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Standard User lininjim
(regular) Fri 05-Aug-11 17:56:33
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BT WBC FTTC from O2 LLU, good move?


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Hi everyone, a quick question if I may.
I'm currently with O2 LLU and O2 home phone.
It's a pretty long line and my speeds are not awesome.
However I've been stably synced for over two years at about 6000 (ish) kbps
Last ten says or so I've dropped to about 4500 and nothing I can do seems to want to make it go back up.
My thoughts are to move to the BT Fibre product available to me.
It's not Infinity but something called option 3 (or something).
They say I'll get 8.1 mbps.
Does anyone have any opinions on this product, is it a good move etc?
Better still anyone else on this on the Swadlincote Exchange?
Thanks for your time
Regards

Jim

For Telephone Number 01283xxxxxx on Exchange SWADLINCOTE
Your exchange is ADSL enabled, and our initial test on your line indicates that your line should be able to have an ADSL broadband service that provides a fixed line speed up to 1Mbps. However due to the length of your line the 1Mbps service may require an engineer visit who will, where possible, supply the broadband service.

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL Max broadband line speed of 3Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 2Mbps and 5.5Mbps.

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL2+ broadband line speed of 3Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 2.5Mbps and 6.5Mbps. Our test also indicates that your line could support an estimated ADSL 2+ Annex-M broadband upstream line speed of 500Kbps and downstream line speed of 3Mbps; typically the downstream speed would range between 2.5Mbps and 6.5Mbps.
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 8.1Mbps and upstream line speed of 2.2Mbps.

Edited by lininjim (Fri 05-Aug-11 20:40:07)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 05-Aug-11 18:36:37
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Re: BT WBC FTTC from O2 LLU, good move?


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It's fine smile. It's virtually the same as Infinity, but they only provide Infinity where the estimate is 15Mbps or better. So they can make their average speed on it look better than other ISPs. (You are aware several other ISPs can give you the same sort of service)?

You won't be able to keep the O2 Home Phone if you leave O2, and BT will only supply broadband if the phone line is with them.

I'd be very keen to find out first what is causing the problem. If it is something in your place it could screw up the FTTC just the same.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User lininjim
(regular) Fri 05-Aug-11 18:50:50
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Re: BT WBC FTTC from O2 LLU, good move?


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Thanks for the reply.
Yes I have no issues in moving the phone as well.
I think O2 may have some kind of underlying issue at my exchange as my mates service also dropped.
They are not interested in helping any as they tell me I'm still within acceptable limits (which I guess I am, but that's not the point though).
Thank you for that link I'll have a look through that too.

Regards

Jim


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 05-Aug-11 18:53:20
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The spreadsheet I link to on that page is very good.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

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Standard User lininjim
(regular) Fri 05-Aug-11 19:15:43
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Thank you, much appreciated.

J
Standard User lininjim
(regular) Wed 31-Aug-11 11:10:45
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It's been in for a week now, very stable, no noticed issues.
I'm getting a fraction under 13MBps from a quoted 8.1 so not too bad.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 31-Aug-11 15:21:22
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Not bad at all, and more than double what you got on O2 even before the problem.

Enjoy smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

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Standard User lininjim
(regular) Mon 12-Sep-11 10:04:12
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thanks mate, we are so far smile
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