After suffering years of slow broadband (1mb on a good day) I have just had BT infinity installed. Speedtest now shows a speed of around 35mb/sec. What a difference!!! I have just downloaded a 2gb European map for my satnav in approx. 8 mins. That is seriously quick!! That same file would have taken most of the night to download before. Happy camper!!
It is true that as good as Infinity is compared to regular 'copper' connection- it is still Fibre to the cabinet and copper to the house- and the copper from cabinet is carrying other traffic- Virgin on the other hand is fibre all the way to the computer and a dedicated stream to you. Of course out going stuff still has to fight is way through all LLu's and contention ratios of the recipients provider
I have Virgin Media 50Mb broadband which tests at 48Mb, but it is fibre to the cabinet and the last 60 metres is co-ax copper cable. This is the same for everyone. Infinity will not be here for a few months yet in spite of false deadlines and broken promises.
in Infinity I duly did so, only to receive an email saying 'sorry, we're not currently planning to roll out Infinity in your area'.
I was irritated, but cheered up a week later when I got another message from BT 'Sorry, we misinformed you, and we're delighted to tell you that Infinity will be available in your area soon'. Great news.
Since then there's been a stony silence from BT, and when I use their online Infinity checker I'm told 'BT Infinity is not currently due to be rolled out in your area'. I feel like yelling 'Make your mind up', but it's a website message, and I would look a fool.
I get lots of enticing offers from Virgin Media and SKY, but I have felt a certain loyalty to BT; I was one of their first broadband customers, way back when the service launched, and the connection has been extremely reliable - unlike BT's customer information service.
I've written to BT, asking them if there's such a thing as a roll-out plan which I can look at, because I'm fed up with seeing glossy TV ads extolling the virtues of a service that I might be able to get.....or then again I might not.
Likewise FE, I have two lots of BB, one via the BT line that runs at about 1MB on a good day when the kids are at school and the other via Virgin cable which is a consistent 10MB but I would like the BT upgraded. No chance at the minute.