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Standard User gregormac
(newbie) Sun 09-Feb-14 10:10:25
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fttc to a adsl max exchange through BDUK


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Hi all,
My exchange, Gargunock, is lined up for Fttc in June this year, prob with a new cabinet as all the lines are EO, however, the exchange is not currently WBC enabled and the most we get right now is ADSL Max, no ADSL 2.
Will getting Fttc mean that Open reach will need to upgrade the exchange as well? Has anyone here had any experience of this with what Open reach do.
Thanks
Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Sun 09-Feb-14 10:37:13
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Your exchange doesn't need WBC to get fibre. The fibre cabinets are just linked to a nearby exchange instead. This makes no difference to your service as fibre length is irrelevant.

Kris

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Ashington (Northumberland) Exchange
Standard User jabuzzard
(newbie) Sun 09-Feb-14 11:47:41
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That's not strictly true. Some exchanges do get upgraded to WBC as part of the fibre upgrade and some don't. For example the Prudhoe exchange was upgraded to WBC as part of being enabled for fibre. It all depends on how BT decide to do it. Small exchanges that are near larger exchanges tend to get their fibre fed from the larger exchange.


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Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Sun 09-Feb-14 12:04:22
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Re: fttc to a adsl max exchange through BDUK


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So the current or future WBC status of an exchange has no impact on fibre availability = Your exchange doesn't need WBC to get fibre.

Kris

BT Infinity 2
Ashington (Northumberland) Exchange
Standard User Ribble
(experienced) Sun 09-Feb-14 17:55:52
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21CN WBC is not a diffinitive requirent at the local exchange being covered by FTTC.
Standard User simon194
(experienced) Sun 09-Feb-14 21:45:30
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Re: fttc to a adsl max exchange through BDUK


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It's nice if they do upgrade to 21CN because it will probably benefit ADSL customers that don't want to upgrade to fibre.

My parents exchange was upgraded recently and they switched to ADSL2+ and the throughput on their line has gone from 4.5/0.45 on a good day to a fairly consistent 20/1. TBH I doubt they would want to upgrade to fibre next year when it becomes available because they are more than happy with the speed they are getting now.
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Mon 10-Feb-14 09:27:34
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Re: fttc to a adsl max exchange through BDUK


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In reply to a post by simon194:
It's nice if they do upgrade to 21CN because it will probably benefit ADSL customers that don't want to upgrade to fibre.


As they plan to retire ADSL Max products where possible one would think 21CN upgrades were going to be universal before too long.

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Standard User simon194
(experienced) Mon 10-Feb-14 22:04:42
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BT are only planning only around 95% 21CN coverage so there's still going to be a fair few with only ADSL Max available unless they are due to get fibre or the likes of Sky or Talk Talk decide to move in.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 10-Feb-14 23:04:43
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