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    Sky Broadband Changes - 22nd June

    This is a discussion on Sky Broadband Changes - 22nd June within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Update: Sky have sent us the following information. http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-n...nd-2009-a.html Unconfirmed. Rumour has it that there are to be some changes ...

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      Sky Broadband Changes - 22nd June

      Update:

      Sky have sent us the following information.

      Changes to Sky Broadband from June 22nd 2009

      Unconfirmed.

      Rumour has it that there are to be some changes to Sky's current broadband offerings.

      Currently,

      Sky Base - 2gb Monthly usage
      Sky Mid - 40gb Monthly usage
      Sky Max - Unlimited Monthly usage

      As from 22nd June, allegedly these will then be known as:

      Sky Broadband Unlimited - 20Mbps Down/1.3Mbps up
      Sky Broadband Everyday - 10Mbps Down/600Kbps up

      No idea on Base, and apparently Everyday is a 10GB cap...

      Although it is certainly not clear that the old packages will be removed, or if the newer ones would be for new customers as from 22nd June.

      Updated 20:31:

      The information you have got about the new Sky packages is correct. They are changing the Mid, Max and Connect packages.

      Connect package is basically going ADSL2+, and I believe that it will soon offer upto 20Mb, like the Max package. Not sure about usage limits though. (This has since been revoked later on in this thread)

      Also, there may or may not be an additional package added, specifically for gamers.

      I don't know if the changes are going to affect all existing Sky customers, but we are aware that some older customers are getting their lines regraded to the new upload speeds atm

      More news as we get it.
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      Re: Sky Broadband Changes - 22nd June

      Is this from someone who doesn't want to go on the record at Sky or somewhere else?

      Has the "Sky BB Team" who post here been asked to comment?

      If we've signed up for the mid product that suddenly has the d/l limit capped by 75% do we have a get out, an up from 8 to 10 meg is hardly significant.
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      Re: Sky Broadband Changes - 22nd June

      The information has come from a known Sky staffer, unofficially.

      We have asked for more information, and will post asap


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      Re: Sky Broadband Changes - 22nd June

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      The information has come from a known Sky staffer, unofficially.

      We have asked for more information, and will post asap
      This is someone other than "bubblegun"....?
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      Re: Sky Broadband Changes - 22nd June

      We have a policy on here of waiting until we get at least 2 PMs or emails about the same or nearly the same information, before we publish information.

      This way we know that there is some credibility to the story / news. As for sources, lets just say they are or have been letting us know information for nearly 3 years or so.

      This is someone other than "bubblegun"....?
      I have never spoken to or exchanged information to the best of my knowledge, with bubblegun.


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      Re: Sky Broadband Changes - 22nd June

      Also, I missed this bit of information, I am not sure if this has already been stated on here so far:

      Just a heads up, the Connect product is changing this month from using BT Centrals to IP Stream Connect.


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      Re: Sky Broadband Changes - 22nd June

      Ok thanks, all good to know.
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      Re: Sky Broadband Changes - 22nd June

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Just a heads up, the Connect product is changing this month from using BT Centrals to IP Stream Connect.
      What does that mean in laymans terms?

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      Re: Sky Broadband Changes - 22nd June

      I would assume the way that Sky get their backhaul from BT.

      I am totally guessing, but I bet it cuts out a lot of the control / shaping from BT's network and gives total control to Sky?


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      Re: Sky Broadband Changes - 22nd June

      Cannot believe this is true , cannot see how they can just cut your useage by 75% without pre warning anybody. They would lose a lot of customers also they are also still advertising 40g monthly useage on there web site

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