So my exchange, Insch, has recently come up on the map as Coming Soon for this very month. This is fantastic news as I'm a film and media student, and our current speeds of 2mb down and about 300kbs up have been woefully inefficient for any serious film and media work online. However, we are not connected to the exchange directly and instead to a cabinet and I have heard stories of exchanges going live but some cabinets being left as ADSL only. Using the BT Broadband checker I got this -
BT BROADBAND AVAILABILITY CHECKER
Telephone Number 0146xxxx Exchange INSCH is served by Cabinet 2
Downstream Line Rate(Mbps)
Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)
ADSL Max Up to 1 -- 0.75 to 2.5 Available
Fixed Rate 2 -- -- Available
For all ADSL and WBC Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) services, the stable line rate will be determined during the first 10 days of service usage.
Throughput/download speeds will be less than line rates and can be affected by a number of factors within and external to BT's network, Communication Providers' networks and within customer premises.
The Stop Sale date for Datastream is from 30-Jun-2012; the Formal Retirement date for Datastream is from 30-Jun-2014.
If the End User wishes to migrate from their current Broadband supplier they will need to contact them in the first instance to obtain a MAC (Migrations Authorisation) Code, and then contact their new Broadband supplier to arrange for the service to be migrated.
Note: Please note that postcode and address check results are indicative only. Most accurate results can be obtained from a telephone number check.
Thank you for your interest.
I have a few questions for some of the more educated people, if that's okay.
For one, does anything from the Broadband Checker give any indication as to whether we will or won't have access to fibre?
Two, how accurate are the 'Coming Soon' bubbles on the BT Openreach site? The map still says June, while the PDF file has our exchange listed for June 14th, which has obviously passed by now.
And three, slightly off-topic, we were considering moving our master socket to a different room for better Ethernet access. Would this need to be done before or after our fibre is activated? (assuming it is.)
Thanks for any and all help.
Edited by FargoDog (Sat 28-Jun-14 15:06:29)