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    Is it against the law/Sky's T&Cs to let my neighbour use my internet?

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      Is it against the law/Sky's T&Cs to let my neighbour use my internet?

      Hi,

      My neighbour wants to pay towards and use my sky internet - is this allowed by the law / Sky's T&Cs or is the broadband limited to residents of my house only?

      Cheers,

      James


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      Re: Is it against the law/Sky's T&Cs to let my neighbour use my internet?

      A router allows you to share your connection, who it is shared with is up to you.
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      Re: Is it against the law/Sky's T&Cs to let my neighbour use my internet?

      Sky Terms and Conditions - Broadband

      2. Using Sky Broadband

      (a) Sky Broadband is for private use by you and members of your household only. It must not be used for any commercial or business purpose.

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      Re: Is it against the law/Sky's T&Cs to let my neighbour use my internet?

      Not really an issue I would have thought , but my concern is that you've only got Everday Lite which is very limited on download and that could be a problem.

      Upgrade to unlimited then you should be OK.

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      Re: Is it against the law/Sky's T&Cs to let my neighbour use my internet?

      Do remember that should your neighbour decide to do anything illegal over the Internet, it will come across as being on your connection and you could be liable for it

      I would suggest that it might not be a good idea to charge him for access though. This could be seen as using it for commercial purposes. Even trading goods could be seen in this manner.

      However if there is some other way of him showing some kind of 'favour' then I am sure it would be less of an issue.

      timc's comment regarding your current profile which indicates that you have Everyday Lite is very important. If your neighbour intends to use the Internet a lot, then you could very quickly find yourself being upgraded to the Unlimited package by default.

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      Re: Is it against the law/Sky's T&Cs to let my neighbour use my internet?

      More to the point, why doesn't your neighbour want their own BB connection? Seems very strange to me. As to the T & C's above, assume Sky routers aren't able to have open wireless access then?
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      Re: Is it against the law/Sky's T&Cs to let my neighbour use my internet?

      Quote Originally Posted by RUNITDIRECT View Post
      More to the point, why doesn't your neighbour want their own BB connection?
      Very true, but some people do struggle with bills or perhaps can't get a telephone line for some other reason.

      Quote Originally Posted by RUNITDIRECT View Post
      Seems very strange to me. As to the T & C's above, assume Sky routers aren't able to have open wireless access then?
      You could disable the security on the WiFi, but this is never recommended.

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      Re: Is it against the law/Sky's T&Cs to let my neighbour use my internet?

      Thanks for the replies... I could give him the passcode...

      What I really need to know is, what happens if i break the T&C 2.a and somebody found out?

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      Re: Is it against the law/Sky's T&Cs to let my neighbour use my internet?

      Technically you could get cut off
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      Re: Is it against the law/Sky's T&Cs to let my neighbour use my internet?

      Quote Originally Posted by IWasNotTheEnemy View Post
      Technically you could get cut off
      Doesn't sound like I'll be doing it then.

      Out of pure curiousity though - surely they could never prove it even if say, I was reported?

     

     
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