After years of struggling with an unstable 3.5mb line (shared between 5 people), I was delighted to see my cabinet and exchange on the list of New FTTC/FTTP cabinets for w/e 11th May (this week!). I went ahead and did a search on BT's dsl checker and it does say that my exchange is finally enabled.
Before I celebrate I thought I would ask a couple of questions here first:
- Am I really enabled? You see, whenever enter my phone number in the checker it says I am, but if I use my address or postcode instead it only gives me back the terrible speeds I am currently on so which should I believe. Could be a case of them not updating their database? I am on exchange CLYDEBANK served by cabinet 43.
- The other thing I am worried about is the distance between my house and the exchange which Samknows reports to be at least 2.29km (straight line), would this cause any speed or instability issues? I say this because I will have to change providers to take advantage of FTTC and I am thinking of going with BT Infinity, but would rather have the devil I know if the quality of service will be bad due to distance. Basically I am asking if the long distance I have to my cabinet a problem to getting FTTC?
- And finally I would really appreciate any recommendations you might have for service providers, I am currently thinking of going with BT but I am open to any suggestions. I am thinking of ditching my BT landline and going with the Post Office's for phone and with BT Infinity 2 for broadband.
Many thanks for your help!