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Standard User makeusawebsite
(newbie) Wed 19-Nov-14 13:29:43
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Waited For Years - what a let down


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Im posting within minutes of this happening.....so you will have to forgive any rage-driven typos.

I've waited for years for fibre broadband...or any broadband at a decent speed. The open reach site has continuously put the date back and back....until around 4 months ago when they estimated November this year...yey. Im a web-designer and current speed is 2mb, so you can imagine the issues it causes.

I've eagerly been checking the open reach site every day (yes every day) to get my order in early. Today the status has changed from coming soon, to HD (high demand). The up shot is that I still can't order it, and can't help but thing this message means that basically....I never will be able to.

So gutted, so frustrated.

There is literally a green box that I can lean out of my font window and throw a stone at, which has a sticker on it "Fibre Is Here".

Does anyone know if there is likely to be light at the end of the tunnel?
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 19-Nov-14 13:42:50
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Re: Waited For Years - what a let down


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Which ISPs have you tried?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.4/14.5Mbps @ 600m. - IPv4BQM IPv6BQM

"Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly." - G K Chesterton.
Standard User makeusawebsite
(newbie) Wed 19-Nov-14 13:45:45
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Re: Waited For Years - what a let down


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I was just trying with BT Infinity. Im using the checker here;

http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/


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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 19-Nov-14 13:47:38
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Re: Waited For Years - what a let down


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What does this checker come back with?
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 19-Nov-14 13:50:01
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Try Plusnet. (Also be aware Plusnet have a Business option).

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.4/14.5Mbps @ 600m. - IPv4BQM IPv6BQM

"Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly." - G K Chesterton.
Standard User makeusawebsite
(newbie) Wed 19-Nov-14 13:51:41
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FTTC Range A (Clean) 80 80 20 20 -- 31-Jan-15
FTTC Range B (Impacted) 80 70.2 20 17.7 -- 31-Jan-15
ADSL Max Up to 3 -- 2 to 5.5 Available
Fixed Rate 2 -- -- Available

Does that sounds promising or am I being over-optimistic?
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 19-Nov-14 13:52:32
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Sounds like they haven't quite finished the rollout yet. Don't entirely trust the superfast website so would recommend keeping an eye on that checker as it may suddenly become available.
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(staff) Wed 19-Nov-14 13:53:44
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Was there any text under the table, if its capacity and Jan 15 is the clear date for adding another line card then it usually says something.

Otherwise sounds like maybe someone has put the sticker on a bit too early.

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Standard User makeusawebsite
(newbie) Wed 19-Nov-14 13:53:59
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Thats brilliant thank you.

The downstream line says 80Mbps.......I'm guessing thats an absolute maximum, rather than an estimate based on my phone number?
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 19-Nov-14 13:55:03
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It's based on your phone number.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.4/14.5Mbps @ 600m. - IPv4BQM IPv6BQM

"Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly." - G K Chesterton.
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