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Standard User blake3
(newbie) Thu 05-May-16 13:29:14
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Migrating to Co op Broadband


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I decided to consolidate my phone and Fibre Broadband. However, the Co-op as a new Provider, advised I needed to downgrade my existing Zen Internet fibre to ADSL prior to the Co Op installing their FBB service. When I asked Zen, they queried the need to reduce my service to ADSL to allow a new Provider to reinstall FBB. The subsequent explanation offered by Co Op was that their operating system is different. Thus it might reduce its performance if i ignored their advice. However, this might mean i would pay twice for an engineer to visit - once from Zen to downgrade and once from the Co-op to upgrade!!

As you can tell I have no IT expertise; I just want a straight forward consumer choice. Can someone explain why it would be necessary to reduce the service to ADSL to enable a new supplier to install their service? I have suspended my Order until I can get some clarification. Thank you for any advice.
Standard User lee111s
(committed) Thu 05-May-16 14:32:50
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Re: Migrating to Co op Broadband


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If the co op won't migrate your FTTC connection I'd question their ability to help if something goes wrong.

I'd be looking for a different supplier.
Standard User eckiedoo
(experienced) Thu 05-May-16 15:20:13
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Re: Migrating to Co op Broadband


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It might also shed some light on the situation if you can find out whom the Co-op is getting the BB services from.


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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Thu 05-May-16 15:31:20
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Re: Migrating to Co op Broadband


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HELL NO! If the Coop are advising this, they are not an eligible ISP to switch over to (unless you want to be with a provider who has no idea clearly).

Every ISP, Sky, TalkTalk, BT, PlusNet etc will be able to manage the migration just fine. I think your question here should be "which ISP should I choose instead of Co-op?" smile

Edited by ukhardy07 (Thu 05-May-16 15:31:40)

Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Thu 05-May-16 15:54:10
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Re: Migrating to Co op Broadband


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In reply to a post by eckiedoo:
It might also shed some light on the situation if you can find out whom the Co-op is getting the BB services from.
My guess would be TT wholesale/business,TT have some strange systems, Pulse8 would at one point have to put customers onto ADSL for a few days then place a second order for FTTC,
Which is totally pointless and unnecessary for a FTTC ><Migration as well as it incurring extra costs
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 05-May-16 16:57:03
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Re: Migrating to Co op Broadband


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HELL NO! If the Coop are advising this, they are not an eligible ISP to switch over to (unless you want to be with a provider who has no idea clearly).

Every ISP, Sky, TalkTalk, BT, PlusNet etc will be able to manage the migration just fine. I think your question here should be "which ISP should I choose instead of Co-op?"

You tell 'em girlfriend ! I 100% agree with your reply. smile

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 06-May-16 09:51:56
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+1 for Tommy's suggestion that it could be a TalkTalk Business Wholesale broadband connection. Just the person advising the OP doesn't have a clue what an operating system is. (That's assuming the word "operating" was actually used, not "we operate on a different system").

I've never heard of Co op broadband. The nearest a quick Google shows is the Phone Co-op, which doesn't seem to me to be anything to do with "The Co-op".
"The Phone Co-op", "The Co-operative Phone and Broadband", "Us" or "We" means The Phone Co-op Limited (Industrial and Provident Society Registered Number IP28965R).
Ah, looking a bit further
In September 2012 we adopted The Co-operative brand. We remain a fully independent co-operative, using the brand under licence. We believe that by participating in The Co-operative brand, which benefits from a high level of recognition, trust and public respect, we will be in a position to reach far more customers, allowing us to increase our impact in an increasingly competitive industry.
Hmmm.

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