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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

      The fibre optic interest registration website for sky has been taken down. Talk talk on the other hand announced that they would charge 10 quid for the boost (over and above the existing broadband charge) and are expected to release the product in May with advertisement campaigns starting from mid April.

      BT have also been rumoured to remove FUP on it's top infinity product soon.

      So the market is getting a little hot but where is sky? Does anybody actually know someone who is trialling the the widely rumoured sky fibre optic product. I seriously doubt skys involvement in fttc right now.


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

      plusnet have a FTTC product launching by Easter which is cheaper than BT but does have useage limits and BT has officially scapped it's FUP on all of it's top broadband packages, that will start in the next 2 weeks.

      I think Sky and Telephonica entered the BB market thinking that it was mature only to suddenly find they are in a middle of a technology jump and they are not too sure of it's implications.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      BT has officially scapped it's FUP on all of it's top broadband packages, that will start in the next 2 weeks.
      Am I correct in assuming that this means there will be no traffic management on these packages?

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      I think Sky and Telephonica entered the BB market thinking that it was mature only to suddenly find they are in a middle of a technology jump and they are not too sure of it's implications.
      Agreed

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

      BT has scrapped the download limit, they are claiming that very few people went over the 300 gigs a month limit anyways.

      The traffic management will still be in place, although there is much slagging off of it on the internet I have no problem with it.

      I suspect that a lot of the hatred is coming from people who want to max out their connection p2p'ing all day long and don't particulary like BT shaping that traffic.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      BT has scrapped the download limit, they are claiming that very few people went over the 300 gigs a month limit anyways.
      Funnily enough that is the same stance taken by Sky when they used to have a 40 gb limit on the Mid package. Not so funnily, they went the opposite way.

      I find it hard to believe that anyone can download 300Gb a month and actually make use of what they download. If they are keeping it, they would need a new 1Tb HDD every three months.

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

      Sky fibre is still limited to internal staff trials at the moment.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      sky could end been last if they dont get there fingers out and get cracking

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

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      sky could end been last if they dont get there fingers out and get cracking
      I guess they'll launch a fibre service when there is sufficient demand and capacity to make it a worthwhile venture. I'm guessing the majority of Sky BB customer's won't be interested in paying extra for fibre right now, and many of those who are interested might not be able to get it in their area.

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

      ...............and those who do want it will just go elsewhere and Sky will have lost them forever.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by buddbuttocks View Post
      I guess they'll launch a fibre service when there is sufficient demand and capacity to make it a worthwhile venture. I'm guessing the majority of Sky BB customer's won't be interested in paying extra for fibre right now, and many of those who are interested might not be able to get it in their area.
      There already is a high demand for the product. Several member of this forum have already upgraded to FTTC with BT. As for becoming available, BT are trying to get all the exchanges upgraded by 2015. This should also mean that even the Shetlands get a descent BB service at last.

      I am wondering now if the Sagem 2504N is actually supposed to be the FTTC router or whether Sky is trying to write a Firmware for it's own FTTC router.

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