General Chat Thread, BT Infinity in General; Hello,
We're looking at dumping TV entirely. Currently have Virgin through cable (FTTC then coax), but frankly the saving's aren't ...
14th January 2014, 10:26 PM #1
We're looking at dumping TV entirely. Currently have Virgin through cable (FTTC then coax), but frankly the saving's aren't that massive when you take the TV package off.
I assume BT's infinity is also FTTC not FTTP so the last couple of hundred feet runs on copper.
Assuming a house had issues with ADSL 2+ and the issue was never resolved whether it was the copper in the house, the copper to the cab or just a shitty exchange would BT's fibre be a risk?
14th January 2014, 10:33 PM #2
BT Infinity up to 300Mb – super fast broadband with a fibre optic internet connection - they are starting to provide FTTP, but only in selected areas, however BT Infinity is pretty cheap now, and I have never had any problems with it.
You could always contact them and see if they can see if there is any problems/noise on the line and what your estimated speed would be?
14th January 2014, 10:59 PM #3
Having Infinity installed means a new faceplate and a vdsl modem so unless they are confident it will work they won't install it so I'd give it a go openreach will sort the problem.
I'm waiting for the local infinity install to come online so I can order
14th January 2014, 11:05 PM #4
Just had a look and my sig is faster than BT Superfast Infinity could give me
15th January 2014, 09:13 AM #5
Check where you live to make sure you can get a decent speed. My BT Infinity is capped at 12 down and 0.5 up making Twitch stream hosting unusable.
15th January 2014, 09:28 AM #6
How is it capped? They don't advertise caps anywhere. They do say that the speed is determined by line length and quality though.
Originally Posted by CAM
15th January 2014, 09:29 AM #7
That's the highest speed my exchange can handle sadly. I say capped because it is nowhere near the promised 40+ that their adverts claim...
15th January 2014, 09:35 AM #8
Interesting... We have BT Infinity and we get 85mbps. where we are, it genuinely does seem to be luck of the draw as to what you'll get.
15th January 2014, 09:55 AM #9
I'm still waiting to get it available. Even though the vans have been around and we have stickers on the cabs claiming it is coming. Every time I check the site the date is at the end of the time frame given or slipped. This has been happening since July. We now have an expected install in our area of January to March.
15th January 2014, 01:30 PM #10
Hmm I'll stick with Virgin. The old adage that if you can get cable, then get cable seems to remain valid.
15th January 2014, 02:34 PM #11
Same here. They've put the new Cab in, and its got a sticker on up the road, but nothing on our box yet...
Originally Posted by TechMonkey
15th January 2014, 03:44 PM #12
sometimes with infinity the exchange and cab are enabled but the card(s) for connection are full. My cabinet I noticed was accepting orders at 5am (couldn't sleep thought checking would waste 2 mins. By 5pm that day the card they put in was full they have since installed 2 more cards after the second one filled up as well (this was early December)
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