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Standard User falko89
(member) Sat 19-Aug-17 09:31:34
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From 52mb to 512k. What's the chances of getting fibre?


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I've posted a few times over the years on here about the struggles of getting a fibre connection. It involved getting my local MP involved etc but after 7 years it paid off and FTTH became available but even that was a disaster as openreach cocked up my address but we got there and I put my order in for 52mb infinity 1 and 3 days before it was due to be installed law of sod landlord decided to put the house up for sale and I had to cancel.

So here we are again back at square 1. Found a new property. Max speed 2mb, lowest guaranteed speed a massive 512k, we really like the house but broadband is the deciding factor, we've struggled long enough with [censored] speed, it's in a rural location, do rural locations ever get fibre?
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(staff) Sat 19-Aug-17 09:42:06
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Re: From 52mb to 512k. What's the chances of getting fibre?


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Proportionally more likely to find find FTTP in rural locations 1 in 10 of Herefordshire and also Powys have it, so question is where are you looking

Map with all the https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/broadband-map#...

FTTP operators showing postcode locations

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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Sat 19-Aug-17 10:25:48
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Re: From 52mb to 512k. What's the chances of getting fibre?


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what is black and purple dot colour mean?


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 19-Aug-17 11:36:51
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No great significance other than some providers are plotted in purple and others probably will move to that colour scheme to help improve clarity as layers are used on http://maps.thinkbroadband.com and http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/broadband-maps

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Standard User falko89
(member) Sat 19-Aug-17 13:05:36
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Re: From 52mb to 512k. What's the chances of getting fibre?


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In Northern Ireland. It doesn't show anything on the map
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 19-Aug-17 13:48:32
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Urm it does - notice the black postcodes denoting Openreach FTTP

https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/broadband-map#...

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Standard User 69bertie
(member) Sat 19-Aug-17 16:26:31
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Yes, rural places do get fibre but it is a toss of the coin game and I think an element of luck. If the original box location had been retained we'd still be bumping along even with fibre. Whereas, after a rethink on plans, a new fibre box appeared in the village (hamlet actually - no church!). We used to get 2mb max, now with fibre, around the 70mb mark and we are 5 miles from the nearest town.

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