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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Sat 18-Aug-12 20:49:05
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Funny checker message


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Ok, so sensible results can't be expected from putting a PO Box postcode into BT Wholesale's checker.

This message is still a bit confusing, and presumably wasn't just written for PO Box postcodes:


Sorry, broadband is currently not available on your exchange.

Also, due to your line being routed over Fibre, it is currently not possible for your telephone line to support broadband service. Please accept our apologies. We are continuing to look for alternative technology solutions and this site will be updated with developments as they happen.

I would have thought a fibre line would be ideal for broadband?

Oliver.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 18-Aug-12 21:50:34
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Re: Funny checker message


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TPON?

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sat 18-Aug-12 21:58:33
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Re: Funny checker message


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Yep, I'd say so.


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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Sat 18-Aug-12 22:20:11
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Re: Funny checker message


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Interesting, I've never heard of TPON so I'm having a read now.

Oliver.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 18-Aug-12 22:24:32
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Ah, I've just read his post more closely frown. Presumably the post code of a Royal Mail Sorting Ofice on leased lines?

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My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre FTTC 80/20 trial.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sat 18-Aug-12 22:25:38
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In reply to a post by Oliver341:
Interesting, I've never heard of TPON so I'm having a read now.


Was a very big isssue on this site (as ADSLguide) in the early 2000s - many places have had copper overlay to resolve the DSL issues. Now of course I wonder if the TPON fibres can be used for FTTC but given BT's luck they're probably the wrong wavelength.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 18-Aug-12 22:26:01
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I think my reply to Zarjaz is more likely. TPON I would guess would be relevant to a normal residential or business line.

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My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre FTTC 80/20 trial.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sat 18-Aug-12 22:26:24
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Presumably the post code of a Royal Mail Sorting Ofice on leased lines?


Not all POBox post codes are those of sorting offices.

James be* pro (16.8 / 1.2 sync) - BQM - FTTC cab arrived 18-jun-2012 - active 16-aug-2012
Sky Broadband Unlimited Fibre Pro ordered 16/Aug - estimate 45.6/6.5 mbps - install 4th Sept
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Sat 18-Aug-12 22:36:05
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The PO Box doesn't have any geographic information other than the town, so my guess is I've just confused it into spitting out a TPON error at random.

Oliver.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 18-Aug-12 22:40:56
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[scratches head]
What triggered you do do such an unlikely thing?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre FTTC 80/20 trial.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Edited by RobertoS (Sat 18-Aug-12 22:41:14)

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