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Standard User AsH_88
(newbie) Thu 31-May-12 08:08:23
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Any Hope?


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Have never had the best broadband speeds but always upwards of 5Mbps, will be moving out into the sticks in the next few months and wondered what my chances are of an adsl connection if any at all.

BT checker says:

According to BT Wholesale, your line is very unlikely to be able to support ADSL, although a 256kbps service may be available.
Standard ADSL RAG results

You cannot receive 2Mbps ADSL
You cannot receive 1Mbps ADSL
You may be able to receive 512kbps ADSL
(Engineer visit likely)
You may be able to receive 256kbps ADSL
(Engineer visit likely)

You are approximately 6.50km from the exchange. Note that this is the straight line distance - the actual cable length will be longer!

I take the checker with a pinch of salt because most of the time ive had a fair bit more than it says, but this time i think i may be out of luck....

Is there a chance if the line is good that it may be a bit higher? if BT cant get a stable line, i take it no contracts stay in place if the service is cancelled?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 31-May-12 08:18:03
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6.5km straight line distance puts you at a possible 9 to 10km of real cable, and a possibility of no ADSL at all.

What does the property get ADSL wise now, or an immediate neighbour?

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Standard User KevG123
(regular) Thu 31-May-12 12:01:30
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What will your local exchange be?

Worth checking if FTTC planned

If not, then get yourself a BT 2Wire 2700 modem in readiness for rural bband blues !


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Standard User AsH_88
(newbie) Thu 31-May-12 12:48:51
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http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/WNTRU

Dont think there is any chance of FTTC at an exchange this small!

I have an old BT 2wire in the attic somewhere, looks like im going to be back to dialup speeds by the look of it...

No more netflix/iplayer etc
Standard User AsH_88
(newbie) Thu 31-May-12 12:52:04
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property doesnt currently have telephone line activated, next door use a 3 dongle so that is probably going to be the best route for me, although far from ideal..
Standard User hypertony
(committed) Thu 31-May-12 14:11:06
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Your best hope is an Three's MiFi

http://store.three.co.uk/Mobile_Broadband/MiFi

Look up the coverage map and as long as you have good coverage, then you're sorted!

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Thu 31-May-12 14:28:59
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I know of one farmer in Scotland who has about 1/2 mile of line from the road to his house. He has installed a 2700 by his gate after getting BT to install a master socket at that point and then several switches on route (using POE from either the gate or house) and actually gets a usable speed.


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Standard User qasdfdsaq
(member) Thu 31-May-12 14:53:37
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Interesting. I'm assuming they only allowed it as it was on his property, and they wouldn't e.g. install it on a utility pole on a public street.

I wonder if he might have been better off with a media converter and a single length of fibre, though admittedly using commodity switches is probably cheaper and more serviceable.
Standard User qasdfdsaq
(member) Thu 31-May-12 14:59:03
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Exchange size on it's own isn't the only determining factor, many cabs on smaller exchanges get a fibre connection direct to a larger exchange, skipping the local one completely (except for the remaining old telephone service)

Population and cabinet density is probably more of a factor,
Standard User MHC
(legend) Thu 31-May-12 15:06:09
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Own land ... he already had power up to there and an intercom installed in a small shed where his children would wait for the school bus. One of his children created the link with "advice" from a teacher. I works ... is thee important factor.


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