I have an existing ADSL2+ line from BT getting around 5Mbps. I noticed from their website that fibre broadband is available, but if I go onto the site to order it, the speedchecker tells me it is considerably slower than my line, showing around 2-4Mbps.
It is the same cabinet serving me (Diss Cabinet 1 - IP22 4BE) ADSL as is, according to Openreach, wired for fibre so to the simple mind the only difference is the that fibre replaces copper from the cabinet to the exchange. From the cabinet to my house (less than a mile by road) it's the same piece of copper. Or am I missing something?
If I call BT I get a pile of b/s about distance from exchange and "setup of your connection" and generally non-nourishing information. I have spoken to two BT sales types one who told me I can't actually order fibre, one who said I can but at the slow speed, which confuses me even more.
I am hoping someone on here can at least enlighten me a little and let me know what is or might be going on?