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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; I think they may realize that many who have a very low speed will probably not benefit from a fibre ...

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

      I think they may realize that many who have a very low speed will probably not benefit from a fibre update as it is just not available on their cabinet. Unfortunately many of the rural exchanges with the lowest speeds are not going to benefit for many years to come.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post

      The message I am receiving (from the info off several people) is as if, that Sky are trying to downplay the benefits of a "superfast" connection for some reason.

      Which seems really strange to me.
      Perhaps they don't want a similar problem like they had with Anytime+ where they were advertising how great it was, yet a large portion of their customers were left behind when their software updates didn't go as planned.

      If they downplay it somewhat, they would perhaps hope for a more gradual build up, rather than everyone demanding it at once. There is plenty of time for them to "talk it up" once they have a fully operational system in place and know they can supply it to the majority of customers.

      On a side note ... will Sky simply be able to provide this to all those who could get BT infinity? Or is there some extra hardware that Sky would have to have in the exchange? (for example, would it have to have Sky's LLU equipment in?)

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
      On a side note ... will Sky simply be able to provide this to all those who could get BT infinity? Or is there some extra hardware that Sky would have to have in the exchange? (for example, would it have to have Sky's LLU equipment in?)
      Good question.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
      On a side note ... will Sky simply be able to provide this to all those who could get BT infinity? Or is there some extra hardware that Sky would have to have in the exchange? (for example, would it have to have Sky's LLU equipment in?)
      In all honesty I have no idea. I would assume yes, as ISPs like Plusnet etc can offer fibre.

      Perhaps they could rent it off BT just like they do with Connect?

      Although saying that, if they are charged per GB of data then you would expect Sky to control it just like Connect etc

      I guess Sky would prefer to have their own kit to offer it, and then they don't get ridiculous data usage billing from those individuals who download legal Linux images etc 4000 times per month, each.


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

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      In all honesty I have no idea. I would assume yes, as ISPs like Plusnet etc can offer fibre.

      Perhaps they could rent it off BT just like they do with Connect?

      Although saying that, if they are charged per GB of data then you would expect Sky to control it just like Connect etc
      I would hope that if Sky can't offer a single price for FTTC, whether or not you have their equipment in the local exchange.

      If Sky can't offer a single price, then I would hope that they would be prepared to offer one package for Sky LLU areas and another for non-Sky LLU areas.

      As for the bandwidth limits, peak time speeds, bandwidth limits between midnight and 8am or 9am, I would also hope that Sky can get a much better deal than they have with the Connect package.

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I guess Sky would prefer to have their own kit to offer it, and then they don't get ridiculous data usage billing from those individuals who download legal Linux images etc 4000 times per month, each.
      Is that a challenge?

      I'd better get some more storage space between now and when FTTC is finally enabled in my area then.

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

      So who here has crappy speed and has FTTC available at the moment?

      Ring sky and try your luck I suppose?

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

      well I have OK speeds but fttc is available.

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

      Sky fibre/Turbo broadband will not have the same restrictions that Connect has on it due to the way it works as on Connect Sky have to rent the equipment and bandwith off BT wholesale, Where as the Fibre/Turbo broadband will be using Sky/Easynets own backhaul and ISAMs all they will be renting off BT Openreach will be the VDSL modems of which are part funded by the Goverment and also the carriage over their fibre cabinet and back to exchange which they have to pay for on ADSL as well but slightly lower cost.

      Cost wise I would say it will be an extra 10 per month as will want to position it well against BT Infinity which at present is going very well as confirmed by few Openreach engineers with one stating that is all he seems to be doing at min and in some areas have got sub contractors Kellys Communication doing just fibre installs and modem replacements. BT obviously know that Sky's fibre product is ready to launch hence the massive Infinity marketing campaign with a two pronged approach one with the students for younger market then another featuring older couple video chatting to grandkids in Australia while another is on internet and more kids playing online games. Along with major web banners on so may websites and deals with Quidco,Groupon,Voucher codes.All of course done to get people signed up before Sky announce their product

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

      does anyone know of a date then if there close to releasing a fibre product why have they not said anything

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

      All the more reason for Sky to make an announcement I would have thought given the amount of advertising BT have launched. Even if they say it will be in early summer for example quite a few would still hang around if the upcomimg price was right.

     

     
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