Hi all apologies in advance for the long post but please bare with me.
When I moved to my current house 20 years ago there were only 60 houses and it was deemed to be ‘rural’, and in any event it was dial up or nothing. Apparently because there was only a few houses the gave some or all of the 60 or so houses long lines direct to the exchange. 2 miles ish from my house.
Fast forward a couple of years an we got ADSL at work in the W-s-M town centre, so I started looking for information about my local exchange at Worle. The story was that BT/Openreach wanted at least 400 people to sign up before they would look at equipping the Worle exchange. I duly signed up.
During this time various house developers built over the farmland between us and the outskirts of Worle with several hundred new houses all of which got shiny new green cabinets. So we are not really ‘rural’ any more.
Skip forward a year or so an ADSL went live, and that is basically that is the situation we are in now. Although the Internet performance was great to start with, as more people signed up the performance went down hill.
Although Openreach have been gradually wandering around adding shiny new fibre cabinets next to the copper ones they can not do that for me. So the situation has arisen that houses with a number of 1 to 7 can not get fiber but houses numbered 9 and above can.
On a good day I get 4 to 4.5 on a bad day and/or if the other in the house are online then this goes down to between 2 and 2.5 resulting in a 45 minute program taking anything up to 900 minutes to stream.
I keep on to my ISP that the performance is rubbish for real world use but they just say the speed is actually 6 it is within the acceptable range totally ignoring the fact that nowadays there will be 3 phones, 2 PCs, 1 or 2 NAS devices, a firestick the TV, and a set top box, and a tablet all connected at the same time.
So at last to the questions
Does anyone else have the same problem?
if so have the been offered a solution?
Does the solution work? In the real word.
How much did it cost to implement.?