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ISP Onestream Launch 20Mbps Capable FTTC Broadband Package

Friday, July 5th, 2019 (1:45 pm) - Score 2,248
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Hampshire-based UK ISP Onestream has launched an intriguing new broadband package called “Jetstream Lite Fibre Unlimited,” which is unique because it appears to be based off Openreach’s (BT) national Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL) network and yet only promises a max download speed of 20Mbps (2Mbps upload).

At present the slowest FTTC tiers that ISPs can purchase from Openreach at wholesale are 40/2 and 40/10 (40Mbps download and 2Mbps or 10Mbps upload). The operator did previously sell an 18Mbps tier but that was only brief to support trials of their now shelved Long Reach VDSL (LRVDSL) technology. Out of the two 40Mbps tiers the one with a 10Mbps upload speed is conversely the cheapest due to Ofcom’s price control.

In short Onestream’s 20Mbps package (17Mbps average speeds) is faster than their 11Mbps ADSL2+ based service but slower than the traditional FTTC tiers that we normally see. We assume they’re merely capping the top speed of Openreach’s 40/2 or 40/10 tiers in order to offer a cheaper service (via their wholesale suppliers at TalkTalk or Vodafone), although it’s still a bit of an odd but interesting proposition.

Otherwise new customers can expect to receive unlimited usage, an included “super dooper” wireless router (£9.99 for delivery), included phone line rental (standard call rates) and a 12 month contract term.

Onestream Flow Unlimited
Average Download 11Mbps
Average Upload 1Mbps

PRICE: £13.99 per month for 12 months (£24.99 thereafter)

Jetstream Lite Fibre Unlimited
Average Download 17Mbps
Average Upload 1.5Mbps

PRICE: £18.99 per month for 12 months (£27.99 thereafter)

Jetstream Fibre Unlimited
Average Download 35Mbps
Average Upload 9Mbps

PRICE: £22.99 per month for 12 months (£34.99 thereafter)

Xtreme Superfibre Unlimited
Average Download 63Mbps
Average Upload 17Mbps

PRICE: £26.99 per month for 12 months (£39.99 thereafter)

We have shot off an email in the hope of clarifying how Onestream have setup the new tier.

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9 Responses
  1. Avatar Joe

    I just don’t get who this is targetted at. Its not the cheapest and its slowest. Whose looking at this and wanting that.

    • Avatar Gary HILTON

      Who else is offering an 11M broadband package including phone line rental for less ?

      Within the contract term its a decent offering isn’t it ? for those who cant or don’t want to spend more or simply don’t require more. Shame really after that it looses appeal.

      As much as it galls me to see FTTC prices so low vs ADSL, if the aim long term is to move people away from ADSL I think lower tiers of FTTC/P speed at a low price is the way to encourage people to switch.

    • Avatar xavier

      Id actually consider the price and speeds to be reasonable, nothing amazingly good or poor, puzzled by your outrage.

    • Avatar Joe

      @Gary the article is about ’20Mbps FTTC’ which is not the cheapest. (£18.99 per month for 12 months (£27.99 thereafter) The 11m is ADSL

      @xavier What outrage. Dear me do reread.

    • Avatar breeze

      Who else does a Average Download 17Mbps and Average Upload 1.5Mbps for less than those prices then?

    • Avatar Gary HILTON

      Aye, I missed that Joe, Adsl2+ sorry skimmed past that in the paragraph earlier, That package shouldn’t really even be in the list

  2. Avatar Dave

    Read up about onestream products & customer service. I wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole no matter how cheap. They look terrible!

  3. Avatar Dominic Davis-Foster

    “super dooper” wireless router is ISP parlance for utter garbage, if Sky, BT, Vodafone and Zen are anything to go by

  4. Avatar Mml

    Yep, I remember “Sky Fibre Lite”. They trialled it by switching their ADSL customers to it, but never started actually selling it.

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