March 19, 2016
As people utilise their broadband connection and begin to eploit it they gradually realize that the speed of the upstream side is critical to many tasks, for instance the time it takes to upload a photo to a website.
Plusnet is giving people the opportunity to upgrade from the rate adaptive 448Kbps upstream connection speed of a BT Wholesale Max product to the rate adaptive 832Kbps maximum speed that Max Premium offers. This complimentary upgrade will last for three months at the end of which people will be automatically billed an extra £8 a month on top of their usual subscription fee.
If at the end of the free period you choose to return to the standard Max upstream of 448Kbps this is free to do so.
Although the vast majority of people on a Max product do connect at 448Kbps it should be noted that the upstream is rate adaptive therefore some people will not see the full 832Kbps connection speed, but a inferior figure that will vary as the modem becomes accustomed to the line conditions. The upstream speed on ADSL should not negatively influence the downstream connection rate, however in some circumstances pushing the upstream speed to its absolute limit may produce additional line drops as the modem adapts to line conditions. ADSL2+ Annex M which a small number of providers do offer does have a trade off between upstream and downstream speeds.