It's definitely worth considering a switch of the line rental and calls package.
I have BT infinity and Sky Fibre service so I can comment on both. I find that BT seems to throttle upload to anything between 1Kb/s and 100Kb/s. Usually around 70 Kb/s upload... This seems pretty much 24 hours a day & I think the upload on torrents is always restricted. I've never seen a quick upload with torrents.
Downloading can be anywhere between 80 Kb/s and 350 Kb/s during peak times & around 5 Mb/s off peak. There are peak times when there appears to be no throttling however this is rare. I live in a very busy area with high take up of fibre & BT so this probably doesn't help.
With Sky I see 8.2 Mb/s at all times on peer to peer & torrents. Upload can easily max out at 2.1 Mb/s.
Overall the Sky connection is better I find. I do use the sky connection 99% of the time. The BT is just a freebie from work.
BT is full wack on everything else although I notice iplayer buffers quite a few times throughout a program whereas on Sky it doesn't.
I would definitely consider a line rental switch over. I did so and don't regret it. Sky gave me line rental for £1 for 12 months now too. They have some good deals once you're an existing customer.
Should add really I'm not too keen on the homehub. My ethernet keeps slowing down to around 0.7Mbps for some silly reason. Still haven't got to the bottom of that but luckily I mainly just use WiFi. I have had far more slowdowns on BT, e.g. it may give me 40Mbps on speedtest when I'm synced at 80 for a little while. This being said, this never lasts long and if I test later it's all back to normal.
Overall both services are good. The BT 80Mbps service is cheaper than Sky's. I pay £30 to Sky + line rental.
Edited by ukhardy07 (Fri 09-Nov-12 05:30:04)