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    Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

    This is a discussion on Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Slim as I expect the business model is for the LLU money to pay for more LLU equipment and LLU ...

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      Slim as I expect the business model is for the LLU money to pay for more LLU equipment and LLU rent.

      I don't know how true this is but the number being bandied about on another forum was that a pipe costs in the region of quater of a million a month to rent from BT wholesale.

      This is why BT Broadband can say that they have to charge so much as they are making so little money on it. (Yeah it's all being made by BT Wholesale)
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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      Quote Originally Posted by Sky Broadband Team View Post
      New customers to Sky who have taken up Sky Broadband in the 6 months prior to the 25th November - and are not signed up to Sky Talk - will be exempt from the price changes until January 2010.
      I signed up within the six months prior to 25 November, but received notification by post that the price of my broadband is going to increase this year. Is this an admin error?

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      I don't know how true this is but the number being bandied about on another forum was that a pipe costs in the region of quater of a million a month to rent from BT wholesale.
      A 622Mbit/s BT Central cost 1.5m a year and 175k connection charge two years ago - I don't know what the current pricing is but it may be a bit less now. Add in the BT end user charges, the BT connection charge of 40 per customer and the BT cessation charge of 30 odd when a customer leaves, (BT even charge 2 per customer for the throttling service), Sky Connect for only 17 a month is a remarkably low price and can't be delivering any profit for the first couple of years.

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      A 622Mbit/s BT Central cost 1.5m a year and 175k connection charge two years ago - I don't know what the current pricing is but it may be a bit less now. Add in the BT end user charges, the BT connection charge of 40 per customer and the BT cessation charge of 30 odd when a customer leaves, (BT even charge 2 per customer for the throttling service), Sky Connect for only 17 a month is a remarkably low price and can't be delivering any profit for the first couple of years.
      So how do non-LLU providers make a profit from cheaper products? eg. Tiscali

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      Quote Originally Posted by bubblegun View Post
      So how do non-LLU providers make a profit from cheaper products? eg. Tiscali
      They don't in essence, they rely on other products e.g. Tiscali TV to make a profit. If you look at Tiscali's financial history, you will see they've never made a profit.
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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      Re Price increase:

      Am i right in thinking this is a form of blackmail??

      How are trading standards allowing Sky to get away with this??

      Its like saying you must take out our phone service or you pay another fiver a month! I may take this further....

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      I think this has been discussed before.

      My theory is that they have given adequate notice and if you don't like it you can still vote with your feet. They are not forcing you to take SkyTalk they are mearly offering you a discount in the form of a 5 per month refund until 2010 if you do.

      They could always just put the price up regardless and give no such disount option, that seems to be what all the utility companies I use do whenever they like

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      hmmm i know what you are saying but its still blackmailing you in to taking out the phone service to keep your current price, I already have the phone so it dosnt affect me but my mother is hopeless with IT and now has to go through all the hassle of changing BB supplier to avoid an increase of 5 per month wich is quite a lot when you are retired. Has anyone contacted trading standards about this or would i be wasting my time?

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      and now has to go through all the hassle of changing BB supplier to avoid an increase of 5 per month wich is quite a lot when you are retired.
      Is she going to be able to find a cheaper supplier for Base or Mid? I doubt it somehow. Even after the rise, it will still be pretty cheap. Don't think I agree with what they are doing, I don't!!!

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      Quote Originally Posted by Kbramman View Post
      Ah well, Time to move to O2, who will be undercutting Sky on their mid package.

      Unless Sky wish to offer those of us here who are already paying the sky HD sub a delay until 2010 as well...

      Over to you Sky, though I do not expect a response
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