FTTC Availability Checker

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Steve Crook, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Warp speed? Warp factor 1, Warp factor 2, etc.

    Most of them already call their services "unlimited", even though
    there are limits in place, so it's all nonsense anyway.

    Roderick Stewart, Mar 28, 2015
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  2. 405 line television used to be called high definition.

    Roderick Stewart, Mar 28, 2015
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  3. And it'll be less asymmetric too; the upstream speed will be greater
    in comparison with downstream.

    Roderick Stewart, Mar 28, 2015
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    Graham. Guest

    VDSL is no more "fibre" than ADSL.

    They both have fibre backhaul, and in my case the distance to the
    exchange is less than many VDSL customers distance to their cabinet.
    Graham., Mar 28, 2015
  5. You could see whether it's possible to get a second line, attached
    to the nearer cabinet. Then get rid of the old one.

    -- Richard
    Richard Tobin, Mar 28, 2015
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    Graham J Guest

    Or move house ...
    Graham J, Mar 28, 2015
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    Bob Eager Guest

    I'm working on it. Unfortunately it would end up on the wrong side of the
    house but that just means a bit more work.
    Bob Eager, Mar 28, 2015
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    Ash Burton Guest

    Getting a second line installed doesn't necessarily mean you will get a
    new cable to your property, it can be done using your existing line cable.

    You would need to ensure you requested a new cable if you wanted a line
    from a different cabinet.


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    Ash Burton, Mar 28, 2015
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    Jono Guest

    Ash Burton formulated on Saturday :
    It's IMPOSSIBLE to guarantee getting a line from another cabinet. BT's
    ordering process includes automated routing planning.

    On the last 6 occasions I've tried this, I've had success on 2

    The first success necessitated reporting a fault (as the original
    automated plan showed it had been planned on the intended cab).
    Fortunately, it was a decent engineer that turned up and spent the best
    part of a day and a half re-routing it and undoing what the install
    engineer had done.

    The second win was an engineer prepared to correct the routing on the
    day of the install.

    Unless you get an engineer prepared to go out of their way, you're out
    of luck.
    Jono, Mar 28, 2015
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    Bob Eager Guest

    I realise that. The current dropwire currently carries the VDSL. It used
    to carry my ADSL (same pair) and ISDN (other pair).
    Bob Eager, Mar 28, 2015
  11. Ah that's interesting... because the new cabinet up the road is at a
    distance from me that predicts ~22Mbps. That'll mess their stats up
    nicely. (and most of the rest of the village is further... the cab is
    half way between 2 villages)

    Vir Campestris, Mar 28, 2015
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