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Sky Broadband

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by AJ, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Anyone using this yet??


    I was chatting to one of their men this afternoon and it seemed a good deal. However, as I'm with ntl at the moment I was thinking that as this is ADSL it won't happen through my phone line as it's cable. Is that right??? The Sky man didn't know the answer to that either. He said that they can use ntl lines in Leicester, but I think that's because they are normal POT's lines not cable.


    Anyhoo £15 for sky digital, £10 for 16mb Broadband and £5 for all local and national call under and hour in lengh, oh and don't forget the landline cost.
     
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  2. hbroomhall

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    The broadband will only work (at the moment) if you have a 'BT line' to start with. I put it in quotes because many people have actualy got a BT line although they never see a 'BT blue bill'. (This is via a process known as "Wholesale Line Rental".)

    In addition, the best rates would be where Sky have a presence in the local exchange. If they don't then there is an additional cost.

    However - there is a major roll-out of putting kit in BT's exchanges, so even if it isn't there now it may be in the next few months.

    Harry.
     
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  3. AJ

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    Thanks a lot Harry. How would you be able to see it Sky had a presence in my local exchange ??
     
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  4. wizard

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    Best bet would be to ring sky and ask them.
     
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  5. AJ

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    I tried mate. I get a better result phoning BT or ntl :blink
     
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  6. wizard

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    I hope the sky CS rep didn't tell you that they'd never heard of sky broadband, I've heard similar stories with other places :D
     
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  7. hbroomhall

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    Um - I now remember we had some private messaging on a similar subject about 2 months ago. Is your local exchange the same as the school's? If so the answer is the same.

    Otherwise let me know what the exchange name is and I'll have a look.

    Harry.
     
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  8. Boycie
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    A long shot, but you could try asking a <BT man> when you see one parked up drinking a cup of tea and having a bacon sarnie in his van. :)

    Si
     
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  9. Gaz 45

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    If you sign up on the Sky website they'll email you updates every so often.
    The Mid, Max etc options aren't in my area yet, so they're offering me (upto) 8Mb, 40GB cap for £17 a month - which is a damn site cheaper than the £30 a month I'm paying BT at the moment.
     
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  10. Lord Deckard

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    Does anyone know if Sky broadband is just using BTs infrastucture or is it LLU? I'm tempted but still waiting to hear more reports from users before I make a decision.
     
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  11. hbroomhall

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    It is using LLU by preference, but if your exchange hasn't been unbundled yet then it will use BT. This latter is more limited, and costs more per month.

    The LLU options are "Base", "Mid", "Max" and the BT one is "Connect".

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  12. Gaz 45

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    You have to be an active Sky Digital customer too.

    Base - Free, 2Mb, 2GB cap (that's a guess at the cap size).
    Mid - &#163;5/month, upto 8Mb, 40GB cap
    Max - &#163;10/month, upto 16Mb, Unlimited (subject to fair use policy).

    Connect - &#163;17/month, upto 8Mb, 40GB cap.
     
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