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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

      I wish you all the best for when you finally do get FTTC installed.

      Personally I might be tempted to suggest something naughty in order for BTO to consider changing your underground telephone cable.

      This being a public forum, I could never suggest sabotage.

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

      well it depends if we get fttc if were through other isps other than bt but where kinda on bts network or infrastructure so we may get it

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I wish you all the best for when you finally do get FTTC installed.

      Personally I might be tempted to suggest something naughty in order for BTO to consider changing your underground telephone cable.

      This being a public forum, I could never suggest sabotage.
      LOL! Knowing my luck, it would backfire anyway ... although myself and one of the Sky customer service ladies did spend much time pondering how to break into the local exchange and pull all their cables out for them ... All good natured of course

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

      lets hope fttc will be available to all isps

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

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      lets hope fttc will be available to all isps
      It is. Any ISP can pay Openreach for GEA access or BT Wholesale for a 'managed' service.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      well lets hope sky get there fingers out and get cracking i havent heard anything from them

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

      Yes it would be nice to have some news of Sky's fibre broadband offering soon.

      Just out of interest, I got an estimate of my broadband speed results from the Zen Internet website (Fibre Broadband Overview | Fibre Broadband | Business | Zen Internet). The results were most interesting:
      - ADSL Broadband estimated maximum download speed was 5.5Mbps (line enabled for "up to 20 Mbps").
      - Fibre Broadband estimated maximum download speed was 29.3Mbps, estimated maximum upload speed 6.6Mbps (line enabled for Fibre Broadband).

      According to My Account on Sky, line testing on 25/01/2010 set my maximum download speed to 4.0Mbps and upload speed to 0.8Mbps.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      I just checked with my postcode:

      Estimated Maximum Download Speed*: 2.5Mbps
      Line enabled for "up to 20 Mbps": No

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      Fibre Broadband Services
      Line enabled for Fibre Broadband: Unknown

      For information about the availability of our Fibre Broadband services please enter the telephone number at the location.
      Currently getting 4Mb with Sky (although I used to get a little higher, but our lines are degrading, apparently).

      I put my telephone number in, but of course that doesn't work as I'm a Sky customer for my telephone - only works if you're a BT customer.

      Edit: I'm curious why it says my line isn't enabled for "up to 20Mb" as I'm on that particular Sky service. Not for the extra download speed of course (too far from the exchange/rubbish lines), but for the "unlimited" downloads - i prefer not to worry about it)

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

      FTTC has really taken off where it is available. IMHO Sky are missing out on a great opportunity by delaying their launch.

      Of course if it were available where I live I would consider my options, but presently I can't.

      The current potential is for FTTC to provide 40Mb d/l & 12Mb u/l. Later it is posdible to increase these with the d/l reaching 100Mb for some users.

      As with everything else though, you do need to look at all the options available.

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

      Edit: I'm curious why it says my line isn't enabled for "up to 20Mb" as I'm on that particular Sky service. Not for the extra download speed of course (too far from the exchange/rubbish lines), but for the "unlimited" downloads - i prefer not to worry about it)
      It is obviously just recognising the BT 21CN WBC upgrade, not the LLU ones.

      The same goes for the speed estimate, it is based on BT ADSLMax.

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