Come the 7th October 2013 and it's all change on the Broadband and TV provision in our holiday apartments.
We have looked at Virgin Media as an alternative to BT for this provision; unfortunately, the full packages are unavailable at both properties so we looked at the upgrade possibilities available with BT.
Broadband & Wi-Fi
We currently use BT for our Broadband and Wi-Fi however, our current packages do not have unlimited download and we have been accruing some hefty over-usage charges over the summer. Most of our guests require an internet connection and some of these guests use the internet for many things; not just browsing and email, but games and Skype.
So, we decided it was time to get a better provision for our guests; after much discussion we have gone for the BT Infinity 1 Broadband package - this gives users:
- Up to 38Mb download speed
- Up to 9.5Mb upload speed
- Totally unlimited usage
Each apartment will be fitted with a new BT Home Hub-4; this has 4 x Ethernet ports for direct connection to a laptop or tablet computer. A reliable Wi-Fi router with Smart dual band technology which reduces wireless drop-out and interference giving our guests the most reliable connection for all their devices - 2.4 & 5 dual band.
Guests can connect wirelessly by selecting the BT Home Hub connection on any compatible device and just push a button on the front of the hub - device connected and no password needed.
No more worries about usage charges; faster more reliable connections for game players and those wanting to use Skype.
Our Television sets are all flat screen HD with built-in FreeView; the TV's in the bedrooms will continue to have this service as well as the built-in DVD player.
The TV's in the lounges are all going to be upgraded by BT Vision service; this service includes a new BT YouView box that provides the recording of up to 300-hours of digital TV channels, pause & rewind of live TV.
We are providing:
- 70 FreeView digital TV & Radio channels
- Record, Pause & Rewind live television
- Catch-Up TV: BBC iPlayer - ITV Player - 4D - Demand 5 - MilkShake - NowTV (SKY)
- 4 FreeView HD channels: BBC1 - BBC2 - ITV - Channel 4
- 18 Extra channels: Discovery - Comedy Central - Gold - National Geographic - NatGeo Wild - Euro Sport 1 & 2 - Fox - History - Watch - Universal - Ci - Alibi - MTV - SyFy - TLC - Animal Planet - E!
- BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 2 - ESPN