BT Infinity is definitely good. As are many other suppliers of Openreach FTTC.
BT own Plusnet, yes.
Only Openreach connect users to the exchange. Virgin in parts of the country have their FTTN service, which does not connect to the exchange. In other parts they use the Openreach copper just like every other landline ISP.
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Sat 25-Aug-12 04:27:46
I've had a couple of issues with FTTC but it's still unclear what they were. I've had bad throughput drops twice now. It's not been the modem since that's unlocked and still connected at full speed. The first incident lasted two weeks then recovered over night. The most recent one lasted three days and was cured by me rebooting my router (which didn't work the first time).
My ISP swears blind it's not them so I can only assume some kind of routing problem within BT's network.