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Standard User decoleman
(newbie) Fri 08-Feb-13 15:22:24
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High speed broadband in the City of London


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I live in the City of London where I thought broadband speeds might be high and rising.

Is there a simple explanation why all five exchanges in the City are "Not currently in rollout plans" for superfast broadband?

Just curious ...

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Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Fri 08-Feb-13 15:50:50
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Re: High speed broadband in the City of London


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Presumably because BT and other telecoms companies make lots of money supplying leased lines to the businesses there and the number of lines connected to each cabinet supplying domestic premises is very small?

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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Fri 08-Feb-13 15:59:52
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Standard User decoleman
(newbie) Fri 08-Feb-13 16:12:07
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Re: High speed broadband in the City of London


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I just put my postcode (EC2Y8DD) into http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/ (the link in ThinkBroadband) and it showed Wood St, Faraday, Moorgate (my exchange), Fleet and Monument as all "Not currently...".

What is the site you are checking?

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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Fri 08-Feb-13 16:17:28
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Re: High speed broadband in the City of London


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I deleted my post as I had mistakenly checked exchanges just outside "The City".

As already said it will be a combination of protecting leased line profits, lack of residential customers, small number of customers on each exchange (as they are all so close) and everyone probably gets more than 10Mbps so hardly a slow spot.

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Standard User panda
(committed) Fri 08-Feb-13 16:20:59
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Re: High speed broadband in the City of London


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One factor may be that a far higher proportion of lines in the City are EO, with relatively few cabinets

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Standard User somerset
(committed) Fri 08-Feb-13 18:03:04
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eg. Address 123, CROMWELL TOWER, BARBICAN, LONDON, EC2Y 8DD on Exchange MOORGATE

No cabinet number.
Standard User bezuk
(member) Sat 09-Feb-13 15:43:49
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Re: High speed broadband in the City of London


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People in our position - flat dwellers (usually no cable) on EO lines (no FTTC) are in an uncertain position regarding next-generation broadband.

As far as I know no wide-scale solution for this type of premises has been proposed or implemented by any of the NGA rollouts, other than a small-scale trial by BT in Canary Wharf which I have not heard of for many months.

The only saving grace is that we usually (but not always) get acceptable speeds from previous-generation technology - which may also be what is delaying the solution.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sat 09-Feb-13 17:44:31
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hyperoptic.com/web/guest/home believe they have a solution. The building owners need to take this on really.

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Standard User decoleman
(newbie) Sat 09-Feb-13 18:34:02
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Re: High speed broadband in the City of London


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Thanks for the suggestions which sound right. I had missed the point that we might not have cabinets!

My speed is adequate most of the time (download 7+) but then it will drop to 1-2 for a couple of weeks before picking up again. So I am looking for consistency as much as outright speed.

There is much discussion with our landlord - the City Corporation - but no certain action.

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