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Standard User manaesh
(member) Wed 16-Mar-11 19:53:58
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Woking, Surrey - THWK


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Anyone know any information on Woking? Was due to be enabled end of March, then slipped to end of July....

Ive not seen any signs of FTTC installation frown

Cheers!!

Mike

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Standard User Zadeks
(member) Wed 16-Mar-11 20:36:14
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Re: Woking, Surrey - THWK


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They're pulling the fibre through the ducting at the moment. I think it will probably be delayed again.
Standard User manaesh
(member) Wed 16-Mar-11 21:18:47
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Re: Woking, Surrey - THWK


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gah.. hope not! stuck on a 10mb adsl2+ connection at the mo..

Where have you seen them? Ive been riding to work through the town centre and havent seen anything yet...

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Standard User Zadeks
(member) Wed 16-Mar-11 21:22:38
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Re: Woking, Surrey - THWK


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On the way into the town centre from Guildford. Square-shaped Openreach vans with reels of Fibre.
Standard User manaesh
(member) Wed 16-Mar-11 21:34:31
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Re: Woking, Surrey - THWK


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Ill take a ride past the a320 tomorrow to take a look!!

Dont suppose you know where BT cab 12 is around here??!

Shame Virgin is at the end of my road - but they wont come into our estate!

Cheers

Mike
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 16-Mar-11 22:20:57
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Re: Woking, Surrey - THWK


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I'm not from Woking, but my database tells me it may be this one - http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geo...

Also if you PM me your postcode I can confirm your cab.

James

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Edited by Adsl24 (Wed 16-Mar-11 22:23:04)

Standard User paulglavin
(committed) Thu 17-Mar-11 00:26:18
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Re: Woking, Surrey - THWK


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Tags on the line database has no enablement date, not even a planned one for the thwk exchange

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Standard User manaesh
(member) Thu 17-Mar-11 11:12:55
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Re: Woking, Surrey - THWK


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I get this from the BT checker....

"Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 1st July 2011. Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 13.9Mbps and upstream line speed of 5.5Mbps."

Fingers crossed????!!!
Standard User WWWombat
(regular) Thu 17-Mar-11 11:57:43
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Re: Woking, Surrey - THWK


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Two cautions for you Mike,

I'm over in Knaphill, where the Brookwood exchange was due for September 2010, and eventually started taking orders in December. However, while my cabinet has its FTTC twin (which was installed at the same time as the others around here), they're taking their sweet time over enabling it - so all the surrounding cabinets are live, but ours isn't.

The "live" date reported by the DSL checker was reporting end-December in mid December, and then changed 6 times over the next 10 days to dates that included end-March, end-June, end-September and back to end-December-2010 again. It eventually settled on end-March, and stayed there until this week, when it has now changed to end-June. I suspect a power problem.

And we don't have the option of ADSL2+ either - which was also due in December. The predictor still says March 2011, but the BT Retail site has changed to June for that too.

All of that suggests that the engineers around here are a bit overloaded.
Its been extremely frustrating - so the first caution is to be patient!

The other thing is that your predictor comes out at 13.9 Mbps. That means that BT Retail won't accept you on their Infinity product (they need the predictor to be higher than 15Mbps). Other ISPs probably will accept you, and then you'll probably do better than the prediction. BT *will* come out with a different product line in the next months that *does* encompass you, but it will be called something else.
Standard User manaesh
(member) Thu 17-Mar-11 13:43:19
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Thanks for the local info - always good to know!

Im on adsl2+ at the moment - and get a good 10.5mb with 38db loss.. Hopefully fttc might give me a bit better!

Will be keeping my current connection with IDnet, so hopefully they can pull some strings if i am below limits...

Cheers!

Mike
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