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Standard User tomos
(committed) Thu 22-Dec-16 17:14:16
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Connected direct to exchange. No cab. Screwed?


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I'm on Liverpool Central and it's got fttp and fttc but i can only get adsl2 still. Someone checked in the past for me and said i was so close to the exchange that there was no cab that could be upgraded to fibre. In this scenario then am i forever limited to paltry speeds?

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1st ISP - Demon - Dialup
2nd ISP - Pipex 512K, then 1Mb
3rd ISP - PlusNet 2Mb, kicked off after being placed on the bad boy pipe
4th ISP - Zen 2Mb. no probs at all.
5th ISP - Bulldog 4Mb then 8Mb, now 18Mb
6th ISP - O2. 18-20MB
7th ISP - O2 access. 8meg limited
8th ISP - Sky. too soon to tell
Standard User witchunt
(member) Thu 22-Dec-16 17:54:16
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Re: Connected direct to exchange. No cab. Screwed?


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Not necessarily. The usual way around this is to place a cabinet in the route to supply FTTC.
FTTP don't use cabinets so that would not be an issue.
Is Liverpool part of the BDUK delivery process?

Edited by witchunt (Thu 22-Dec-16 18:08:21)

Standard User Fastman2
(experienced) Thu 22-Dec-16 18:17:03
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Re: Connected direct to exchange. No cab. Screwed?


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yes it si but if you are close to the exchange you probably get in excess of 10 m/bnps which is why you may not have been considered value for money by BDUK

if you are a long way from the exchange you could work with your community co cfund a new cab in your locality


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 22-Dec-16 21:51:21
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Re: Connected direct to exchange. No cab. Screwed?


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Am seeing city centre EO sometimes being fixed and some even given FTTP, so it all depends. Some are lucky some are not

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Standard User tomos
(committed) Fri 23-Dec-16 16:48:11
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Re: Connected direct to exchange. No cab. Screwed?


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I did the bt wholesale checker via address and no fibre listed or a cab so am screwed i think and haven't heard anything about adding a cab or anything else to fix it.

But, I used to get about 1.8MB /sec but that's jumped to 1.9-1.95MB sec in the last 2 weeks and it's not something I've done. BT messing around at the exchange maybe?

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1st ISP - Demon - Dialup
2nd ISP - Pipex 512K, then 1Mb
3rd ISP - PlusNet 2Mb, kicked off after being placed on the bad boy pipe
4th ISP - Zen 2Mb. no probs at all.
5th ISP - Bulldog 4Mb then 8Mb, now 18Mb
6th ISP - O2. 18-20MB
7th ISP - O2 access. 8meg limited
8th ISP - Sky. too soon to tell
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sat 24-Jun-17 07:29:28
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Re: Connected direct to exchange. No cab. Screwed?


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In reply to a post by tomos:
I did the bt wholesale checker via address and no fibre listed or a cab so am screwed i think and haven't heard anything about adding a cab or anything else to fix it.

But, I used to get about 1.8MB /sec but that's jumped to 1.9-1.95MB sec in the last 2 weeks and it's not something I've done. BT messing around at the exchange maybe?

Well 1.9MB per second is 15.2 Mbps which is very good for ADSL2.

What's your postcode so some people can do some looking up.

*** update ***
Just tried to look up "Liverpool Central" Exchange and that doesn't exist, Central does, so maybe the exchange below is your exchange, but without a postcode this is still all guess work.

Locality: Liverpool, Merseyside
District: Liverpool
BT Exchange: Central (LVCEN)
Serves: Just under 4,000 lines.

Only 4 of 40 cabinets have fibre.
 Cabinet  3 got fibre by BDUK Project,  the start of April 2015 which passed 71 lines.
 Cabinet  5 got fibre by Commercial Project, end of February 2014 which passed 260 lines.
 Cabinet  7 got fibre by Commercial Project, mid April 2016 and passed 316 lines.
 Cabinet 10 got fibre by Commercial Project, mid October 2014 and passed 393 lines.

Also has 30 EO Line Blocks.

As you can see its still early days yet.

Also without a postcode its hard to see what's going on.

*** update 2 ***
Just did some more checks and Openreach call the above exchange Liverpool Central, but BT Wholesale Checker calls it just CENTRAL, so this can confuse things.

Paul

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Edited by PaulKirby (Sat 24-Jun-17 07:55:42)

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