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Standard User shane28r
(newbie) Tue 31-Jan-12 14:23:29
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Congestion Improvements for Cabinets that missed FTTC


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Hi all,

So my exchange is marked RFS 1st March 2011. However looking at the Google Doc regarding which cabinets get upgraded it seems that mine is marked as deployed=no which I assume means I wont be getting fibre for quite some time (if ever).

However I wondered what affect the exchange etc being upgraded will have on congestion. I basically get 4-5 Mb in the day - however that drops to something much worse (1 Mb ish) in the evenings. I wondered if when the exchange gets upgraded and people move across to BT infinity will it improve congestion at all for me in the evenings. I would be reasonably happy with the 4-5 Mb in the evening for the time being if this was the case. Anyone have any experience of these sorts of things?

Thanks for you help
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 31-Jan-12 14:47:03
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It is rare for exchanges to get congested, and it is usually fixed within a few weeks.

Evening slowdowns are more commonly due to the ISP have insufficient capacity to maintain a good service.

Which ISP/package are you on? The well-known baddies are Sky Connect, O2 Access and TalkTalk non-LLU, but yours may be one of the others.

Which exchange is it as well?

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Standard User shane28r
(newbie) Tue 31-Jan-12 15:41:16
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Thanks for your help. I am with BT on their Total Broadband service - am on the Caxton Exchange.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 31-Jan-12 16:31:59
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It is exchange congestion, as you said. Estimated fix date 29 March.
http://usertools.plus.net/exchanges/?exchange=Caxton...

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 31-Jan-12 17:25:51
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"The well-known baddies are Sky Connect, O2 Access and TalkTalk non-LLU, but yours may be one of the others."

in other words, BT, BT and BT?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 31-Jan-12 17:32:55
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Nice attempt at dis-information.

Those three are poor because of a decision to not invest in enough capacity out of the BT Wholesale network. Providers like AA, Zen, PlusNet, IDNet and even BT Total seem to manage perfectly well.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 31-Jan-12 18:56:01
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
"The well-known baddies are Sky Connect, O2 Access and TalkTalk non-LLU, but yours may be one of the others."

in other words, BT, BT and BT?
Nothing wrong with BT capacity per customer most of the time.

Like even the premium ISPs, I expect they will run into trouble come the Olympics. I recall Zen customers complaining last time of 500kbps smile. I was on Newnet and never went below 40% of IP Profile, either 5000 or 5500kbps.

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