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BT Infinity & FTTx Discussion

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by michellez, 8 Feb 2011.

  1. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

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    Has anyone seen any recent reports regarding XG-PON or increased upload speeds?
     
  2. Avalon

    Soldato

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    XG was supposed to be the default going forward from memory, it’s still not going to do and good for a while as the UK Government funding only dictates 200Mbit up, OR have little incentive to push beyond that at present as 200Mbit is still seen as being beyond what the majority want/use.
     
  3. KIA

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 13,625

  4. MissChief

    Capodecina

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  5. b0rn2sk8

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    I wouldn’t put too much stock into it. My area has never appeared on any of BTs roll out plans and yet had FTTP retrofitted at the end of last year. Loads of houses have it installed now.

    You might find BT people turn up one day and do the work which is basically what happened here. I wouldn’t have had a clue except for my neighbour spotted them on the day they were in the street. They were in and out in less than a day.
     
  6. V F

    Capodecina

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    Location: UK

  7. V F

    Capodecina

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    Then you had very efficient workers. The ones that turned up to ours took almost a month. It took them 3 days to dig a trench past 3 houses when the council took 7 hours to resurface the same pavement. Even the council insulted Openreach's work on the state they left the pavement in.

    The council gave us a lovely pavement though. I never thought I'd see the day where somebody is a lot worse than the council departments.
     
  8. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

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    Posts: 9,682

    Well it’s all ducted here and it seems they were not blocked either so no digging required.
     
  9. thewanted

    Soldato

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    Anyone here happy with Now Broadband (FTTC)? Their prices are very cheap when you factor in the cashback, and they only lock you into a 12 month contract which is unheard of these days.
     
  10. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

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    ‘Now’ is to sky what plusnet is to BT (e.g. one of their no thrills sub brands).
     
  11. the-evaluator

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Sep 2015

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    Not that I check regularly but I'm often hitting > 900Mbps with mine. This morning I pulled down at 100Gb VM file from one of our data centres in a shade over 15 minutes.
     
  12. MissChief

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    Nothing showing up for my town before 2026.
     
  13. Dg834man

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    Sucks ass same as my location our vdsl topped out at 15.5mb/0.69mb luckily we have virgin available
     
  14. MissChief

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    I'm 'lucky' in that I can get Virgin too but given I get my VDSL at cost price I'm loathe to change to Virgin. I get 80/20 on FTTC though so can't complain too much.
     
  15. V F

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    Neither did mine then one day they arrived. I wouldn't trust what is or isn't listed. As one day they could also turn up.
     
  16. adam cool dude

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Oct 2002

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    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    We have had one of those companies laying fibre down in our Area. I first registered my interest in July but I have an installation date for the 19th November. Going from 20ish meg to 1GB up and down. It also a lot cheaper than BT. Cannot wait!
     
  17. atomic7431

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Feb 2004

    Posts: 3,081

    Location: Lincolnshire

    idnet down yet again this morning.

    I had no idea they used zen backend for their services, if I had I wouldn't have joined them. Seems Idnet them selves are not too happy about the current state of zens services after speaking with them on the phone.
     
  18. Invertigo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Sep 2010

    Posts: 2,255

    Location: Manchester

    Moving to a new house hopefully, best connection via BT is 35/10mbit apparently as it's connected to an exchange 2.3 miles away. Conversely, the next street along is connected to the exchange 0.7 miles away that's gone live with FTTP for everyone. Mildly annoying :rolleyes:

    Our area is in the process of being upgraded, openreach website has it as the soonest batch to be switched on, by April 2024 but could well be sooner.

    Still, think I'll have to use Virgin cable for the first contract period as I couldn't handle 18 months with 35mbit down.