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    The BTO FTTC 80/20 Product Variant

    This is a discussion on The BTO FTTC 80/20 Product Variant within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; From earlier sffa briefings on the BTO website it was stated that although BTO had rolled out the 80/20 upgrade ...

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      The BTO FTTC 80/20 Product Variant

      From earlier sffa briefings on the BTO website it was stated that although BTO had rolled out the 80/20 upgrade to the FTTC equipment it was actually in trial mode and aparently 80/20 was only able to be ordered by CP's that were already established as officially registered BTO trialists prior to its implementation, this probably did not include Sky being so late to join the FTTC party, this however is about to change as the official launch of the 80/20 offering from BTO has just been announced on the BTO website.

      NGA006/12 Notification of launch of GEA-FTTC 80/20 product variant on 10th April 2012

      Whether or not Sky choose to allow us access to the 80/20 offering when they launch, either as an upgrade to their standard offering or as a second higher priced option, is anyones guess but lets hope it features in Sky's portfolio somewhere aye
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      Re: The BTO FTTC 80/20 Product Variant

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      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: The BTO FTTC 80/20 Product Variant

      talk talk already announced 80/20 following this..

      5 increase over current 40/10 and need line rental/calls with them aswell..

      Plus Package: Anytime calls and unlimited broadband. Line rental 13.80, 14.50 broadband and calls, 80 Meg fibre boost 15. Total 43.30

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      Re: The BTO FTTC 80/20 Product Variant


      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: The BTO FTTC 80/20 Product Variant

      only looked 5-8 difference to me but hey, i need coffee

      edit: ye i got confused, nvm me

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      Re: The BTO FTTC 80/20 Product Variant

      I read it as a 5 increase over the 40/2 price too
      Broadband = 7.50
      Plus FTTC options:
      40/2 = 10
      80/10 = 15

      The trouble with a price increase for the 80mbps variant is that you might not get much more that you've already got. Certainly my estimate from TT is just over 50mbps.
      For me that would be 10 for a 35mbps increase and 5 for just 10mbps on top of that. Not such great value. If you're getting the full 80 then that's a different story - bargain!

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      Re: The BTO FTTC 80/20 Product Variant

      but would it be worth jumping to a higher speed wouldn't it not cause more problems

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      Re: The BTO FTTC 80/20 Product Variant

      Potentially - lower noise margin, more errors, less stable. I would almost certainly stick with the 40mbps for my line - unless Sky want to trump TT and allow full speed for the standard cost
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      Re: The BTO FTTC 80/20 Product Variant

      For me personally I would be grateful for the increased upload speed. I suspect that there are many others who would appreciate the increase on this side too.

      It is all very well having wonderful download speeds, but if you are away from home and want to access a file that is at home, then would you rather download it at under 2mb/s or at 20mb/s?

      With the increasing popularity of NAS drives, it makes complete sense to me that you should be able to store certain files at home and be able to access them from other parts of the country as required. With the closure of Megaupload recently, loosing many legitimate users their data on a permanent basis, NAS drives are just going to be that much more popular.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: The BTO FTTC 80/20 Product Variant

      Ah, the upload. Very good point. *hopes Sky put 10mbps on the 40mbps product*

     

     
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