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Fibre - Trial or roll-out? To invest or not to invest in a media streamer

livinginhope
Grafter
Posts: 46
Registered: 24-11-2010

Fibre - Trial or roll-out? To invest or not to invest in a media streamer

So- I have the FTTP, its whizz bang fast. I have stuff all over the house which works at a mixture of speeds - some of them enhanced by powerline adapters - others slower through the Netgear wireless router.  Its time to make some decisions...like - do I get a media streamer and take real advantage of the new capability - or do I wait to see if this trial actually becomes permanent? You would think that BT couldnt just stop and walk away - but would they?
I guess the best decision would be to wait a few months and see what happens - but patience has never been a virtue for me when it comes to technology.....
Does anybody out there know the way the wind is blowing on this? Is there a BT insider who knows its 99% definite? I NEED to know....... Smiley
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hmarshy
Grafter
Posts: 135
Registered: 09-08-2010

Re: Fibre - Trial or roll-out? To invest or not to invest in a media streamer

Hi
I'm on the FTTP trial, hence my interest.
I'm not sure what you mean by:
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do I wait to see if this trial actually becomes permanent?

The trial is not permanent, I guess when the trial is over Plusnet will offer FTTP products to those customers who are eligible.
In this post http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,92150.0.html Dave stated on 7th January:
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We've got an indicative idea of what the Wholesale FTTP pricing will be, we don't know exactly yet. From a trial perspective we're happy to leave everyone that takes part on 100Mbps/15Mbps after the trial at no extra cost.

Does that help in any way?
Cheers
Howard
livinginhope
Grafter
Posts: 46
Registered: 24-11-2010

Re: Fibre - Trial or roll-out? To invest or not to invest in a media streamer

Well, yes and no. My question is really about whether I can confidently invest in technology that will only work on fibre - my ADSL is 1.4MB so its a non-starter for streaming. If the trial ends and all people on the trial keep the fibre connection (paying for it, obviously) then fine - I just wanted some confirmation that at the end of the trial they dont take the connection away - for whatever reason.
youngsyp
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Posts: 104
Registered: 01-11-2010

Re: Fibre - Trial or roll-out? To invest or not to invest in a media streamer

When the trial ends in July, all those with FTTP connections gained through the trial, will keep them, if they so wish. Dave advised this a couple of weeks ago in another thread on here.
With that in mind, go for the streamer.  Smiley
Without wanting to state the obvious, your ADSL plan download/ upload capacity allowance will be chewed through very quickly with your FTTP connection and that you still have the same traffic management that you had with ADSL too.
Paul
livinginhope
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Posts: 46
Registered: 24-11-2010

Re: Fibre - Trial or roll-out? To invest or not to invest in a media streamer

well thats good news and yes, I will have to keep an eye on the usage, no doubt!
I do have a PS3 but its streaming ability is a bit of a joke - so looks like I'm into searching for that streamer...