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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 Scubbie ... However it is generally only set to 100mb for the d/l speeds at the moment. ...

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      ... However it is generally only set to 100mb for the d/l speeds at the moment.
      only ... I dreeeaaaaam .... hehe


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

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      Sky Fibre Broadband (Up to 40Mb fibre optic broadband, unlimited usage for 20, excluding line rental)
      For that price many, including myself, might be better off getting a 2nd line and have a bonded line for their broadband.

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      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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

      Yup

      Quote Originally Posted by ram11 View Post
      Sky Broadband in UK first with 100 Gigabit optical network

      Sky Broadband in UK first with 100 Gigabit optical network - PC Advisor
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      I'm just wondering now if we'll get an option of FTTP, which is currently being tested at my exchange by BT. Having been with Sky for just a few weeks now I'm loving the unlimited bandwidth and finding the speed acceptable if not blistering.

      Having always paid over 25 a month previously for broadband 7.50 suddenly puts a smile on my face and I'm in no hurry to pay more again unless they are offering something really terrific. No doubt Sky have already considered this and the move to fibre will enable more HD content on anytime+ and some other goodies as well.

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

      To be honest, just being given a timescale and possible pricing for FTTC sometime in the future would be nice at this stage - I think anything more is just hoping for too much (although if they do suddenly announce a whole set of packages including both FTTC and FTTP, I'd be well chuffed :-) )

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

      At this point it must be embarrassing for them when the likes of Virgin and BT are able to advertise speeds as being significantly faster than Sky, so I think they will soon feel obliged to offer something more concrete than vague words about running tests. They also need to offer a compelling reason to use Sky rather than the competition.

      They would really pull out an advantage if they could install fibre quickly and independently of BT schedules.

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

      Sky's 'Winter Broadband' campaign is running until Thursday 16th February. It is unlikely that Sky will launch a Fibre range before this campaign has run it's course.

      Since the campaign is offering free broadband for 6 months, I guess a few new subscribers would be upset if Sky Fibre was launched before this campaign has run it's course.

      In the mean time, BT has launched it's 'Winter Deals' campaign and have promised to double their fibre speeds around March. Virgin are also getting in on the act with their doubling speeds and offering 3 months of free TV, phone & broadband.

      With these two campaigns by Sky's main competitors, it looks like Sky are currently stuck in the slow lane.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      In the mean time, BT have promised to double their fibre speeds around March..
      Will that be for no extra cost?.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Sky's 'Winter Broadband' campaign is running until Thursday 16th February. It is unlikely that Sky will launch a Fibre range before this campaign has run it's course.

      Since the campaign is offering free broadband for 6 months, I guess a few new subscribers would be upset if Sky Fibre was launched before this campaign has run it's course.

      In the mean time, BT has launched it's 'Winter Deals' campaign and have promised to double their fibre speeds around March. Virgin are also getting in on the act with their doubling speeds and offering 3 months of free TV, phone & broadband.

      With these two campaigns by Sky's main competitors, it looks like Sky are currently stuck in the slow lane.
      I agree about the timing but couldn't Sky just offer an incentive to those who recently signed up while allowing them to stay on the current deal if they choose? My father signed up for Sky broadband just last week and they actually gave him free broadband and line rental for 9 months. All he had to do was upgrade to an HD box for 29 but he hasn't taken out the HD package. He needed a new box for anytime+.

     

     

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