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    This is a discussion on Fibre optic dilemma within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; So I ordered BT infinity and due to get this on Tuesday 27 March. I then just found out, even ...

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      Fibre optic dilemma

      So I ordered BT infinity and due to get this on Tuesday 27 March.
      I then just found out, even though I asked a day before I placed the order for Infinity, that sky are doing fibre. Great!
      So now I am trying to weigh up the pros/cons and need to do this ASAP as I have 24-36 hours to cancel the order with BT if I choose sky.

      I hope you can help me:

      1) With BT, I will get guarenteed 35MB but up to 40MB. For upload, 10MB (up to but guarenteed 4MB). Sky are saying up to 40MB but up to 2MB upload. What is the real deal here with sky?
      2) Any fair usage/bandwidth throttling with sky? (I need the unlimited package as I have that for my normal ADSL with sky)
      3) I seem to save 4-6/month with sky. Worth it? No installation fee presently with sky
      4) how quick are the installations? Apperently they will send out an engineer to install it.
      5) what speeds do you fibre guys get with sky? upload and download?
      6) would the sky fibre run on the same phone line as I have? I dont know if my line has developed a fault or not as it was getting me 15MB on ADSL for 5 years but the past 6 months it has dropped to 10MB and cannot get anything more than that. Would the engineer fix the line if it needs be?

      Thanks all!


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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      Quote Originally Posted by firehawk View Post
      So I ordered BT infinity and due to get this on Tuesday 27 March.
      I then just found out, even though I asked a day before I placed the order for Infinity, that sky are doing fibre. Great!
      So now I am trying to weigh up the pros/cons and need to do this ASAP as I have 24-36 hours to cancel the order with BT if I choose sky.

      I hope you can help me:

      1) With BT, I will get guarenteed 35MB but up to 40MB. For upload, 10MB (up to but guarenteed 4MB). Sky are saying up to 40MB but up to 2MB upload. What is the real deal here with sky?
      2) Any fair usage/bandwidth throttling with sky? (I need the unlimited package as I have that for my normal ADSL with sky)
      3) I seem to save 4-6/month with sky. Worth it? No installation fee presently with sky
      4) how quick are the installations? Apperently they will send out an engineer to install it.
      5) what speeds do you fibre guys get with sky? upload and download?
      6) would the sky fibre run on the same phone line as I have? I dont know if my line has developed a fault or not as it was getting me 15MB on ADSL for 5 years but the past 6 months it has dropped to 10MB and cannot get anything more than that. Would the engineer fix the line if it needs be?

      Thanks all!
      1. Sky are currently Trialling FTTC. Those selected for the trail are on 40/2 speeds. But it's almost certain, Sky will be offering packages similar to BT, although not officially confirmed by Sky.

      2. Sky offer a totally unlimited, unshaped service. BT employ very restrictive traffic shaping, if you torrent alot, forget BT.

      3. IMHO, very worth it. Even if Sky and BT were the same price, I'd opt for Sky's network service over BT's.

      4. Turn around time seems to be around 10 days. That's assuming that the Fibre team offer you a trial service, as it's not been officially launched yet.

      5. I'm on the 40/2 profile, see my sig for Speedtest results. Real world transfers are very similar, as long as the servers you're downlading from can keep up.

      6. Assuming you've got a standard line that runs through a street cab, and that street cab has new live fibre cabinet paired with it. Also that your exchange is definately FTTC enabled, yes it utilises the same twisted copper pair that delivers your current adsl service.

      When the BTO engineer comes to instal, you're line will be tested to make sure it's up scratch and if there's some kind of fault, it'll be rectified.


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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      fazedup has covered everything,

      afaik everyone that has had sky fibre installed are getting 37Mb/s downspeed and around 1.7-1.85Mb/s upspeed (if you hack the modem and turn off QOS the upload goes up slightly) on speedtests.

      Personally my modem syncs at 39999kbps/1997kbps the full 40/2 profile., I'm sure others will see this thread and report what they get.

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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      perfect. thanks all. I guess I will cancel my installation tomorrow for BT and sign up with sky! She said that yes my area definately will have support for the sky FTTC broadband. im happy with that.

      sweeto!


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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      if you can get BT Inifinity then you have all the required criteria to have Sky Fibre
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      Also sky only has a 12 month contract. BT is 18 months!!!!

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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      just cancelled BT this morning. the representative from sky will ring me on Sunday, she was great last night (um... no naughty thoughts please!) and no doubt I will be placing an order with them
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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      And SBUF will be truly unlimited and not subject to any traffic management policy.
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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      Although we are sure that sky will increase speeds, I would say not to base your order on the fact sky will indeed bring these speeds out anytime soon. They could release it from day one or you may have to wait 6/12 months.

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      Re: Fibre optic dilemma

      can you explain what you mean?


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