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Standard User sjrussell71
(newbie) Tue 28-Aug-12 21:38:48
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lines connected directly to exchange


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I have been told by OpenReach that my line is connected directly to the exchange and that fibre is not currently available on these lines. Is there anything I can to get a fibre connection ?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 28-Aug-12 21:49:11
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At the moment, no frown. Except for the usually impractical - move.

There does seem to be development work within Openreach to come up with fibre solutions for EO lines. A mixture of some getting cabinets, and others getting FTTP, I think. I'm not aware of any timescales, but I don't think it is imminent.

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Standard User dave2150
(experienced) Wed 29-Aug-12 03:36:51
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In reply to a post by sjrussell71:
I have been told by OpenReach that my line is connected directly to the exchange and that fibre is not currently available on these lines. Is there anything I can to get a fibre connection ?


Usually those on Exchange lines have a short line (not always, I am aware some are on extremely long EO lines) which supports a high connection speed.

Openreach are rightfully so upgrading other areas/cabinets first to improve the service of those getting no broadband, or 1mbit, 2mbit etc.

I imagine once the current FTTC rollout is complete, they will then look at exchance only lines. May take a few years though.

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 29-Aug-12 09:09:54
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Yes,

1. Lease your own fibre from BT

2. Pay BT the full cost of installing a pair of cabinets, standard telephony and VDSL, in your garden.


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Standard User ionic
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 29-Aug-12 10:06:33
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Why bother with the cabinets? Just take the fibre leased line!
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 29-Aug-12 10:10:29
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Wouldn't be as fast.

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Standard User geo12
(newbie) Wed 29-Aug-12 16:08:41
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I live in Cornwall and according to Superfast Cornwall trials have been taking place in the county concerning providing fibre to EO lines. This has been mainly done by situating a fibre cabinet near to or at the exchange. They now seem to indicate that roll out to other areas in Cornwall that are on EO lines will begin at the end of this year and into 2013.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 29-Aug-12 17:32:40
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Wouldn't be as fast.


It could be faster ... Easily get several tens of Gigabits per second down standard fibre and by using various multiplexing method Terabits.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 29-Aug-12 17:34:13
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And if you can afford tens of Gbps out to the internet, then you'd not be asking the question, your butler would be asking.

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 29-Aug-12 17:54:56
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Yes, but he did ask for suggestions! And maybe the OP have a better technical understanding than his butler, footman or chauffeur!


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