I have a couple of questions. I have just moved into a new flat. I live in Edinburgh so that means that the flat is pretty old - over 100 years but not listed. It's taken me a couple of days but I've found a BT line which appears to be dead. There's cable points installed in various locations.
I've been looking around and it seems that cable are still awful to deal with and as such I am going to sign up to ADSL again. However...
1. There's clearly a BT line in the flat but it's dead. BT tell me I need to get a new line installed - is that really the case?
2. I'm thinking of going back to Plusnet as I've had a good experience with them. I know they're a BT subsidiary. BT tells me they will put the line "back in" for free (normally £130) if I go with them however Plusnet tells me that it it will cost me £50. What gives?
3. How can I tell if fibre is available if there's no phone line for me to check against?
4. Is cable still really THAT bad? Everyone I've spoken to shudders when I mention Virgin Media. I'm not interested in telly (and given I've spent the last 5 years getting all of my entertainment directly from the web I don't see why anyone else would either!).