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BT Fibre for up to 40mbit from 25th January £19.99

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BT Retail today revealed the pricing for its new super>fast broadband service, BT Infinity. The new consumer service uses fibre optic technology to offer download speeds of up to 40Mb/s from as little as £19.99 per month, a saving of £7.47 per month on Virgin Medias XXL highest speed service. Upstream speeds, at up to 10Mb/s, will be the fastest in the UK, more than 6 times faster than Virgin Medias fastest service*, giving customers far greater interactivity.

Option - 1: £19.99 a month but with 20GB download limit per month. - I found this one a bit strange considering at full speed, that limit could be used in 68mins. Upload Speed - Up to 2mbit

Option - 2: £24.99 - This is better since its unlimited data (subject to fair something or other) Upload Speed of up to 10mbit

Both deals offer a free home hub to come with it, but there is an 18 month contract to sign with it as well.

From 25th January, new and existing BT Total Broadband and BT Business customers in an enabled exchange areas will automatically be eligible for the up to 40 Mb/s broadband service.

Location of Fibre Enabled Exchanges by Summer 2010

ALBERT DOCK London
ALTRINCHAM North West
ANDOVER South East
ARMLEY Yorkshire
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE North West
AYLESBURY South East
BANGOR, NORTHERN IRELAND Northern Ireland
BARKING London
BARNET London
BARRY Wales
BASINGSTOKE South East
BEAUCHIEF Yorkshire and The Humber
Belfast Balmoral - Belfast
BERKHAMSTED East of England
BICESTER South East
BILLERICAY East of England
BIRMINGHAM, NORTHERN West Midlands
BLUNSDON South West
BOTHWELL Scotland
BRAINTREE East of England
BRAMHALL North West
BRENTWOOD East of England
BRIGHTON HOVE South East
BRISTOL NORTH South West
BRISTOL WEST South West
Bury - Greater Manchester
CAERPHILLY Wales
Calder Valley - West Yorkshire
Canonbury - London
Cardiff - Cardiff
CASTLEFORD Yorkshire
CAVERSHAM South East
CHANDLERS FORD South East
CHEETHAM North West
Chelmsford - Essex
CHESTER-LE-STREET North East
Chingford - London
CHIPPENHAM South West
CHORLTON North West
COALVILLE East Midlands
CONGLETON North West
CROWTHORNE South East
DALGETY BAY Scotland
DARTFORD South East
Dean - Edinburgh
DENTON North West
DIDCOT South East
Didsbury - Greater Manchester
DOWNEND South West
DUNFERMLINE Scotland
DURHAM North East
EARLEY South East
EARLSDON West Midlands
EAST HERRINGTON North East
EASTLEIGH South East
EDINBURGH CORSTORPHINE Scotland
EDINBURGH CRAIGLOCKHART Scotland
Edmonton - London
ELSTREE East of England
ELTHAM London
Enfield - London
Failsworth - Greater Manchester
FAIR OAK South East
FALLINGS PARK West Midlands
GLASGOW BRIDGETON Scotland
GLASGOW GIFFNOCK Scotland
Glasgow Halfway - Glasgow
GLASGOW NEWTON MEARN Scotland
Glasgow Western - Glasgow Scotland
GLOSSOP East Midlands
GREAT BARR West Midlands
GREENFORD London
GREENWICH London
GUISELEY Yorkshire and The Humber
HAINAULT East of England
Halifax - West Yorkshire
HARPENDEN East of England
HEADINGLEY Yorkshire
Heaton Moor - Greater Manchester
HEDNESFORD West Midlands
Hemel Hempstead - Hertfordshire
HENLEY ON THAMES South East
HETTON-LE-HOLE North East
Highams Park - London
HINCKLEY East Midlands
HODDESDON East of England
HORNCHURCH London
HYDE North West
INGREBOURNE London
KENILWORTH West Midlands
LANGLEY South East
LEA VALLEY East of England
Leagrave - Bedfordshire
LEAMORE West Midlands
LISBURN Northern Ireland
LIVINGSTON STATION Scotland
LLANEDEYRN Wales
LLANISHEN Wales
LOCKSHEATH South East
LOFTHOUSE GATE Yorkshire and The Humber
LOUGHTON East of England
LOW MOOR Yorkshire
Luton - Bedfordshire
MAIDENHEAD South East
MANCHESTER EAST North West
MERTON PARK London
MILE END London
MITCHAM London
MOSS SIDE North West
NEW SOUTHGATE London
NEWPORT PAGNELL South East
NUNEATON West Midlands
Oldham - Greater Manchester
ORTONS East of England
PARSONS GREEN London
PENARTH Wales
PENICUIK Scotland
PONDERS END London
PONTEFRACT Yorkshire
PORTISHEAD South West
PORTSMOUTH CENTRAL South East
PRESTWICH North West
Pudsey - West Yorkshire
PUTNEY London
RANMOOR Yorkshire and The Humber
READING SOUTH South East
Rusholme - Greater Manchester
SHIPLEY Yorkshire
SIDCUP London
SITTINGBOURNE South East
SKYPORT London
SLADE GREEN London
SOLIHULL West Midlands
STALYBRIDGE North West
STAMFORD HILL London
STANFORD-LE-HOPE East of England
STONEYGATE East Midlands
SUTTON CHEAM London
SWINTON, GREATER MANCHESTER North West
Taffs Well - Rhondda Cynon Taf
TAMWORTH West Midlands
TETTENHALL West Midlands
Thamesmead - London
TOOTHILL South West
Tottenham - London
URMSTON North West
WALKDEN North West
WALSALL West Midlands
WALTHAM CROSS East of England
WANSTEAD London
WARWICK West Midlands
Watford - Hertfordshire
WEDNESBURY West Midlands
WILLASTON North West
WILMSLOW North West
WIMBLEDON London
WOKINGHAM South East
WOODFORD East of England
Woolwich - London
WORLE South West
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#1
£24.99 is a fair price if you were getting those kinds of speeds all day and no hassle over download limits either.
#2
From their site:

