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Standard User jcwacky
(newbie) Wed 07-Nov-12 14:04:39
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EE can give me Fibre, but BT says not until 31st December???


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I've been keeping an eye on FTTC coming to my exchange. According to Sam Knows & BT, FTTC will only be available from 31st December 2012.

However, I just spoke to EE who told me that even though they use the same fibre infrastructure as BT, EE are able to give me fibre immediately, at speeds of 40 down and 6 up.

Is this true? How can this be the case?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 07-Nov-12 14:05:49
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Re: EE can give me Fibre, but BT says not until 31st Decembe


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https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html what does that say for your telephone number?

If yes to fibre to then you can order, if still December then EE are lying or just plain confused

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Standard User jcwacky
(newbie) Wed 07-Nov-12 14:22:39
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Re: EE can give me Fibre, but BT says not until 31st Decembe


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For fibre that currently says:
Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 31st December 2012. 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 40.8Mbps and upstream line speed of 6.1Mbps.

So is that a yes or a no!?


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 07-Nov-12 14:43:01
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It's a no!

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 07-Nov-12 14:43:48
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It is a yes it will appear, but not available yet.

EE buy from BT Wholesale, so one presumes the BT Wholesale checker should be up to date, but a small chance it is not. Much larger chance that EE is wrong.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User jcwacky
(newbie) Wed 07-Nov-12 14:46:49
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Re: EE can give me Fibre, but BT says not until 31st Decembe


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Ah ok, I'll just wait until next year then.

Is the 40Mb down estimate likely to be accurate? If so, I presume there is no point in me going for the 76Mb package?
Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 07-Nov-12 14:48:33
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EE's website looks very poorly designed.

I agree with mr saffron, if BTw says no then I think a EE sales bod has got it wrong.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 07-Nov-12 14:55:40
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The 40.8 is probably on the low side, until you are enabled there is no real way of knowing whether you will get just 40 Meg connection or 50 Meg or maybe even 60Meg. The estimates on FTTC are usually on the low side.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 07-Nov-12 14:57:37
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I did moan about that in news when it first appeared thinking it would change, but alas no, and now there is scope for lots of confusion as people flip between EE and Orange.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User Stoo
(member) Wed 07-Nov-12 16:28:30
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Sounds similar to me - OR's checker says 31st Dec, even though the cabinet is live and has port availability.

Do some ISP's have different interfaces into the OR ordering system?

Edited by Stoo (Wed 07-Nov-12 16:28:46)

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