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    This is a discussion on Sky may drop the price of broadband products within the Sky Rumour Mill forums, part of the Sky news and announcements category; Further update to my ongoing upgrade to fibre. Engineer turned up (just about) within the time slot. Swapped the phone ...

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Further update to my ongoing upgrade to fibre. Engineer turned up (just about) within the time slot. Swapped the phone socket cover and plugged in the router - job done. Around 36mb down and 9mb up - not bad to start with, so he left. I then discovered the phone didn't work. Called Sky, and about 4 hours later everything died. Walked round the corner and saw an Openreach van near the cabinet. Got home, phone works now, but broadband is dead
      Ho hum...half an hour waiting to get to speak to someone at Sky who deals with fibre, and we have an appointment for an Openreach engineer tomorrow afternoon.
      It's at times like this that I'm glad I have a 3 MiFi unit
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by pdqsoft View Post
      Further update to my ongoing upgrade to fibre. Engineer turned up (just about) within the time slot. Swapped the phone socket cover and plugged in the router - job done. Around 36mb down and 9mb up - not bad to start with, so he left. I then discovered the phone didn't work. Called Sky, and about 4 hours later everything died. Walked round the corner and saw an Openreach van near the cabinet. Got home, phone works now, but broadband is dead
      Ho hum...half an hour waiting to get to speak to someone at Sky who deals with fibre, and we have an appointment for an Openreach engineer tomorrow afternoon.
      It's at times like this that I'm glad I have a 3 MiFi unit
      Jeff
      That's a model 'how not to do an installation'!! They often have to complete the work at the exchange, but it's usually a few minutes at the most. Please let us know how things work out.

      Cheers

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by bubblegun View Post
      The Fibre offers are "Global" (available to anyone) so they could be given along with another like the 12 month advance on line rental.
      well if it was not so pricey i would take it.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quidco are currently offering 120 cashback to join BT Infinity. And BT will also give a 100 Sainsburys gift card [ and of course BT Sport free and in HD (for a year) ]. You can only get Limited Infinity 1 or Unlimited Infinity 2 with the offer. Infinity 2 costs 20pm (for the first 3 months) and then 26 (for the remaining 15 months of the contract).

      BT also claim I can get 50Mb down & 13Mb up (compared to my current 36Mb and 6Mb with Sky)

      By my reckoning, I would save about 8pm by switching to BT PLUS I get BT Sports for free. And that's not either comparing like for like as I would need to upgrade to SFPU to get 50Mb down with Sky (and that's 10pm more than Sky Fibre isn't it?)

      Can anybody realistically see Sky dropping their Fibre prices, long term, by 10 ?

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by Meteosat View Post
      That's a model 'how not to do an installation'!! They often have to complete the work at the exchange, but it's usually a few minutes at the most. Please let us know how things work out.

      Cheers
      So, the Openreach engineer arrived - he didn't think he's be here long enough for a coffee....2 hours later, and he'd been back to the street cab several times trying to figure out who's done what and why. Eventually he gave up and connected us to "a new circuit". So ow we have fibre & phone, all at the same time Weird thing is, according to his tests, our max speed is 43mb down, even though we're in spitting distance of the exchange.

      As of now, we have 36mb down, and just over 8mb up, so not too bad.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by pdqsoft View Post
      So, the Openreach engineer arrived - he didn't think he's be here long enough for a coffee....2 hours later, and he'd been back to the street cab several times trying to figure out who's done what and why. Eventually he gave up and connected us to "a new circuit". So ow we have fibre & phone, all at the same time Weird thing is, according to his tests, our max speed is 43mb down, even though we're in spitting distance of the exchange.

      As of now, we have 36mb down, and just over 8mb up, so not too bad.
      It's the fttc street cabinet that you need to be in spitting distance of now you're on fibre, not the exchange!
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Yeah, the cabinet is about 200 metres away (100 in a straight line) - the exchange is another 200 metres..

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I know a lot of folks feel they want (and would benefit "enormously having) fibre - and seem happy to pay an extra premium for it... But I (and more than few I suspect) don't "need" it. I find the average 6Meg I have at present more than adequate for my needs... I'd hate to to have to fork out extra 's for something I don't want (or actually need) - if Sky decided they would only provide fibre in the future... If they were to provide it for the same cost as standard copper... then fine... but otherwise...?

      If there was little more emphasis/investment on getting stable, decent basic (copper ccts.?) out to the country areas; that might be better? Many rural areas are either not able to get dsl at all; or stuck with unstable and ...v-e-r-y s-l-o-w... connections... I live in a suburban area and it's all reasonable. But friends out in the sticks... they have to accept at best 2Meg - if they're lucky; be it BT, Talk-Talk, or Sky service... And often it just isnt' that good - if there at all...
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by lms2k3 View Post
      I know a lot of folks feel they want (and would benefit "enormously having) fibre - and seem happy to pay an extra premium for it... But I (and more than few I suspect) don't "need" it. I find the average 6Meg I have at present more than adequate for my needs... I'd hate to to have to fork out extra 's for something I don't want (or actually need) - if Sky decided they would only provide fibre in the future... If they were to provide it for the same cost as standard copper... then fine... but otherwise...?

      If there was little more emphasis/investment on getting stable, decent basic (copper ccts.?) out to the country areas; that might be better? Many rural areas are either not able to get dsl at all; or stuck with unstable and ...v-e-r-y s-l-o-w... connections... I live in a suburban area and it's all reasonable. But friends out in the sticks... they have to accept at best 2Meg - if they're lucky; be it BT, Talk-Talk, or Sky service... And often it just isnt' that good - if there at all...
      Well I "need" fibre for the pure reason the rest of my household would moan if I had stayed on my 6Mb ADSL connection. That just isn't enough for tablets, smartphones, multiple Sky boxes accessing On Demand and PCs down and uploading data mainly in the evenings.
      The whole point of BDUK is to enable rural areas to get access to better DSL or fibre services, so that investment is coming.
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I'm of the same opinion.

      Forget those looking to go from 20 > 40 > 80 > what is it now, 300mbps?

      Out in the sticks, people are paying the same price for 20% of what others get 2 miles away.

      Sort it out openreach / conservative government / general capitalist american influence / way of the world.

     

     
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