I found some figures regarding customer numbers here - http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2012/07/bt-top-6-36-million-broadband-subscribers-as-fttc-passe...
It appears that BT are adding about 150,000 FTTC connections per month so there are probably 750,000+ currently.
I said earlier that I'd never had a problem with Be internet but if you go to thier forums you would also think they are appaling. Check out as many places as you can such as thinkbroadband etc for some balance.
just tried doing it online and:
One-off costs Monthly costs
For a second line to a property you normally get charged the full fee. For instance if you had a line supplied by sky and paid line rental to them BT would normal charge you the full price for a new line unless you could negotiate it down. Even for FTTP.
As Bullitt said.
Had a Sky line rental (not on Sky network) and Sky Talk. Ordered BT Infinity on a new second line (so new number) online and the total setup cost was... £6 (for the homehub). The new line was free installation. They did indeed use a spare pair, two engineers, everything was finished and working within 90 minutes.
I haven't regretted it for one second.
OK I know I've been off the forum for a while but after reading this thread can some one please explian to me why you need a phone line if you are looking at FTTP???????. It's my understanding that FTTP is Fibre cable from the Exchange to the Dslam and then fibre cabling from the Dslam to the box in the house and a cable from the box to the modum.???????? Now if I'm correct where does a phone line come into this???
I personally don't think it's justified to charge a compulsory monthly rental for a phone line the customer doesn't want or need just to get broadband. It's fair enough to charge for installation if no line exists though.
I've had a Virgin fibre broadband service for the last 5 years which doesn't require a phone line. I am now moving to an area that only has BT Infinity and am finding my broadband costs are going to be £15 per month more expensive. That means the next 5 years will cost me £900 extra with BT.
Maybe this should be a question for Ofcom.