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Standard User andygegg
(learned) Tue 27-Nov-12 17:27:34
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Credit where it's due...


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I've criticised BT often enough so it's only fair to give them credit when I should. I live just outside Helston (3 miles horizontally and 400feet vertically from the Severe Flood Warning area) and we've had horrendous weather - torrential rain and howling wind. Throughout, our broadband connection (ADSL) has not wavered, not a single break. It's not exactly fast but it's been constant throughout, as far as I can tell.
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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 27-Nov-12 23:00:29
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BT has some very resilient infrastructure in that area ... There is plenty of diverse and duplicated routing and switching capacity to move the traffic without interruption.


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Standard User andygegg
(regular) Wed 28-Nov-12 17:00:44
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But not on the final half mile or so which is mostly (but not entirely) overhead cable - I can't say much about the next couple of miles to the roadside cabinet except it has at least one subterranean junction. Still, I was pleasantly surprised that it all survived - I don't take these things for granted!

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 28-Nov-12 18:09:43
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Overhead cables rarely become submerged by flood water, especially when their poles are grounded 400 feet above the flood level, which is also probably a little greater than the depth of the Openreach subterranean junction box ....

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Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.5/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User andygegg
(regular) Thu 29-Nov-12 16:29:14
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But they do get knocked about a bit by the gentle zephyrs which waft across our fair county!

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 29-Nov-12 17:35:18
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I thought Kernow was a country?

Regards - Emmet.

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Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.5/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User andygegg
(regular) Thu 29-Nov-12 17:54:20
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A quite unforgiveable typo on my part - no oggies for a fortnight!

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 29-Nov-12 18:15:53
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Wife's relatives in Helston, we frequently holiday in Porthleven. Pity Naughty but Ice has gone downhill under the new owner frown.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.5/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 29-Nov-12 20:05:13
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Wife's relatives in Helston, we frequently holiday in Porthleven. Pity Naughty but Ice has gone downhill under the new owner frown.



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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 30-Nov-12 00:03:42
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The Ship's the best.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.5/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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