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Standard User shure
(newbie) Mon 15-Sep-14 09:39:56
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Fibre speed estimates - Northamptonshire Superfast rollout


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I live in a small village just outside Northampton. BTOR were last week feverishly working on a new Fibre cabinet next to my current ADSL cabinet, with an estimated Go Live for the end of the year. According to Sam Knows I'm 388m from my exchange, but my cabinet is approx 180m walk in a direct line down my street.

Am I right in saying that Fibre speeds are dependent upon distance to the cabinet, not the exchange? If so, what speeds might I expect once I move away from superfast ADSL Max?
Standard User AndyPandy
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 15-Sep-14 11:28:37
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Depends how long your actual copper cable to the cabinet is (and therefore how far the fibre cab is from the PCP to some degree).

I'd suspect that you'd get an attainable of greater than max up/down at that distance though.

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AP


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Standard User shure
(newbie) Mon 15-Sep-14 11:39:29
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Thanks for your reply.

They'd have to loop the cable around the entire village for me to get much worse than I do now: I'm 6.75 down and 0.34 up at the moment. Not the worst in the world I know but it can run painfully slow at times.

Is there no way of estimating anything more accurate?


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 15-Sep-14 12:01:57
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Try http://www.thinkbroadband.com/guide/fibre-broadband....

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Standard User AndyPandy
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 15-Sep-14 13:17:15
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If you're only 388m from your exchange, then they must be looping the cable around the village for you only to be getting those speeds!

I'm more that 3 times as far away, and getting 14Mbps!

Strange...!

Edit, and are you really on ADSL Max as you say, or a 21CN product?


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Edited by AndyPandy (Mon 15-Sep-14 13:23:40)

Standard User shure
(newbie) Mon 15-Sep-14 16:01:44
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Yep, ADSL Max (which should be done for blatant false advertising). We are the village that 21CN forgot. Frankly I'm surprised we're even getting fibre!

I didn't think it was possible to get more than 8Mbps on Max?
Standard User shure
(newbie) Mon 15-Sep-14 16:05:55
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thanks. So the way I read that is if the cable is stretched taut, I would get around 65Mbps, but I should probably hope for around 45mbps or so?
Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 15-Sep-14 16:07:54
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The figures in that table are highly pessimistic, I would be surprised if you don't get full speed.

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Standard User shure
(newbie) Mon 15-Sep-14 16:16:43
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Thanks Kevin, that's certainly encouraging!

BTOR were playing with the new cabinet for several days last week (it's been there for a few months), so I'm hoping that means it will be enabled soon. The Superfast website still has it listed as the end of the year but I'm hoping that's a worst case scenario rather than a definite date. I guess there's no way of telling short of asking an engineer next time I spot one there?
Standard User AndyPandy
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 15-Sep-14 22:03:39
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That goes half way to explaining your speeds then, though that close to the exchange, and you should really be getting, the full 8Mbps speeds.

It's worth checking your internal wiring, and ring wire etc.

On fibre, you really should be capable of 80/20.... wink


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