Go and have a word!
I drove down the road this morning and noticed a massive motorised wheel pulling what looked to be black fibre cable into the duct beside our telephone cab. There is a BT van every few hundred yards going back down toward the exchange, and several BT engineers at intervals in between.
Dare I get excited?
I have been on 5mb ADSL for way too long!
Go and have a word!
I'm hoping they're there when I get home. I'll be straight on it!
I dream of 5Mb/s.
My area had poles, etc installed some months ago. I've been waiting, regularly checking the superfastcornwall.org site to see when I can get upgraded. It tells me today that I can get FTTP, but go through BT's retails site and it initially says I can get FTTC too, but when I go through the order process, it estimates I can get 1.5Mb/s and I can't get FTTP. I'm assuming this is the usual BT disorganisation...
I guess I need to wait longer for them to sort themselves out.
Sounds like it. When my area was done new cabs sprang up all across the village and a month or two later fibre was available.
Just check Where and when - Superfast Fibre Broadband everyday. (It's way more informative now)
my parents can finally get fibre here and are having it installed on the 26th, they have 1.5 mbps atm down and 0.30 up, BT have done some genuinely stupid wiring to their house, theres an exchange much nearer (within 2 miles) that has a pole running within 400 yards of my parents house on the common land to a different part of where they live, but for some strange reason they have been wired on the telephone to an exchange at the max distance limit of ADSL and piggy backed off the local commercial estate half a mile from their house.
Worse still is that BT have stuck a DP on their street here under a manhole cover on the common land, which regularly floods at winter for them, leaving them without broadband, which BT have done absolutely nothing about despite every engineer citing it as being something that needs to change.
You wonder who makes these decisions at times with them regarding the planning and routing of the cabling, my only hope is that the fibre delivers anything over 5mb for them, as even youtube is a struggle for them here at the moment.
Last edited by rich_tech; 19th August 2014 at 10:14 PM.
That sounds like grossly incompetent planning!
It could be worse than no FTTC available, you could have FTTC like mine
FTTC Range A (Clean) 19.1 13.1 1.2 0.8 -- Available
FTTC Range B (Impacted) 16.2 7.4 1 0.6 -- Available
So this is a minimum estimate of 7.4 and maximum of 19Mb.
When I actually had infinity installed (for 3 whole weeks), I managed 5Mb, I get 4Mb out of ADSL!
Woe is me, for my FTTC cab is still a mile down the road :|
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