As I don´t use BT at all & as I have a Sky TV+HD account, I use Sky for my phone line & Talk package as I have their unlimited Talk Package with Sky, as I also phone up the Sates & some European Countries as well, & BT don´t offer this facility as I do chat on the phone quite a bit - so that´s why I don´t use BT!
Here are Eclipse Internet my ISP´s Business Fibre info:- http://www.eclipse.net.uk/fibre-broadband/product-an...
Yes BT Infinity do charge a £25.00 monthly fee, but you´ll need to sign up to their 18 month contract for it, as that is very cheap & as I pay £30.00 for my Eclipse Internet Home Pro ADSL broadband on an Innerleithen BT ADSL exchange as I can´t get fibre as yet - My down-streams do actually average around 6.95MB/Sec 24/7 as I do live 473 meters from the BT Innerleithen Exchange!
Once BT Infinity has been rolled out in our area - I´m most likely to upgrade to fibre through Eclipse Internet http://www.eclipse.net.uk/fibre-broadband
& fast as I do plenty of huge downloads from Microsoft TechNet etc, and the monthly cost with Eclipse Internet will be around £37 to £40 per month excluding my £3.99 domain costs per month that Eclipse hosts for me as well!
The BT Infinity online chat advised me that can only offer me Infinity from June 30th, 2012, but both kitz http://kitz.co.uk/adsl/adslchecker.php
& Sam Knows http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange_search
supply the BT RFS date which is March 1st, 2012, but the BT Infinity site http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProduc...
states that Innerleithen will be upgraded upon March 31st, 2012. Why the discrepancy? - That´s BT for you!
You can do these Speed Tests as my following Sky Centre Forum
posting I did:-
Sky Help Forum - Speed Testers + ADSL-Fibre + Exchange Checkers! - Help & Support from the Official Sky Forum http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Sky-Broadband-Speed/Spee...
To find your perfect dedicated ISP:-
Your best option would be to go to either kitz http://kitz.co.uk/index.htm
or thinkbroadband http://www.thinkbroadband.com/
& search for an ISP whom specialize in Broadband/Fibre Optics Services as both these organizations do provide all Broadband/Fibre Optics related info! - as that´s how I got Eclipse Internet! - Wow!
For any one of the following six (6) Download Speed Testers:
- Works with Internet Explorer 9
(Broadband Speed Checker) - Works with Internet Explorer 9
(Provided by BT for ADSL + BT Infinity - Fibre Optics tests) - works with IE9
- Works with Internet Explorer 9
(Sign-in to thinkbroadband with Internet Exploer 9 x86 for this test)
The thinkbroadband Speed Test requires a 32-bit browser with an installed up-to-date Java for doing this test
(Only if using Internet Exploer 8 pick the 100MB download speed test. - Only if using Internet Exploer 9 avoid thinkbroadband & rather use speedtester.bt.com http://www.speedtester.bt.com/)
For any ADSL Line Tests + Exchange Checkers + How to get Fibre:-
Please also do carry out from any one to all these tests just as proof!
It would be wise to try & get Sky Broadbandto do a BT exchangethroughput check to your home and a broadband phone line quality check as well. Also do these following tests:-
. Kitz - ADSL line and exchange checker . http://kitz.co.uk/adsl/adslchecker.php
is to find out what your telephone exchange supported broadband speeds are, and also it gives the exact distance that you are located from your telephone exchange as well.
thinkbroadband - Broadband Internet Service Providers http://www.thinkbroadband.com/isps.html
– How to get fibre optic broadband http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProduc...
(enter your broadband line number including the dialing code - as this is to check if your own BT Exchange and your own BT/non BT landline supports the new BT Infinity/Fibre Optics on offer or not!)
SamKnows - Broadband Availability Checker http://www.samknows.com/broadband/broadband_checker
SamKnows - Telephone Exchange Search http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange_search
You'll need to input both your full broadband/phone # include (dialing code+phone number) and your zip/post code as well in order to carry out these checks! Any of the above tests should be sent on to Sky Broadband Support possibly via their Help Site!
For Ping Tests:-
for ping tests & select “Begin Test” then wait for the results & you’re done!
For Exchange Congestion Checkers:-
(to check upon your line congestion if you have any)
Edited by x_osn (Wed 11-Jan-12 23:30:28)