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Standard User Deady
(regular) Tue 15-Oct-13 16:31:32
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How slow can fibre be?


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I was looking at a potential new address and the bt dsl check says that WBC FTTC is available, with a downstream line rate of up to 6.7.

Isn't that kind of terrible for fibre? Could it be a mistake in the data? Or are these low numbers quite common?

Thanks
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 15-Oct-13 17:50:28
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Re: How slow can fibre be?


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The lowest they will sell is 2 Mbps and it all depends on how far the property is from the street cabinet it is connected to.

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

In this case the suggestion is well over 1.5km from the cabinet, which is in theory less than 2% of UK lines.

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Standard User Deady
(regular) Tue 15-Oct-13 18:53:37
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Surprising to hear the cabinet must be so far away, since it is just on the outskirts of Cardiff. But thank you for the information smile


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 15-Oct-13 18:57:41
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Re: How slow can fibre be?


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If you use this checker with your phone number it should tell you your cabinet number. Then you can go and find it smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 55.8/14.5Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Oct-13 08:38:49
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OP says it's a "potential new address" so could be that doesn't have the phone number.

Could also be using postcode checker which may not be accurate. Difficulty with moving to new places - really need to speak to existing residents to see if they have a connection to check how good it is or if they will provide their phone number to allow more accurate BT database check.
Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 16-Oct-13 10:09:33
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You can use the address checker, it's just as accurate as the number checker.

Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 16-Oct-13 13:14:14
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Most of these areas have virginmedia which is worth a good check smile
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 16-Oct-13 13:19:48
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In reply to a post by ian72:
OP says it's a "potential new address" so could be that doesn't have the phone number.
I missed that frown.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 55.8/14.5Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User boxst
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 16-Oct-13 14:13:50
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When I was looking to move recently, I provided the Estate Agent with the link and asked them to enter the phone number and email me the results.

They did, 1mb (!), no thanks ...
Standard User Deady
(regular) Thu 17-Oct-13 02:33:51
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I looked around inside and spotted the cable equipment from NTL, and the Virgin Media checker confirms. So thats that sorted smile Maybe thats why BT haven't bothered to address the terrible fibre speeds, not worth spending money on it when virgin can already do it better?
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