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Standard User stree
(newbie) Thu 11-Dec-14 16:45:18
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Just become FTTC enabled


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Browsed these pages for a long time, now joined and this is first post.
Our rural exchange is now FTTC enabled, exchange is Wootton N Lincs.
Currenty on 7mb with BT, exchange was not unbundled and limited to ADSL2.
Contract finishes Jan 7th so will start looking around for deals after that.
Had it confirmed that I can get up to 80mb.
Friend nearby has 2 miles copper to travel and reduced to 17mb, but thats still a leg up from his current 2 to 3 mb
I am 600 mtrs from cabinet, in a low contention zone so happy with that.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Thu 11-Dec-14 16:54:56
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Re: Just become FTTC enabled


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That "up to 80Mbps" will be the product, and incidentally ISPs cannot these days advertise that on FTTC. Only speeds that at least 10% of their customer base achieve.

At 600 metres from the cabinet you are more likely to get around my speeds, (see my sig), though some people do get more.

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Standard User stree
(newbie) Thu 11-Dec-14 17:23:19
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Thanks for info........
This is from the link you gave.

High Low High Low
FTTC Range A (Clean) 80 72.2 20 20 -- Available
FTTC Range B (Impacted) 80 62.9 20 17.7 -- Available

ADSL Max Up to 8 -- 7 to 8 Available
Fixed Rate 2 -- -- Available
Other Offerings
Fibre Multicast -- -- -- Available


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 11-Dec-14 17:35:28
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As RobertoS suggested, that does look a little too high for a 600m line.

I would have expected te downstream result to say something like: Clean 65 - 55 and Impacted maybe 58 - 40

After some work and knowing I have a good quality, low noise line, I get 72 Mbps at 440metres.


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Standard User tthom
(member) Thu 11-Dec-14 17:43:55
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I am 600m from the cab with a speed estimate of 61. At the start I got full 80/20 but since settled at my estimate of 61meg but after overheads throughput of 57meg down 14meg upload.

You could upgrade to fttc with BT if you wanted to go with them that is

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 11-Dec-14 17:57:37
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With your 7th Jan contract end date, you are probably looking close to that for an install of FTTC. Just eight working days through to Christmas, from Christmas to New Year there will be very few installs - staff will either be on leave or fixing faults in the two or three working days. After New Year again the second will be repairs and faults which take you through to 5th January ...


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Standard User stree
(newbie) Thu 11-Dec-14 17:59:12
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Very nice to have it available but expensive to take advantage of it.
BT have a deal for unlimited dload, 17mb speed for £5 a month,plus line rental.
Never had an issue with BT, I know some have, but not me after 8 years.
Heard of issues with most other providers apart from the more expensive ones.
After 6 to 7 mb 17mb will seem great, so probably take that package and add calls anytime at £7 a month.
Not bothered about using TV online as I have a Humax Freesat.
Standard User stree
(newbie) Thu 11-Dec-14 18:05:58
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Good point about probable install times.
No rush though, we seem to manage with 2 x PC online plus 2Xlaptops and 3x Kindle.
PCs are cabled while rest is wireless and slower, but useable.
17 MB should be ample if that lot can manage on 6 to 7mb.
So probably consider a deal after contract runs out. BT always do a better deal for new customers and not so often for existing.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 11-Dec-14 18:08:56
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They will not class you as a "New" customer though. However, if you suggest you might move then you may get a deal.


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Standard User stree
(newbie) Thu 11-Dec-14 18:26:37
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Not my experience.
You can get a better deal as existing account holder on price yes, but when new deals come up a transfer from an existing account is rarely avaialble, open to new customers only. Much like banks and building societies do with their account packages.

Mind you, its worth a try! thanks

Edited by stree (Thu 11-Dec-14 18:27:48)

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