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    Move to Sky broadband

    This is a discussion on Move to Sky broadband within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; After 20 years (YES 20!) with my current ISP (in dialup and BB ) I have decided to move to ...

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      Move to Sky broadband

      After 20 years (YES 20!) with my current ISP (in dialup and BB) I have decided to move to Sky broadband.

      I pay over 20 a month for my current ISP , and have done for years. Yesterday, I noticed my net connection drop terribly. I then looked at my email and see that I have received an email telling me that as I had downloaded more than 60GB in a 30 day period, they would throttle my downstream speeds to 128k until it averaged out again.

      I have subscribed to Netflix and use it every night, watching boxsets and things so I assume my constant netflixing has gobbled up my allocation of bandwidth. If I was paying 5 a month I could understand, but 20 to be throttled in the current climate does not seem acceptable.

      I have a Billion gigabit router which I would like to continue to use but looking at this forum, that is not likely to be possible. Is that the case?

      Does anybody know if new customers are still able to get access to current login credentials from the routers which Sky now provide?

      Also, if I *have* to use Sky's router, I am thinking about just pluggin my current router into Sky's router and using it to manage all my local connectivity and wifi as is, and then letting Sky's box front end the net/wan connection. That should be pretty straightforward I imagine.


      Edit: Also, do I have to move my phone line in some way to Sky's service or do I stay with BT?

      Many thanks for any advice in advance
      Last edited by Cheshire_Carper; 21-03-12 at 10:02 AM.


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      Re: Move to Sky broadband

      Answering my own questions here

      It looks like in answer to my final question, I do need to get Sky Line rental to use the broadband unlimited service.

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      Re: Move to Sky broadband

      1. You can use the Sky as a dumb router and use your Billion to govern your network so that's easy (if you can't use your Billion outright). Getting the username/password is easy - it's whether your connection is MER that's the issue
      2. As you've since found out, you do need Sky line rental for BB
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      Re: Move to Sky broadband

      The sky line rental seems to be the cheapest around. We have it so we can get the broadband but it's still worth it.

     

     

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