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Standard User StephenTodd
(member) Wed 01-Aug-12 17:03:10
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Re: BT Infinity or Sky fibre?


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Sky seem very irregular about their 80/20 offering. You may find that you can get it if you ring them, or contact them on their website chat. I couldn't get it so went with BT. Some hiccups so far, but not too bad, and consistently fast upload (17Mbps of real upload) even when I was only getting 3.5Mbps down for a couple of days (now back to over 40, and I am hoping DML lets me back to 50 or 60 soon). Some of the issues were odd internal wiring (from GPO days, not bad, just different) which the OpenReach installer didn't notice despite my querying it; it would have been the same Openreach install for Sky as well.

If you do go for BT, ignore their speedtester other than for profile information. As I said above, I get real 17Mbps upload, but rarely above 10, usually 8, on the BT speedtesters.

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Moved (with trepidation) to BT Infinity 2 for upload speed. Happy BE user for several years.
Standard User Xplosion
(learned) Wed 01-Aug-12 17:15:48
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Re: BT Infinity or Sky fibre?


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So why the massive difference?

Just the different networks are set at different speeds.

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Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Wed 01-Aug-12 17:19:23
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Re: BT Infinity or Sky fibre?


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In reply to a post by jchamier:
In reply to a post by UKOnline:
Anyway. I can get about 76/18mb on BT Infinity. And 40/10 or so on Sky.


Sky do offer a Sky Unlimited Fibre Pro service, which should give the 76/18 that BT quote.


I thought 40 was the highest with Sky for now. When I put my details in it just says 40mb.


They can give you the pro on the phone. It's the same as BTs top option but without traffic management. It's a theroetical max of 80mb hence advertised as 76mb


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Standard User UKOnline
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 01-Aug-12 17:35:50
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Re: BT Infinity or Sky fibre?


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In reply to a post by UKOnline:
In reply to a post by jchamier:
... nested quotes trimmed ...


Sky do offer a Sky Unlimited Fibre Pro service, which should give the 76/18 that BT quote.


I thought 40 was the highest with Sky for now. When I put my details in it just says 40mb.


They can give you the pro on the phone. It's the same as BTs top option but without traffic management. It's a theroetical max of 80mb hence advertised as 76mb


Just rang them. They said about 70mb which I am happy about. Thanks people.
Standard User Xplosion
(learned) Wed 01-Aug-12 17:58:14
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Re: BT Infinity or Sky fibre?


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Just rang them. They said about 70mb which I am happy about. Thanks people.


Awesome. Did you go ahead with an order?

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Standard User UKOnline
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 01-Aug-12 18:02:05
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I will be yes. Today was just getting prices.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 01-Aug-12 18:38:43
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I also have jumped ship to BT Infinity (business)

get 5 static IP which sky do not provide I believe, this was one of the selling points

(BT Business UK call centres also)
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Wed 01-Aug-12 19:12:16
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Re: BT Infinity or Sky fibre?


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In reply to a post by UKOnline:
So why the massive difference?

Just the different networks are set at different speeds.


No No No No !!

BT are complying with the Advertising Standards Authority as 76mbps is the fastest you can get on the "80" service. On the "40" service BT now call it 38mbps. Likewise for uploads.

Sky haven't updated their marketing.

Other ISPs have done the same thing, BE for example now sells an upto 16mbps service on the same technology that can achieve 24mbps on short lines.

Its all to do with how many customers can get that speed or something.

James be* pro (16.8 / 1.2 sync) - BQM - FTTC cab installed 18-jun-2012 - not yet active - est 44.6 / 6.5
Standard User dazb73
(newbie) Wed 01-Aug-12 20:45:40
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With regards to p2p theres a way round that just use google, im no expert and ive worked my way around.
Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 04-Aug-12 10:45:32
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I think just 10% need to be able to get it on tcp throughput.
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