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Standard User izools
(experienced) Fri 22-Feb-13 15:26:32
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Sky Broadband & BT Line Rental vs Full LLU


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I remember from experience that when one bought Sky Broadband on an LLU exchange but kept their line rental with BT, you would be connected to the old Easynet equiptment which meant a Globespan / Conexant ADSL chipset on the local exchange equiptment, but if you went Full LLU you would be connected to Broadcom equiptment in the exchange.

Does the same still count true, or do Sky now connect customers to Broadcom kit in the exchange even if you leave the line rental with BT?

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 22-Feb-13 15:41:14
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Re: Sky Broadband & BT Line Rental vs Full LLU


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Sky no longer do their BB w/out their phone.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User izools
(experienced) Fri 22-Feb-13 16:38:49
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Re: Sky Broadband & BT Line Rental vs Full LLU


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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Sky no longer do their BB w/out their phone.


Good a reason as any for them not to get my custom then smile

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Fri 22-Feb-13 17:12:08
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Re: Sky Broadband & BT Line Rental vs Full LLU


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In reply to a post by izools:
Good a reason as any for them not to get my custom then smile

Out of interest, why is that an issue? If you keep BT phone then you will almost certainly be limited to WBC based providers.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
Huawei VDSL -> Draytek router -> Apple Airport Extreme -> Belkin Switch -> Windows/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 22-Feb-13 17:59:43
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Re: Sky Broadband & BT Line Rental vs Full LLU


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Or Partial LLU, e.g. O2, Be, AOL + some resellers.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Fri 22-Feb-13 19:20:08
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Or Partial LLU, e.g. O2, Be, AOL + some resellers.


I don't think any of the partial LLU companies are doing fibre - which I think the OP might have expected but didn't state.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
Huawei VDSL -> Draytek router -> Apple Airport Extreme -> Belkin Switch -> Windows/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 22-Feb-13 19:43:00
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Re: Sky Broadband & BT Line Rental vs Full LLU


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Ah well, there was almost infinity (not Infinity) of things OP didn't state. I can only comment on them when he does so grin

Even so, does LLU kit at exchange come into Fibre? I would thought it would be BT OR (or w) kit in that case.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC

Edited by XRaySpeX (Fri 22-Feb-13 19:45:42)

Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Fri 22-Feb-13 19:53:05
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Re: Sky Broadband & BT Line Rental vs Full LLU


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Even so, does LLU kit at exchange come into Fibre? I would thought it would be BT OR (or w) kit in that case.


Yes, in the GEA handover cable thing whatever its called. Connecting OR's equipment to either the LLU provider, or connecting OR's equipment to BTW's WBC network.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
Huawei VDSL -> Draytek router -> Apple Airport Extreme -> Belkin Switch -> Windows/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 22-Feb-13 20:10:25
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Re: Sky Broadband & BT Line Rental vs Full LLU


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Not really wanting to labour the point, but can't see how the chipset of the LLU kit can be of interest, when the modem is talking to the OR kit under Fibre.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Fri 22-Feb-13 20:36:02
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Not really wanting to labour the point, but can't see how the chipset of the LLU kit can be of interest, when the modem is talking to the OR kit under Fibre.

Good point! :-/

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
Huawei VDSL -> Draytek router -> Apple Airport Extreme -> Belkin Switch -> Windows/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
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