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      Sky Dumps BT

      PLEASE MOVE THIS TO THE RIGHT PLACE

      It was only a matter of time...


      Sky has finally become bored of sitting on BT's network and decided to unbundle its broadband and phone offerings. The move will not be in partnership with any other unbundled ISPs and Sky will use its own equipment exclusively.


      "We have built a new state-of-the art network which uses Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) to give us end-to-end control of your broadband and phone service, instead of 'renting' the connection from another provider," said Sky in a statement to customers this week. "We're using the latest technology to offer you a great experience and to offer you new features in the future, such as managing your voicemail through Sky.com."


      It continued: "Carrying voice and internet signals over our own network also means we can offer unbeatable value for money. You don't have to do a thing - we're transferring Sky Talk and Sky Broadband customers to our new network automatically, with minimal disruption to your connection. Your account details, including your home phone number, email address and username will all stay the same. Your Sky TV service will not be affected."


      The only question is how Sky's move affects BT friendly numbers such as 0800 and the now free 0845 and 0870 - often the bane of many customers' phone bills.


      On the other hand this may see Sky soon playing in the upper echelons of the ADSL2+ sector with a 24Mbit product, currently it tops out at 16Mbit. The Murdock juggernaut doesn't do things by halves so this should be a development worth watching...

      Source Sky Dumps BT, Unbundles Lines - Networking News - TrustedReviews


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      Re: Sky Dumps BT

      Won't this mean that it will be a right pain in the backside if you want to move ISP/phone suppliers, like it is with Talk Talk?
      I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!

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      Re: Sky Dumps BT

      Well from what im guessing... Yes i think it is... however its good news for connect customers im guessing again LOL

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      Re: Sky Dumps BT

      Hi Sam one happy connect Customer then again we might be the last to move over.

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      Re: Sky Dumps BT

      Yeah well i am having a wonderful time on o2

      2.9Mb atm with attenution of 65.5db LOL!!

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      Thats not bad speed for 65.5db thats excellent I am pleased you are enjoying O2 I have as usual fighting the good cause connect I found something interesting about their speed tester it is on last page Steve's Sky Connect speedtest blog I have been saying Bt speed tester speeds are wrong it looks like I could be right

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      Yup seeing as o2 say i can only get 0.5Mb LOL and im getting nearly 3Mb

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      Re: Sky Dumps BT

      That is what you need an ISP to listen and then help. sounds like O2 did both

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      Question Re: Sky Dumps BT

      I thought this happened when you took out "Sky Talk Line Rental", but obviously not

      I assume BT OpenReach will still be contracted to repair line faults.

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      Re: Sky Dumps BT

      I seriously doubt whether there will be any change for a connect customer, the economics of installing LLU kit into small exchanges doesn't change.
      This is simply a means of locking customers in, as they tried when they increased the cost of broadband to customers who prefered to stay with BT for line rental.
      As a previous poster has pointed out it will be like talk talk where it is not possible to use an alternative ISP whilst using Sky's telephony service.
      It would cost 130 ish to move back to BT first.
      Once locked in prices will inevitable rise.
      I used to be cynical!


     

     
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