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Also my existing ISP, when I requested my MAC code and asked if they could match BT in anyway, said the following :-
"there are increasing reports of people on that service seeing slowdowns on non-P2P traffic at peak times. This can be seen on various forums. Now, this may be a local issue or network, it is impossible to say"
That sounds like scare-mongering. I bet they didn't give you any links or forum names.
Which ISP is it anyway? (It helps us advise others).
Did they supply the MAC? (That's the important bit!)
I too get the impression Plusnet may be a Mbps or so slower if you connect at the maximum speed, but not sure at those speeds that it is too relevant. The "Pro" option may do the job better in a few months time than BT Infinity, but I haven't seen any complaints here about it, despite what your ISP said.
What estimate are you getting from this checker
A year ago there were several reports of some slowdowns. I think it was probably BT Wholesale didn't have enough backhaul in some parts of the country. Or it may have been BT Broadband didn't know where the demand would be so they weren't geared up correctly. But it seems to be sorted.
I'm in the same boat, though different requirements. I'm a light user and no torrents. Looking at the Infinity option 1 and Plusnet Value Fibre. It's almost a toss of the coin job, like yours. I've been on IDNet Fibre Lite for 12 months and can't justify the cost any more.
Edit - the "may" was missing in " option may do the job better".
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. Internet connection -
IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM
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Edited by RobertoS (Sat 04-Feb-12 22:06:03)