Fibre speed checker - bt infinity faster than sky fibre

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  1. A2a

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    My area is now fibre enabled and having checked BTs site, I get an estimate on about 60mb, but with sky only 40mb?

    Isn't it the same infrastructure etc?

    Is this accurate or are the estimations way out?

    I have read about the profile of 40/2 and 80/20 or something..?

    BT's speed is far more attractive - and would be significantly higher than my current speed, but Sky seem cheaper and you'd also got a tv box too, but there is quote a big difference in these speeds so would appreciate any guidance and information.

    Thank you :cool:
     
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    Sky currently only offer an up to 40mbps speed hence why they quote that. Bt offer up to 76mbps but its all the same infrastructure
     
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    Thank you :)

    Having checked the BT Wholesale sitehttps://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html the line can apparently hit 63MB, which is significantly better than Sky's offering but on terms of like for like service delivery it'd be £7/mnth more (once discount periods end).

    There's also some great cashback deals going too with Sky as I'd be joining them as a new customer. Just trying to weigh all that up for justifying the 23MB speed difference :rolleyes::confused:
     
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    Wrong. Sky offer the 80/20 service as well.
    Sky Fibre Unlimited - Fast fibre optic broadband from Sky

    Your connection speeds will be identical on sky vs bt as its all down to the quality of your phone line and how close you are to the fibre cab.

    Actual download speeds may vary depending on network capacity but I would imagine they're broadly similar.
     
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    That's sounds promising, but how come the BT checker give me 60 odd meg and the Sky smacks on 40 meg?

    It does lead me to think it must be their max if it's exactly 40?

    That url doesn't seem to work:

    " The page you’re looking for could not be found
    The link you used may be out of date or the address (url) may have been typed incorrectly. Please check and try again."
     
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    Not sure whats going on with the link but bang sky fibre pro into google and it will take you to the right page. As forthe 40mbit thing, i have no idea but might be worth giving sky a call and asking them.
     
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    Probably because Sky only offer upto 40 meg online, you have to call up for their upto 76 meg package. They've only recently added info on their upto 76 meg package on their site recently (info only, not ordering).
     
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    Thanks Russ9898 & Timalay,

    You've both helped me a lot & I followed this up with sky who gave me a truly cracking deal on getting the fastest speed broadband.

    They've quoted around 65mb and as I was an old 02 customer (whom Sky have now acquired), I got some discount for moving across.

    It's looking to be installed in a few weeks so shall come back to update :cool:
     
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    Just reporting back after all's been installed.

    Sky did offer Fibre Pro which is equivalent to that of BT Infinity2.

    Upon initial installation I got ~ 80Mb! This is a lot higher than what was quoted and I'm very happy. Have rebooted it once, and it's now at around 78Mb, but hoping it stays around there after stabilizing!

    Wanted to those those above for the helpful information :)
     
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    Actually, dont BT offer FTTH?
    Whereas Sky is not FTTH

    Which means BT connection would be much more better than Sky's current offering.
     
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    To less than 1% of the population...................
     
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    Good news on your connection speed!

    As Neil said, a tiny, tiny percentage of the population can get FTTP.
     
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    I was under this dilemma, and as an existing O2 BB customer, I called them to cancel to say I wanted BT infinity 1.
    My max for my line/ area is 35mb download, and 9.5mb upload. On a BT check it was 31.5mb download, & 5mb upload.


    I refused all offers until the very end.... As I wanted BT YouView for the bedroom, and retain Sky for downstairs

    However now I have:
    Sky Fibre Unlimited BroadBand - £20pm
    Line Rental - Free for 12 months
    Incentive to stay with Sky BB - £75 credit
    BT Sport on Sky box - £12pm

    I think that works out to be a much better deal all round. Yes, fair enough I no longer get YouView, it was just a nice to have, this way I get all the other extras for less money.

    What do you think? Having checked Quidco, yes could have got £90 cashback for Sky fibre, but I was already on the phone.
     
  14. A2a

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    That's a great deal, Xstyle.

    I think I mentioned to Sky whilst 'negotiating' on the phone about Quidco...

    ..I believe they advised if you go via Quidco, you go through the web system route, which means you can't get the other deals for your package. You'd get cashback but that's it... When dealing over the phone, the adviser has more options to help you and customise 'system' quotes...
     

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