It's simply another package we will be offering to reduce customer's monthly bills. If we are able to offer customers who require a bundled service for a better price than they are paying for line rental and broadband separately at present, we need to offer this as an option rather than lose that customer to TalkTalk or similar
We're 99% done on our line Opal rental & broadband service so yes, within the next few weeks we will be able to offer ADSL2+ on any Opal exchange as we take wholesale from them, so it's unfiltered and not rate limited etc.
The SMPF stuff is through TalkTalk only which we don't provide as it's not cost effective. We can provide an Opal line rental + broadband package for less than just the TalkTalk broadband cost and the TT SMPF service is not as good. Plus, our BT packages would probably be cheaper which defeats the object.
Will your opal service be completely unlimited or will there be a FUP, I will hopefully also have the c&w service available when open reach sort it out. What are the uploads on these products going to be?