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Standard User heathrow
(newbie) Fri 01-Jul-11 19:29:06
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Disappearing off the BT Wholesale checker.


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I'm on Colindale exchange which went RFS in the last month.

Up until earlier this week, my phone number was yielding a date for FTTC (complete with speed estimate) of 30 September; this had slipped from 30 June.


Now, no date is given!

Does this really mean I'm not going to get FTTC in the forseeable future?

I've tried two other Colindale numbers and they are not showing any FTTC availability either...
Standard User heathrow
(newbie) Fri 01-Jul-11 19:46:10
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Re: Disappearing off the BT Wholesale checker.


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Just to add to the confusion, if I do a postcode only check I get this:

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 between 30.1 to 32.7 Mbps and upstream line speed between 7 to 7.8 Mbps.

The actual stable line speed supportable will be determined during the first 10 days of use. This speed may change over time, to ensure line stability is maintained.


Thank you for your interest.


Please note that postcode and address check results are indicative only. Most accurate results can be obtained from a telephone number check.


So - I have FTTC - or I don't?
Standard User beercan
(learned) Fri 01-Jul-11 19:54:13
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The whole thing's a mess.
If I use my tel number I get no result (as on Sky so fair enough).
If I put in my house no and postcode, it's ADSL options only.
If I just put my postcode in, it says "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 24.9 mbps and upstream line speed of 5.5 mbps"

It's all a bl**dy shambles.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 01-Jul-11 20:20:22
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Re: Disappearing off the BT Wholesale checker.


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This often happens when it is imminent, but don't get your hopes up too much. Does the FTTC cabinet have the cooling running? You can hear it through the vents.

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Edited by RobertoS (Fri 01-Jul-11 20:21:26)

Standard User heathrow
(newbie) Fri 01-Jul-11 20:29:48
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I don't know where the cabinet is. Lots of cable cabs everywhere, not sure where BT's is.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 01-Jul-11 21:35:45
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Less than 400 metres.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 02-Jul-11 00:09:53
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Our cabinet is more than 400 metres away.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 02-Jul-11 04:15:59
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Is it possible that, say, 95% of your postcode can get the fibre service, but the other 5% can't, because it isn't served by a fibre cabinet? It does sound like it from what you describe.

e.g. that's why the checker wants a telephone number to be sure which cabinet it's connected to.

Quite a few people on here have a document which shows the post code > cab relationships and could verify that.

To be fair, cable is not dissimilar - a given postcode can have the service but one street at that postcode cannot (planning permission, wayleave issues, etc meant that street was skipped) - so in both cases a specific address or phone number is needed to be sure.

And when you put your full address in, computer says no.

That said, the wholesale checker doesn't have a great reputation for being accurate or up to date.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 02-Jul-11 09:17:34
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Our cabinet is more than 400 metres away.
What has that got to do with my guess as to the (copper) distance of heathrow's cabinet from him?

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Standard User LWCOL
(newbie) Sat 02-Jul-11 19:09:15
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Re: Disappearing off the BT Wholesale checker.


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I'm also on the Colindale exchange.

https://www.dslchecker.bt.com/pls/adsl/adslchecker.w...

says my cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 30th September 2011.

Fingers crossed, tho I'm expecting it to change again at the end of september.
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