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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 Kona Owner Well if they are working on establishing a fibre optic service by looking in to ...

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

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      Well if they are working on establishing a fibre optic service by looking in to their own infrastructure it will be years away, why on earth they dont just offer something based on the BT network at BTs prices is beyond me. At least they wouldnt be losing punters.
      I can see several different products being launched. They will depend on whether or not Sky's LLU equipment is present and whether you want FTTC or FTTP.

      There will probably also be different monthly limits too.

      One crucial issue will be what to do when people go over their monthly allowance. Should they be throttled to the stone age (like Connect users) or forced to upgrade after 2 or 3 transgressions?

      Having two FTTC products within each area could spell financial problems for some if you were forced to upgrade. Having a more staggered approach might be more useful (i.e. 40GB, 100GB, 200GB & Unlimited).

      Currently FTTC offers the following:

      Up to 40Mb dl & 1.5Mb u/l
      Up to 40Mb dl & 10Mb u/l (to be replaced with Up to 80Mb dl & 20Mb u/l)

      Bandwidths & terms vary between ISPs. For example some insist on measuring all traffic (up & down). Some only measure d/l. Others allow unlimited bandwidth between 12am & 9am.

      As for FTTP, speeds vary from around 100Mb d/l to 1Gbit, with 1.5Gbit being available for some Virgin areas.

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

      Or they could just say its 40/10Mbit unlimited with phone calls like BT and then they wouldnt be losing customers.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      true they could say that that would be tempting.

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

      So has anyone any idea when Sky will be taking this to the customer? BT are laying the groundwork now round our area.

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

      Most of information in this thread that may come across as facts is either rumour or speculation. Sky are trialing Fibre to the Premises in Harrow (london) and that is the only fact that we know of. No time frames or package details have been provided.

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

      Sky has been running FTTC trials across the country with selected staff members for many months as well.

      The Sagem 2504N is also capable of working as a Cable router for the FTTC connection.

      It has been confirmed that the Sagem is only able to support 10/100Mb connections on the Ethernet ports. This would imply that it will not be suitable for a FTTP connection as these can support up to 1Gbit or higher.

      Personally I would suggest that they should be ready to launch a range of FTTC products now. So it could be a matter of timing.

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

      it could be any time of when sky will deploy it but the thing is sky doesnt want to take to long over it because they have to stay competative in the market to keep up with bt or virgin which ever there challenging maybe bt

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

      I hope that when they do it will be at a decent price and not trying to rip people off.

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

      It is hard to see how they could rip anyone off, there are too many alternate providers for them even to contemplate that. TalkTalk I believe are supplying a fibre connection at 10 over their normal rate, so Sky will have to pitch their price pretty close to that or they will not get the custom.

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

      i cant see sky charging higher than other providers cause that wouldnt be good for them or there customers. if anything i would probably see fibre priced at 15 quid a month maybe 20 quid. but with a usage allowence to

     

     
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