"High quality streaming of popular video content from iPlayer adn YouTube and downloads up to 7 times faster on iTunes."

Hope the service is better than their web-marketing team :p

Just bitter because it's not in my area. Sounds a good deal.
#3
£19.99 also has limited wifi minutes:? and has a £50 connection charge which over 18months adds nearly £3 on to monthly charge so £24.99 is def the better value
#4
I would like it in my area too but unfortunately its not. The exchange about 5 miles away here in Hamilton is getting it - Bothwell. They will be fibre enabled by summer as announced in the last list.
#5
Just remember: your privacy means nothing to BT.
#6
sorry cold frome me
option 1 waste of time.. 18 month contracts suck, can see option 2s fair usage policy being overly implemented if anything like there normal broadband..
#7
unless you live next door to the exchange, stick with virgin or know that you'll get a fraction of that speed.
#8
Sounds promising, decent pricing too, not in my area tho. Hot.
#9
What Im hoping for here is more exchanges enabled and other ISPS offer a service over it.
#10
For me, its 5 times the money for 4 times the speed, so not really worth it imo!!




And yes, I too am just bitter it's not available in my area.
#11
Full Terms and Conditions not available until 25th so I can't read the Fair Use Policy until then...
#12
milesy29
For me, its 5 times the money for 4 times the speed, so not really worth it imo!!




And yes, I too am just bitter it's not available in my area.



For me, I pay £8 for 5mbit with O2. so, IF i could get 40mbit direct, then it would be worth it for me to switch.
1 Like #13
Homemade rollout map of BT Fiber/BT Infinity Roll Out:
http://www.buckconsult.co.uk/fttx/
No doubt wholesale products will launch, however LLU getting cabinet/exchange access is far more important imo.
Bear in mind some will have Fibre to the Home, some will have Fibre to the Cabinet and have VDSL2+.
#14
chamelion
unless you live next door to the exchange, stick with virgin or know that you'll get a fraction of that speed.


With FTTC, its only the distance to the roadside cabinet that matters.
#15
chamelion;7614716
unless you live next door to the exchange, stick with virgin or know that you'll get a fraction of that speed.

Not true, distance from the exchange will make little difference. It'll be the distance from your PCP/cabinet (your little green box) as that will still be copper.

