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    BT Exchange: 21CN WBC status (???)

    If SamKnows tells me my BT Exchange is 21CN WBC enabled does this mean I should be able to get BT infinity or is it something else?

    Sorry if it's a dull question.

    Gareth

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    No. I think Infinity is FTTC. What you're referring to there is ADSL2. To my knowledge.

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    Not always....it depends on the specific cabinet that you are running off - I've even seen it where multiple cabs span postcodes but not everyone in that post code can get infinity.

    Also 21CN is different from FTTC so best bet is to try and sign up for BT Infinity and see what happens

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    Sam knows has an fttc tab which should tell you also the bt adsl checker will tell you your cabinet number and status.

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    https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html is a useful as its BT's own wholesale checker.
    Also http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/fibre/checker.php can give you your cabinet number.
    Last edited by ZeroHour; 8th May 2013 at 10:41 PM.

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    Has anyone had letters from BT about forced upgrades? I've been out of contract for over 5 years so never upgraded but now they want to send an engineer in. I never replied to the letter and didn't get cut off or any further communication. Only going from 8MB to 12MB though with their leaflets and letter promising up to 70MB+.

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    I would have moved from BT to another provider to an FTTP service or ADSL2+ on a short contract.

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    21CN is their infrastructure upgrade - it is seamless and not related to the specific technologies available for the last mile provision of connectivity - basically, the system is moving from their old PPTP system to a IP based network for connectivity. Merging everything into fibre connectivity on their backbone.

    FTTC/FTTP is a different issue, and Sam Knows lists it separately.

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    You could be like me I live in the South East of London and my exchange is fine and working but my estate cabinet (which I walk past on my way to the train) isn't upgraded yet due to planning permission issues! GRRRR

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    I just got FTTC laid outside my house as BT dug the street up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    You could be like me I live in the South East of London and my exchange is fine and working but my estate cabinet (which I walk past on my way to the train) isn't upgraded yet due to planning permission issues! GRRRR
    similar situation aparantly 400 homes with 1mb broadband isnt a prority when they can upgrade smalled cabs that already have a faster connection and will have a smaller percentage uptake

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    You could be like me I live in the South East of London and my exchange is fine and working but my estate cabinet (which I walk past on my way to the train) isn't upgraded yet due to planning permission issues! GRRRR
    Ohhh you finally moved down my neck of the woods?

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    Have a look at this site too, might be of use http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Ohhh you finally moved down my neck of the woods?
    Wouldn't go as far as living in Surrey I'm in London though

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Wouldn't go as far as living in Surrey I'm in London though
    It'll be a short trip over to ExCel for you next year huh? But a looong trip to come up here for a brew



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