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Standard User Plexis
(newbie) Tue 14-Mar-17 18:51:15
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G-Fast Upgrade


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Just noticed today that BT have upgraded my PCP cabinet with a G-Fast pod.

Does anyone have an ETA from when its installed to when itll be available to order from a trial provider?
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 14-Mar-17 18:54:46
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Does www.dslchecker.bt.com give any clues?
Standard User Plexis
(newbie) Tue 14-Mar-17 18:58:08
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nope not yet.

Openreach site, just says in scope, but its definitely there smile


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Standard User AndyHCZ
(experienced) Tue 14-Mar-17 19:02:48
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Re: G-Fast Upgrade


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Who's your provider at the moment?
Standard User Plexis
(newbie) Tue 14-Mar-17 19:04:09
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Plusnet, getting confused messaging from them, one minute they were offering a trial, now they have no idea when / if they will be offering it
Standard User AndyHCZ
(experienced) Tue 14-Mar-17 19:10:18
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Try sending a message to dave and Bob Pullen on the forums there, or staff members that post in the FTTP trial forum.

I believe they were on the original trial but not sure about the current pilot. What the larger ISPs (BT Consumer/TT) have been doing is contacting customers when their customers are on a Gfast cabinet that has gone live about joining the trial, so there's not a specific sign up page.
Standard User Plexis
(newbie) Tue 14-Mar-17 19:41:35
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cheers, will give it a try!
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 15-Mar-17 19:14:38
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Openreach prices for the trial are £99 engineer installation with Openreach modem, and £49 managed engineer install with ISP device.

Products on the trial are 160/30 and 330/50. Both at £119.40pa, which is the same price as FTTC 80/20. I expect that is only for the trial period so the ISPs (and customers?) don't have to fork out extra for the trial.

All prices plus BT Wholesale and ISP markup, and all with VAT to add.

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Standard User Realalemadrid
(regular) Wed 15-Mar-17 20:42:55
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Bob Pullen at PlusNet says there are no plans for a G.Fast trial at present.

https://community.plus.net/t5/Fibre-Broadband/G-Fast...
Standard User AndyHCZ
(experienced) Wed 15-Mar-17 21:15:04
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The way Bob has phrased it means that I suspect they are/have perhaps offered it to select customers.
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