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    • Denz005
    • By Denz005 13th Jan 19, 2:22 PM
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    BT ripping me off
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    • 13th Jan 19, 2:22 PM
    BT ripping me off 13th Jan 19 at 2:22 PM
    I live in a new build house which is now 3 years old and have BT fibre in the home. Thereís a fancy box on the wall under the stairs with loads of flashing lights on it. When itís working itís about 70 mbps which is great. The problem is it now costs £50 per month for internet and phone. Sky broadband speed at my home is estimated at only 1.3mbps so Iím stuck with BT and no one else can use their fibre line so theyíve basically got my pants down and I canít change supplier which seems unfair. What can I do?
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 13th Jan 19, 3:13 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 3:13 PM
    I live in a new build house which is now 3 years old and have BT fibre in the home. Thereís a fancy box on the wall under the stairs with loads of flashing lights on it. When itís working itís about 70 mbps which is great. The problem is it now costs £50 per month for internet and phone. Sky broadband speed at my home is estimated at only 1.3mbps so Iím stuck with BT and no one else can use their fibre line so theyíve basically got my pants down and I canít change supplier which seems unfair. What can I do?
    Originally posted by Denz005



    BT aren't ripping you off, you agreed to said price.


    Do Virgin not cover your area ?
    • littleboo
    • By littleboo 13th Jan 19, 3:55 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 3:55 PM
    I live in a new build house which is now 3 years old and have BT fibre in the home. Thereís a fancy box on the wall under the stairs with loads of flashing lights on it. When itís working itís about 70 mbps which is great. The problem is it now costs £50 per month for internet and phone. Sky broadband speed at my home is estimated at only 1.3mbps so Iím stuck with BT and no one else can use their fibre line so theyíve basically got my pants down and I canít change supplier which seems unfair. What can I do?
    Originally posted by Denz005
    Yes they can, but most choose not to
    • iniltous
    • By iniltous 13th Jan 19, 4:01 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 4:01 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 4:01 PM
    I live in a new build house which is now 3 years old and have BT fibre in the home. Thereís a fancy box on the wall under the stairs with loads of flashing lights on it. When itís working itís about 70 mbps which is great. The problem is it now costs £50 per month for internet and phone. Sky broadband speed at my home is estimated at only 1.3mbps so Iím stuck with BT and no one else can use their fibre line so theyíve basically got my pants down and I canít change supplier which seems unfair. What can I do?
    Originally posted by Denz005
    As already stated , you are not tied to BT, it's not BT's fibre it's Openreach's and they make it available to any service provider that wants to take the service at wholesale and then retail it under their own brand...if the company's you would like to use don't offer it, that entirely up to them, and if you are annoyed by that, you need to take it up with them.
    Other company's do offer FTTP over OR infrastructure , a simple on line search will find them, but don't expect them to be the cheap end of the market, they tend to be premium providers and charge accordingly.
    If you do have FTTP you should get a sync speed at whatever product speed you purchase..so if that's 80Mb Superfast 2 that's what you get
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