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FTTP. Yay or Nay?

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FTTP. Yay or Nay?

Does anybody know if there are any plans for Plusnet to supply FTTP packages?

 

I live out in the sticks and am currently locked into an ADSL contract with Plusnet which gives me approx. 6 Mbps down 1 Mbps up. Not terrible and I know some are far worse off, but with some game updates now coming in at 17GB+ it is a bit frustrating at times. FTTP has become available now which I never thought would happen, yay. I am now in the position where I don't want to pay over £100 to break my contract to find out in a couple of months Plusnet now do FTTP and I could have stayed so any info would be much appreciated.

 

On a positive note I know a lot of posts on here are for issues but I have been a Plusnet customer for over 10 years, only one issue in all that time which was a cable problem for Openreach to fix.

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Hi @PaPow,

 

As you might have already know, we ran FTTP trials a couples of years ago but we no longer offer it. I am afraid we don't have any information to give regarding the introduction of FTTP packages. I am sorry about this.

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@PaPow 

Just to confirm - the DSLChecker says "WBC FTTP" available in the left hand column when you run your phone number.

www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome

 

AS PlusNet don't do it, you'll need to move if you want faster speed. While there are some minor players available BT and Zen are the mains ISP's with a service. Sky were supposed to launch this year but that's been put back to next year.

 

You also have a choice of taking the cancellation fees or waiting until nearer the end of your contract.

 

Brian

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It does indeed. Down Upto 1000, Up Upto 220. My neighbour is already enjoying his 300Mbps connection but he was with BT so it was an easy switch.

 

I have already been in contact with Zen as I need a static IP and BT will not provide this without it being a business package. Shame as I could have covered the cost of cancelling my contract with one of the money back offers BT have been doing. I found Zen were very helpful actually and I would be quite happy to move over to them should I decide to jump ship. I have heard good things about Zen before but have never had to deal with them despite configuring a lot of business networks.

 

My inner Yorkshireman does not like the idea of paying £130 to get out, so I'll probably sit it out for a bit longer. 🐵

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I am sorry for the inconvenience @PaPow and completely understand how you feel.

 

Please let us know if there is anything else we can help with.

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@PaPow 

Zen give you a highly rated FitzBox router as part of the package. If memory serves correctly it's wall mountable.

 

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Yes they do. Never used one before but as you say they are highly rated. That said I would be sticking with my Draytek 2862.