Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The BT fiber rant

BT are to introduce a new Broadband package running of FTTP

In order to get this new package Openreach engineers will need to run fiber from you local street cabinet, along either the existing underground cable ducts or overhead cables (yes they will be running fiber cables overhead to reduce costs in some areas) 

The first package starts at up too 330mb downstream, but a very slow 30mb up. (WTF BT! thats what you can get now on FTTC!)

Cost: 

here is where it gets complicated.
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WOW, BT you taking the piss here!!!

unless the Box is right on your door step, £1000+ installation fee

and then its: (before VAT, so add 20%)
40Mbps down/2Mbps up: £6.90/month
40Mbps down/10Mbps up: £7.40/month
40Mbps down/15Mbps up: £9.95/month
80Mbps down/20Mbps up: £9.95/month
100Mbps down/15Mbps up: £12.90/month
110Mbps down/15Mbps up: £13.15/month
100Mbps down/30Mbps up: £36.35/month
330Mbps down/20Mbps up: £24.61/month
330Mbps down/30Mbps up: £29.61/month

and thats based on your also taking Line rental, so slap on another £38~ a month

so for the 330/30 your looking upwards of £70 a month


+ There is a non refundable, Flat Fee of £500 just to get the process started


so just to gett his installed its estimated the Average household will be charged £1500

but thats an Average

some are looking at £3000+ if there quite a long way from there Street Cabinet, where others who have won the broadband lottery will be charged £700~ to have it installed. Now these people living near the box will already be able to get the 78mb/38mb~ Up. YES 38 up which is FUCKING FASTER upload speed than there offering with the 330 down service!


so?
who is going to want this service??


NOBODY!!!! you are going to have to be pretty dam stupid to shell out for this! Maybe in the future they will be offering faster speeds, but right now, fuck off!