Can't make my mind up between BT infininity option 2 and plusnet extra fibre with pro add on.
Use the net for all sorts really, video streaming (iplayer and youtube etc), web browsing and although I do download p2p I usually don't both during peak hours, mainly leave this for overnight, however on occasion, there is the odd bit of p2p I would need to download during peak times.
I've been thinking about this over and over for days, I can't really go for another ISP as can't afford the extra monthly payment.
I was almost sold on plusnet, however a few things bother me.
1. I've read that even on full 40sync, throughput is generally 1-2mbit slower than other FTTC providers.
2. Upload is capped at 2mb for the time being.
However everything else sounds great about it, I would be able to download the odd torrent at peak time with the pro add on and leave all other downloading overnight and from what I've read there should be no problem with anything else that I would use the internet for.
BT inifinity option 2 also sounds great but again a couple of things both me.
1. I've read that p2p traffic is heavily throttled during peak, so even though I would do most downloading overnight, if I did fancy the odd file at tea time then I've got no way of downloading it, other than using VPN which I don't want to do.
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"
I just really don't know who to go with, as it's 18 month contracts I'd hate to choose the wrong ISP and live with it, is there a cooling off period with either ISP once it's been connected to cancel and not incur any charges?
Do BT infinity throttle torrents so bad that it would be like dial up speed or is it reasonable? And apart from that do people see line speed for everything else? is it literally just p2p traffic that is shaped?
And with plusnet is it true people don't quite get the full usage of the 40mbit line?
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.