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    Are The Changes to Sky Broadband Mid Really Fair?

    This is a discussion on Are The Changes to Sky Broadband Mid Really Fair? within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by Brian69 Its alright for you NR, in your nice big urban exchanges, with LLU providers coming out ...

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      Re: Are The Changes to Sky Broadband Mid Really Fair?

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      Its alright for you NR, in your nice big urban exchanges, with LLU providers coming out of your ears, but for us on small exchanges, its effectively Sky or BT
      Luckily I have the choice of AOL, TalkTalk, Be, Sky, Orange, O2 - You will have to move Brian, it may work out cheaper over a few years


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      Re: Are The Changes to Sky Broadband Mid Really Fair?

      If O2 put in an apperance i would shift as a matter of course. I dislike having too many eggs in one basket, i would be happy to have Sky for TV, O2 for BB and BT for the phone/line rental even if it would cost more in the short term. We can see what happens when a telecom player gets its hands on too many of an individuals services, its a bloody nightmare to shift from them so they feel free to milk the subscriber. This is just how BT used to be before privitisation, with expensive calls, and a long wait for a line.

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      Re: Are The Changes to Sky Broadband Mid Really Fair?

      Within the last few months I completed an online survey from a media company I suspect were Sky who were proposing new pricing structures,download limits,phone usage and new services.One of these ideas was relating to down-loadable TV and movies.I get the impression that they are now doing the groundwork to offer these services in the not to distant future.The idea being that if TV downloading proves popular a lot of people will exceed a 10 gb download limit and will be paying extra.It could be that the upload speed increase to 600mb is to facilitate this in a P2P fashion.No concrete evidence to prove this but room for speculation.

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      Re: Are The Changes to Sky Broadband Mid Really Fair?

      What makes this even more peculiar is Sky's plans to allow streaming of VoD through an XBox 360 in the coming year, on 10Gb a month that will be a complete non-starter ... I can imagine the spiel ... "enjoy Sky TV anytime you want it through your XBox 360, as long as your ISP isn't Sky"

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      Re: Are The Changes to Sky Broadband Mid Really Fair?

      Yes but the data can be routed internally and not over the net like BT Vision does..... ergo the low 10GB rate is OK.

      That been said I thought 40gb was just nice.... now mid is neither for a low or a high user or even a mid user.... it just exists. Plus even if 10gb is the adverage surley 40gb is a selling point so whats the diffrence ? A strange desision in all.

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      Re: Are The Changes to Sky Broadband Mid Really Fair?

      Fair enough, but until I hear it officially from Sky themselves before the August 1st deadline then I'll have to assume otherwise and opt out of the new network and move my broadband elsewhere.

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      Re: Are The Changes to Sky Broadband Mid Really Fair?

      I don't receive the Sky magazine (I must have chosen that option when signing up) and I've not yet received a letter of any kind so I think Sky are already in default on my T&C's. I'm in the same position as NR - on Mid, use moderate download volumes, currently have 6.6 MB/sec so don't expect any speed improvement - so how good are 02 and how easy is it to migrate? I'd probably drop HD as well as a point of protest!

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      Re: Are The Changes to Sky Broadband Mid Really Fair?

      So long as your line rental is not with Sky, it should not be a problem. Do check with O2 first that they have LLU slots avaliable first before you swap.

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      Re: Are The Changes to Sky Broadband Mid Really Fair?

      Why does having your line rental with Sky matter? As long as you stay on the openreach product, and not Skys "enhanced " product surely it doesn't matter who you pay. I'm off to the Orange shop at lunch time for a discussion on Broadband.

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      Re: Are The Changes to Sky Broadband Mid Really Fair?

      Just out of curiosity, have Sky indicated anything about what other 'improvements' may come with the new network? i.e. are my pings going to drop, is my speed going to improve, are there new services which will require being on the new network ... or is voice mail online the only thing they have to offer me to stay?

     

     
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