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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 F022Y I know i asked this before but just been speaking with a friend and it confused ...

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

      Quote Originally Posted by F022Y View Post
      I know i asked this before but just been speaking with a friend and it confused me lol. Firstly generally how long before an exchange goes live will any FTTx checker display availablity or a message like "available by ......"?

      Also oddly and maybe not related, if i put my number into the wholesale checker i get the normal message about predicted speeds and if i wanted to place an order ect but nothing about FTTx which is due to the exchange by March, but if a friend pops his number in BT Wholesale it has no information on the line, only thing i can think of is i use my own router and he is on MER.

      Again just curious lol
      He's on SVBN and you're on non-SVBN is the most likely explanation.


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

      more 'news' from official sky forum. reply from sky marketing director. 28/1/12.
      http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Sky-Broa...er/td-p/292277

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

      You've got to laugh, we've been aware of the new page for the Fibre trial since December.

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

      Hello all,

      I thought I would throw in my two cents, as I have been reading this post on the forum for a long time.

      Bit of background on me, I live in northern Ireland not in a cable area and have been using sky's unlimited broadband service for the past 3 years.
      The cabinet which I am connected to has been enabled with fiber for the past 6 months.

      I would like to see sky doing the following;
      Remove the need for a landline, I dont use my landline so I'm throwing 10 down the toilet each month.
      Allow people to use VoIP for there home phone.
      Remove the need for a sat dish, push the tv content over the Internet connection.
      Allow customers to use there own router if they wish. (I personally use a belkin wireless n router on my current connection)
      Finally and probably most importantly get a fiber service either Fttp or Fttc up and running by the summer.

      I think we can all agree that the "Internet" is becoming a more important tool for everybody to have in there home, with more devices communicating over the Internet the current ASDL platform doesnt allow for future growth.

      I hope all the above makes sense.

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

      Nice idea and the technology has moved on considerably to allow this to happen. Personally I would suggest that FTTP would be better though as it could cope with multiple rooms better.

      Another major issue is to do with those who wish to view services such as Sky or Virgin. There are already some sensitive areas where one or the other service is unavailable. Whilst telephone lines can now reach most homes, again there will be some who can't get them.

      The current plan to roll out FTTC to much of the UK by 2015, then even more by 2020 is great. Unfortunately it does mean that not everyone will have the option to get FTTC, let alone FTTP, by that date.

      Until such a time that FTTP, as a minimum, can be provided for everyone, I think that this idea is a long way off yet.

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

      Sorry Sky, you are just too slow, and I mean my current (not so) broadband, and rolling out f/o. I am moving to Virgin, I will be getting 30mb next week and 50mb in April.......

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

      Quote Originally Posted by david_stapley View Post
      Sorry Sky, you are just too slow, and I mean my current (not so) broadband, and rolling out f/o. I am moving to Virgin, I will be getting 30mb next week and 50mb in April.......
      ...and once Sky launches their FTTC product, we'll get an up to 80Mb/s service.

      In the mean time many of those living in South Harrow are getting at least 100Mb/s.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by david_stapley View Post
      Sorry Sky, you are just too slow, and I mean my current (not so) broadband, and rolling out f/o. I am moving to Virgin, I will be getting 30mb next week and 50mb in April.......
      Go for it. Something is better than nothing.

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      ...and once Sky launches their FTTC product, we'll get an up to 80Mb/s service.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      so sky's response is there speed is capable of 30mb speed you got to be joking bts on 40 megabits that's not good enough sky.

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

      I'm in the process of switching to Sky UL BB from o2. If I had the option to switch to a Sky fibre product I would have jumped at it.

      My town has 4 exchanges and fibre has been enabled on one of them for at least 6 months, the rest is sometime in 2012. No suprise it's considered the most affluent in the town, even though my exchange has got more than twice (at least) the number of properties on it.

      On some of my exchange you can get VM, but only about 20%, the exchange that BTO has enabled with fibre has about 5% VM coverage, so perhaps they are trying to get in there first.

      TBH if we had a faster connection than 12 m/bits, we would stream much more on demand stuff in HD. Sky GO has a major burp if my wife is on the PC, I'm on the laptop and try and do something else on the XBOX 360. I just hope that Anytime+ doesn't mess things up.

      Anyway this is my first post on SkyUser, been lurking for a little while...
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