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Standard User drphibes
(member) Thu 11-Sep-14 20:30:24
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Fibre coming soon what speed can I expect ?


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Hi

I live in a rural village and fibre looked like a dream but thankfully it appears funding has been sourced and my exhange has a date set for 30.9.2014.
Currently I recieve between 3-4.5 meg depending on what modem I use and was just wondering what kind of speed might the new Fibre service deliver ?

Thanks
Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 11-Sep-14 22:57:54
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Your current speed is completely irrelevant, pretty much all that matters is how far you are away from the fibre cabinet, once it is installed. Does it give you a cabinet number if you enter your telephone number here?

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Standard User drphibes
(member) Fri 12-Sep-14 01:37:47
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Hi

Yes I get the cabinet number if I enter my tel number into the link you provided. Does every street cabinet have a fibre cabinet or can a new fibre cabinet provide coverage for several regualr cabs? I ask this because the cabinet I am connected to does not have a fibre cab next to it, however approx one mile away a new fibre cab has been installed next to the regular one.


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 12-Sep-14 02:28:28
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Each cabinet needs a fibre partner for FTTC.

FTTP is done by cabinet but doesn't have a fibre partner cabinet.

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Standard User drphibes
(member) Fri 12-Sep-14 10:57:18
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Each cabinet needs a fibre partner for FTTC.

FTTP is done by cabinet but doesn't have a fibre partner cabinet.


The exchange has a date of 30 sept for the service to go live but I think this might get delayed because the cabinet I am connected to does not have a new fibre cab next to it yet. We live in a village and are quite a distance from the cab but 4 weeks ago some contractors dug a channel close to the underground manhole covers and within a couple of days it was filled in and since then no more work has been done close to us. Shame you cannot get more details from bt other than its due in sept 2014
Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 12-Sep-14 12:07:28
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Can you estimate the cable length to the cabinet you are connected to that hopefully will get a fibre twin? That is the best indication of the speed you should get.

Kevin

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Standard User drphibes
(member) Fri 12-Sep-14 18:15:55
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Using google maps it says I am 1.53 km to the cab, this is obviously using a direct line and not the probable path of the line.
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(staff) Fri 12-Sep-14 19:14:15
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So likely to be 2km or more of cable so might be no faster than now, or if lucky may hit 9Meg down, 1.5Meg up

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Standard User drphibes
(member) Sat 13-Sep-14 00:04:44
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So likely to be 2km or more of cable so might be no faster than now, or if lucky may hit 9Meg down, 1.5Meg up


Yes think its looking that way im afraid unless BT have got something planned. I was speaking to a BT engineer a couple of weeks back when he was repairing a couple of lines in my village and he said that you can usually expect approx 3-4 times what you recieve on adsl. 9ish meg is obviously better than 3 but you cant help feel a little dissapointed after waiting to get fibre and it is nowhere near the upto 80meg that some can recieve.

Fingers crossed we might squeeze into the 10meg + bracket !!
Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 13-Sep-14 00:30:28
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I was speaking to a BT engineer a couple of weeks back when he was repairing a couple of lines in my village and he said that you can usually expect approx 3-4 times what you recieve on adsl

As a generality that is nonsense, unless he was referring to the specific situation you are in. Unfortunately there is no way of knowing exactly what speed you will get with a cabinet at that distance, but once it is enabled you will at least get an estimate from the BT Wholesale checker.

Kevin

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