Other Service providers will have access to the fibre so expect news from other camps in near future.
Common assumption with VM is that it is a 100% fibre product, it's not the last leg from the mux (again VM's green boxes) is copper coax
#16
Anyone know what the free wifi minutes means? i.e. how are they to be used and where?
Thanks
#17
B8gger all in Scotland outside the cities - as usual. And not even got a date for 21CN :-( Wish someone would kick their (_!_)
#18
I am hoping that staff will get this free. not due in my area yet, but is being put in in basingstoke where I work at the moment .
#19
thats me on the list but contract not up till july, and plus i'm gonna get the tv/internet/phone deal with virgin for 12 months
#20
So Virgin 50mb for £28 with no download limits at all against this. Hmm. Tough choice :lol:

Good for those with no cable coverage (possibly), but BT are a bunch of tossers when it come to applying the FUP. Option 1's just some sort of joke.
#21
Bt = quite possibly the worst customer service in the world,wouldn't trust bt with a chocolate coin.

Virgin are getting the same way with there 'throttling' policy, so even though it says unlimited downloads, the speed gets capped at peak times.

the way round it? clone a modem, Mr Branson can kiss my [email protected]
#22
I'm currently getting O2's 20mb broadband (actually getting 14mb) for roughly £1.50 a month which is an awesome deal & their customer service is first class. I download plenty night & day (all those xbox games/ blu ray movies, thank you piratebay) and haven't been penalised at all.
If i remember correctly, deal was £9 per month if you had a mobile with them, first 3 months were free & received £70 from topcashback or something similar to that.
#23
BT. Phorm.

Enough said.
#24
So is this fiber to the exchange then copper wire the rest of the way to the home? or are they doing fttc then copper the rest of the way?
#25
BT = (_!_)holes in my experiance. the rest aren't much better.
#26
Shengis
So Virgin 50mb for £28 with no download limits at all against this. Hmm. Tough choice :lol:

Good for those with no cable coverage (possibly), but BT are a bunch of tossers when it come to applying the FUP. Option 1's just some sort of joke.


You have to remember or even be aware of the fact that cable services are not provided everywhere - they were rolled out in the early 90's and the companies basically chose their customers - usually from the biggest conurbations. They handpicked them for want of a better phrase. They laid the cables in bulk, covering 250,000 customers at a time. BT was in a similar situation to the Royal mail. They have to service everyone, not handpick them. They were therefore disadvantaged yet no one seems to understand this. Virgin couldn't survive if they had to populate the highlands of Scotland with cable or anywhere else that displays signs of non-intensive breeding.
#27
deathtrap3000
So is this fiber to the exchange then copper wire the rest of the way to the home? or are they doing fttc then copper the rest of the way?


If you take a walk down your street, you'll probably find a cabinet situated there. Maybe saw BT working in one before? What BT are now doing is laying fibre from your exchange to that cabinet.

With the speeds that data can travel along fibre, it means your street cabinet actually becomes your "exchange".

So, right now, you may only be getting 3mbit internet because your exchange is so far away, but after the fibre is brought to the cabinet, it means your speed can then shoot up to 40mbit.

BT are also going to be laying fibre to the home for certain customers allowing them to get 100mbit.
#28
Valhalla1
You have to remember or even be aware of the fact that cable services are not provided everywhere - they were rolled out in the early 90's and the companies basically chose their customers - usually from the biggest conurbations. They handpicked them for want of a better phrase. They laid the cables in bulk, covering 250,000 customers at a time. BT was in a similar situation to the Royal mail. They have to service everyone, not handpick them. They were therefore disadvantaged yet no one seems to understand this. Virgin couldn't survive if they had to populate the highlands of Scotland with cable or anywhere else that displays signs of non-intensive breeding.


Correct. Even at this stage, im in a new flat and its BT lines that have been laid here. The old flats that were here actually had virgin lines. So, everyone around us can get 50mbit except us in the new houses. Madness.
#29
As some poeple have already posted, BT can be a bit "stringent" *cough* with their fair use policy, but now BT have anounced the launch of this product I can see two other angles on this.

