Are you meaning FTTC and line to PlusNet? With them you have the option to leave your line with BT, but your FTTC installation is charged and IIRC monthly FTTC is also higher.
When they say they would take over the line with no changes needed, that probably refers to what I said elsewhere about the exchange changes to go to TT. Those are not needed for a move to PlusNet of FTTC or both, as you are currently fed from BT Wholesale kit. The difference is just in software settings that route your broadband from there to PlusNet systems rather than BT Retail's. Both BT Retail and PlusNet use BT Wholesale.
There is a relationship between FTTC and ADSL2+ LLU in that the fibre from the cabinet is fed at the exchange into either a BT Wholesale MSAN for non-LLU, or a TalkTalk LLU one on their service. You therefore experience any congestion or controls that may exist within their respective backhauls from the exchange, internal routing, and connections out to the wider internet.
Unlike ADSL2+, on FTTC neither TalkTalk nor BT Wholesale have any meaningful control over your link to the exchange. For both of them that is all done by Openreach. On ADSL2x BTW and TalkTalk each have considerable control of that part of the service.
PlusNet run a traffic prioritisation system on all their packages. On the unlimited one there are no speed caps, but on the 40GB allowance one there is a period of capping of some services.
See speed controls
and prioritisation advantages
The prioritisation system is explained here
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Edited by RobertoS (Thu 24-Oct-13 15:40:37)