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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; Originally Posted by Scubbie Well the 40mb product from Sky has an upload speed of upto 10mb, whilst the 80mb ...

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Well the 40mb product from Sky has an upload speed of upto 10mb, whilst the 80mb product has an upload speed of 20mb.

      Were you can download something nice and quickly, I can upload it just as quickly.

      Your choice!
      still boils down to price as my mother pays for broadband so its up to her if she can afford it heh would be nice to have like


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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Its about time Sky did drop prices on their broadband products. I look around and Sky seem to be one of the dearest out there, and with recent changes to other providers policies, it looks like Sky's 'truly unlimited' broadband doesn't sound that exclusive anymore.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Sky has recently launched an offer to entice potential Sky TV Sports customers to get Sky Broadband Unlimited.

      Sadly, other than offers for new customers, there doesn't appear to be a general price reduction for everyone.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Sky are nowhere near The dearest, I was with bt before switching to sky, at the moment with the half price offer I am saving 18 per month+ 20 per year on line rental charges, with line rental saver, after the offer is over I will still be 10 a month better off.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Maybe if Sky stopped giving silly offers to people who threaten to cancel they could reduce the cost to everyone else. Unfortunately they seem more interested in keeping their 'churn' percentage down.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I'm looking to upgrade to fibre when its available in my area, problem is I'm tied into a contract with SKY until November BUT taking into account lower monthly prices, free set up (including a free engineer visit for a proper faceplace) a better router and cash back offers I'd still be better off taking the early cancellation fee and going elsewhere. I'm hoping sky will wave set up cost and the engineer visit then I'd stick with them, as I really don't want to leave SKY but I'm likely to cancel if not

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I guess what irks me most at the minute with Sky is their inflexible 'one price fits all speeds' approach. I've questioned all along why I should pay the same for a possible 30meg fibre connection, when someone else gets 76meg for the same money. Why haven't they done a 'fibre medium' package the way TalkTalk have, which would give me upto 38meg for 12.50pm.
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by redrum217uk View Post
      I'm looking to upgrade to fibre when its available in my area, problem is I'm tied into a contract with SKY until November BUT taking into account lower monthly prices, free set up (including a free engineer visit for a proper faceplace) a better router and cash back offers I'd still be better off taking the early cancellation fee and going elsewhere. I'm hoping sky will wave set up cost and the engineer visit then I'd stick with them, as I really don't want to leave SKY but I'm likely to cancel if not
      Should you wish to upgrade from Sky Broadband Unlimited to one of the two Sky Fibre products, you can do this mid-contract. Your Fibre contract would start with a new 12 month contract from the date that you go live.

      Of course if you want to switch to another provider then you will need to cancel both Sky's broadband and telephone line. There would be an early cancellation penalty for this. The actual value of the cancellation fee will depend upon how long you have left as well as any offers you may or may not have running at the time.

      The other thing, for all Sky Fibre connections now, is that you don't get a free visit from the BTO Engineer. I would recommend that you fit a VDSL filtered faceplate (actually you could do that now as it works with ADSL and is better that the ADSL filters) as this give the best signal. You do need an NTE5 socket for this filter though.

      As for the setup fee, in some conditions it is very possible to get this waved. Someone I know did this when the upgraded their connection to fibre last month. A person selling Sky in a local shopping centre 'sold' them the upgrade and included the free setup fee as well.

      Quote Originally Posted by joe pineapples View Post
      I guess what irks me most at the minute with Sky is their inflexible 'one price fits all speeds' approach. I've questioned all along why I should pay the same for a possible 30meg fibre connection, when someone else gets 76meg for the same money. Why haven't they done a 'fibre medium' package the way TalkTalk have, which would give me upto 38meg for 12.50pm.
      Sky does have two Fibre products. They are both capped at their respective speeds (40mb or 80mb), however this isn't the complete picture. Most of the offers are on the 40mb product.

      Your actual speed is down to the technologies used and the common practise within the industry is to charge per connection, not actual speed.

      With the 'up to 38mb' product (capped at 40mb) your line length, just like with ADSL, is important. However it is the distance from the cabinet this time, not the exchange. If you are close to the cabinet you are most likely to get the full 40mb connection speed. Since you can actually get a connection speed above 40mb for some distance, most people will get this speed, but not all.

      The 'up to 76mb' product (SFUP) is capped at 80mb. As with the slower product line length from the cabinet is still important, only more so. Typically after around 100m from the cabinet the speed starts to fall off from the full 80mb.

      Sky is fighting within the courts to get access to the cabinets. I think they are doing this with TalkTalk, but I can't remember at the moment. This would allow them more control over the actual connection speed, allowing Sky to sell different speeds. BTO doesn't want Sky to have access.

      Also BTO are developing a new technology to allow speeds greater than 80mb to be made available on the FTTC infrastructure. I believe that speeds of 220mb may be possible.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Should you wish to upgrade from Sky Broadband Unlimited to one of the two Sky Fibre products, you can do this mid-contract. Your Fibre contract would start with a new 12 month contract from the date that you go live.

      Of course if you want to switch to another provider then you will need to cancel both Sky's broadband and telephone line. There would be an early cancellation penalty for this. The actual value of the cancellation fee will depend upon how long you have left as well as any offers you may or may not have running at the time.

      The other thing, for all Sky Fibre connections now, is that you don't get a free visit from the BTO Engineer. I would recommend that you fit a VDSL filtered faceplate (actually you could do that now as it works with ADSL and is better that the ADSL filters) as this give the best signal. You do need an NTE5 socket for this filter though.

      As for the setup fee, in some conditions it is very possible to get this waved. Someone I know did this when the upgraded their connection to fibre last month. A person selling Sky in a local shopping centre 'sold' them the upgrade and included the free setup fee as well.
      I'm happy to start a new 12 month contract, I currently have free broadband after I wanted to cancel last year, so it would just be the line rental.

      I've had a look at installing my own faceplace, I've be too scared I'd mess it up ha! I'd request one at the time of upgrade and see if I can get it done for free

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Provided that you already have the NTE5 Master Socket (pic below), it really is a very simple task to install the VDSL filtered faceplate.

      Sky may drop the price of broadband products-bt-nte5-piper-200px.jpg

      Basically you undo the two screws (missing in the picture above), remove the lower half which is a faceplate, fit the VDSL filtered faceplate, then replace the faceplate you previously removed. Then you use the two new screws, supplied with the VDSL faceplate, and screw it all together.

      This next picture shows the socket and filtered faceplate side by side:

      Sky may drop the price of broadband products-mjsa8f34gpe73ngc35qa37q.jpg

      This last picture shows it all assembled:

      Sky may drop the price of broadband products-fttc_openreach_socket.jpg

      Should you have any hard wired extensions, then you do not remove them from the removable faceplate. They simply slip through the gap at the front of the VDSL faceplate.

      I appreciate that some people reading this will have physical disabilities and may have issues completing this task. In this instance I would recommend that they ask a friend, relative or support worker to complete it for them.

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