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    Fibre optic dilemma

    This is a discussion on Fibre optic dilemma within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Bah, curses to you lucky bugger in Newport - not far from me. Fancy prodding Virgin into running some cables ...

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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      Bah, curses to you lucky bugger in Newport - not far from me. Fancy prodding Virgin into running some cables down to us here in Bridgend?

      I've been blagging the online chat people for a few days, but get different answers each time. Today I was told that the date had not been announced yet, despite me hanging the "BT have rung me and want to sell me BT Infinity" carrot....
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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush View Post
      I've been blagging the online chat people for a few days, but get different answers each time. Today I was told that the date had not been announced yet, despite me hanging the "BT have rung me and want to sell me BT Infinity" carrot....
      I suspect this is a waste of time because I think the online chat people are overseas and probably even less informed on this subject than the phone based people in the UK!
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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      Quote Originally Posted by williammorris View Post
      I really hope you guys get sorted soon. Despite the cost I am so glad I kept my fibre with Virgin. For all their faults my service is flawless.. However as/when/if Sky come along I will of course swap my LLU line to fibre.
      thats an impressive speediest in your sig. but would you be happy losing 60Mb/s download if you moved to Sky (if they don't offer an 80/20 service when it launches)
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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      virgin? flawless? LOL never heard those 2 words in one sentence before.
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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      Quote Originally Posted by andrewjr View Post
      thats an impressive speediest in your sig. but would you be happy losing 60Mb/s download if you moved to Sky (if they don't offer an 80/20 service when it launches)
      TO be honest yes.. VM traffic shape some things in the day but it still only drags me down to about 80mbps. Sky don't as I understand it

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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      Quote Originally Posted by firehawk View Post
      virgin? flawless? LOL never heard those 2 words in one sentence before.
      Well for me that's what they are. I can't fault them. I only moved to Sky because the CS is rubbish. Can't complain about the connection or the price!

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      Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush View Post
      Bah, curses to you lucky bugger in Newport - not far from me. Fancy prodding Virgin into running some cables down to us here in Bridgend?
      LOL if I could mate I would!

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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      To be honest, I don't want it I'd rather have 40 unfiltered than have 100 that's been packet shaped. Looks like you agree with my sentiment too!

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      Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush View Post
      To be honest, I don't want it I'd rather have 40 unfiltered than have 100 that's been packet shaped. Looks like you agree with my sentiment too!
      It's packet shaped for P2P and usenet on port 563 yes
      I don't do P2P

      It's teatime on a Monday and I am getting 91mbps - still a far cry from 6!

      I watch ALOT of US movies and stuff on Netflix and Hulu.. American HD I find needs 14-16mbps to buffer properly.
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      Nice info!

     

     
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