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    Interesting BT versus Sky comparison

    This is a discussion on Interesting BT versus Sky comparison within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I thought ftc was only the main cable to the cabinet ? Surely they dont run a seperate fo from ...

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      Re: Interesting BT versus Sky comparison

      I thought ftc was only the main cable to the cabinet ? Surely they dont run a seperate fo from the exchange for every line thats connected to that cabinet ?



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      Re: Interesting BT versus Sky comparison

      The cabinet is round the corner.
      Is it a new FO cabinet? If its not, the fibre cabinet could be several hundred yards away.

      I appreciate the diff between fibre optic and copper cable so what I was getting at was how would good ole BT be able to upgrade an individual customers line from the exchange to the cabinet in a way which restricted the improvement to that line.
      They are not upgrading individual lines, a fibre cable is laid from the new cabinet to the exchange and BT charge for the use of that cable. At the moment, only BT and their rebadged suppliers have access to it. Depending on the size of the cable it can carry several hundred lines and the existing copper to the house is connected to it. The copper wire is still in place back to the exchange and the way things are going, very shortly, only LLU providers will be using it.

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      Many thanks for explaining. By the way I've no idea whether the cabinet is FO.

      The choice seems to be 20 for 18-25Mb with BT or 15 for 3.5Mb with Sky.

      Seems like a no brainer to me so maybe leaving this forum shortly!!

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      Re: Interesting BT versus Sky comparison

      If you don't have Sky TV or Talk, Sky broadband is certainly not the right option. The cheapest option with Infinity only gives you 40Gb. BT are introducing a 'pay when you go over' policy from November this year. They will be charging 1 per Gb in units of 5Gb, which means if you go over by 6Gb, it will cost you an extra 10. Even their Unlimited package is 'Subject to Network Management' which means it is not really unlimited.

      Sky are going to loose a lot of customers on exchanges with fibre, if they do not find some way of using it.

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      Re: Interesting BT versus Sky comparison

      Currently have Sky TV and Broadband but not Sky Talk.

      I am a high user so I would have to pay for the BT equivalent which I think is about 27 excluding the costs you quote.

      The Sky service is very reliable for me with hardly any interruptions despite my continual usage.

      However, it would be nice to have more speed.

      Many thanks again.

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