Just had BT Openreach out to fix a line fault. Strange as I cancelled the visit, as the line appeared to clear on its own.But there you go, sounds like no one talks to each other at BT. Seemed a nice guy. So he said "I might as well test it while I'm here". Also offered to fit one of the latest filtered face-plates (current one was an old ADSL Nation), so I took him up on that. He seemed a nice chap and pretty chatty (not always the case).
Got talking about Broadband and that my current connection was Partial LLU with Xilo and that I got around an 11.3 Mbps sync. At that he asked if I had considered FTTC? Now the local village has FTTC and Samknows says it's 1.8miles to the exchange. Though the cabinet that I'm connected to is by the look of it slightly closer. But I had sort of assumed that would still be far too long for a decent connection.
My question is....
Is FTTC viable at this sort of distance in peoples experience?
or is it a case of "better to stick with what works"!?
Extra speed would be handy for me. As Ione of my hobbies is building custom PCs. And updating Windows alone during install time can take a while with a 10Mbps download speed.