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    Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      I have been waiting for Sky to finally announce this package only to find i cant afford it boo.
      I currently have Sky Talk and BB, but there is no upgrade path for that without taking a tv package or paying 30pm for Fibre only.

      A little peed off tbh.

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      It is expensive compared to the current ADSL2+ package.

      I think most of us would expect the price to drop in due course or special offers to be made available.

      One important thing is the set up costs too. Whilst I can see the justification, 50 is a lot of money when you already have a reasonable broadband connection.

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      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      The main confusion, cost wise, for me, was in respect to our current "max" package. This would originally have cost us 12.50, but because we took out the phone package too, we (like a lot of people I guess), get the permanent 5 discount, bringing it down to 7.50.

      From what I've read .. because it seems now in order to get fibre you have to have the phone package (is this correct?), there is no "discount" offered as an incentive to take the phone.

      So, in effect, we're losing our 5 discount?

      It just feels like a double price hike ... 12.50 to 20 isn't so bad (although of course, if the above is true, then those people would also have to subscribe to Sky Talk etc), 7.50 to 20, in addition to the 50 setup, is a little more difficult to sell. Especially considering the upheaval that will inevitably need to take place internally, in our case, with respect to cabling, power points, etc.

      I'm sure, at some point in the future, we'll go for it .. we just need to actually get some money first!

      Edit .. actually I've just looked at out account on the Sky website, and there is no mention of the discount we were getting. I've not had anything to say this has been removed, but now my broadband is shown as costing me 10

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Just to compare price and services like for like with BT..


      Sky (Fibre) *

      Upto 40meg D/L
      2meg U/L
      Unlimited Usage

      20 PM
      50 Install/Activation
      12.25 PM L/R
      Sky TV Required

      Total Monthly Fee
      One off Installtion fee 50

      Then 32.25
      Excluding your TV package
      & additional Talk Service



      BT (Fibre)

      Upto 40meg D/L
      10meg U/L
      Unlimited Usage

      25 (20 for 3 months)
      Free Set Up and Activation
      14.60 PM L/R

      Total Monthly Fee
      No Upfront Activation Feee
      39.60 (34.60 for 3 months)

      No TV packages required but add
      any additional talk services

      Whilst Sky offer a better monthly Fibre package (based on monthly price of 20) once the price of your Tv package is added it makes the cost of getting sky Fibre 52.25 per month upwards based on the basic entertainment pack (62.25 for HD customers).BT whilst slightly more expensive a month now offer a bigger upload speed.

      BT do offer a cheaper 18 package that is 40/2 but it has a 40GB Usage Limit and 25 Activation

      * Based on "Pre Launch" details - subject to change

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      For those that already get reasonable speeds, it may not be worth upgrading for the price Sky will be selling fibre. However my line only supports up to 4Mbps due to the long distance from the exchange, the speed in my signature is the maximum I have ever been able to achieve. so even though the extra 12.50 a month is more than double what I'm paying for now, for the speed increase I'll potentially be getting I think its worth it.

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by dankargo View Post
      For those that already get reasonable speeds, it may not be worth upgrading for the price Sky will be selling fibre. However my line only supports up to 4Mbps due to the long distance from the exchange, the speed in my signature is the maximum I have ever been able to achieve. so even though the extra 12.50 a month is more than double what I'm paying for now, for the speed increase I'll potentially be getting I think its worth it.
      Its only a 12.50 increase for those who have sky TV already and pay sky for their phone line rental. But I agree for those who already have these service from sky 12.50 is an acceptable increase to most people.

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
      Edit .. actually I've just looked at out account on the Sky website, and there is no mention of the discount we were getting. I've not had anything to say this has been removed, but now my broadband is shown as costing me 10
      Annoyingly it appears that when you are out of the 12 month contract period, one of the discounts is removed. If you were to call Sky, this could be reinstated, however would it mean that you then could not migrate across to FTTC in April?

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Hmm .. I'm onto them now via Live Chat .. but looking back I've been paying 10 per month for the last year, at least. Looking in greater depth it shows:

      Sky Broadband Unlimited 15.00
      5 off Broadband each month if taken with Talk 5.00 CR

      Edit ... it appears from around August time they took the "discount" off and simply made it a straight 10 for unlimited, on my account

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Annoyingly it appears that when you are out of the 12 month contract period, one of the discounts is removed. If you were to call Sky, this could be reinstated, however would it mean that you then could not migrate across to FTTC in April?
      Good point .. I'll ask that if they ever start talking to me again :P

     

     

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