Yesterday evening I signed up to Plusnet Fibre. My cab went live on Wednesday 19th. And for two days I have been trying to sign up to TalkTalk fibre, but their sign-up website would only let me get through 3 of the four stages I could not get to stage 4, the payment stage. I did post on the TT community forum and was advised to order over phone. Turned out to be a lucky break. I took advantage of the Plusnet promo of £12.50 for 9 months on the up to 76Mb Fibre. Free install, and I have "tracked" for £100 cashback with Quidco. So if it does pay up, a good deal.
My main question is about the Plusnet speed. I know I wont get anything near the 76Mb - I am 750 Mtrs from the cab. I can't do a speed check with my phone line as I am with SKY (LLU) But I used my address and get this: http://postimg.org/image/9ecp07scj/
I know an address is not as good as a line. All the speed quotes I get when I check with various fibre providers Plusnet, TalkTalk, EE all say 35Mb - The lowest end of the checker quote.
Although I selected Up to 76Mb with Plusnet - in the ordering stage it showed 35Mb: http://postimg.org/image/l3h8ip9ol/
So, will plusnet allow my line to find it's highest stable speed up to 76Mb, for example 42Mb or will it be locked from the outset to go no higher than 38Mb? This speed is fine for me as I am on 3.5Mb at the moment, so a possible ten-fold increase - But it would be nice to see how close it could get to the 50Mb quote in the BT wholesale checker.
And an additional question regarding quitting SKY.
Do I have to inform them. I'm not in contract and don't have Sky TV, just BB and phone. MY plusnet installation is set for 7th April. And Sky will take their next payment by DD on 1st April.