Hello everyone, just joined up! After some advice on my horrible broadband situation
It turns out (after a bit of investagative work) that my phone line is an exchange only line (connected to Swindon Blundson exchange FTTC enabled). Its by no means short, in fact, its almost 5km away from the exchange, resulting in my top sync speed at the moment being 2mb.
As a first port of call when I discovered this slow speed, I tired to apply for infinity, however I was told it was not avalible to me, hence me then going off and finding out that my line was exchange only.
What makes this so annoying, is that all around my street (I live in a close SN25 1QY) everyone has infinity, and virgin media, my street has nothing.
I was with skybroadband, and have gone through every measure to get the best speed, new routers, filters, faceplates, line checkers, open reach engineer to my property, however its all made very little difference.
Its gotten to the stage now that I have purchased a 3G dongel when i want to do anything faster on the internet, but of course, this is not a cost effective solution.
What I would like to know is the following:
1.) Is there any way possible to get open reach to reroute my line to a local cabinet (there are 3 within a stones throw of each other).
2.) If above is not possible, are open reach able to reroute my line to another exchange? (There is another exchange much closer to my property under 500m as the crow flys)
3.) Are there and pending technologies or plans that anyone is aware of to help people like me with long exchange only lines?
Many thanks for any help that any one can give me!