I think it's a good idea and keeps them funding to improve their broadband. They still can only offer up to 76mb speed, which isn't really 'super fast' either. Considering I get almost 3x that speed and very likely 3x that speed in actual speed. It's still not a patch on VM.
Sky, talk talk, plusnet etc etc are all utter shite as well. So BT improving it, helps everyone across the board and will also give some competition.
RB wrote:I don't get why mobile companies aren't using 4G to push for the home broadband market.
I'm stuck with ADSL2 at home because I'm on an exchange line and openreach deem it too expensive to do anything about. However, I get 92Mb down and 40Mb up on my phone with EE 4G extra.
If EE offered a 4G router with unlimited data, I'd jump all over it and tear the landline out of the wall and set fire to it.
I completely agree with you on this one. A mate just moved house from a VM area to an area where he can only get sky or bt (not open reach though). He basically chose sky because (to quote him) 'It's the same shitty broadband but it's free, rather than paying BT £10 p/m for it'.
He gets up to 10mb, steady 6mb he gets though. With 3 he manages to get 30mb download, 15mb up load i'm sure is what he says. He was going to just use his 3 for his internet as its quicker and he has an unlimited tariff but they cap it at 5gb (for tethering) and their home broadband/data sims whatever. They cap it at 20gb I think, which isn't really all that much plus they charge a fortune for it.
The problem might be that with BT having taking over EE, they may start to push their broadband from the 'BT' side of it and keep the mobile broadband solely to the EE side of the business.
Just out of interest I just done a couple of speed test:-
My 3G with EE seems to be faster than he gets with his home connection.
Can't seem to get higher than 125mb
I rarely get high speeds on the 4G side of things though:-