High Speed Fibre Broadband

Getting an upgraded high speed broadband service in Hyde Heath needs your help. Registering your interest on the BT website, will help push Hyde Heath up their priority list. Registering your interest by no means commits you to take the service through BT (there are other providers) or at all.

Background

BT are rolling out an upgraded high speed broadband service using fibre optics technology (known as FTTC or Fibre to the Cabinet). This is offered in two speeds of 38Mbps and 76Mbps. This compares to standard broadband (ADSL), which typically offers between 3Mbps and 7Mbps, depending on where you are in the village. As a very rough guide to compare the price of standard broadband to fibre, expect to pay £10 more per month for 38Mbps and £20 more per month, for 76Mbps.  Our exchange in Chesham has already been upgraded to support FTTC. The next stage is for BT Openreach to upgrade individual cabinets. Cabinet upgrade is prioritised on a number of factors, but one of the most important factors is the level of interest from individuals. Some cabinets in Hyde Heath have already been upgraded, while others have yet to be upgraded. Once upgraded, you can take fibre through a number of providers, such as Plus Net, Sky Fibre

Registering your interest

Registering your interest, does not commit you to take BT Infinity, but allows BT to gauge the level of interest and drives the prioritisation of cabinet upgrade.

  1. Go to this website: http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/broadband/infinity
  2. Click Can I get fibre optic broadband?
  3. Enter your phone number, and click Check
  4. If it tells you, BT Infinity isn't currently available to you, click Register interest (*)
  5. Complete name and email address
  6. Click Submit my Registration

(*) Note: You might be lucky enough, to find out you are already connected to an upgrade cabinet and that BT Infiniity is already available. If this is the case, there may be other providers who can supply fibre, cheaper than BT.

Fibre Providers

You are by no means, restricted to BT. There are a number of available providers including:

BT Infinity, PlusNet (part owned by BT), Talk Talk, Sky.

The following link will allow you to search different providers for the best deal:

http://www.moneysupermarket.com/broadband/fibre-optic-broadband/