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Standard User dawebuser
(member) Wed 20-Nov-13 22:18:16
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FTTC questions


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I asked this in the fibre BB section but it didn't see hardly any replies , this seems a more appropriate section to post. Mods feel free to close the other thread.

Please go easy I'm a newbie to this with a few questions

My area is currently being worked on by Openreach , the fibre cabinet that is to serve our property is installed (confirmed this serves ours by Openreach) and there's been a lot of activity at the front with manholes being lifted etc , our house is approximately 75 metres from the fibre cab and the pole is virtually outside our house we've been given an estimated order date of Feb 14 and I have a few questions.

My current BB provider is Sky so when inputting my phone number on the checkers it's not recognised , using the postcode it estimates 58.1 down and 19 up how accurate are these ?

My telephone wiring that comes down the front of the house from were the wire from the pole hits the house is really old grey wiring with a kind of split down the middle if that makes sense , will this work with fibre or will Openreach replace this when I'm installed ?

Who's the best unlimited fibre provider , I'm thinking value for money.
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Wed 20-Nov-13 22:38:14
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Re: FTTC questions


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Sounds like you are fairly close to the cabinet, so that's good. The old grey dropwire 3 isn't the best as it's a non twisted pair, but over such a short distance is unlikely to have any detrimental effect.

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 20-Nov-13 22:50:32
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Sky, BT, PlusNet. All true unlimited, all good. TalkTalk is also unlimited, but I've no idea how good it is.

I believe the standard product on Sky is 40/10. They have 80/20 if you ask for it - IIRC it does show on their website now as well.

Several smaller ISPs are also good but likely to cost you more.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 20-Nov-13 23:22:30
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Re: FTTC questions


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
I believe the standard product on Sky is 40/10. They have 80/20 if you ask for it - IIRC it does show on their website now as well.

Currently known as Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro. However if the "Pro" tag is to be used for the new products for O2/BE static IP migrants, it will perhaps need a rename.

Oliver.
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