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    Half price Sky Fibre, but only half speed?

    This is a discussion on Half price Sky Fibre, but only half speed? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Ok, I just seen this new Sky Fibre offer. But in'st it a bit crazy to only give half speed? ...

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      Half price Sky Fibre, but only half speed?

      Ok, I just seen this new Sky Fibre offer. But in'st it a bit crazy to only give half speed?
      Kinda defeats the point of fibre..

      6 months half price Sky Fibre Unlimited: 10 per month for first 6 months, then standard pricing applies (currently 20) when switching your broadband, calls and line rental to Sky. Line rental 15.40pm. 2.18 router delivery. Download speeds up to 16Mb speeds vary significantly by location. Sky Talk: Sky Talk Weekends 0pm. Compatible line required otherwise 15 connection charge may apply. Offer not available to existing Sky Broadband Unlimited customers upgrading to Sky Fibre Unlimited. Offer not available to existing Sky Fibre customers.


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      Re: Half price Sky Fibre, but only half speed?

      Sky Broadband Unlimited is advertised as an 'up to 16mb' product. I wonder if someone has been confused and put the wrong details in.

      Do you have a link to the page?

      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: Half price Sky Fibre, but only half speed?

      It has to be wrong I'm on Sky Broadband Unlimited and I'm getting 17meg

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      Re: Half price Sky Fibre, but only half speed?

      Quote Originally Posted by rasp54 View Post
      It has to be wrong I'm on Sky Broadband Unlimited and I'm getting 17meg
      Ofcom regulations now state that at least 10% of those connected should be able to acieve the advertised speed.

      In truth there are now many Sky Broadband Unlimited customers who have speeds in excess of the old 20mb limit too. Sadly there will also be many who have a connection speed under 7mb, which a couple of years back was the national average 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: Half price Sky Fibre, but only half speed?

      Times change.

      I'm so old that I remember going to enormous lengths to get an extra 2k sync on my dial-up connection giving me close to 33.6kbits, the theoretical maximum. A friend had an ISDN line (64k) which he later had upgraded to dual ISDN which gave him an eye watering 128k connection. The cost was also eye watering and completely beyond my reach even in my wildest dreams.

      Then came the first Broadband (anyone remember the "green frog" modem?) which suddenly delivered 512k, was affordable and reliable, soon quadrupled to 2meg which seemed at the time faster than anyone could want or use.

      Now a 2meg connection is something to be pitied.

      Sorry to take the thread OT.

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      Re: Half price Sky Fibre, but only half speed?

      Off topic a bit how do i add ookla speed test results to my profile

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      I remember disconnecting after every webpage had loaded just so I wasnt charged to read it and downloading a mp3 took over 30 mins my phone bill used to be about 50-80 per month. Now including my fibre its 30ish and I get over 700 times faster.

      If it aint broke take it apart, it soon will be.

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      Re: Half price Sky Fibre, but only half speed?

      Quote Originally Posted by rasp54 View Post
      Off topic a bit how do i add ookla speed test results to my profile
      Whilst using a web browsers, click on 'Settings' above. Next scroll down to 'Edit Signature'

      Next visit the speedtest.net site. You now have the choice of using a new result or a previous one.

      For a new result, select the option to share the result. Choose the 'Forum' button and select copy. You can now paste that into your signature.

      For an old result click on the link "My Results" and find the test result you want to use. Click on the 'Share' link and copy the URL.

      Copy and paste the link provided by the speedtest.net site, but amend it as below:

      Link given: http: // www .speedtest .net/ my-result/ 2731510624

      Modified link, with forum code: [ img ] http: // www .speedtest .net/ result/2731510624.png [ /img ]

      Note: I have put in the spaces otherwise you can't see what I am trying to do. Below is the modified line above, without the spaces:



      Use the 'Preview Signature' button to check everything.

      Once you have done this, simply click the 'Save Signature' button.

      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: Half price Sky Fibre, but only half speed?

      Scubbie thanks for your help i have previewed and saved signature and the logo comes up no problems,but does not come up in my posts.Sorry M8 it will only come up in new posts not old

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      Re: Half price Sky Fibre, but only half speed?

      The issue with the old posts isn't serious - basically the option to include your signature will not have been included.

      You could go ack and edit them (you'll need to select 'Go Advanced') but I don't think it is worth it.

      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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