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Standard User burty22
(newbie) Thu 23-Jan-14 22:51:25
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Downgrading from FTTC to ADSL


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Due to the expense of Fibre with plusnet, I have signed up with EE to move my line to them on monday. Am I correct in saying an engineer visit will be required to take me off the fibre connection in the cabinet?
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Thu 23-Jan-14 23:36:15
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Re: Downgrading from FTTC to ADSL


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Why on earth would u downgrade from FTTC to ADSL? As ADSL up to 8Mbps will be very struggle in many HD video.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 23-Jan-14 23:48:30
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I'll remind you that the term 'ADSL' is used ambiguously. It can mean the whole family of data transmission technology entirely (unlike VDSL) over copper telephone lines or it can just mean just one of that family, the original G.992.1. I expect the OP was using it in the former sense genetically but with an expectation of ADSL2+.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 24-Jan-14 00:40:45
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Re: Downgrading from FTTC to ADSL


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Is that cheaper than downgrading with Plusnet?

No engineer visit needed. The work is at the cabinet and exchange. It is unlikely Openreach will want the modem back.

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Standard User Alex1M6
(regular) Fri 24-Jan-14 07:47:01
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Re: Downgrading from FTTC to ADSL


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In reply to a post by adslmax:
Why on earth would u downgrade from FTTC to ADSL?

See:
In reply to a post by burty22:
Due to the expense of Fibre with plusnet


I know it's hard to believe but to many people an internet connection comes after other necessities.
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Fri 24-Jan-14 09:33:13
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that may be true but broadband is very cheap compared to other commodities, families often spend 4x as much on food a week as an example. Although if US speed isnt important and its a good adsl line syncing in the high teens its understandable, especially as adsl contracts can be had on a monthly basis.

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 24-Jan-14 09:50:16
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Spending on food is something of a requirement to live and a slow broadband connection will still allow for the cost savings of online billing etc.

I'll go and say what no-one else is saying, Netflix, lovefilm etc all stream fine on a 5 Mbps capable connection

The cost equation is of course different if you are someone who works from home and poor broadband would mean having to commute.

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Fri 24-Jan-14 11:40:30
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Spending on food is something of a requirement to live and a slow broadband connection will still allow for the cost savings of online billing etc.

I'll go and say what no-one else is saying, Netflix, lovefilm etc all stream fine on a 5 Mbps capable connection

The cost equation is of course different if you are someone who works from home and poor broadband would mean having to commute.
And worth noting that even some of us on FTTC (68/18 in my case) average less than 100MB a day. I have a suspicion the majority of that is caused by miscreants trying to subvert my mail server.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 24-Jan-14 11:54:11
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240MB so far today and that is just one PC with me doing news and stuff

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Fri 24-Jan-14 15:11:59
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not all food is required tho, people buy cakes, trifles, booze etc.

and of course for some the internet is essential.

alot of it is about priorities, some people treat the internet as near worthless but still have it I guess because its fashionable to, for others its important.

The internet is also a big cost saver for very basic things as internet shopping, searching, amongst other things tends to be significantly cheaper than actually having to go out and physically go somewhere.

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