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    is it really worth upgrading to sky fibre pro?

    This is a discussion on is it really worth upgrading to sky fibre pro? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; It comes down to Ofcom rules. Basically a specific percentage must be able to get the headline speed (I think ...

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      Re: is it really worth upgrading to sky fibre pro?

      It comes down to Ofcom rules.

      Basically a specific percentage must be able to get the headline speed (I think it is 10%).

      This is because so many people do not understand the ADSL, ADSL2+ and VDSL products and many ISPs were pushing the headline speed without properly stating that this was only available if you live close to the exchange (ADSL & ADSL2+) or the cabinet (VDSL or FTTC).

      In practise now all the ISPs are required to provide you with an estimate of your potential conntection speed. If they fail to deliver at this minimum speed within the first month, then you can leave. You do have to allow them the opportunity to get things sorted though, you can't just call up and say "I'm leaving as you didn't give me the estimated speed".

      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: is it really worth upgrading to sky fibre pro?

      according to this site...FTTC Check

      my cabinet shows as this...

      Cabinet Probability Uplift Phase Status Type
      P30 25% 3.75 5a Part of deployment FTTC (Fiber to the Cabinet)
      so what are the chances?...

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      Re: is it really worth upgrading to sky fibre pro?

      Quote Originally Posted by jdsimp1234 View Post
      according to this site...FTTC Checkmy cabinet shows as this...
      Cabinet Probability Uplift Phase Status Type
      P30 25% 3.75 5a Part of deployment FTTC (Fiber to the Cabinet)
      so what are the chances?...
      Are you sure that you are connected to cabinet P30? Depending on your post code there is a higher probability that you are connected to Cabinet P49 or P51.

      Try running the check with post code CF311LT and you'll see what I mean.
      Last edited by seawright; 22-08-13 at 04:47 PM. Reason: Added Try running ...

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      Re: is it really worth upgrading to sky fibre pro?

      there are 2 other cabinets showing in my list at my postcode, cabinet P49, & cabinet P3, & P30, and i know where P30 cabinet is, its small green & its directly behind a bus shelter just around the corner from me, and the normal big fibre cabinet is opposite side of the road from it...P49 i know where that is too, & it is too far away from me, about 300 yards away.

      Judging by how big the green fibre cabinet actually is, believe all 3 of these small cabinets are connected to it...but P30 being the closest to me...dunno where P3 is tho, might be another 3-400 yards further up the road...

      BTW this what it tells me about the other cabinets...

      Cabinet Probability Uplift Phase Status Type
      P49 73% 3.16 5a Part of deployment FTTC (Fiber to the Cabinet)
      P3 1% 2.52 5a Part of deployment FTTC (Fiber to the Cabinet)

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      Re: is it really worth upgrading to sky fibre pro?

      You can't upgrade from Sky Fibre Unlimited to Sky Fibre Pro online so I would give Sky a call, ask what speed you are likely to get and base your decision on that as to whether you think Pro would be worth the extra 10 /mnth

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      Re: is it really worth upgrading to sky fibre pro?

      But dare I say..have you considered jumping ship to BT?
      It will be cheaper monthly, you get a far superior router and can use the router of your choosing as well.
      If you go via top cash back you will receive cashback as well as the BT voucher offers.
      And of course you get free BT sports, so you can watch the footy.
      If you want 80/20 product, it really is a no brainer!
      John

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      Re: is it really worth upgrading to sky fibre pro?

      i have no interest in any of the sports channels on sky or the BT sports channels...so...for that benefit...im not interested in BT Infinity's products at all...

      as almost all of their fibre packages, come with network trafficing, doesn't matter if they say you don't get any, they lie...it is still there even if they say its not there...plusnet probably the same with their fibre packages, or am i wrong?

      I'm really considering Sky Fibre Pro...in the next few weeks...

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      Re: is it really worth upgrading to sky fibre pro?

      Quote Originally Posted by jdsimp1234 View Post
      i have no interest in any of the sports channels on sky or the BT sports channels...so...for that benefit...im not interested in BT Infinity's products at all...

      as almost all of their fibre packages, come with network trafficing, doesn't matter if they say you don't get any, they lie...it is still there even if they say its not there...plusnet probably the same with their fibre packages, or am i wrong?

      I'm really considering Sky Fibre Pro...in the next few weeks...
      Sorry you're wrong - Unlimited Infinity 2 has no traffic management or fair usage policy.

      I moved from Sky Fibre to Unlimited Infinity 2 - the only difference I noticed was that BT is faster and cheaper!

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      Re: is it really worth upgrading to sky fibre pro?

      I am still not considering BT Infinity 2...I've never trusted BT from the day I moved to sky on unlimited 16mb/s...

      I was with plusnet once on 8mb/s with 20gb usage limit...and other one was demon internet on 4-8mb/s, wow, long time ago now... my how the times have changed...

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      Re: is it really worth upgrading to sky fibre pro?

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      If you live close to the cabinet and there are only a few fibre users on that cabinet then it is possible to get download speed higher than 76Mb/S but advertising the service as 76/18 is likely to cause fewer complaints than up to 80/20. On paper it makes little difference but which is easier to say?

      Also with 80/20 you don't actually get 80Mbit/s of TCP throughput due to various overheads.etc

     

     
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