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Standard User iwish
(committed) Wed 29-Feb-12 00:04:49
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How is it BT can offer and unlimited Fibre service and no one else can at such a good price.
Seems a bit strange to me
Standard User lee111s
(regular) Wed 29-Feb-12 09:41:21
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Maybe they buy much more capacity per month from Wholesale and therefore get it cheaper as they're buying in bulk? Whereas suppliers with a smaller customer base simply can't get close to the volume of capacity that BT Retail uses? Just a guess...
Standard User Justo
(regular) Wed 29-Feb-12 09:47:24
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How is it BT can offer and unlimited Fibre service and no one else can at such a good price.
Seems a bit strange to me


Have you checked on the RobertoS spreadsheet I think there's a few ISPs that are all around the same price or even cheaper than BT when you factor in other aspects of the phone service.

My Broadband Speed Test


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 29-Feb-12 10:06:49
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smile
Not my spreadsheet. It is Orly's and Yarwell's. I just have a link to it on my FTTC supplier list page. Brilliant spreadsheet!

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Standard User iwish
(committed) Wed 29-Feb-12 13:40:23
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I have had a look and none come close to BT price.
The ones that are cheaper per month want a stupidly high setup fee
Standard User DannyD12
(regular) Wed 29-Feb-12 14:21:22
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I have had a look and none come close to BT price.
The ones that are cheaper per month want a stupidly high setup fee


TalkTalk are pretty much the same price(50p cheaper) with only a £25 setup fee if they're about in your area of course.

Sky will also be a similar price and probably slightly cheaper if you already have sky.

Both of them use GEA rather than the BT network which explains the lower prices and both only offer 2Mbps upload rather than the 10Mbps on the BT package.
Standard User mysticeddy
(learned) Wed 29-Feb-12 14:36:48
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Rumours are that the 2Mb upload (on Sky) is for the trial only. People being contacted to take part in it are being told to expect the upload to increase sooner rather than later.

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Standard User Justo
(regular) Wed 29-Feb-12 14:45:16
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I have had a look and none come close to BT price.
The ones that are cheaper per month want a stupidly high setup fee


TalkTalk seems very similar and as with Sky, the 2mb upload limit will soon likely be gone.

My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User DannyD12
(regular) Wed 29-Feb-12 14:49:54
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In reply to a post by Justo:
In reply to a post by iwish:
I have had a look and none come close to BT price.
The ones that are cheaper per month want a stupidly high setup fee


TalkTalk seems very similar and as with Sky, the 2mb upload limit will soon likely be gone.


Hopefully so as I have both Sky and TT full llu it'd be much easier to switch them straight to fibre when it becomes available than getting BT to take the lines over.

It doesn't make much sense for them to only offer 2mb upload as I would presume the links from the exchanges in to their backbones are symetrical.
Standard User keith_thfc
(knowledge is power) Wed 29-Feb-12 16:37:02
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BT's Fibre service is not strictly unlimited as they employ throttling on certain protocols at certain times of the day.

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