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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 08-Apr-14 08:56:31
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BT Faster Broadband


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Looking at a colleagues connection and they are currently on an ADSL variant )ADSL2+ available but may be trained to an alternate) and they get around 1.2Mbps - yes just one point two. It does vary a little but I have got it stable.

The exchange is FTTC enable, as is their cabinet. Looking at the current BT availability it shows BT Broadband with a 1Mbps estimate - fine and also:
Great News! You can get faster speeds with Unlimited Faster Broadband

3Mb-4Mb* 800Kb-1Mb*
Estimated download Estimated upload
speed range speed range


Clicking through shows a page which defines "Unlimited Faster Broadband" as up to 16Mb download speeds. But very little other information. So, is it a VDSL based FTTC package - just named in such a way that people will not expect to get the much higher speeds associated with Infinity? or to placate the ASA?


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Standard User Alnath
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 08-Apr-14 10:06:32
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No thats ADSL2+
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 08-Apr-14 10:14:00
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The non-Infinity product is Faster Broadband with Fibre IIRC, and is for lines where the FTTC estimate on the standard BT Wholesale checker is under 15Mbps. (Note that the postcode checker there should not be used).

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 08-Apr-14 10:23:10
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In reply to a post by Alnath:
No thats ADSL2+


I'd like to see ADSL2+ work on the line. Last time we tried it speeds were around 800k. And if so, why is it charged at a premium price over standard Broadband?


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 08-Apr-14 10:55:24
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
The non-Infinity product is Faster Broadband with Fibre IIRC, and is for lines where the FTTC estimate on the standard BT Wholesale checker is under 15Mbps. (Note that the postcode checker there should not be used).


That checker now gives FTTC, a couple of days back it did not!


In reference to :
Featured Products

Downstream Line Rate(Mbps) Upstream Line Rate(Mbps) Downstream Range(Mbps) Availability Date
High Low High Low
FTTC Range A (Clean) 4.4 2.5 1.2 0.8 -- Available
FTTC Range B (Impacted) 3.5 1.4 1 0.5 -- Available

WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 1 -- 1 to 3.5 Available
ADSL Max Up to 1 -- 0.75 to 2.5 Available
WBC Fixed Rate 0.5 -- -- Available
Fixed Rate 0.5 -- -- Available
Other Offerings
FTTP on Demand 330 30 -- Available
Fibre Multicast -- -- -- Available


The main site still says "Faster Broadband" with no mention of "with Fibre" though.

FTTPoD - the nearest node is around 0.5 to 0.7 km radially but the last quote was astronomical as they planned to take it to a node around 3-4km away.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 08-Apr-14 10:56:43
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It will be VDSL2 and the speeds are the expected ones due to cabinet length, given a postcode can see what our own estimate is for the postcode area.

VDSL2 carries the price premium because you have to pay the cost for the Openreach port in addition to the BT Wholesale network costs.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 08-Apr-14 11:06:50
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I know all that, it was just the product name I was interested in especially as there was no mention anywhere in te description of FTTC, VDSL2, Fibre or anything.

I'll PM you the postcode.


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 08-Apr-14 15:08:20
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What is Unlimited Faster Broadband?

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 08-Apr-14 16:48:48
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Thx That's what I had been looking for and could not find!


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