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Standard User MrBlueFox
(newbie) Fri 02-Mar-12 21:22:00
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FTTC - Any options or just BT?


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Evening all,

As the title suggests really. My exchange is in Rothley, Leics and have just found out from BT's site that they're now taking orders for Infinity and am predicted to get 32 or so mb (compared to the 2mb I get on O2's ADSL2+ service).

SamKnows hasn't updated and I just wondered if I'm wise to be jumping into bed with BT or if, in fact, I have no choice...!

Anyone care to share their opinions - opinions of BT's performance would also be gratefully received!

Cheers

Neil
Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 02-Mar-12 21:36:47
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Re: FTTC - Any options or just BT?


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There are plenty of FTTC providers. Robertos site has all the details.
Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Fri 02-Mar-12 21:38:16
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Avoid BT if you use P2P.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/guide/fibre-broadband....


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 02-Mar-12 21:40:40
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In reply to a post by Zadeks:
Avoid BT if you use P2P.
If the OP downloads and uploads a lot using P2P, BT might be the only affordable option! Until Sky joins the party in a few weeks.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Fri 02-Mar-12 21:41:45
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Traffic shaping might make it difficult. He has plenty of choice.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 02-Mar-12 21:44:35
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In reply to a post by Spasch:
There are plenty of FTTC providers. Robertos site has all the details.
Thanks smile.
Specifically this page, though by now there will also be many smaller operators.

Very useful is the Orly/yarwell spreadsheet I ink to on that page.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.

Edited by RobertoS (Fri 02-Mar-12 21:48:47)

Standard User MrBlueFox
(newbie) Fri 02-Mar-12 21:46:30
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Thanks for the swift replies gang!

P2P ain't my thing anymore. It kept me in beer-money at uni now it's not worth the hassle for me!

As this exchange has only just become available, there's no minimum time before BT allow the wholesale side of things for the likes of Sky to get in on the act is there?

Are O2 looking into FTTC? Only reason I ask is because my mobile is with them and my current broadband is cheaper through them.

Finally, are there any no-nos I should be aware of?

Ta

Neil
Standard User MrBlueFox
(newbie) Fri 02-Mar-12 21:48:35
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Brilliant! I'll have a good look through there!
In reply to a post by RobertoS:
In reply to a post by Spasch:
There are plenty of FTTC providers. Robertos site has all the details.
Thanks smile.
Specifically this page, though by now there will also be many smaller operators. Plus (Eeeekk!!!) a fair-sized one I haven't added. Called ChatChat or something tongue. Page update follows!

Very useful is the Orly/yarwell spreadsheet I ink to on that page.
Standard User R0NSKI
(newbie) Fri 02-Mar-12 21:51:15
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Plus Net has unlimited downloads midnight to 8am, and various packages. I've used them for over 9 years and when my area is enabled, any day soon hopefully I shall stay with them.

And if you recommend enough people you will eventually get it for free.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 02-Mar-12 21:55:01
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I've just edited the post you quote. TalkTalk is there of course, just as "LLU" rather than BT Wholesale.

If you aren't a particularly heavy user Plusnet and BT are very much a toss the coin job. I've just had a perfect year on IDNet Starter Fibre and moved to Plusnet Value Fibre three weeks ago. Not quite as perfect, but saving a huge amount per month.

If your exchange already has Sky LLU it may be there at day 1. It depends how up to date their MSAN/DSLAMs are, to take the GEA feed.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.

Edited by RobertoS (Fri 02-Mar-12 21:57:12)

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