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    This is a discussion on role out of sky broadband within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Is there a list anywhere detailing sky's timetable for rolling out llu ? I might consider switching once llu is ...

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      role out of sky broadband

      Is there a list anywhere detailing sky's timetable for rolling out llu?

      I might consider switching once llu is rolled out, and once i have info about traffic shaping, fup, and port blocking etc.

      Also I was wondering what the experience of users who have switched is? good speed and reliable connections all round?




      EDIT: corrected typo
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      hello and welcome jonnywombat
      a list of easynet enabled exchanges can be found here Sky acquired easynet a few months back so they could launch sky broadband,
      as to the best of my knowledge no one has been switched to sky broadband yet till the end of this month Sky is only taking details of people who are interested that should change the end of this month (August).

      hope this helps
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      Thanks for that.

      unfortunatly the link only showed me what i knew already.. that my exchange is not yet unbundled. So is there no information on timetables for unbundling more?

      Also if you can point me to info on traffic shaping, port blocking, and fup (i have read info in t+c) i would apprciate this.

      Thanks again
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      well my exchange marshalls cross is not scheduled til December 06, you are probably better wombat doing a line check on Skys signup page and see when they say its available.

      We have emailed Sky Broadband, asking them to be forthcoming and unofficially use our site to help their users, still waiting tho :-(




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      checked sky.com

      "Thanks for registering for Sky Broadband, we've checked the phone number and you won't be in a Sky Broadband area within the next 12 months."

      That sucks!!!

      The connect product is priced similarly to my current isp, and i would consider switching apart from the lack of information available on skys website. It says that product is subject to FUP, but i can't find any info on exactly what the FUP is, or info on other the other issues i have previously mentioned.

      I got bit in the bum by tiscali, who when i was with them were equally vague regarding these issues. Not gonna make that mistake again
      Most good isps now have all this info easily accessible on their websites, and I for one would not migrate until I had this information.



      EDIT: just noticed the interesting wording "you won't be in a Sky Broadband area within the next 12 months."... Surely this should be "sky broadband will not be in your area........"
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      Quote Originally Posted by jonnywombat View Post
      checked sky.com

      "Thanks for registering for Sky Broadband, we've checked the phone number and you won't be in a Sky Broadband area within the next 12 months."

      That sucks!!!

      The connect product is priced similarly to my current isp, and i would consider switching apart from the lack of information available on skys website. It says that product is subject to FUP, but i can't find any info on exactly what the FUP is, or info on other the other issues i have previously mentioned.

      I got bit in the bum by tiscali, who when i was with them were equally vague regarding these issues. Not gonna make that mistake again
      Most good isps now have all this info easily accessible on their websites, and I for one would not migrate until I had this information.



      EDIT: just noticed the interesting wording "you won't be in a Sky Broadband area within the next 12 months."... Surely this should be "sky broadband will not be in your area........"
      my advice would be dont move untill things start to become clear about Sky broadband, as you say it to easy to get bitten on the bum and fall into a 12 month contract.

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      i have been told that on the MAX Unlimited package the upper limit in the FUP will be 100GB+ if anyone takes the mickey to much they will be sent a letter

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      100gb of data a month? it would cost too much in buying tissues!




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      Quote Originally Posted by SatDish View Post
      i have been told that on the MAX Unlimited package the upper limit in the FUP will be 100GB+ if anyone takes the mickey to much they will be sent a letter

      I know SatDish rang Easynet tonite and the most important thing to come out of the experience, was answered in seconds, knowledgeable and most of all very very helpful. In fact Glenns words on msn to me was fook me that was helpful.

      Easynet in case you did not know are gonna be frontline support for sky broadband and on first impressions, are spot on.

      Hopefully over the next few weeks, we are gonna do a survey and ring various ISP's etc to get an understanding of:

      1) Support answering times

      2) Knowledge

      3) Helpfulness

      4) Understanding what they are offering

      watch this space!




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