The good lady and I are a fortnight away from moving into our 1st home. Sitting last night dreaming of what projects I plan to tackle I realise I have not ran any speed estimates on the property.
What followed was a panicked soon-to-be homeowner raiding the internet to find any way to avoid his worst fears (slight over exaggeration) - a <2Mb/s broadband connection speed!
From checking with the http://dslchecker.bt.com
it would seems the property has FTTPoD. However, from the sage advice available on this forum I am now aware FTTPoD isn't of much use unless you are a tycoon, ISP or preferably both.
I notice however that by playing around with the a few sites (http://dslchecker.bt.com/ https://www.homeandwork.openreach.co.uk/ http://maps.thinkbroadband.com)
that through the same cabinet (cabinet 33, Cumbernauld) a property within 200m of mine has FTTC availability.
I will soon start down the route of recurring calls to Openreach in an attempt at gaining an explanation however fear they will simply tell me I am too far away from the exchange. I will accept this if need be however I hope to exhaust all options 1st.
I guess what I'm getting at is has anyone any advice on avenues to go down? I read on a previous post that errors can happen and openreach can miss connections. Thought best to ask advice of more experienced heads on how to approach this.