Been waiting for my exchange to switch on fttc, two delays previously now the third one which has pushed the date back another 3 months. My current connection is 4MB with O2, limited due to distance from the exchange. 2 of my 3 kids are now old enough where they want to use youtube, bbc iplayer, netflix etc which really hurts whilst I try to have the odd game of planetside2, watch netflix etc. So I've come up with a plan and I'd like any feedback you might have to avoid making a bad decision. My confidence is low that BT will make the March date due to the previous slips despite my and many of the local cabinets being replaced and power routed to them. So my plan is as follows :
Find the cheapest phone only deal which keeps my telephone service going over BT's infrastructure
Get a 12 month Virgin broadband service which is available in my area (either upto 30 or 60MB), then either keep the Virgin broadband service or move to FTTC (after 12months or longer if BT can't get the exchange FTTC ready).
My concerns are as follows :
Are there any cost implications I'd be worse off for by going from adsl to virgin then to fttc rather than waiting for adsl to fttc ?
I'm nervous about going to Virgin for broadband, I used to have tv and telephone from them when they were NTL and they were always screwing up the billing + I've read some unhappy comments about their broadband service although I know theres likely to be far more happier virgin broadband customers than unhappy (hopefully).
My exchange is Cosham which is part of the Portsmouth area.
Any suggestions/feedback gratefully received.