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Standard User Cruncher
(regular) Sat 29-Mar-14 12:41:56
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Moving away from Coms, Sky Fibre Pro or Plusnet FTTC?


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Hi guys,

Which would you choose? Sky Fibre Pro or Plusnets Unlimited Fibre.

I already have Sky TV and a BT phone line. Can get the full 80/20.

I would prefer a Static IP.

I have a Asus RT-N66U which I'd want to continue using. Though I know I can use it with Sky with a little messing.

They are both unmanaged/throttled etc right?

Or, is there another I've missed?

Thanks.

Edited by Cruncher (Sat 29-Mar-14 12:43:11)

Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 29-Mar-14 19:36:30
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Re: Moving away from Coms, Sky Fibre Pro or Plusnet FTTC?


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Its about price and static
?..... £20 vs.£30 one for plusnet
?..... static ip, not eith sky, one for plusnet
?...... use your own modem, one for plusnet


But I am using sky fttc and it just works, using their free modem..

The choice is yours. ?

IanD
Standard User Cruncher
(member) Sat 29-Mar-14 19:41:13
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Re: Moving away from Coms, Sky Fibre Pro or Plusnet FTTC?


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Apparently Sk ywill be offering Static IP's with their Pro package soon. But yeah thats about the size of it.

i know i can use my N66U with Sky with a bit of work. (am already running Merlin FW)

Must admit though PN are looking good at the mo...


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Standard User Cruncher
(member) Mon 31-Mar-14 00:44:28
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Re: Moving away from Coms, Sky Fibre Pro or Plusnet FTTC?


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Do sky and Plusnet use the same network? As in the BT network?
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 31-Mar-14 01:16:31
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Re: Moving away from Coms, Sky Fibre Pro or Plusnet FTTC?


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Nope. Sky should be regarded as entirely different.

The only part that Sky really share is the exchange to the green fibre cabinet.

At the exchange Sky use their own network that they use for LLU.
So Sky deliver the service via their own networks, own backhaul etc.
Plusnet is similar to BT though.

This is why when people on standard Sky ADSL claim that the sky network is slowing them down I usually have to do some digging, as ultimately if it's handling 8Mb/s download speeds to fibre users it's hardly going to struggle with somebody on 3Mbps ADSL at 300Kb/s. If it did those on Fibre would be really peed off.

As for Sky fibre I have the 80Mbps package and I get a good 9Mb/s download speed. I also have BT infinity via work and that's not too bad either. The HomeHub is a bit iffy though and sometimes things buffer (even though it's my exclusive connection) which I don't see on the sky connection with 6 users.

Edited by ukhardy07 (Mon 31-Mar-14 01:16:59)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 31-Mar-14 10:24:36
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Re: Moving away from Coms, Sky Fibre Pro or Plusnet FTTC?


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You mean Bytes not bits?

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 20 Meg WBC
Standard User Cruncher
(member) Mon 31-Mar-14 11:43:35
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Re: Moving away from Coms, Sky Fibre Pro or Plusnet FTTC?


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Cheers for that. smile


So the obvious question is, who should i go for... Tough choice.


Are PN/BT still having congestion issues?
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