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Standard User Phil1068
(newbie) Fri 23-Aug-13 22:06:54
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Sky Broadband upgrade to Fibre


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Hi
I got a letter from BT recently saying that infinity 2 was now available in my area. I have had a look on the website and it tells me that I could get a download speed upto 62mb. Checking what I can upgrade to with sky and they are saying I could get speeds upto 40mb; the highest sky package isn't available. I am confused as I thought the networks would offer the same speed and it was down to pricing. Any help understanding the differences would be appreciated.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 23-Aug-13 22:20:52
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Re: Sky Broadband upgrade to Fibre


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Do you know how far from the actual cabinet you are?

Sky is at liberty to not offer the faster package if they want.

Until you are connected no one can be sure what speeds you will see and even then speeds can vary over time.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User hopkapi
(newbie) Fri 23-Aug-13 22:25:43
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Are you completely sure Sky don't offer you a higher speed too? Last I checked it was sold as "Sky Fibre Pro" though was a bit hard to find.


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Standard User Phil1068
(newbie) Fri 23-Aug-13 22:27:12
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Thank you for this.
I would have thought that Sky would offer the best possible theoretical speed given the likely level of competition. The exchange is just over one mile away as the bird flies.
Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 23-Aug-13 22:29:18
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It doesn't matter how far away the exchange is, it's the distance to the cabinet you are connected to that matters.

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Standard User billford
(elder) Fri 23-Aug-13 22:29:52
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In reply to a post by Phil1068:
I have had a look on the website and it tells me that I could get a download speed upto 62mb.
As MrSaffron says, nobody can be sure what you'll get until you get it, and the BT estimates are usually on the pessimistic side.

I'm on an 80/20 line (but with IDNet, not BT)- the estimate for my line is 54.8Mbps, I routinely get 65-67Mbps.


edit- I'm about 450 metres from the cabinet.

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Edited by billford (Fri 23-Aug-13 22:30:37)

Standard User Phil1068
(newbie) Fri 23-Aug-13 22:31:09
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No when I log onto my account with Sky, I only get the slower upgrade option, BT offer the infinity 2 after hitting the test my available speed option
Standard User Phil1068
(newbie) Fri 23-Aug-13 22:32:13
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Sorry I haven't come across the cabinet term before. I don't know where it is
Standard User hopkapi
(newbie) Fri 23-Aug-13 22:33:50
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Weird, though the last time I ran the numbers, Plusnet were cheaper anyway wink.
Standard User Phil1068
(newbie) Fri 23-Aug-13 22:44:13
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Thanks for that tip. I hadn't consideredthem and their site is telling me that I could get 62mb. Same as BT and a lot higher than sky
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