Background: I live in the country and use BT for my residential line, business line and separate data line. In other words three lines. They are all, according to DSLchecker.bt.com connected to Cabinet 13 on the Shrivenham exchange, the information showing as follows:
Telephone Number XYZ on Exchange SHRIVENHAM is served by Cabinet 13
Downstream Line Rate(Mbps)
Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)
FTTC Range A (Clean) 48.7 33.8 10.1 6.4 -- Available
FTTC Range B (Impacted) 40.3 24.1 10.1 5 -- Available
WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 2 -- 1 to 3.5 Available
WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M Up to 2 Up to 0.5 1 to 3.5 Available
ADSL Max Up to 1.5 -- 1 to 2.5 Available
WBC Fixed Rate 0.5 -- -- Available
Fixed Rate 0.5 -- -- Available
Fibre Multicast -- -- -- Available
Copper Multicast -- -- -- Available
I have been told by the local expert that if I apply now to Infinity I might get it by November.
Question: With this cabinet now "enabled" can I only use BT. How do I find other potential suppliers - e.g Sky who I currently use for TV.
Question 2: Should I consider switching to VOIUP and get a small VOIP telephone system for the three desks we currently have for calls and data.
Many thanks for any help and advice.
Nick the Aging Newbie