Should be noted though that FiOS costs over 60 quid a month for a 75Mb/35Mb service with domestic phone calls.
It's also not available to most of the United States, and huge swathes of the USA have the option of the local cable company or the local phone company and that's about it.
40 quid a month for 24Mb with a 250GB/month limit anyone?
Or the cable company, 80 quid a month for 105Mb down, 20Mb up, 600GB/month cap.
For that price someone in the UK could purchase 2 x FTTC services, including line rental, or an FTTC and a 120Mb VM cable service, load balance them and have a service at 150Mb down, 39Mb up or 200Mb down, 30Mb up.
The USA is definitely not a model for value and superior services.
To get some more idea of what Liberty Global may do longer term check their UPC cable brand.
I'd pay for 2 VM connections if I could and somehow bond them together?
I looked at UPC they do 50/5 100/10 and then 150/10?
Interesting that before Feb 2013 the monthly limit was 500GB now it says this (and it's a much better system than STM?_
From 25th February 2013, no limit on data transfer allowance will apply for customers of new Fibre Power Broadband products, except for customers of limited products with specified data transfer allowances.
"Excessive use" of the Service means usage exceeding your monthly data transfer allowance. If you exceed your monthly data transfer allowance as determined by UPC, in our sole judgment, UPC may take any of the following actions, or any combination thereof:
Impose a charge of 3 cent per megabyte or part thereof for exceeding your data transfer limit; and/or
Upgrade your package to a package with a higher data transfer limit with the corresponding higher monthly fee; and/or
Downgrade your upload and download speed for a period of one month to dial-up speed, with your monthly fee remaining the same; and/or
Suspend your access to the services for one month, with your monthly fee remaining the same; and/or
Terminate your account for non-compliance with the provisions of this User Policy in accordance with the provisions of UPC‟s General Terms and Conditions.
Edited by pcoventry76 (Thu 27-Jun-13 23:14:06)