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    Sky Fibre from April 12th...

    This is a discussion on Sky Fibre from April 12th... within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I read it as Scubbie did. Though on the speed issue, is it right that BT are guaranteeing only 33Mb ...

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      Re: Sky Fibre from April 12th...

      I read it as Scubbie did.

      Though on the speed issue, is it right that BT are guaranteeing only 33Mb on a 70Mb line? And people wonder why I slam BT as a provider.

      I'd take Sky's 40Mb everyday over BT's 80Mb, even if Sky don't up it for a year!


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      Re: Sky Fibre from April 12th...

      Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush View Post
      Though on the speed issue, is it right that BT are guaranteeing only 33Mb on a 70Mb line? And people wonder why I slam BT as a provider.

      I'd take Sky's 40Mb everyday over BT's 80Mb, even if Sky don't up it for a year!
      I just checked the source:

      thinkbroadband :: Openreach releases up to 80 Mbps VDSL2 in April
      The 80/20 product carries a monthly price premium of 3.05 over the slowest FTTC 40/2 service for the Openreach component, but for those seeking the best peak time performance, this extra price does give you a prioritisation rate of 30 Mbps versus the old 15 Mbps if Openreach experience network congestion in a local area.
      I'm sure it said 33mb/s initially, but now it say 30mb/s. Either way, if you go to a BTW product, be prepared to be slowed down every evening and all the weekends until BTO are told to increase the backhaul capacity to be able to cope with things.

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      Re: Sky Fibre from April 12th...

      I wasn't questioning you - I was just in disbelief!

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      Re: Sky Fibre from April 12th...

      Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush View Post
      I wasn't questioning you - I was just in disbelief!
      No problem, I didn't think you were questioning me. I just wanted to be clear of the information I was posting.

      Most members are aware that BTW slow their connections down during their peak periods. Some are also aware that Virgin Media also have issues from over subscription in some areas, so they can never provide the maximum speed during busy times.

      On this evidence, I would suggest that Sky are likely to thrash the competition next month.

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      Re: Sky Fibre from April 12th...

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      No problem, I didn't think you were questioning me. I just wanted to be clear of the information I was posting.

      Most members are aware that BTW slow their connections down during their peak periods. Some are also aware that Virgin Media also have issues from over subscription in some areas, so they can never provide the maximum speed during busy times.

      On this evidence, I would suggest that Sky are likely to thrash the competition next month.
      Not only do BTW slow down connections in Peak times, I found based on my connections they never really gave me the speed my line could take in the first place.

      I think BT don't have the money to do whats needed right now to give its customers/partners/resellers what they want, I think Sky do have the money but maybe spending it slower but in productive way looking at a longer road map which can be a little frustrating at times when you a desperate for a better service.

      Unfortunately, lots of people never ready the small print and will just see 80/20 and jump on board. I just wish now Sky have announced the launch date they could be more factual about their package. Regardless of the speed for me, its going to be sky based on customer service and experience although I wouldnt say not to a better router!

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      Re: Sky Fibre from April 12th...

      I just wish now Sky have announced the launch date they could be more factual about their package.
      The cynic would say, that if they do, no one would sign up to Sky Broadband before 12th April, hence possibly playing it down, to stop people deciding to wait it out.

      But that is a guess only.
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      Re: Sky Fibre from April 12th...

      Quote Originally Posted by Ipster View Post
      Not only do BTW slow down connections in Peak times,
      I can confirm this, a neighbour who lives a little further down the road from me but is connected to the same PCP/DSLAM cabs has BT Infinity and he told me that during peak times his connection drops to about 20Mb
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      Re: Sky Fibre from April 12th...

      so I wonder how well it will go in terms of people taking it up

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      Re: Sky Fibre from April 12th...

      I've just taken the step of cancelling my subscription to Virgin media and set up an account with SKy. I am only going to be able to get around a meg download speeds and this concerns me coming from 50 meg on cable. Have I mad the wrong choice in not delaying till Sky gets Fibre? How do I know if my area will be one of the ones that get it? If I wanted to get BT I could have Infinity, but I loath the throught of going back to BT...

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      Re: Sky Fibre from April 12th...

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Some are also aware that Virgin Media also have issues from over subscription in some areas, so they can never provide the maximum speed during busy times.
      Some area's Lol

      Most UBR's are overloaded (Think of them Like Exhanges)

      Then ontop of that the backhaul is running at 100% capacity 22 hours of the day

      Lets say you are connecting from Swansea

      They will bounce

      From swansea Ubr1
      to Swansea Ubr1a
      to Bridgend Core
      to Cardiff Core
      to Birmingham Core
      to Manchester Core
      to Langley Core
      to Linx
      etc..

      and each Core will have enough of its own traffic already nevermind external stuff
      and ofc adding loads of hops something sky would do in say 7 hops
      may take Virgin 16
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