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Standard User TimJ
(member) Mon 02-Apr-12 08:40:58
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What does this mean from BT Wholesale checker?


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I have been waiting for FTTC to become available on our cabinet. The BT checker used to say available from 30th Dec, then 30th March.

The checker now says the following, but I can't interpret what it means, does it mean FTTC is available or not?

Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 30th June 2012. Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 900Kbps and upstream line speed of 900Kbps.


Many thanks..
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 02-Apr-12 08:56:54
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It means they plan to have it ready by end of June- though that may change.

WBC FTTC is just the name of the BT Wholesale product. The low estimates indicate a long distance from the cabinet, reality will be faster than that, generally faster than any ADSL2+ you are on now (unless cabinet is on pavement outside the main telephone exchange)

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Standard User greenglide
(member) Mon 02-Apr-12 09:18:25
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Re: What does this mean from BT Wholesale checker?


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But 900Kb/s? Surely no ISP will connect an FTTC service at such a speed?

The speed checker may be wrong, of course!

What is your current line speed and do you know how far you are from the street CAN?

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 02-Apr-12 09:22:29
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Afraid I can't help with a straight answer, but the occurrence of numbers like that indicates either it is about to go live or has been dropped from the schedule. Best just to check daily.

Have you established your cabinet by asking here, and gone out and found it?

As MrSaffron says, the dates just automatically slip a quarter at a time, a few days before the end of the quarter, until the last few days before going live, when anything can happen. Several of us have found it disappear altogether for a couple of days, then come back with the current date at the time.

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Standard User TimJ
(member) Mon 02-Apr-12 09:27:02
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Thanks for the reply,

It is this bit that i don't understand

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology that
Standard User TimJ
(member) Mon 02-Apr-12 09:30:34
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Tried to get enabled 9 months ago, did not get any signal, a BT engineer said that the line length was 9.7km so wasting his time trying. Some neighbours do get an unreliable service.

About 1.2miles to the cabinet, all but last 300yards overhead. there is a nice shiny new cabinet by the old one.

I hope that it might support 8M
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 02-Apr-12 09:39:08
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In reply to a post by TimJ:
Tried to get enabled 9 months ago ...
?
That makes nonsense of your opening post. If the cabinet isn't live yet, then you couldn't have tried to get a connection 9 months ago, and the engineer wouldn't even have tried to get a signal.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 02-Apr-12 10:54:40
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Though how the ordering systems allowed dispatch of an engineer to a line where the cabinet was not enabled is puzzling.

if the poster does not mind supplying a postcode, people may be able to look at the FTTC history for the area.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 02-Apr-12 11:50:32
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
That makes nonsense of your opening post. If the cabinet isn't live yet, then you couldn't have tried to get a connection 9 months ago
OP means he tried to get ADSL earlier and failed cuz of distance. He was answering request for current stats.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 02-Apr-12 12:01:08
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
OP means he tried to get ADSL earlier and failed cuz of distance. He was answering request for current stats.
?
Where does he say he failed to get ADSL, and where was he asked for stats?

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