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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 Sky Fibre Unlimited and Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro are already available using identical T&Cs in both ...

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Sky Fibre Unlimited and Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro are already available using identical T&Cs in both exchanges with and without Sky's LLU kit.
      I thought it eventually transpired that this scenario could be explained by links from fibre cabs bypassing a local non-sky LLU'd exchange & connecting to another sky LLU'd exchange nearby?


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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I believe that is how it is connected up gymno. Unfortunately i do not have access to the technical information to confirm it and I haven't seen anyone posting to confirm this is the case either as yet.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post

      SFU and SFUP are already available in exchanges where FTTC is available, but Sky's LLU kit is not.
      I was under the impression that the parent exchange of the customer's exchange had to have Sky LLU before SFU and SFUP were made available but with 21CN the designation of satellite exchange does appear somewhat blurred.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Well spotted deadman!

      How cheap do you want your broadband?

      According to Reuters, it looks likely that Sky will drop their broadband prices:

      BSkyB to cut broadband fees as it enters BT price war: paper | Reuters
      Probably wont apply to those of us that already have fibre. Only to new subscribers so us loyal users will get screwed again. I do hope I will be proved wrong with that though.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Hi pete.i,

      Obviously the details are somewhat lacking at present as this is just a rumour.

      I personally am hoping that the price of SFUP will drop for both new and existing customers or better still, that SFU is phased out with SFUP reduced as well, leaving everyone with SFUP at a lower cost.
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by pete.i View Post
      Probably wont apply to those of us that already have fibre. Only to new subscribers so us loyal users will get screwed again. I do hope I will be proved wrong with that though.
      I recall when Sky dropped ADSL pricing to 7.50 per month (was it from 10 or 12.50? I forget now!), it was a product change (with new 12 month commitment) for existing customers (you had to request it). Maybe it will be the same this time (should a rumoured price cut be implemented)?
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by gymno
      I thought it eventually transpired that this scenario could be explained by links from fibre cabs bypassing a local non-sky LLU'd exchange & connecting to another sky LLU'd exchange nearby?
      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I believe that is how it is connected up gymno. Unfortunately i do not have access to the technical information to confirm it and I haven't seen anyone posting to confirm this is the case either as yet.
      I guess my point is that this recent news wouldn't / shouldn't have any influence on whether a 'sky fibre connect' type product is likely to exist soon or not.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      I recall when Sky dropped ADSL pricing to 7.50 per month (was it from 10 or 12.50? I forget now!), it was a product change (with new 12 month commitment) for existing customers (you had to request it). Maybe it will be the same this time (should a rumoured price cut be implemented)?
      There used to be three on net products base (free), mid (5) and max (10). Mid was removed and customers automatically upgraded to unlimited at 7.50. The other legacy products remained but existing max customers could change to unlimited (effectively the same product but 2.50 cheaper) by agreeing to a new 12 months contract.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      There used to be three on net products base (free), mid (5) and max (10). Mid was removed and customers automatically upgraded to unlimited at 7.50. The other legacy products remained but existing max customers could change to unlimited (effectively the same product but 2.50 cheaper) by agreeing to a new 12 months contract.
      Ah that was it! Been on Sky Broadband since July 2007. Oh so long ago...

      Somewhere along the line, Mid became Everyday didn't it? Anyway, in early 2011, I changed from "Old" Unlimited (10 per month) to "New" unlimited (7.50 per month).
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I guess my eyes were working today when I spotted that article lol but it will be interesting to see this price change if comes true.

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