General Discussion
  >> Fibre Broadband


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | 3 | (show all)   Print Thread
Standard User OCdragon
(experienced) Sun 05-Aug-12 11:31:00
Print Post

Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[link to this post]
 
Could any one confirm exactly what the Sky Fibre Unlimited (20 UKP/month excluding Line-rental but no throttling) max. D/L & U/L speeds are, with LINKS to the Sky Broadband wed site?? I am a bit confused in particular its U/L speed, because I have seen people talking about 2Mbps but also mentioned in some where that it has been recently uprated to 10Mbps!
Thanks

P.S: I have been thinking that Sky's non-pro fibre unlimited U/L of merely 2Mbps is too slow for me, that is why I am still hesitating to choose Sky. But the BT Infinity unlimited (non-business) Op 2 has P2P throttling during Peak-Hours which I am also very concerned about!

Intel E4300 OC with 2GB RAMs,Speedtouch 585 Modem/Router and Windows XP Pro

O2 Standard ADSL2+ Broadband!
Standard User flimbo
(member) Sun 05-Aug-12 12:37:28
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: OCdragon] [link to this post]
 
I was under the impression that upload speeds were 10Mbps on that Sky package.
Wouldn't touch BT with a barge pole after a nightmare experience with them years ago. Had to write a letter to the top man to get out of that contract. Recently I phoned BT to ask about their fibre package and the Indian call centre is a shambles. They refused to answer my questions on throttling and Spotify and also their online chat operator hung up when I challenged them on their throttling policies. Steer well clear!
Standard User speedyrite
(regular) Sun 05-Aug-12 12:48:47
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: OCdragon] [link to this post]
 
It was originally 40/2 (which I started on back in April) but they're rolling out a change to 40/10 (which I have been on for a couple of weeks or so now).


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User OCdragon
(experienced) Sun 05-Aug-12 13:45:16
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: speedyrite] [link to this post]
 
Thanks, it is more likely as a welcome news for me! Have you got a "Link" in the Sky Site which has confirmed this?? I just wanted to keep my mind in peace before seriously considering moving to Sky. According to BT Infinity speed-check, my line is capable of supporting around 6 to 7 Mbps U/L which is still well above 2Mbps that Sky unlimited fibre initially could offer to their customers.

Intel E4300 OC with 2GB RAMs,Speedtouch 585 Modem/Router and Windows XP Pro

O2 Standard ADSL2+ Broadband!
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Aug-12 14:05:12
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: OCdragon] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by OCdragon:
Have you got a "Link" in the Sky Site which has confirmed this??


Sky's website is kept non technical so they don't have speeds. I believe if you enter your phone number for a personalised estimate you'll get told the estimated speeds for standard, and you'll have to phone up for Pro.

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 OCdragon
(experienced) Sun 05-Aug-12 14:10:39
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: speedyrite] [link to this post]
 
Hi, I have just chatted to the Sky's Rep on line 20sec ago, and this Sky Rep still confirmed that 2Mbps is the max upload speed being supported for this Sky unlimited fibre (non-Pro) package, not 10Mbps as you said it was. Is this Sky Rep still mis-informed or else, such as more than ONE packages even for non-pro??

Intel E4300 OC with 2GB RAMs,Speedtouch 585 Modem/Router and Windows XP Pro

O2 Standard ADSL2+ Broadband!
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Aug-12 14:57:40
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: OCdragon] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by OCdragon:
Hi, I have just chatted to the Sky's Rep on line 20sec ago, and this Sky Rep still confirmed that 2Mbps is the max upload speed being supported for this Sky unlimited fibre (non-Pro) package, not 10Mbps as you said it was. Is this Sky Rep still mis-informed or else, such as more than ONE packages even for non-pro??


Mis informed sadly frown

If you look at this thread on Sky User lots of people have reported moving from 40/2 to 40/10 automatically during July:
http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-broadband-fibre-h...

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 OCdragon
(experienced) Sun 05-Aug-12 15:13:59
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: jchamier] [link to this post]
 
Thank you!

Intel E4300 OC with 2GB RAMs,Speedtouch 585 Modem/Router and Windows XP Pro

O2 Standard ADSL2+ Broadband!
Standard User epyon
(experienced) Sun 05-Aug-12 19:28:29
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: jchamier] [link to this post]
 
I can also confirm this.

Sky Fibre Unlimited
40/10

"A Half Speed Customer"
My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Aug-12 21:26:43
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed?? *DELETED*


[re: OCdragon] [link to this post]
 
Post deleted by Sadoldman

Edited by tommy45 (Sun 05-Aug-12 21:29:26)

Standard User StephenTodd
(member) Sun 05-Aug-12 22:00:59
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: tommy45] [link to this post]
 
tommy45: Pretty much like BE now (it doesn't matter where support are as long as they are good). But of course, there is a strong commercial reason why UKOnline are no more, and why BE are unable to offer equivalent service on FTTC that they offer on ADSL2 and at an equivalent price.

