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    This is a discussion on sky fibre pro within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by Bartlet ...and almost ubiquitous Wi-Fi coverage verses the rare (and free anyway) Cloud. I do like and ...

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      Re: sky fibre pro

      Quote Originally Posted by Bartlet View Post
      ...and almost ubiquitous Wi-Fi coverage verses the rare (and free anyway) Cloud.

      I do like and trust Sky's broadband offerings in contrast to BT which I've always been sceptical about but it's starting to look too good not to jump. A cease and re-provide would be a pain though. If the TopCashBack jumped to 100 like it was a few weeks ago, that could be the final temptation. I'll certainly be keeping an eye on your BTCare thread for (official) replies.

      The free (normally 3 extra) HD versions on the BT Sports channels offer expires 1st August so I think Sky now have a deadline for an improved deal.
      Well I am off to BT..
      The new dual band router, plus cheaper price compared to Pro. 90 over 18 Months. 50 Sainsburys voucher, 12 months BT Sport HD worth 160. Any yes superior wi fi service and use your own modem if you want. I have ESPN for the footy, so it is a saving for me of 300 less the increased line rental of say 2o over the 18 months.
      What is there not to like over it ?

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      Re: sky fibre pro

      Good luck - let us know how you get on with the transfer

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      Re: sky fibre pro

      Infinity 3 would appear to soon be available 160/20 at no extra cost to existing customers.
      They appear to be announcing new prices on 17th May, so if these are better I will cancel and re-order.

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      Re: sky fibre pro

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnelf View Post
      Infinity 3 would appear to soon be available 160/20 at no extra cost to existing customers.
      They appear to be announcing new prices on 17th May, so if these are better I will cancel and re-order.

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      That will be interesting if true as I believe the ethernet interfaces on the Openreach Modem are only 100mbit/s, mine certianlly connects at 100Mbit/s even though it's on a GigaBit port, but then again I think my passive POE injectors stole the other 2 datalines for power.

      I'd hope that would be combined with vectoring as otherwise only really short lines will get it and if the upstream is staying at 20Mbit/s that's also somewhat dissapointing.

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      Re: sky fibre pro

      I'd imagine the 160/20 is only for people on FTTP rather than FTTC.

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      Re: sky fibre pro

      Whilst the upgrade might be FOC, BTO will need to supply everyone with a new Modem.

      It will certainly mean that Sky will need another new router in order to support these speeds as well.

      Hopefully there is something on the horizon from Sky in order to compete with the new prices and speeds from BT Retail. Otherwise Sky will be losing out to the competition.

      I would love to know too if BT customers are finding that there speeds are affected at busy times still. If they are, then this will make it worse for everyone on their network unless BT has been upgrading the backhaul.

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      Re: sky fibre pro

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Hopefully there is something on the horizon from Sky in order to compete with the new prices and speeds from BT Retail. Otherwise Sky will be losing out to the competition.
      At the moment, my expectations are low. I suspect that Sky's response to this week's news from BT Retail will be nothing more than a hastily compiled advertising campaign designed to hit back at BT Retail by emphasising the good value that Sky provides. But I'll be happy to be proved wrong on this point by some hastily designed package/price revamping...
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      Re: sky fibre pro

      Don't forget that the launch of Sky Fibre was initially delayed last year.

      On the day we thought that it would launch, BT changed their prices, messing thing up for Sky. We are overdue for a revision to their prices, but at the same time it could be that they will wait until September.

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      Agreed. If no change is announced in the next week or 2, I reckon late August/start of September is probably the next favourite date. Maybe to align with the timing of the inevitable annual price rise for TV?
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      Re: sky fibre pro

      Well BT have now launched there 160/20 package.
      35 p/m compared to there 80/20 package at 26.
      I cannot get those speeds, but if I could, for the extra 5 over pro and to save 15 on BT sports, I would get it.
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