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Standard User andygegg
(regular) Fri 18-Jul-14 14:52:09
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SuperD'rectly Cornwall - update


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To recap, March 2013 they dug up the road and put in new telegraph poles; December 2013 they strung black and yellow cable. I occasionally checked to see if I could order a usable broadband connection but no go - until mid June. So I ordered BT Infinity and was given dates for the 2 phase installation, 18 and 29 July 2014. Then I made the mistake of getting excited - will we be able to use cutting edge services like YouTube? Will iPlayer still be a completely unusable waste of money? This morning, 18th July, just after 9a.m. BT Infinity rang to say the dates have been slipped to the 13 and 22 August - by when I've no doubt they'll have slipped again. The reason seems to be that they're surprised people with rubbish broadband want to sign up for a decent service and are overwhelmed - unlike their usual policy of finding people with good broadband and investing heavily in offering them a worse alternative.
I'm pretty sure the brand new pole outside my front window will see it's second birthday as nothing more useful than a pigeon perch - and probably spend it's whole life doing nothing else.
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/14056...

2Mb/s? Not in my lifetime! (Nearly true Dec 2011)
Standard User MattJessop
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 19-Jul-14 08:16:28
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#firstworldproblems

A little perspective required maybe....
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 19-Jul-14 10:01:53
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In reply to a post by MattJessop:
#firstworldproblems

A little perspective required maybe....

Who cares whether its a first world problem? Why should we accept BT shoddiness?

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Standard User Fastman2
(member) Sat 19-Jul-14 11:11:29
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so is this FTTC or FTTP . -
Standard User andygegg
(regular) Sat 19-Jul-14 17:20:48
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FTTP - the nearest cabinet is over 2 miles away so FTTC is not an option

2Mb/s? Not in my lifetime! (Nearly true Dec 2011)
Standard User andygegg
(regular) Sat 19-Jul-14 17:25:48
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Certainly, and I can list many people in Cornwall with far worse problems (such as the Fal mussel fishermen whose livelihood has been ruined by water pollution caused by the winter storms). Not to mention MH370, MH17, Mosul Christians, Gaza Palestinians, etc, etc, ad infinitum. But if we all said 'there's always someone worse off so just shut up and grin and bare it' we'd never get anywhere.

2Mb/s? Not in my lifetime! (Nearly true Dec 2011)
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 19-Jul-14 18:19:13
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In this country baring it can get you locked up tongue.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.6/14.1Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User andygegg
(regular) Sun 20-Jul-14 00:02:13
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And I proof read it and thought about it - damn your tricksy English speelings!

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 20-Jul-14 00:36:38
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Spieling. Heh!

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.6/14.1Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 21-Jul-14 10:13:05
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The FTTP which it looks likely you are planned to get is often slower to deliver due to the amount of work it takes (other operators than BT see similar issues)

Without location information hard to say what may or may not be planned, but the http://www.superfastcornwall.org/ people will be the best ones to talk to rather than the BT Retail (Infinity). The Infinity people are just trying to sell you something, whereas Superfast Cornwall are provider agnostic.

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
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