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Standard User jdowning640
(committed) Tue 13-Aug-13 22:16:40
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Too far for FTTC, what next?


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Hi guys, thanks in advance for reading.

So the past 2/3 years my cabinet has been enabled, FTTC is available for those that are close to the cabinet.

Basically, I live 2 miles away from it, and the exchange is literally directly beside the cabinet, so FTTC is a bit useless for me anyway. Won't show on checker, can get nothing else except 4/5Mbps ADSL2 on vivaciti at the moment.

Was wondering if BT had any other plans up their sleeve to provide for those that live too far away from FTTC cabinets. Northern Ireland in particular, but UK wide plans is good too!

Many thanks again

Jack
Standard User ccxo
(experienced) Tue 13-Aug-13 22:30:45
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Aside from Fibre on Demand which the consumer will have to pay for, Openreach will not have any plans to provide a faster service as you already meet the 2Mbps minimum.

A description of FOD is in the link below and some estimated costs but expect FOD to cost quite a few thousand at your distance.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/guide/fibre-broadband....

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Standard User garethr
(regular) Tue 13-Aug-13 22:36:29
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Re: Too far for FTTC, what next?


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AFAIK FTTPoD isn't available on lines that far from the cab. You have to be able to order FTTC.

It's regarded as an additional service not an instead of. The last official response I got on EO and long line FTTC was that OR were looking for solutions.

FTTP via BDUK might be an option. But I'm not sure on that.

Regards,

Gareth
BT Internet 21CN ADSL 1.4Mbps/400Kbps
BT Infinity FTTP 166Mbps/20Mbps soon


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 13-Aug-13 23:29:44
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Re: Too far for FTTC, what next?


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In reply to a post by garethr:
AFAIK FTTPoD isn't available on lines that far from the cab.
Band K installation is for 8Km and above smile


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 13-Aug-13 23:33:38
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2 miles and 4 or 5 Mbps sounds slow? What downstream attenuation do you have? 3.5km should be able to get closer to 8 Mbps

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Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 14-Aug-13 06:52:18
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If the op had deep enough pockets he could get FTTPOD for sure.

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Attainable 105977D 38659U
Sync 79999D 20000U
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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 14-Aug-13 10:28:04
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I think the solution for these situations will evolve to be point to point wireless or fibre by 3rd parties using FTTC backhaul at say 1km from the cab.

How does line of sight look in the direction of the exchange from your place ?

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