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      Our story makes front page of TBB

      The information that we posted about Picnic Broadband has now being linked to by thinkbroadband :: The UK's largest independent Broadband / ADSL review site - Your guide to UK broadband Internet.

      Nice to see that Sky have kept rather quiet:

      "Sky is the UK's fastest growing broadband provider and we're always looking at ways to bring quality and value to even more customers. However, no plans are confirmed at this time."
      We did email Sky on Friday last week and have so far, had no reply.


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      Re: Our story makes front page of TBB

      We didnt send the email via the Plusnet account did we ?
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      Re: Our story makes front page of TBB

      And now The Register

      Sky to offer broadband to non-TV punters | The Register

      Sky's successful drive into broadband is set to shift up a gear in November when it will launch a package aimed at the UK's 10 million-plus Freeview households.

      Sky Broadband launched last year after the group bought Easynet, but currently only supplies existing TV customers as part of a bundle. It offers up to theoretical 16MBit/s ADSL via the Easynet local loop unbundled network for 10 per month. Non-TV customers can expect to pay a bit more.


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      Re: Our story makes front page of TBB

      should certainly raise the profile of the site which is always a good thing
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      Re: Our story makes front page of TBB

      The real annoying thing is that we asked Sky via Email last Friday, and did not even get a reply. We are here to help our members and their customers and would like to be kept in the loop so to speak for the benefit of everyone.

      Our story was not about raising the profile, but to raise awareness of what is going on in the world of Broadband.

      I think it was the fact that PicnicUser had been registered to stop anyone else getting it, that was the most annoying. There was just no need for that whatsoever, unless they are going to be doing the same as what we are trying to do. I am not saying it is our right for that domain name, but they blocked *anyone* from registering it that may want to help their customers out.


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      Re: Our story makes front page of TBB

      And now ISPReview

      ISPreview UK - Internet Service Provider Information Source

      Reports on the SkyUsers forum suggest that Markmonitor.com is the same group responsible for buying / registering SkyCast. Typically all of the above should be considered rumour until Sky says otherwise. More @ Thinkbroadband.


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      Re: Our story makes front page of TBB

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I think it was the fact that PicnicUser had been registered to stop anyone else getting it, that was the most annoying. There was just no need for that whatsoever, unless they are going to be doing the same as what we are trying to do. I am not saying it is our right for that domain name, but they blocked *anyone* from registering it that may want to help their customers out.
      didnt think of it from that perspective, fair comment, unless they have specific plans for that domain it would appear to be petty. On the flip side it may not be all roses for current users as it means more contention at the exchanges as they grow, but thats just me being selfish
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      Re: Our story makes front page of TBB

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      The real annoying thing is that we asked Sky via Email last Friday, and did not even get a reply. We are here to help our members and their customers and would like to be kept in the loop so to speak for the benefit of everyone.

      Our story was not about raising the profile, but to raise awareness of what is going on in the world of Broadband.

      I think it was the fact that PicnicUser had been registered to stop anyone else getting it, that was the most annoying. There was just no need for that whatsoever, unless they are going to be doing the same as what we are trying to do. I am not saying it is our right for that domain name, but they blocked *anyone* from registering it that may want to help their customers out.
      although unlikely they may be planning to let you have picnic user highly unlikely but simply to stop people buying once they got wind of the plan! I mean they have started posted on here in an official capacity so who knows mate!

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      Re: Our story makes front page of TBB

      they may be planning to let you have picnic user
      I doubt it, they would have told *US* to register it if that was the case. If Sky own the domain, they could theoretically take it offline whenever the going got too tough.


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      Re: Our story makes front page of TBB

      And Now:

      PC Pro: News: Sky goes on broadband-only "picnic"

      Sky is planning to extend its share of the UK broadband market with the introduction of a service that is not tied to its core TV business.

      Currently Sky's 716,00 broadband subscribers must also sign up to a satellite TV package, but according to unconfirmed reports it will soon unveil "Picnic Broadband". This could appeal to Freeview and cable TV users who don't want satellite and at the same time enable Sky to make more efficient use of its LLU-based network.
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