The birds have flown and the results are in! To celebrate the launch of Plusnet Fibre, today we asked 20 would-be pigeon fanciers to test our new superfast broadband by backing a bird in a race from London to Yorkshire. Ex-Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallett was on hand to help. So, did we prove victorious? Congratulations to @steve_dinneen who backed the plucky pigeon, Byron that past the post first. £300 will now be donated to a charity of his choice.
And what about Plusnet Fibre? Well, we downloaded 12 episodes of Dr Who in the time it took our feathered friends to return home. That’s a total of 21GB in 1 hour, 30 minutes. That’s around six times the amount of data that the typical UK broadband speed of 6.2Mb/s could do!
Local champion pigeon fancier, John Redfern, awards a trophy to the winning bird of Plusnet's fibre optic broadband pigeon race.
So, there you have it - Plusnet Fibre is faster than the pigeon and the Tardis and from £16.49/month it’s also the best value Fibre broadband to hit the market. To catch-up on all the events of today’s race, head to #plusnetfibrepigeons