I dont think we even know if the 40mbit FTTP version is being increased to 80mbit alongside FTTC 40>80 upgrade.
IIRC there is some information on the openreach site, with wholesale pricing pdfs which left me thinking that the 300mbit upgrade would be a significant price increase too. That said, i think people expected the FTTC upgrade to cost too. As of tomorrow the pricing looks a little odd, with 80mbit being a fair chunk cheaper than 100mbit, especially if the upgrade does include the 40mb FTTP.
I cant think of many scenarios where having 300mbit will be of any benefit at all or justify a price increase though, the 80mb & 100mb connections seem way ahead of the rest of the internet with very few sites/services making use of anything more than about 20mbit, not to mention the need for gigabit LAN. Very future proof though 😉
If there is a price increase I certainly wouldn't be going for it. Would have liked 20mbps upload over the 15 though.
Infinity Option 3 is now showing as 100/20 rather than 100/15 on the select package page, i dunno if we'll have to recontract for the extra 5mbit upload - I dont think id bother personally. 🙂
I'm a bit miffed that FTTP users have been largely overlooked on this upgrade. I would be happy to recontract to get a faster upload speed, but I would have hoped that this would have been the 100/30 openreach GEA service. I'm not even aware that openreach have a 20mb fttp upload offering, so I'm puzzled how BT Retail are offering it?
If i go to the BT Infinity order pages today, click 100mbit infinity, enter my phone number to check availability it gives me the following options, presumably all of which are FTTP as i dont think the exchange supports both.
38/9.5 (40gb) at £18
76/19 at £26
100/19 at £35
Im happy with my connection and lucky to be able to get it, but i cant help feeling shortchanged by BTs pricing weirdness 😉
I think that the people who chose Infinity option 3 100mB have been let down by BT.
The reason that I chose option 3 was the difference of speed between the option 2 (40mb) and option 3 (100mb).
But now I feel cheated because they doubled the speed of option 2 to 80mb and now there isn't much difference in speed between the option 2 and the option 3. Basically why should I pay an extra £10.00 a month for a similar speed.
I phoned up BT today to ask them if I can downgrade to option 2 and I also tried to explain to them the reason for my request but the person on the phone didn't want to know and he said that there is nothing that I can do because I am tied into an 18 month contract.
I feel like cheated and blackmailed.
Can someone from BT reply to this as there will be many angry people who chose option 3 because of the significant difference in speed which now doesn't look significant anymore?