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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 23-Aug-14 10:02:39
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using sky for working from home


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Looking to change jobs, so will be working 2-3 days from home. What is the current stance using sky bb for this type of usage.

http://www.sky.com/shop/terms-conditions/broadband/ states:

"2. Using Sky Broadband

(a) Sky Broadband is for private use by you and members of your household only. It must not be used for any activities not reasonably expected of someone using Sky Broadband for domestic purposes."

So as i think this is reasonable and normal, so i am ok and covered. Thoughts?

IanD
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 23-Aug-14 10:13:02
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Re: using sky for working from home


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I think dialling into work over VPN for example has always been acceptable residential use.

Running a business from home, such as a web-based shop hosted on your Sky broadband has been a bit questionable.


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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 23-Aug-14 12:05:08
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Re: using sky for working from home


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Yes its using vpn for work. The last time i looked the terms stated no commercial activity (debate at that time was no vpn), but now its changed, so looks like there is no longer any problem.

IanD


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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 23-Aug-14 12:21:36
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Re: using sky for working from home


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They wont question it don't worry.
Standard User simon194
(experienced) Mon 25-Aug-14 11:46:39
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Re: using sky for working from home


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I've been working from home via VPN for years on and off with, initially with Sky Broadband Unlimited and Sky Fibre when it became available. At one point I did have another fibre connection provided by my employer but it was removed earlier this year because the decided I didn't work from home enough anymore.

One caveat though, if you lose your broadband service, Sky's standard terms is up to 72 hours for resolution compared to a business service that is typically 4-6 hours.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 26-Aug-14 21:00:22
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Re: using sky for working from home


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It is always worth getting the business service if it's critical. If it's not then you won't need to

I have cable and FTTC bonded together with fallover in case that happens as I can't afford to lose any downtime.
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Tue 26-Aug-14 23:03:13
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Re: using sky for working from home


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Oh dear perhaps my free public hotspot is in breach of this term?

Oh well.

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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 27-Aug-14 10:06:32
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Re: using sky for working from home


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smile oh well, looks like i will just use it util someone comes knocking

IanD
Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 27-Aug-14 10:16:20
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Re: using sky for working from home


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Unless you are sending hundreds of emails a minute, via their email service, I don't see what issue Sky would have.

I'm sure some home users will be downloading 24/7 as the service is unlimited. So someone working from home will only be using it 10/5.

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Standard User whatever
(knowledge is power) Thu 28-Aug-14 06:59:51
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Re: using sky for working from home


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We've had no issue with sky and business since they took over the be line.
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