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Standard User Timewarped
(member) Mon 13-Feb-12 14:55:00
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How reliable is the BT Infinity Checker?


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Hi

I'm thinking of buying a house in a new area so I tried Sam Knows which said the address was supplied by FTTC. I checked on the BT Infinity site and that confirmed that I could get a 40MB connection.

I just wondered what is the best way to confirm that the address can definitely get a fibre connection and whether the above methods was a reliable, sure fire, 100% answer?

Thanks
Standard User lee111s
(regular) Mon 13-Feb-12 15:11:57
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Re: How reliable is the BT Infinity Checker?


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You need to check the telephone number of the address ideally. The BT Wholesale checker is the most up to date.

The reason you need to check the telephone number is that occasionally a postcode is served by multiple cabs. There have been occasions where one has been enabled and the other hasn't.
Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Mon 13-Feb-12 18:58:41
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If you don't mind posting the full post code i can check the BT file that was posted online recently. It will tell you whether the post code is served by more than one cab and whether they are all enabled or not.

Kris

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 13-Feb-12 21:24:27
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Re: How reliable is the BT Infinity Checker?


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In reply to a post by Kr1s69:
... and whether they are all enabled or not.
... all scheduled or not smile.

FTTC = Yes does not mean it is live.

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Standard User Timewarped
(member) Tue 14-Feb-12 15:50:42
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Ta.. it's WF3 2BY
Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Tue 14-Feb-12 16:44:14
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Thanks for the clarification smile

Kris

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Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Tue 14-Feb-12 16:45:43
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Re: How reliable is the BT Infinity Checker?


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That post code is all served by one cabinet, so the BT checker should be reliable with a post code search.

SAU_ID Name Postcode SAU_NODE_ID Exchange Only Flag Percent Lines Uplift Phase Deployed FTTC or FTTP
MYLOF LOFTHOUSE GATE WF32BY {MYLOF}{P26} 0 100% 30.81 4a Yes FTTC

Kris

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Ashington (Northumberland) Exchange
Sky Netgear DG934G
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 14-Feb-12 16:48:09
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MYLOF LOFTHOUSE GATE WF32BY {MYLOF}{P26} 0 100% 30.81 4a Yes FTTC

That means that there is only one cabinet, number 26, serving that postcode, and all lines can get FTTC. It was connected during Phase 4a which was probably some time ago, so there is a tiny possibility that all the initial connections have been taken up.

You should be safe.

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Standard User Timewarped
(member) Tue 14-Feb-12 16:52:26
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Thanks!

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