Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Dilemma: Do I choose Reggefiber/KPN or UPC

Maybe you readers can react and give me a clue of what I should do, because I am in a difficult spot here.
Tomorrow Reggefiber will install the FTTH in my home. Pictures will follow. So in a month or two, I will be able to get KPN over fiber here. Now you would imagine me to go for the fiber offer. I have promoted it everywhere. I still think that fiber is the coolest thing to happen in a long while... However this is the choice I am facing.

I currently spend 80 euro/month on Triple Play. Alice Internet 20/1 DSL+phone international 50 and UPC Royal TV.30
The TV is non-negotiable. BBC 1, 2, 3, 4 are watched alot here. KPN can't offer it yet.

KPN offers me 30/3 internet and free national calls at 55. So with UPC Royaal TV at 30 that makes 85.
UPC offers me 60/6 internet, free national and europe wide calls and UPC Royaal TV at 74 euro/month
UPC even offers me 90/6 internet, free national and europe wide calls and UPC Royaal TV at 84 euro/month

So what should I choose? Go for a year of Docsis 3.0 and hope KPN gets the point or go with fiber even though it misses the sparkles.

Please give a reaction in the comments

7 comments:

  1. I'd take the fiber for two reasons:
    a. early contention is likely to be low, so your nominal might be higher than a more contended 90/6
    b. You've been saying (like me) that fiber was the end game. This is your chance of claiming it loud or slamming KPN if they don't deliver!

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  2. I'd stay with KPN with a hacked iPlayer or P2P for the BBC... :-). It's on demand... :-)

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  3. I suggest going with whatever works. I also think your two months is optimistic :-)

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  4. UPC. Show KPN that fiber =! adsl so 30/3 shoudl become 30/30.

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  5. Looks like an easy choice to me. UPC with ED3.0.

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  6. UPC - stick it to the man, punish KPN for clinging to asymmetry.

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  7. Make your choice easier and wait till 27/6 when Online announce their products. Which will most likely the same as XMS. Than you will have HDTV (IPTV)+telephone+50Mb SDSL fiber which means 50Mb up and down. I think, if you make your choice too early, you crying your heart out with UPC or KPN.

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