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    View Poll Results: What is the most you would pay for monthly Sky FTTC if it were unlimited?

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      27 26.73%
    • 12.50

      16 15.84%
    • 10

      11 10.89%
    • 7.50 (Same as ADSL Unlimited)

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    Fibre from Sky - How much would you pay?

    This is a discussion on Fibre from Sky - How much would you pay? within the Sky Broadband feedback forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Sky are currently running some surveys across the country to see how much some people would be prepared to pay ...

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      Fibre from Sky - How much would you pay?

      Sky are currently running some surveys across the country to see how much some people would be prepared to pay for a FTTC package.

      At the time of writing this post we have no details on T&C, prices, whether there will be a difference between connecting directly to Sky's equipment or not or whether FTTP will have a different price band, where available.

      We don't even know when Sky will launch their product range.

      What is known is that BTO will be doubling their speeds from an 'Up to' 40MB connection to an 'Up to' 80MB connection, with the upload speeds possibly increased to an 'Up to' 20MB.

      Taking this last figure (i.e. 80MB d/l & 20MB u/l) how interested would you be in taking up Sky Fibre and how much would you be prepared to pay if it were 'Truly Unlimited'?

      For more on the background of this topic, please see this thread: http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-n...broadband.html

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      Re: Fibre from Sky - How much would you pay?

      Using Plusnet fibre package pricing as a guide, somewhere between 15 and 20 per month looks like it might be a viable starting price for both customer and provider.

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      Re: Fibre from Sky - How much would you pay?

      I voted 12.50 as that is what I pay now.

      Sky won't have invested all that money on the technology to start increasing people's subscriptions, which in turn would put people off changing over.

      I would hazard a guess and say once released, it won't be much dearer than it is now.

      Sky are one of the cheapest and one of a few (if any others exist) that do not cap, or slow down the internet for the unlimited accounts.
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      Re: Fibre from Sky - How much would you pay?

      I realised after I'd posted this that the price for Unlimited is 7.50 after discounts for having TV & Sky Talk packages.

      Still it was a good starting point

      I would hope that similar discounts would be applied to the Fibre range.

      The comments about PlusNet Fibre and the Unlimited ADSL package from Sky are important too. PusNet's Fibre has a monthly limit of between 40GB & 120GB. It will also have restrictions on usage that will affect heavy downloaders. I do note that between midnight & 8am the usage is unmetered.

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      Re: Fibre from Sky - How much would you pay?

      My exchange (including my PCP cabinet) is due for upgrade to FTTC in 2012 as part of Openreach phase 8b. I am hoping Sky will be offering FTTC by the time my exchange/cabinet is upgraded.

      I would be willing to pay 20 per month for fibre, as my current speed is low (2mb download). If I was closer to the exchange & receiving a decent speed via ADSL, I would probably only be willing to pay a bit more than the current Sky BB pricing.

      If anyone is interested, I used the following link to trace my PCP cabinet details:-

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      Re: Fibre from Sky - How much would you pay?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      The comments about PlusNet Fibre and the Unlimited ADSL package from Sky are important too. PusNet's Fibre has a monthly limit of between 40GB & 120GB. It will also have restrictions on usage that will affect heavy downloaders. I do note that between midnight & 8am the usage is unmetered.
      That's a good point. I bet Sky's will have no limits like Unlimited is now. They can shift the data far faster, and won't have to pay as such for the amount that they do shift.

      I bet all the freeloaders will all sign up to it though, so they can get their 'legal Linux distros' far faster.

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      Re: Fibre from Sky - How much would you pay?

      id go for 15 pound a month nothing more than that because then it costs as if I had sky TV and bt broadband and bts line rental which makes it roughly between 120 to 130

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      Re: Fibre from Sky - How much would you pay?

      Voted 15.

      If Sky's strategy on ADSL Unlimited broadband is anything to go by then I think they will aim for a shorter profit margin and hope to compensate for it by selling in high volumes in the long run.

      I wouldn't expect a low price at launch though unless competition forces them down.

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      Re: Fibre from Sky - How much would you pay?

      I would have paid the same as BT.

      I have just left sky BB. I've been really happy with them but i recently had a letter from BT saying Infinity had arrived here. I then got an email from sky saying Sky Fibre was here. I then checked only to find sky had not upgraded yet and had no idea when they would.

      So sadly i've left sky and gone back to BT. I've gone from 3mbit speeds to 25 mbits.. so it's not all bad.

     

     

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