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    This is a discussion on Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; It does seem strange that they're withdrawing something soon that most have us haven't even had access to yet ... ...

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

      It does seem strange that they're withdrawing something soon that most have us haven't even had access to yet ...

      On the plus side .. if its evolving this fast, perhaps by the time we get to use it, it will be cheaper?


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

      It certainly does appear to be crazy.

      I've just been having a look at the prices for one ISP (Eclipse). They currently charge 40 p/month for up to 40Mb d/l & 2Mb u/l with 100gb monthly allowance. Their other product is 50 p/month for up to 40Mb d/l & 10Mb u/l with 200gb monthly allowance. These allowances are for 'peak periods', which are defined as 9am to 11pm. Outside this time you have an unlimited access.

      It will be interesting to see how Sky structures it's whole product range when it finally launches FTTC. Not only do we have such large differences in the connection speeds coming out now, but Sky has it's own LLU equipment in some exchanges, where it could offer an unlimited bandwidth package quite cheaply.

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

      yea would be interesting to see what sky do for a fttc/p product and how they would deliver it would they deliver it with a cap ie usage allowence or would they do it 100% unlimited with no caps like sky bb unlimited

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

      My cab was supposed to be ready in September but its been put back to December. I wish Sky would release some firm details because i am moving if they dont have a product in place.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Shonk View Post
      I dont underestand why they are even bothering with ftc that 130 they charge people for setup
      should cover a fibre cable from the cab to the house and they get to save having to put a dslam in every cab

      Its the british way i suppose
      do half a job now
      and pay 3x more later to finish it off
      I swapped to Infinity a few months ago and it cost me nothing. I think if you happen to catch the wrong sales person They may tell you there's a charge if you've not got a BT line,
      If you tell them to forget it they soon drop that charge.

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      When I looked around for FTTC I found the ISP's that did it are expensive compared to BT, I'm option 2 40Mb & 10Mb unlimited for 25.60/month. The only thing that's wrong is the rubbish modem that like's to keep burning out.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Paul1360 View Post
      When I looked around for FTTC I found the ISP's that did it are expensive compared to BT, I'm option 2 40Mb & 10Mb unlimited for 25.60/month. The only thing that's wrong is the rubbish modem that like's to keep burning out.
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      No problem with the price differences. I didn't look too far for comparative prices. Hopefully people will forgive me as I did specify the source and I would also expect Sky to offer much better prices on both counts.

      It does worry me about the reports of the BT Openreach modem though.

      I've just spent a few minutes searching around and there aren't many alternatives available. This is not a good sign as if this is the case then we would all be stuck with the same piece of junk.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      No problem with the price differences. I didn't look too far for comparative prices. Hopefully people will forgive me as I did specify the source and I would also expect Sky to offer much better prices on both counts.

      It does worry me about the reports of the BT Openreach modem though.

      I've just spent a few minutes searching around and there aren't many alternatives available. This is not a good sign as if this is the case then we would all be stuck with the same piece of junk.
      This is something that I can't understand people that have low BB speed are snapping up BT FTTC like there's no tomorrow and with 18month contract's the ISP's are going to miss out for a while to come, Maybe that's the reason they have left it alone, TT have offered Fibre around here and only know 1 person who has it. Was chatting to OR Eng the other day and our DSLAM is now down to only 10 slots left, that means 189 with BT and 1 will TT (we got the smaller 200 Slot Cab).
      I'm on my 3rd modem friemds up the road are on their 5th one, they really are cheap things.

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

      I'm fairly sure I've seen the FTTC guys laying cable here in Porthcawl as well Paul, (not too far from you). Samknows says September for enablement but I did think they were going to be a little late, but perhpas not - but thanks for the warning re the modems.

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

      On Samknows it says September for us and the Openreach guys have been all over the estate for months now, so I'm guessing they're at least making the effort to be on target. Not that it matters, as I won't be jumping ship to get it anyway - I'll wait 'til Sky provide it, hopefully at a reasonable rate.

      I don't trust BT and I don't see the point in "getting in first" as it always costs more to do it that way

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

      Well TBH I don't understand how you can say by getting in 1st it cost's you more in the long run, around here as I've said there are only 2 ISP's offering Fibre, TT is 40Mb/2Mb 40GB/month, BT is better no limit.
      Just had a look at the new Open reach roll out information updated today and you both still on for Sept.
      http://www.openreach.co.uk/orpg/home...oming_soon.pdf
      There is not a lot you can do about the modem and as there are only a few others that can be used but they cost a lot to buy 150+, so until BT sort's it out or more come on the market we're stumped.

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