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Standard User KevG123
(learned) Tue 14-Feb-12 12:50:04
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Given the Choice?


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Will be moving house this year, and having suffered years of misery with rural broadband, you can guess whats going to be a key factor when choosing a new house !

Given the choice, what would you go for?

Virgin Media or BT Infinity?
Standard User epyon
(committed) Tue 14-Feb-12 14:14:40
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BT Infinity.

Less congestion, cheaper (depending what plan obsly)

BE*Unlimited 19068/1403Kbps @ 3db INP1
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Tue 14-Feb-12 14:28:42
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Virgin has potential to give higher headline speeds. Virgin also may be preferable if you want cable TV and phone from them.

Infinity possibly better technologically. Or, could go with one of BT retails competitors that also use the same BT Wholesale product. Others will be coming online in the near future as well I'm sure (such as Sky Fibre expected soon).

Hope you haven't fallen into the trap that fibre = BT Infinity - there are other options using the same infrastructure and solution (some of which allow you to have phone with a different provider).


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Standard User KevG123
(learned) Tue 14-Feb-12 14:54:39
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Yeah,I heard there can be problems when in an area with high VM take up
Standard User KevG123
(regular) Tue 14-Feb-12 14:58:48
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Haven't ruled out the other fibre providers and Sky might be a good choice if I was to keep my Sky Tv set up

Currently with BT and if I stayed with them it would be probably down to just keeping my email address which wouldbe a hassle to change
Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Tue 14-Feb-12 15:43:03
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In reply to a post by KevG123:
Will be moving house this year, and having suffered years of misery with rural broadband, you can guess whats going to be a key factor when choosing a new house !

Given the choice, what would you go for?

Virgin Media or BT Infinity?
Neither smile

If by 'BT Infinity' you mean 'a service provided over BT's FTTC infrastructure' then that would be my choice..simply because I like choice. With VM you're stuck on VM. With BT's offering you have a large choice of ISPs.

Andrue Cope
Brackley, UK

Just because he can smile
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 14-Feb-12 15:57:25
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I'd do what I do now, two lines.

One unlimited consumer type service, and a more expensive ADSL2+ service for doing tbb type stuff.

IPv6 too on the other line smile

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Standard User KevG123
(regular) Tue 14-Feb-12 16:27:36
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Other than price, what are the big differences between fibre providers?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 14-Feb-12 16:37:31
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Customer service
Hardware supplied
Choice static IP addresses
Upload speed options
Email
Length of contract

Peak time performance on FTTC is generally good across them all at this time.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 14-Feb-12 16:40:04
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I'd do what I do now, two lines.

One unlimited consumer type service, and a more expensive ADSL2+ service for doing tbb type stuff.

IPv6 too on the other line smile


I can here your justification to Mrs. Saffron;

"I need the different lines, so I can test IPv6 vs IPv4; ADSL vs ADSL2+. It's not a luxury dear, honest." wink

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