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

    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; looks as if my exchange wont be done till december blyme nothing like a good christmas pressie haha. though there ...

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

      looks as if my exchange wont be done till december blyme nothing like a good christmas pressie haha. though there could be a issue here skys gonna have to think hard because if they release this new n router what happens when it comes to fibre there gonna have to release another router again


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

      what happens when it comes to fibre there gonna have to release another router again
      The new router is reported to be VDSL compatible, which means only the VDSL modem will be needed.

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

      If it is VDSL compatible why would one need a seperate VDSL modem.

      Ability to use one of the ethernet ports as ethernet wan would make more sense.

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

      Ability to use one of the ethernet ports as ethernet wan would make more sense.
      That is what I mean, it is not restricted to ADSL as the older routers are.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Exdee View Post
      If it is VDSL compatible why would one need a seperate VDSL modem.

      Ability to use one of the ethernet ports as ethernet wan would make more sense.
      Sorry it was me thinking out loud.

      Looking around, I'm finding that there are different solutions all the way through. Some ISPs supply a vDSL router, others supply a vDSL Modem.

      Note: Sorry, corrected last word to read Modem not Model.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      whats vdsl oh wait is that ethernet or something or both modem and ethernet

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

      Very high bit rate (or speed) DSL delivered partly by fibre, as opposed to Asynchronous DSL that we use now, which is delivered entirely by metal wires.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Paul1360 View Post
      Well TBH I don't understand how you can say by getting in 1st it cost's you more in the long run,
      Just going on past experience .. it doesn't always end up that way, but generally any "new" technology or gadget is more expensive when it is first launched than, say, a year later. And with Broadband generally being subject to a contract, people will be tied in to whatever price they agree to pay at the beginning, even if prices come down later on ...

      *shrugs* I'm a tight northerner ... I'd prefer to sit tight and wait for prices to come down, than jump on a bandwagon ... especially if BT is the service provider.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
      *shrugs* I'm a tight northerner ... I'd prefer to sit tight and wait for prices to come down, than jump on a bandwagon ... especially if BT is the service provider.
      I must be a tight Southerner then too.

      With regards to virtually everything technology wise & prices, what you have stated is correct. Not so long ago 40" TVs were 2k or more. Now you can get a 40" 1080p TV for under 300.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      yea amazing how things change its the same with smartphones they start at a stupid price like the galaxy s 2 priced at almost 500 quid give it a few months and it will be under 400

     

     

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