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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(knowledge is power) Fri 25-Feb-11 21:43:54
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FTTC rollout query


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As my exchange isn't mentioned here, does this mean that I'm unlikely to ever get FTTC ?

If so then I won't ever get a faster speed than 4 Mbps frown

It seems odd that my exchange isn't on the rollout list as my exchange isn't small so it should be feasible.

I would have expected small exchanges to be excluded due to lack of ROI

Edited by CurlyWhirly (Fri 25-Feb-11 21:44:18)

Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sat 26-Feb-11 10:04:43
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Re: FTTC rollout query


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"ever" is a long time. Excluding likely Welsh Assembly largesse I would think your exchange will get on the FTTC radar in due course as it has several LLU providers, but no cable so less competition at the higher speed.

Phil

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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(knowledge is power) Sat 26-Feb-11 21:31:52
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Re: FTTC rollout query


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In reply to a post by yarwell:
I would think your exchange will get on the FTTC radar in due course as it has several LLU providers

So having LLU presence on an exchange is a good thing then ?


In reply to a post by yarwell:
but no cable so less competition at the higher speed.

So if FTTC was rolled out (in the future) then are you saying that BT (Wholesale) would not be rolling out the faster FTTC packages as there is no Virgin Media presence in my area i.e. competition ?


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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(knowledge is power) Sat 26-Feb-11 21:50:39
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Re: FTTC rollout query


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Apparently even if your exchange has been upgraded, up to 60% of cabinets are being missed out so you probably won't be able to get it anyway !

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/365368/bt-skipping-up-to...
Standard User krazykizza
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 26-Feb-11 22:10:00
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Re: FTTC rollout query


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It could be a bad thing though, as from what I've seen at a certain Lincolnshire exchange, there is so much LLU and WBC that there isn't enough room for all the kit to go in.

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Standard User krazykizza
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 26-Feb-11 22:10:48
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If your locality is quite populated then you've got a good chance of your cab being one of those upgraded

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AOL > Virgin Media > Tiscali > Falconnet > UKFSN > Norfolk Internet
2mbps > Shapped 512k > 1mbps! > 6.5mbps > 4.5mbps > 6.5mbps
ADSL Joy. 31db att, 9db SNR, EntaFail.
Standard User CurlyWhirly
(knowledge is power) Sat 26-Feb-11 22:20:56
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Re: FTTC rollout query


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In reply to a post by krazykizza:
It could be a bad thing though, as from what I've seen at a certain Lincolnshire exchange, there is so much LLU and WBC that there isn't enough room for all the kit to go in.

Thankfully I don't think that will happen at my exchange as there only a few LLU providers there !
Standard User CurlyWhirly
(knowledge is power) Sat 26-Feb-11 22:21:25
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Re: FTTC rollout query


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In reply to a post by krazykizza:
If your locality is quite populated then you've got a good chance of your cab being one of those upgraded

I hope so wink
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sun 27-Feb-11 11:06:46
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"up to" could be zero cabinets are missed out. We love to focus on the negative.

Phil

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Standard User Ribble
(learned) Sun 27-Feb-11 14:09:45
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The number of cabinets included does not have to correspond to the number of lines covered. Unfortunately many cabinets in outlying areas may only serve a small number of end user lines so get left out, leaving a minority of cabinets that cover the majority of lines getting included.
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