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    BT quietly reveals its Gigabit broadband pricing in the UK

    The firm's 'Full Fibre Broadband' packages will cost between £40 and £60pcm.
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    Re: BT quietly reveals its Gigabit broadband pricing in the UK

    Dammitt... Just when I'm halfway through jumping ship, BT claim they'll be sending me a new router with a fibre upgrade some time in late May.....
    Even at the top price, BT remain cheaper than the ones I just signed up for.
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    Re: BT quietly reveals its Gigabit broadband pricing in the UK

    only £10 difference to jump a tier makes the 100mb seem overpriced, and if you are going to get 500mb you may as well get the 1000mb

    calling it 100 when you get on average 145, yet the 500 gives an average of 300 and the 1000 is an average of 910 sounds like they've mashed the numbers on the keyboard

    they would have been better calling it L, XL and XXL or something without numbers like VM do as the numbers sound confusing and misleading

    i think my 350mb package is £40 a month but gives almost 400mb plus tv and phone

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    Re: BT quietly reveals its Gigabit broadband pricing in the UK

    Hmm... Given that Openreach have said my town will get FTTP within 12 months, this interests me.

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    Re: BT quietly reveals its Gigabit broadband pricing in the UK

    Honestly considering the bump in download speed, upload leaves a lot to be desired. There's a gulf between these figures now, it's making the UK a terrible place to stream, for example.

    I think price for top tier is fine and agree with Unique that the lower tiers seem poor value, maybe it's deliberately for upselling, but surely that will leave the poor Openreach folk an impossible job with oversubscription?

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    Re: BT quietly reveals its Gigabit broadband pricing in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    only £10 difference to jump a tier makes the 100mb seem overpriced, and if you are going to get 500mb you may as well get the 1000mb
    calling it 100 when you get on average 145, yet the 500 gives an average of 300 and the 1000 is an average of 910 sounds like they've mashed the numbers on the keyboard
    The £10 difference will simply be down to the base cost of any connection, which in this case starts at 100Mb. The 'may as well' effect is why people end up with 1600w PSUs when a 700w will suffice.
    Getting 145 on the 100, but only 300 on the 500 is probably more indicative of which one most people go for. Certainly all the GigaClear customers I know went for the mid-level 300 package instead of the 900, as best bang for buck from a statistical perspective...
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    Re: BT quietly reveals its Gigabit broadband pricing in the UK

    It's as though they aren't even trying to be competitive, if you are lucky enough for gigaclear to pass your door you can get 500Mbit down and up for £30. And I'll not even mention Talk talks pricing

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    Re: BT quietly reveals its Gigabit broadband pricing in the UK

    In all honesty, if you can make use of it, not bad prices... although I still feel they should have(and would prefer) more upload.... not that I'll be able to get any of it anytime soon.

    Still feel there will be 'infrastructure' issues where you won't be able to get full downloads due to servers not supplying it fast enough etc though.

    Don't see why there should be 'averages' on a fibre line either, it's not like distance will be an issue like it is with copper and imo if I'm paying for '500' I should get 500 (or pretty close to it)...

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    Re: BT quietly reveals its Gigabit broadband pricing in the UK

    Hyperoptic now £45 for 1Gb Symmetrical

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    Re: BT quietly reveals its Gigabit broadband pricing in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by jibjab View Post
    if you are lucky enough for gigaclear to pass your door you can get 500Mbit down and up for £30.
    Err, how?
    https://www.gigaclear.com/home-broadband

    BT's prices are actually better.

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Don't see why there should be 'averages' on a fibre line either, it's not like distance will be an issue like it is with copper and imo if I'm paying for '500' I should get 500 (or pretty close to it)...
    What about traffic volume, though?
    You'll still be on a single line that serves multiple properties from the cab, right? Would it not nerf your speed if everyone is downloading full 4k video and über-gigs of game installations all at the same time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post

    What about traffic volume, though?
    You'll still be on a single line that serves multiple properties from the cab, right? Would it not nerf your speed if everyone is downloading full 4k video and über-gigs of game installations all at the same time?
    Well they don't seem to have the issue on the 1000 (or the 145 one) and that would also be going through the same cab so seems more about them saving money that giving full speeds...
    Think about it, you could theoretically (in a rich area) have a cab full of 1GB lines yet there's less slow down on them

    I don't think we'd be complaining about it if it was called fibre 300, it's the misleading marketing to make it sound better than it is, fibre 500 for most people would expect 500Mbps from it not 300Mbps

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Well they don't seem to have the issue on the 1000 (or the 145 one) and that would also be going through the same cab so seems more about them saving money that giving full speeds...
    They could have different lines for those, though, each of which are likely to have fewer takers... stereotypically just the few richest and the few poorest customers.

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Think about it, you could theoretically (in a rich area) have a cab full of 1GB lines yet there's less slow down on them
    At those speeds, people would spend less time downloading, though... and rich people will be too busy counting their luxury yachts to spend much time surfing.

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    I don't think we'd be complaining about it if it was called fibre 300, it's the misleading marketing to make it sound better than it is, fibre 500 for most people would expect 500Mbps from it not 300Mbps
    Again, 300 is an average, not an 'up to'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Again, 300 is an average, not an 'up to'.
    Which could arguably be worse than up to.... you could have lower speed for a good portion of the day and just enough to balance it out at a higher speed to get an 'average' of 300.

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    Great if you can get it. In Scotland, I like in a small town. I get 67 down and 18 up. I doubt I will be seeing any of these FTTP speeds for at least a decade, possibly more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    Great if you can get it. In Scotland, I like in a small town. I get 67 down and 18 up. I doubt I will be seeing any of these FTTP speeds for at least a decade, possibly more.
    Cor, you're lucky, ain'tcha?
    That's almost as fast as you get right in the middle of my sprawling town... which is up to 75, incidentally.

    I live just outside Reading, largest town in the UK and headquarters of several comms companies. I get 0.7 down and 0.014 up, on a good day.
    Mate of mine in Watford gets 10 down.
    We've been getting fibre "soon" for about 6½ years, now.
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    THat's my point. Most of us not living in central hubs won't get this for over a decade (if we're lucky). However, one thing this virus will show is just how important good broadband access for all actually is. I would hope it will end up getting even more funding.
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