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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 NewsreadeR Busby would be turning in his nest. Nah! He's stuffed in some shoe box in someone's ...

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

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Busby would be turning in his nest.
      Nah! He's stuffed in some shoe box in someone's back garden.

      Getting back to this morning's news though, this confirms what we had already worked out on this forum. The is another good point for those who have no choice other than Sky Connect in their area:

      Sky is extending its network footprint to bring great value broadband to 88% of the UK by June 2013
      The Cloud will be available for free to Sky BB Unlimited subscribers. There is no mention as to how much it will cost for anyone else.

      The news of "Sky Broadband Unlimited Fibre" is great. Unlike anyone else, it will be "a totally unlimited product that has no usage caps". If you then add that Sky have set a target to improve access to the LLU equipment (88% of the UK by June 2013), then this really will add to a better experience for everyone.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      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

      http://corporate.sky.com/documents/p...ase_1112_final


      Strong set of plans for 2012
       Bringing more high quality content for Sky customers, including home grown comedy and drama and a new channel dedicated to Formula 1
       New agreements to add BBC iPlayer and ITV Player to Anytime+
       Free access to 10,000 WiFi hotspots to Sky Broadband Unlimited customers
       Fibre broadband available to c30% of UK households from April, offering up to 40Mb broadband speeds and truly unlimited usage for 20 a month
       Launching a new internet based pay TV service aimed at new customers
       Creating 1,300 Sky jobs across the UK and Ireland over the next two years

      Looking ahead, we plan to add to our broadband service in three ways; first, we’ll extend our network footprint from 82% today to 88% of the UK by the end of 2013, making our great value broadband available to a further 1.4 million homes; second, we will launch our free WiFi service to Sky Broadband Unlimited customers in April, giving seamless access to our content on the move in 10,000 locations across the UK; third, from April we will extend our broadband line-up by adding a new fibre product for customers who want higher speeds. For 20 per month, customers will be able to access download speeds of up to 40Mb, with no usage caps and can pre-register their interest from today. Using BT’s infrastructure, our fibre product will initially be available to just under 30% of UK households, with coverage set to grow over time. With this new addition to our product portfolio, we will provide customers with even more choice in home co

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

      awesome, looking forward to this.
      Last edited by lucifa42; 31-01-12 at 12:24 PM.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Unlike anyone else, it will be "a totally unlimited product that has no usage caps"..
      Just to correct that, and I know its only available in South Yorkshire, but Origin Broadband's service is also unlimited and unthrottled, and a worthwhile alternative for none-sky customers at 22.50 per month.

      On another note, I hope they abandon DLM for the fibre product
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      ooooh this is exciting news

      My exchange has an RFS date of FTTC set for 01/06/12, hope my local cabinet gets done, its 20m from my house ))

      Fibre without having to go to BT......yes please !!

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

      Excellent news, 2 cabinets about 50ft away from my house in 2 diff directions so am all set.

      We had pretty much guessed this was happening, just glad its confirmed now.

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      Sky to launch 40 Mbps fibre service for 20 a month

      No regrets about moving to infinity then, for a fiver more i get an 8 Mbit upload so swings and roundabouts.

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

      Yea, but youre on a capped service and dealing with BT, I would want to be paid nevermind give them money.

      Also, I expect sky to increase the upload eventually, even a jump to 4mb would be good if they arent willing to go the whole way to 10.

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

      If your Exchange is due to go live this year and you want to know if your local cab will go fiber then use this link that someone posted a while back in this thread
      https://www.google.com/fusiontables/...id=S351604JNil
      click options and select to filter by postcode and put yours in then click apply filter, it will then list which cab numbers cover your post code and if they say Yes in the deployed column then they are planned for fiber

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

      I will be interested to see how fibre affects those of us who have had to have our speed capped because of connection problems over certain speeds. I'm assuming I'm not alone in that camp?

      If it requires an engineer to come to the house to install it, I'm guessing new hardware, faceplate, etc is required - if that is the case and then you find no improvement going to fibre from fully copper, will the new equipment be backwards compatible or would they have to come out and swap it back out again if you went back to the previous product?

      In fact .. I'm not even sure how that works? Are there now physically two lines of cables - one fibre, one copper, from the exchange to the box? Because I've not seen any additional boxes installed in our area, yet we are apparently enabled for fibre.

     

     

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