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    Does anyone know if you can get fibre installed into a flat? or would it mean the whole block would need upgrading first?
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    Quote Originally Posted by captaincharisma View Post
    Does anyone know if you can get fibre installed into a flat? or would it mean the whole block would need upgrading first?
    They can just do the one flat. The change is made at the box in the road to switch you over to fibre and then it runs on copper from there to the master phone socket in your flat.

    The engineer (from BT connect) changed the faceplate on our master socket and plugged in a modem. That connects by ethernet cable to a separate router. I was told I could remove all the ADSL filters we use.
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    Looks like I know what I want for Christmas then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by captaincharisma View Post
    Does anyone know if you can get fibre installed into a flat? or would it mean the whole block would need upgrading first?
    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    They can just do the one flat. The change is made at the box in the road to switch you over to fibre and then it runs on copper from there to the master phone socket in your flat.

    The engineer (from BT connect) changed the faceplate on our master socket and plugged in a modem. That connects by ethernet cable to a separate router. I was told I could remove all the ADSL filters we use.
    Exactly this, I live in a block of flats and we have BT infinity, most of the other wireless networks seem to be talk talk.

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    Fibre gets installed 21st Jan....It is so exciting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by captaincharisma View Post
    Fibre gets installed 21st Jan....It is so exciting!
    Ours is still running well. Fingers crossed for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by captaincharisma View Post
    Fibre gets installed 21st Jan....It is so exciting!
    Had mine installed on 31st. I've gone from 4.5Mb/0.9 adsl to a massive 4.5Mb/0.6 on fttc.

    It's not always very good :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwbutler View Post
    (I see you're probably made your mind up however here's my input)

    There's a lot of hate for Sky broadband on the Internet but it's been excellent for me so far:

    - Very easy setup and a painless switch over.
    - Free Internet for 12 months (thank you very much!) and then £7.50 there on.
    - Broadband speed has doubled from 6 down to 12 down / 1 up. Considering I live in the sticks this is rather pleasing.
    - I've been downloading 200gb+ for the last few months (not sure how much others have been downloading but it'll be a lot as well) and no snotty emails / phone calls from Sky.

    Worth doing especially as my Broadband costs have gone from £35 with Eclipse to £0
    With Sky now as well, Still got a few more days of the 'training period' with ref to broadband seeing as it is ADSL2+ afaik.

    Getting between 12mbps to 16mbps at the minute but may go faster as the letter I got from sky quoted between 12 to 19.2mbps so will soon find out. Not had any problems like I did with VM ref to traffic management / proxy servers causing video buffering etc

    So two thumbs up from me, oh and its saving me money, was paying about £60 a month, now paying about £50 per month ( obviously fluctuates depending on phone usage )

    * Sky entertainment extra
    * Weekend only phone
    * Unlimited Broadband
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    Had mine installed on 31st. I've gone from 4.5Mb/0.9 adsl to a massive 4.5Mb/0.6 on fttc.

    It's not always very good :/
    Ours fluctuated loads for the first few days, now it sits around 30-35 down and 10 up.

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    Which Exchange does Irthlingborough use and can anyone tell me when BT Infinity will be installed or enabled at said exchange ?

    Tried the BT Infinity phone number / address checker thing but it didn't give me any useful info

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    Irthlingborough uses Irthlingborough exchange

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Which Exchange does Irthlingborough use and can anyone tell me when BT Infinity will be installed or enabled at said exchange ?

    Tried the BT Infinity phone number / address checker thing but it didn't give me any useful info
    @mac_shinobi try this.. SamKnows - Broadband Availability - Irthlingborough (EMIRTHL) Exchange

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    Poo! My missis currently pays £31 for 8mb/down (no idea up tbh) but thats with the phone line...No fibre in the area (apart from VM) Pants! Really want fibre! lol wonder if I can convince her to move.....

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    Is it FTTC that I need enabled / installed in order to get BT Infinity ( fibre through sky / bt ) ?

    Was with virgin media but lots of issues with them hence why im with sky now

    Thanks @stevehill06

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Irthlingborough uses Irthlingborough exchange
    Was just asking as am sure sam knows stated it was either wellingborough or rushden and just wanted to confirm. Although maybe thinking of a google search that showed that and not sam knows.

    Also thats only half an answer as asked when Fibre from BT would be available ( as think sky lease this from BT ) ? :P

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