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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; Originally Posted by deadman1984 yea amazing how things change its the same with smartphones they start at a stupid price ...

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

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      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
      To be honest ... 400 is too expensive too! Considering mobile contracts are now either generally 18 months or 24 months ... spending 400 now for something that will be superceded in 6 months time seems daft.

      But I suppose it depends on how much disposable income you have floating about, and how likely you are to stick with that 400 worth of phone for the years to come. Me .. "disposable income" is actually what feeds us.

      On topic ... considering the current "peak" price for FTTC costs, I'd expect the prices to come down in the next few years, with Sky (BT's prices are always considerably higher), to approximately double the current max ... which would be, what, 20 ish per month? Perhaps even lower. When you compare the difference between Sky's max broadband service, and BT's max (non-fibre) service prices, it makes you wonder.

      After all, from the providers point of view .. once the initial outlay has been covered, it won't cost any more to run than normal broadband, will it?


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

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      The new router is reported to be VDSL compatible, which means only the VDSL modem will be needed.

      So it just converts a switch port to ewan?
      if so thats totally cruddy this could be done on any of the routers

      I presumed it would have a vdsl2 chipset

      If and when i ever go vdsl2 i wont be using pppoe
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      as its a waste of bandwidth
      i will be using one router via pppoa

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

      Stumpy, Ok I understand now what you meant and yes more than likely it may get cheaper down the road but the diff to me of 1.5Mb to 38Mb is a lot hence I swapped. Lovely now watching sport et al without buffering, well as long as I don't use Sky Go that is cos wow can't watch nothing with that due to constant buffering ( but that's another story )
      I concur with prices dropping off out soon to pick up my New 3D LED TV 490, where a lot more than that a while ago.

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

      Today i have recieved an online survey by an independent market research company on behalf of Sky to ask about my view about fibre optic broadband.

      It asked what I knew about it and whether I would sign up to it and what would I use it for,how much extra would i pay. It then went on to ask what would be a reason for leaving Sky so i said lack of fibre broadband soon.

      Seems that they are planning a fibre product soon

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Shonk View Post
      So it just converts a switch port to ewan?
      if so thats totally cruddy this could be done on any of the routers

      I presumed it would have a vdsl2 chipset

      If and when i ever go vdsl2 i wont be using pppoe
      with a two router solution
      as its a waste of bandwidth
      i will be using one router via pppoa
      Details are a bit sparse but I would think it will have either a dedicated EWAN port like the BT Home Hub 3, or have one of its ethernet ports capable of being converted to EWAN. Any current Cable router will probably be compatible. Maybe someone will post photos and full specs when they become available?

      There are a few VDSL/Routers available with a built in VDSL modem, but the most common connection seems to be via a VDSL standalone Modem.

      I think whether you use PPPoA or PPPoE will be down to how your ISP supplies the service, you might not have a choice in the matter.

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

      guess we will have to wait and see what it contains

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

      Come on Sky pull your finger out your bum

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

      Ill agree with that, they are currently working around us putting the FTTC in and if sky dont announce something i am leaving sky fully and will go for the BT option with BT Vision.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      This thread was started at the end of January 2010. It is already over a year and a half old. During this time lots of others have already left Sky to go to BT Vision, so you won't be alone.

      As much as it would be nice to have the option for a Fibre connection, sadly I don't. Personally speaking I would not wish to go back to BT, so it is a no-brainer for me anyway.

      If the rumours are true, then Sky plans to launch their Fibre based products next month. Hopefully they will be good and perhaps even offer an Unlimited package. Unfortunately there is no detailed information available at this stage.

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

      I contacted the Executive Office and the lady I spoke to contacted the network team and said that as trials are currently ongoing, she cannot be more specific than a launch will occur in the next few months.
      That was in relation to allow Joe Public to trial it, no mention of a new service launch. But then again, I'd like to think they are launching next month and the time frame given is just for commercially sensitive reasons.
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