him if he knew when the free broadband will be available in this area. He said he did not know when, he said it could be next week or next year. I think isitme is probably right in saying it mighy never happen!

     

     
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