I currently have fibre broadband through Sky and once my contract runs out at the end of the year I will be looking to change to a new supplier (possibly talk talk or plusnet depending on who has the best deal at the time).
One possible issue is that my Fibre cabinet (Halifax 87) appears to be full and has a waiters list according to BT wholesale. What I don't want to happen is to lose my "slot" and be without fibre broadband as I waited years for it and cannot go back to the ADSL speed of less than 2Mb. Providing I switch properly by dealing with the new supplier will I keep my fibre "slot" or could there be problems with this?
Wondered if anyone else had any similar experiences?
When I switched from Sky to TalkTalk for FTTC I had to wait for availability on the connected cabinet even though I already had FTTC. As mentioned above, the new ISP cannot place the order if there is no availability. Your best bet is to keep an eye on the checker and order as soon as there is availability.
Thanks for the replies. Definitely sounds like there is some risk or not possible at all. Was thinking of changing to save a few £ as cancelling sky tv but not prepared to risk being put back on ADSL. I will monitor and not change unless there is spare capacity.
tommy45 (knowledge is power)
Wed 02-Dec-15 19:29:40
When i migrated ISP's both BTW based i didn't really give it a thought, A FTTC >FTTC migration shouldn't require there to be spare capacity in the cab because as far as i'm aware there is no engineering work required at the FTTC cab for a migration , only the head end GEA Cable links get changed if going from BTW to GEA LLU such as sky and talk talk ,But it must be to complex for their systems perhaps or who ever is placing the order are doing something wrong