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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 11-Mar-12 13:31:10
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BT multicast services


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I just checked someones postcode on the BTW checker. I haven't seen this before:-
Furthermore your exchange has been enabled for multicast services, please contact your provider for further details.
The December spreadsheets show FTTP. Samknows shows FTTC status 1 March, (maybe they need to change that to FTTx), the BTW checker only gives ADSLx and the above. No mention of fibre or speeds.

Edit - Just checked my own postcode. That doesn't give anything about fibre either, whereas the phone number does. As does the address.

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Edited by RobertoS (Sun 11-Mar-12 13:36:02)

Standard User bookey
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 11-Mar-12 13:35:22
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Re: BT multicast services


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What exchange is it?

Paul
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 11-Mar-12 13:37:30
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Re: BT multicast services


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It's going to be because it doesn't show anything for postcode enquiries, see my edit smile. I'll tell the poster to check it himself with the phone number.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sun 11-Mar-12 13:47:54
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Re: BT multicast services


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postcode checker used to give FTTC speed estimates ahead of deployment, which was quite handy when the number checker just said no. It doesn't currently for places it used to, but they've been enabled since which may be why.

Phil

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 11-Mar-12 13:53:28
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I'm not sure what you are saying there smile. Mine is enabled and it doesn't show, the poster's isn't enabled.

But this is all incidental really. The Subject is the multicast aspect and what the postcode checker says about that.

Have you seen that before? It's new to me.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sun 11-Mar-12 13:57:53
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haven't seen multicast, no. Is that the Content Delivery Network option ?

I was speculating that the postcode checker may switch from showing FTTC to not showing it when the service is enabled on the cabs and comes up on the number & address checker. Or the checker may just be broken in that respect.

Phil

MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 11-Mar-12 14:02:36
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In reply to a post by yarwell:
haven't seen multicast, no. Is that the Content Delivery Network option ?
I assume so. As I understand it, multi-casting is the underlying technology for that.

The live date for the FTTP one is 12 March. Awaiting his response re what the BTW checker shows for his number.

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