Sky Broadband

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Sky Broadband is broadband service offered by Sky UK in the United Kingdom.wikipedia
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Be Un Limited

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Sky agreed on 1 March 2013 to buy the fixed telephone line and broadband business of Telefónica UK, trading under the O2 and BE brands.
After the sale of BE to BSkyB in March 2013, BSkyB announced that the BE and O2 networks were to close and that customers would be migrated over to the existing Sky Broadband service.

Sky UK

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Sky Broadband is broadband service offered by Sky UK in the United Kingdom. In October 2005, Sky UK agreed to purchase the ISP EasyNet for £211 million. Sky Broadband provides Sky customers with download speeds of up to 20Mbit/s (ADSL2+ from Sky enabled exchanges, by means of LLU) and up to 76Mbit/s from exchanges enabled for FTTC via an Openreach landline.

Operation Payback

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On 21 September 2010, the website of ACS:Law was subjected to a DDoS attack as part of Operation Payback.
One contained more than 5,300 Sky broadband customers whom they had accused of illegally sharing pornography, while another contained the details of 8,000 Sky customers and 400 Plusnet customers accused of infringing the copyright on music by sharing it on peer-to-peer networks.

Web blocking in the United Kingdom

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In March 2014 Samuel L. Jackson and the other stars of Captain America: The Winter Soldier appeared in advertisements for the 'Sky Broadband Shield' web blocking product.
However, further court orders resulted in Sky blocking access to Newzbin in December 2011 and Virgin Media blocking access to the site in August 2012.

ACS:Law

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On 21 September 2010, the website of ACS:Law was subjected to a DDoS attack as part of Operation Payback.
One contained over 5,300 Sky broadband customers whom they had accused of illegally sharing pornography, while another contained the details of 8,000 Sky customers and 400 Plusnet customers accused of infringing the copyright on music by sharing it on peer-to-peer networks.

On Demand (Sky)

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Sky have created On Demand, which will combine Sky Broadband and Sky+ HD to offer a true on-demand service using the Ethernet socket of the Sky+ HD box and the Sky Broadband router.
However, Anytime+ was initially only made available to Sky customers with a Sky Broadband connection, meaning anyone on another internet service provider missed out.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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In March 2014 Samuel L. Jackson and the other stars of Captain America: The Winter Soldier appeared in advertisements for the 'Sky Broadband Shield' web blocking product.
Jackson appeared in advertisements for Sky Broadband.

United Kingdom

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Sky Broadband is broadband service offered by Sky UK in the United Kingdom.

Easynet

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In October 2005, Sky UK agreed to purchase the ISP EasyNet for £211 million.

O2 (UK)

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Sky agreed on 1 March 2013 to buy the fixed telephone line and broadband business of Telefónica UK, trading under the O2 and BE brands.

G.992.5

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Sky Broadband provides Sky customers with download speeds of up to 20Mbit/s (ADSL2+ from Sky enabled exchanges, by means of LLU) and up to 76Mbit/s from exchanges enabled for FTTC via an Openreach landline.

Local-loop unbundling

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Sky Broadband provides Sky customers with download speeds of up to 20Mbit/s (ADSL2+ from Sky enabled exchanges, by means of LLU) and up to 76Mbit/s from exchanges enabled for FTTC via an Openreach landline. At the time, EasyNet were one of two companies in the UK that had made major investments in Local-loop unbundling (LLU), providing Sky with access to 232 unbundled telephone exchanges.

Fiber to the x

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Sky Broadband provides Sky customers with download speeds of up to 20Mbit/s (ADSL2+ from Sky enabled exchanges, by means of LLU) and up to 76Mbit/s from exchanges enabled for FTTC via an Openreach landline. In April 2014 it was announced they are to roll out 1 gigabit Fibre to the Premises connections in the city of York in partnership with rival TalkTalk.

Openreach

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Sky Broadband provides Sky customers with download speeds of up to 20Mbit/s (ADSL2+ from Sky enabled exchanges, by means of LLU) and up to 76Mbit/s from exchanges enabled for FTTC via an Openreach landline.

BT Wholesale and Ventures

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For customers whose exchange has not been enabled for the above services, the Connect service is available using the BT Wholesale ADSL Max network.

Asymmetric digital subscriber line

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For customers whose exchange has not been enabled for the above services, the Connect service is available using the BT Wholesale ADSL Max network.

Digital subscriber line access multiplexer

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As with all DSL connections, the further the distance from the DSLAM (usually located at the telephone exchange) the customer site is, the slower the line speed will be.

TalkTalk Group

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In April 2014 it was announced they are to roll out 1 gigabit Fibre to the Premises connections in the city of York in partnership with rival TalkTalk.

Wireless router

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The Sky Wireless Hub is a wireless router distributed to all Sky Broadband customers when they order their Sky Broadband packages.

Netgear

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During 2006, Netgear were the only manufacturer of Sky Broadband routers, which were made in white.

SAGEM

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From 2008, Netgear and Sagem were the manufacturers of the Sky Broadband routers, made in black and shaped to match the Sky+ HD box.

Firewall (computing)

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The Sagem router unlike the Netgear router has added restrictions to features such as the built in inbound firewall settings and outbound/inbound VPN connections.

Virtual private network

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The Sagem router unlike the Netgear router has added restrictions to features such as the built in inbound firewall settings and outbound/inbound VPN connections.

Firmware

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However a firmware upgrade is available upon request, for users wishing to connect to an outbound VPN connection using Sky Broadband, while maintaining restrictions on the inbound firewall and inbound VPN connection.

Sky+ HD

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Sky have created On Demand, which will combine Sky Broadband and Sky+ HD to offer a true on-demand service using the Ethernet socket of the Sky+ HD box and the Sky Broadband router.