Firstly I'm no expert with all this - I would just like to have fibre to enable me to finally watch films through the internet without waiting all day or watch live streaming.
All 3 will do this
I'm currently with sky broadband (the unlimited package) and it's always been pretty slow. Generally 2 to 3 mbps.
This will not be Skys fault. It'll be due to the line so any ISP would have given you similar slow speeds.
Just called Sky to find out how much it would be to change to Sky Fibre Unlimited and it would be £20 per month but they will do half price for 6 months and waive the £50 installation set up fee. This would be for a 12 month contract.
That's fab. Look at it this way you are paying £10 a month for fibre initially.
The guy was very much talking me out of the Fibre Pro package as I live alone and he said that the difference between speeds would be hard for me to tell the difference in. Is that true? He said it was max speed of 40 for the unlimited and for pro 65.
I live in a house of 6. We have Sky fibre and I get BT infinity via work for free...
We had the 40Mbps package with Sky to begin with and then upgraded to the 80Mbps. Even we couldn't tell the difference. I would say 40 is plenty for even 6 people. For 1 person it's a huge overkill and you need no more.
If you are using wireless this will max at around 40 - 50 Mbps with good signal unless you have a high tech setup. So anything more would be pointless.
The easy option will be to stay with Sky as no having to ring round requesting MAC codes but I must admit the BT Infinity offering is tempting due to being a bit of a football fan and having no idea how much Sky will charge.
Bt sport isn't a bad offering but I do find Sky customer service etc far far better. & if something goes wrong sky are much better
I've also heard and read good things about PlusNet. So in your opinion, which is best and are Infinity or Plus net worth the initial hassle? Also was the guy right about not noticing the difference in speeds between the two max speeds?
I think he's right. Unless you are downloading from torrents with massive files say 100Gb ones I would say there's no need for more.
Personally I would go for the sky deal. It's only a tenner for the first 6 months and sky's pretty sweet on fibre
Edited by ukhardy07 (Thu 30-May-13 21:05:47)