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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 22-Jan-11 17:04:13
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FTT.... what cabinets?


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I live out in the countryside and it's very rural, I'm reading about FTTC but I believe my connection runs to the exchange without going into a metal cabinet, there is definitely none to be seen (as those you see in towns and cities) unless they are underground.
Is this a correct assumption or does there have to be a cabinet somewhere?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 22-Jan-11 17:50:20
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Some lines have no cabinet, but it is very rare.
Not unusual in rural areas for hedges to be hiding them.

Certainly cabinets are used in most market towns, villages, hamlets

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Sat 22-Jan-11 17:59:23
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What are your current line stats/connection speed?
You might be close to your exchange.

My parents live in the middle of no where - but are lucky that they are close to their exchange so get great speeds! Not a Green Cabinet in site...


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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 22-Jan-11 18:12:42
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Thanks for the replies so far smile


> You might be close to your exchange.

Sadly not it's miles away grin
Downstream attenuation circa 56dB - 60dB depending on router in use.
Connection gets unstable after 4000kbps sync, especially when there is a full moon tongue
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Sat 22-Jan-11 18:17:19
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smile

How many people are connected to your exchange?
www.samknows.com will tell you. Depending on your circumstances there's a good chance a cabinet isn't needed.

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 22-Jan-11 18:19:28
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Some lines have no cabinet, but it is very rare.
Not unusual in rural areas for hedges to be hiding them.

Certainly cabinets are used in most market towns, villages, hamlets


Not so.

A lot of rural exchanges have no cabinets at all, and can serve a high number of premises.

Lines running such as this are deemed Exchange Only, or EO.

Lines generally running very close to an exchange in an urban environment tend to also be classed as EO, but not always.
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Sat 22-Jan-11 18:24:38
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Are you the same 'Anon' ???!
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 22-Jan-11 18:41:32
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Hi b4dger,
There is just under 350 premises in total, all well scattered about and up to 20 miles apart.

The other anon was some one else their post was too informed for me laugh


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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 22-Jan-11 22:45:44
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Hi MrSaffron

Do you think that rural areas will get FTTC or if there are no cabinets as such in some areas then FTTP in the next ten years, if not what would be the best they could get?

Maybe the Murdoch Empire will supply BB through SKY satellite systems once the technology is upgraded from what it is at the moment, for the masses.


Pip
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 22-Jan-11 22:48:02
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Hi MrSaffron

Do you think that rural areas will get FTTC or if there are no cabinets as such in some areas then FTTP in the next ten years, if not what would be the best they could get?

Maybe the Murdoch Empire will supply BB through SKY satellite systems once the technology is upgraded from what it is at the moment, for the masses.


Pip
Some people in rural areas club together and sort it out for themselves.



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