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    Nearly half a million Broadband Subscribers

    This is a discussion on Nearly half a million Broadband Subscribers within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by dflour69 Do you seriously think that business subscribers would be on the same deal as us? They'll ...

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      Re: Nearly half a million Broadband Subscribers

      Quote Originally Posted by dflour69 View Post
      Do you seriously think that business subscribers would be on the same deal as us? They'll pay more and they'll get dedicated customer service.
      Standard contention ratios from IDNet | Broadband | Contention Ratio
      says residential is 50:1 and business is typically 20:1, although some providers offer 'uncontended broadband'. So to answer your question its obvious that NO they wont be on the same deals although i would bet they get the same people on the phones if they hit a problem!

      Wonder if anyone from Sky would confirm if hotels/pubs speak to the same people for their tv packages that joe public do, which would probably confirm it would be the same for business internet.
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      Re: Nearly half a million Broadband Subscribers

      BTW. When I check my speed at speedtest.net. They say that my Internet Provider is Easynet.

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      Re: Nearly half a million Broadband Subscribers

      From the stats of the IP's that visit this site, Easynet IP's are going up and up and up. It must be the IP range that Sky use has been registered with the name Easynet and not Sky. Seems as they are effectively the same company, I would not worry about it.

      The other reason could be the bogons issues with the registration name etc and sites that don't work but I doubt that really is the reason.
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      Re: Nearly half a million Broadband Subscribers

      I don't think there is any chance of me being able to get Sky Broadband this year......maybe 2008.

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      Re: Nearly half a million Broadband Subscribers

      Sky announced with their results that they had 256k subs at the end of January, so to increase this to 425k at the end of Feb would imply 170k new subs in Feb. This seems a lot since they only added 63k in Jan?? it is a terrific performance but just checking if your numbers are 100% reliable? btw thanks for all the info you provide

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      Re: Nearly half a million Broadband Subscribers

      Hi

      Figures from various of my sources seem to suggest on average 3.5k signups a day. So if we do the maths 38 days x 3500 = 133k - so not a million miles off.

      As for 100% reliable? I cannot say 100% but I would have thought close.


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      Re: Nearly half a million Broadband Subscribers

      Quote Originally Posted by Gaztops View Post
      I don't think there is any chance of me being able to get Sky Broadband this year......maybe 2008.
      My circumstances has changed and I won't be getting Sky Broadband in 2008.

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      Re: Nearly half a million Broadband Subscribers

      could this be sky next move?
      what do u guys think?

      Pipex for sale as it investigates options | Business | Money | Telegraph

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      Re: Nearly half a million Broadband Subscribers

      when ever an ISP comes up for sale then your find all the big ISP's showing an interest, it dosn't say if it is onlt pipex the isp for sale or the whole pipex group which includes...
      pipex
      freedom2surf
      nildram
      jolt and a few others (i think)
      if it did include the above then it would be worth Sky snaping it up
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      Re: Nearly half a million Broadband Subscribers

      afaik Pipex has a WiMax licence WiMax BT would very much like to get hold.

      BT, Pipex rivals, not potential bedfellows News - PC Advisor

      I reckon it would be between BT and Sky and Carphone Warehouse to fight this one out.
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