Hi i currently get under a sync speed of normally around 1mb sometimes less, the BT engineers are all finished working int he area i live in and i have a big ass green box at the end of my path.
So when it becomes available to order will it still matter how far the exchange is or just this box?
also do you have to go with BT for fibre?!
You might find my explanation of how FTTC works
a useful read
Re the BT question, you may be a bit confused by the answers so far. To try to clarify those, I think you mean BT (Retail) Broadband
, i.e. Infinity, to which the answer is clearly "No".
The confusion arises because the service between you and the exchange, via the cabinet, is entirely provided by Openreach, which is a BT Group
company, just like BT Retail and BT Wholesale are. That service is called Generic Ethernet Access, (GEA), and your connection is handed over to other companies at the exchange.
Only three companies take the feed from GEA. Those are BT Wholesale, TalkTalk and recently Sky. (Which I do need to add to my list). All FTTC-supplying ISPs other than TT and Sky use the BT Wholesale GEA links, just like they do with the existing ADSL and ADSL2+ products.
You have possibly also been confused, (many of us would say deliberately misled), by the BT Retail broadband advertising campaign - "Superfast Broadband. Infinity - only from BT". Infinity is just their brand name for it, so of course it is only from them. Underneath it is Openreach GEA supplied by many.
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