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Standard User hutchingsp
(knowledge is power) Wed 02-Feb-11 19:37:34
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FTTC - Any significant changes due?


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I currently have 8mbps ADSL from O2 (LLU). They're changing their prices so whilst I've not yet had notification, I believe the options include being able to migrate away at no cost.

My Exchange was recently enabled for FTTC and the BT checker suggests approx 30/7.5mbps down/up.

BT appear to be the best deal right now, and I'd appreciate any feedback on if that's really the case, and if there's anything on the horizon that might make me think twice?

Thanks.
Standard User Spasch
(experienced) Wed 02-Feb-11 21:09:07
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Plenty of information on Robertos site, especially on providers..
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 02-Feb-11 21:14:16
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if there's anything on the horizon that might make me think twice?


Talk Talk Fibre ? wink

Be have mumbled about doing something along the FTTC line, and Sky might too.

BT Infinity is the cheapest option currently, I think T-T will undercut them.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 02-Feb-11 23:19:56
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Like you I thought BT was the cheapest around. However, now the crunch has come I'm seriously considering IDNet Home Starter or Home Plus.

Not sure yet about off-peak, it looks as though Sat and Sun also have peak time, but the total allowance means that's what you get, but with at most the figure stated for use in peak. (So 30 + 90 can be used as 20 + 100, but not as 40 + 80).

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Standard User planetf1
(experienced) Wed 02-Feb-11 23:41:03
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I did the same switch. Infinity went live here mid Dec, After watching for any progress from o2/be/sky I ordered end Dec & was installed 18th Jan. Previously on O2 LLU with a 4/1 sync, now on around 34/8 throughput

Slowest I've clocked BT at was around 26 - though expect it will get worse.
HH2 was useless, but HH3 seems stable in the mere 36 hours I've had it

There is a 300Gb FUP. Our monthly usage is expected in the 100 (min) - 150 (typical) - 200 (max) range. Will probably increase so 300 should be ok though would prefer more.

Decided it was the best affordable option
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 03-Feb-11 00:11:29
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In reply to a post by planetf1:
I did the same switch. Infinity went live here mid Dec, After watching for any progress from o2/be/sky I ordered end Dec & was installed 18th Jan. Previously on O2 LLU with a 4/1 sync, now on around 34/8 throughput

Slowest I've clocked BT at was around 26 - though expect it will get worse.
HH2 was useless, but HH3 seems stable in the mere 36 hours I've had it

There is a 300Gb FUP. Our monthly usage is expected in the 100 (min) - 150 (typical) - 200 (max) range. Will probably increase so 300 should be ok though would prefer more.

Decided it was the best affordable option
???
Errrr?

You replied to me, and the switch you made was to BT Infinity, so by no means "the same" as I'm considering tongue.

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Standard User planetf1
(experienced) Thu 03-Feb-11 17:20:51
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true -- perhaps it would have been clearer if I'd hit reply on the OP, which was the intent smile
Standard User hutchingsp
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Feb-11 18:18:17
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In reply to a post by yarwell:
if there's anything on the horizon that might make me think twice?


Talk Talk Fibre ? wink


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Standard User hutchingsp
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Feb-11 18:20:39
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I think the issue for me is that whilst I'm not a huge downloader by any means, I really don't like having to look over my shoulder.

So a 300gb FUP (or whatever BT Infinity's definition of "unlimited" is) doesn't concern me, 30gb "before midnight" i.e. when I'm actually using it the most, does concern me.

I noticed topcashback are also offering £50 on Infinity, which goes nicely with the £100 I got when I went with o2.
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