Ok, so it’s been a crazy couple of weeks for me, but upshot is, following a move a few months back into temporary accommodation, I and my better half, are now intalled in a brand new new build home somewhere in the sunny SouthWest.
One of the key benefits of moving into a new build home, is that most of the new develpments now I believe, are fully wired up for Fibre To The Premises (FTTP), so no more copper lines, just a fibre optic cable straight to the exchange. As BT installed the ONT, I’m currently tied to BT, but actually it’s no bad thing really. I got what I believe, was a pretty decent deal from BT, a homebuyers special, Full Fibre 100, (150mbps upload, 30mbps download) on a 24 month contract, first 3 months at £17.99 then £34.99 a month. I honestly can’t justify the costs for either 300 or 900 mbps, we’re not gamers and we don’t download huge files etc, so the basic Fibre 100 package is more than adequate.
Well BT had my contract all up and running on the day of move in, all I had to do, was connect the router. I decided not to use their supplied router, preferring my own third party kit. It connected straight away and the speeds are absolutely as advertised. I’m pretty impressed if I say so myself.
We didn’t bother with a landline either. With full fibre, it’s VoiP because obviously, there’s no Adsl. In any case, we haven’t utilised a landline in our own home for over a decade, so we aren’t missing out on anything there.
All in all, so far, so good. Can’t fault the service, it’s the best we’ve had in decades.