Firstly if other ISPs, start offering these services (either using BTs infrastructure, or unbundled), so people like Be/O2 etc, may well start ramping their speeds up, and hopefully at a keener price.

But surely Virign will also need to take a look at their price model, lets face it, given the speed of their XXL service, the upstream is pathetic, I use to get a 1.3Mbps upstream when I was on O2, (I moved house and too far from the exchange now, hence with Virgin).

I'm waiting for Virgins repsonse to this, hoping for a 20% reduction in price and increase in my upstream to > 1.5Mbps
:w00t:
#30
Hmmm, not keen on an 18 month contract and I would want to hear how the FUP is handled over time. I am also on the O2 deal which is excellent, £9.79 for 20Mb and get realistically 12-14Mb so quite happy to wait a few more minutes for my pron, err I mean Newsnight to start up on iPlayer ;)
#31
PR1
BT. Phorm.

Enough said.


you mean the thing theyve canned and arent relaunching? yeah thats a sensible reason not to use BT who are for once offering a reasonable service at a fairly reasonable price.
im guessing for similar reasons you dont use stores like Amazon that record your looked at items and make suggestions or you do use google for similar reasons? the phorm thing is dead and buried and everyone seems to forget that virgin were looking in to it as well and have so far made no mention of dropping it should it work properly.
i for one welcome the fibre to the cab and just hope it rolls out quicker and smoother then digital TV (which for us still isnt till late 2011)
#32
millest
hope it rolls out quicker and smoother then digital TV (which for us still isnt till late 2011)


Luxury.... We don't get it till 2012:roll: Can't get BBC channels at all at the moment as they keep breaking up.
#33
i only get the BBC channels at the moment! be nice to get some of the others and was recently told by the chap fitting my sky because of the wacking great hills between me and the transmitter its the best ill ever get! genius idea there to cut everyones tv down and still charge full licence fee!
#34
millest
you mean the thing theyve canned and arent relaunching? yeah thats a sensible reason not to use BT who are for once offering a reasonable service at a fairly reasonable price.
im guessing for similar reasons you dont use stores like Amazon that record your looked at items and make suggestions or you do use google for similar reasons? the phorm thing is dead and buried and everyone seems to forget that virgin were looking in to it as well and have so far made no mention of dropping it should it work properly.
i for one welcome the fibre to the cab and just hope it rolls out quicker and smoother then digital TV (which for us still isnt till late 2011)


No, my objection was to their 'trialling' it using peoples (maybe your) data without consent, even implicitly. I understand it was held to be unlawful for them to have done it too. If they'd been up front and opt-in I wouldn't have objected, but it was evidently not appropriate.

Past conduct is generally a good indicator of likely future conduct.
banned#35
OliWarner;7614704
Just remember: your privacy means nothing to BT.

same as Virgin then.

Virgin just introduced packet sniffing to check what people are downloading. Supposedly anonymously lol
#36
Where did you get the info about the fibre optic enabled exchanges as BT are stating they are only rolling out 28 exchanges from January.
#37
look in OP enabled by summer
#38
I did - enabled by summer means starting in January - I spoke to a BT rep yesterday and they are only rolling out 28 at present and hope to have 40% of UK covered by 2012. I just wondered where the info came from i.e. was it an official statement or from a newspaper?
#39
1st 29 enababled
Chelmsford - Essex
Watford - Hertfordshire
Hemel Hempstead - Hertfordshire
Leagrave - Bedfordshire
Luton - Bedfordshire
Canonbury - London
Chingford - London
Edmonton - London
Enfield - London
Highams Park - London
Tottenham - London
Thamesmead - London
Woolwich - London
Bury - Greater Manchester
Didsbury - Greater Manchester
Failsworth - Greater Manchester
Heaton Moor - Greater Manchester
Oldham - Greater Manchester
Rusholme - Greater Manchester
Belfast Balmoral - Belfast
Dean - Edinburgh
Glasgow Halfway - Glasgow
Glasgow Western - Glasgow Scotland
Cardiff - Cardiff
Taffs Well - Rhondda Cynon Taf
Halifax - West Yorkshire
Pudsey - West Yorkshire
Calder Valley - West Yorkshire

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