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Will you be offering 300Mb fibre any time soon?

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leehowarth
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Will you be offering 300Mb fibre any time soon?

I currently have Fttp with Plusnet, now the trial has ended will you be offering faster packages?
BT offer 200Mb and 300Mb packages which I'm tempted with as I'm currently on the 80Mb.
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sasha33
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Re: Will you be offering 300Mb fibre any time soon?

I'm curious to know where that is, I live in north London and 76Mbs is the highest speed.

leehowarth
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Re: Will you be offering 300Mb fibre any time soon?

I'm in the dark realms up north.
Fttp is capable of supplying 1Gbps but Plusnet have chosen to match the lower speeds to the fttc products.

When I do the line check on the bt website they are offering me up to 300Mb but I would rather stay with Plusnet as I don't fancy any potential issues with switching provider.
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Re: Will you be offering 300Mb fibre any time soon?

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Baldrick1
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Re: Will you be offering 300Mb fibre any time soon?

I very much doubt that you will get a straight answer to this one.. If, or more probably when, Plusnet make FTTP available as a standard offering at any speed the information will be kept under wraps until there is a grand publicity announcement.

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Re: Will you be offering 300Mb fibre any time soon?

Plusnet don't currently offer any connection speeds over the 80mbps product and I am unable to shed any light on when we might be able to offer them, although I'd be surprised if it was in the immediate future. 

 

 

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RichardB
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Re: Will you be offering 300Mb fibre any time soon?

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Hi leehowarth,

Plusnet are owned by the BT group.

BT group are marketing speeds above 80 megabits as ultrafast and  premium product.

BT reserve premium products for the BT and EE brands.

I doubt PN will be allowed to offer such speeds until Talktalk etc are offering these speeds.

I see Zen offer ultrafast speeds and are cheaper than BT!

Zen cusmoer support and customer satisfaction ratings are much better than BT.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/31/zen_emerges_as_least_whingedabout_british_isp/

Richard

 

leehowarth
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Re: Will you be offering 300Mb fibre any time soon?

Yikes , Zen want £76.99 a month and a £55 activation fee.

BT want £59.99 a month with a £59.99 activation fee.

Might have to rethink this a little.
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Re: Will you be offering 300Mb fibre any time soon?

For those of you have compared EE and PN regarding broadband, you are forgetting that EE, doesn't have any infrastructure like PN has. They are using the BT system.

Even though PN is owned by BT, it is a separate isp, with its own backhaul etc.


With the future ultra fast houses reached  even in the next 2 years projected by BT, for PN not to sell those services would be madness.

The FTTP trial was only ever done, to understand the issues, in its various form for PN, its staff, bandwidth, support etc*.

 

* I have no inside knowledge of this but understand this from a pure business planning viewpoint