About a year ago I persuaded my mother to ditch her broadband/telephone supplier for a new one. I’ll mention no names, but they are the most complained about telcoms company in the UK. But their ‘all-you-can-eat’ broadband plan was very tempting. And I do eat an awful lot of broadband. An awful lot. We’re in quite a rural location so we had to settle for a standard 8mb DSL connection, rather than the 40mb to 100mb cable and fibre optic lines available to most people in more urban areas.
Except, just a couple of weeks later, the local green phone junction box had a shiny new sticker on it. BT Fibre Optic broadband available here! Now! Today! My oh my. And just after I’d locked myself into that two year contract with vanilla broadband. I keep torturing myself, checking out all the superfast broadband deals with BT that I could have ordered instead. I could have gotten to like a 63mb download and 20mb upload speed. Very much so, I suspect. Such is life. When the current contract ends, I know where I’ll be guiding mumsy.
I, on the other hand, will be looking at what is available in Mexico. I’d like Cablevision – phone, TV and broadband in one package is appealing. It wasn’t available in my ‘hood when I left, but that was almost a couple of years ago. Things change. If not, what are Telmex in DF doing as far as fibre optic is concerned? I have read that they are pushing it out in some of the smaller cities, including Chihuahua. One of my big complaints in DF was that Mexico did/does rather lag behind as far as internet connectivity is concerned. What is the state of play there these days? Speeds, services, prices? Has anyone tried any alternative providers?