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New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

dparr1959
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New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

New FTTC speed variant on its way starts 16th January 2016
will plusnet be offering it ?
A New 55meg Download / 10 meg upload
https://www.openreach.co.uk/orpg/home/updates/briefings/super-fastfibreaccessbriefings/super-fastfib...
GEA-FTTC and GEA-FTTP 55/10
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

Given that they have refused to offer the 40/10 option (and have lost users as a result) I wouldn't hold my breath!
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

The max achievable speed on my line is about 57Mbps, which means it's not really worth me paying for the 80Mb service. So this new product would be a pretty good fit for me.
Like spoon whittler though, I'm not getting my hopes up :-/
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

My BT Wholesale Broadband Performance Test
is 61mb down & 12mb up.
I started on the 80/10 but speed ended up near 55mb than 76mb , So dropped down to a 40/10 from plusnet.
Will have another look in jan to see if  there's a chance of getting it
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/7289-new-fttc-speed-variant-on-its-way-in-january.html
Openreach product           Monthly wholesale cost (ex. VAT)
GEA-FTTC and GEA-FTTP 40/2         £6.90
GEA-FTTC and GEA-FTTP 40/10         £7.40
GEA-FTTC and GEA-FTTP 55/10       £8.40
GEA-FTTC and GEA-FTTP 80/20        £9.95
GEA-FTTP 110/15                                £13.15
GEA-FTTP 220/20                                £15.61
GEA-FTTP 320/30                               £29.61
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

Just came on the forums to check on this. Given PN's current of cutting costs as opposed to being a leading ISP i have my doubts.
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

I have just signed up for 38M as the extra for 76M is too much - and I think 38M should be a huge improvement over our current 2M on ADSL.
But a £2 increase might well interest me as the upload is significantly higher, so I encourage PN to add this to their product line
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

Here is an opportunity for PlusNet to move away from their ridiculous position of not offering anything faster than 2 Mbps upload for users unable to meet the requirements for the 80/20 product.
I am currently on the 40/10 product but if my only option at contract renewal is for the 40/2 product, I will be off.
Let's hope PlusNet seize the opportunity to give customers what they want (and what they are willing to pay for).
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

I think they'll use this as an opportunity to offer the different speeds but charge more for them than they did before.
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

Save me hunting! What are the current retail costs of 40/2 and 80/20?
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

Since you couldn't be bothered - here are the wholesale costs http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/7289-new-fttc-speed-variant-on-its-way-in-january.html
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

I would be interested in this if it was cheap enough.  But I am highly doubting it would.  Currently on a rolling month broadband only contract on the up to 76/19 package and get around 50-60 download, but I pay the old broadband only price of £19.99.  Seeing as the current fibre only prices are priced at £17.49 and £22.49 (for my area) retrospectively.  I can't see it more cheaper than £19.99.
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

Now that holidays are over except in Scotland - I wonder if PN could comment on this.
I think there would be quite a demand if sensibly priced
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?

They might have to rename the current packages, unless they can think of something that goes between "Unlimited Fibre" and "Unlimited Fibre Extra".  Tongue
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Re: New FTTC speed 55/10 on its way in January 2016 will plusnet be offering it ?


It seems the industry is in a bit of a mess with it's product names
As this article explains quite well.
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/7299-what-does-fibre-broadband-mean.html