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    Sky Fibre connection

    This is a discussion on Sky Fibre connection within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by thomasjc1 sorry if this has been asked so if sky go up to 80/20 will there be ...

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      Re: Sky Fibre connection

      Quote Originally Posted by thomasjc1 View Post
      sorry if this has been asked so if sky go up to 80/20 will there be a price increase?
      It is impossible to know at the moment as the product has not launched or even if they will provide the speed increase. I think like everyone I hope they do increase to 80/20 but at the moment only a small number of staff at sky are testing speeds above the 40/2 offering. It could be a case of launch with 40/2 then increase the speed with a price increase later in the year at the end


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      Re: Sky Fibre connection

      Let's be honest about this, if Sky were to launch an 80/20 product, with unlimited bandwidth, there would likely be a lot of people in the UK who currently download torrents moving across to it.

      I think that it would also be a nice idea for Sky to officially allow some server support as well, since many more people are likely to want to run a server from home with these kinds of speeds.

      This also places the product in an area where many businesses will want to jump in. Something that I have always stated is that the demands of a business mean that any down-time costs money. Since all Sky Broadband services are aimed at the domestic market, with Easynet using the same backhaul for business catering for the Business sector, there is no compensation available for loss of business.
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      Re: Sky Fibre connection

      Well, before the number for Sky Fibre was removed I called it. The lady was very nice about how I got in contact but was not best pleased it was posted online. She asked me to not give it out to anybody and wants people to register on sky.com. If you register you will be contacted if fibre is available in your area. BTW, I didn't mention where I found the number.

      Anyway, further to my broadband disconnection and subsequent new line and broadband order I will have adsl and line activation on 5th March. The lady at Sky fibre is calling me on the 6th March to arrange a fibre connection with Sky which should take place a week or so later. Phew!
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      Re: Sky Fibre connection

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Let's be honest about this, if Sky were to launch an 80/20 product, with unlimited bandwidth, there would likely be a lot of people in the UK who currently download torrents moving across to it.

      I think that it would also be a nice idea for Sky to officially allow some server support as well, since many more people are likely to want to run a server from home with these kinds of speeds.

      This also places the product in an area where many businesses will want to jump in. Something that I have always stated is that the demands of a business mean that any down-time costs money. Since all Sky Broadband services are aimed at the domestic market, with Easynet using the same backhaul for business catering for the Business sector, there is no compensation available for loss of business.
      Can Sky just not block torrent sites?

      With More people using cloud services upload speed (for me) is just as important as download speeds so I personally would welcome a choice of a greater upload even if it is a monthly premium, sky could also offer things like server support and static IP how hard could it be.. even as a small monthly add on?

      Saying that, look at the router we have.. its not a bad router but so behind the times with what it offers...those fibre speeds (80/20) would only truly benefit people who have the abilty to have faster connections to their machines for faster downloads/streaming

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      Re: Sky Fibre connection

      I would hold her to that lead times for fibre in most places is at least 2 weeks...

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      Re: Sky Fibre connection

      i have now removed the number from my earlier post, did not mean to leave it in there

      Quote Originally Posted by Ipster View Post
      The real question is how has andrewjr found his sky fibre over the weekend?
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      Re: Sky Fibre connection

      Quote Originally Posted by Ipster View Post
      Can Sky just not block torrent sites?
      They could, but in one move would destroy their unique selling point of an unlimited, unthrottled connection.
      Personally I want an Internet connection, not a 'what we think you should use the Internet for' connection.
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      Re: Sky Fibre connection

      BTW, with regards to tracking the cabinets for fibre; I have now found 3 cabinets local to me.

      I just need to work out which is #9 now

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      Re: Sky Fibre connection

      There are many other good reasons for people having fast upload speeds.

      Anyone who has an on-line server that they like to maintain from home will benefit, so will people who upload videos to the likes of YouTube or share large files between friends.

      It is also useful for anyone who wishes to copy a file from a home computer or NAS drive to wherever they happen to be.

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      Re: Sky Fibre connection

      Quote Originally Posted by Angel_Rex View Post
      BTW, with regards to tracking the cabinets for fibre; I have now found 3 cabinets local to me. From the list (google fusion tables) how do i tell which cabinet is mine?

      The fibre boxes dont have any numbers on so i assume i can tell by the smaller green cabinet? Which numbers, if so, do i then work of? is it like the node id p15?
      Yes, the sau_node_id is the pcp cab numbers, use the filters under options to show your post code and put it in in caps with no space in the middle and it will then show which cab number or numbers supply the lines to that post code, if there is more than 1 cab for your post code then the 'percent lines' column shows what percentage of the lines come from each cab but you wont know which 1 does your line so you will have to keep an eye on all cabs that supply your post code in this case

     

     
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