--
Moved (with trepidation) to BT Infinity 2 for upload speed. Happy BE user for several years.
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Aug-12 22:56:40
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: tommy45] [link to this post]
 
http://www.easynetconnect.net/products/vdsl.aspx

Oliver.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Aug-12 23:01:17
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: Oliver341] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Oliver341:
http://www.easynetconnect.net/products/vdsl.aspx


Do we know whose network they use? Sky, TalkTalk or BT wholesale (WBC) ? I believe EasynetConnect is the former company without any actual network of their own, so they can buy service from any wholesaler?

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 jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Aug-12 23:02:15
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed?? *DELETED*


[re: tommy45] [link to this post]
 
Post deleted by Sadoldman
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Aug-12 23:09:26
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: jchamier] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by jchamier:
Do we know whose network they use? Sky, TalkTalk or BT wholesale (WBC) ?

As far as I know Easynet still use the network they created and sold to Sky.

Oliver.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Aug-12 23:18:48
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: Oliver341] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Oliver341:
In reply to a post by jchamier:
Do we know whose network they use? Sky, TalkTalk or BT wholesale (WBC) ?

As far as I know Easynet still use the network they created and sold to Sky.


Does that include the new Sky SVBN network or just the legacy Easynet network?

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 Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Aug-12 23:27:29
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: jchamier] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by jchamier:
Does that include the new Sky SVBN network or just the legacy Easynet network?

Their agreement is with Sky for the use of their network, so I assume all their network assets including SVBN can be utilised. It would be quite limiting for them if this isn't the case. I'm not even sure the legacy Easynet equipment would be suitable for the VDSL2 service they offer.

Oliver.
Moderator Sadoldman
(moderator) Mon 06-Aug-12 07:07:00
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed?? *DELETED*


[re: tommy45] [link to this post]
 
No need to be crude, if you had to disguise the words you know they are not acceptable.

Sadoldman

Just a tad sad..a wee bit old...wink

[email protected]
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband moderator but it does not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Moderator Sadoldman
(moderator) Mon 06-Aug-12 07:08:25
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed?? *DELETED*


[re: jchamier] [link to this post]
 
Contained a quote of a post that was deleted.

Sadoldman

Just a tad sad..a wee bit old...wink

[email protected]
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband moderator but it does not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Aug-12 07:54:34
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: Oliver341] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Oliver341:
In reply to a post by jchamier:
Does that include the new Sky SVBN network or just the legacy Easynet network?

Their agreement is with Sky for the use of their network, so I assume all their network assets including SVBN can be utilised. It would be quite limiting for them if this isn't the case. I'm not even sure the legacy Easynet equipment would be suitable for the VDSL2 service they offer.


That's what I was thinking - given many areas with Sky LLU (ie, easynet) connectivity don't offer FTTC, but areas with SVBN do offer FTTC. I'd assumed that the newer SVBN equipment allowed for the GEA connectivity, along with voice. smile

Given the amount of money Sky has invested in the network its probably not fair to call it the Easynet network anymore, its the "former easynet network - massively improved".

James be* pro (16.8 / 1.2 sync) - BQM - FTTC cab installed 18-jun-2012 - not yet active - est 44.6 / 6.5

Edited by jchamier (Mon 06-Aug-12 07:55:24)

Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Aug-12 12:34:34
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: jchamier] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by jchamier:
Given the amount of money Sky has invested in the network its probably not fair to call it the Easynet network anymore, its the "former easynet network - massively improved".

Yep, although Easynet do have some privileges. For instance, Sky do not offer their broadband network on a wholesale basis, unlike O2 and TalkTalk. Easynet are the only third party to have access to it.

Oliver.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Aug-12 13:57:01
Print Post

Re: Sky Fibre unlimited(not Pro) upload speed??


[re: Oliver341] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Oliver341:
In reply to a post by jchamier:
Given the amount of money Sky has invested in the network its probably not fair to call it the Easynet network anymore, its the "former easynet network - massively improved".

Yep, although Easynet do have some privileges. For instance, Sky do not offer their broadband network on a wholesale basis, unlike O2 and TalkTalk. Easynet are the only third party to have access to it.


Kinda makes sense when you read that Sky owned them for a while then realised they'd do better being sold off to service the business market. Not a consumer ISP. smile

James be* pro (16.8 / 1.2 sync) - BQM - FTTC cab installed 18-jun-2012 - not yet active - est 44.6 / 6.5
Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | 3 | (show all)   Print Thread

Jump to