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Standard User fig
(committed) Tue 31-May-11 16:12:59
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Market 1's and LLU/21CN/FTTC/FTTH


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Being reasonably close to a Market 1 exchange (which is arguably a bit better than being quite far away from a Market 3 exchange before my house move) I'm curious about the prospects for any updated connection options.

My exchange WAS on the 256 C&W list but disappeared, it's not on the Demon list either (LVWTW), there is no 21CN date or anything else threatening to give me an alternative to the 20CN network.

I'm on a new estate, so there wont be any cable options for some time (if ever), so are ALL exchanges supposedly going to be 21CN by some date?

While probably not economically sound, have any other small exchanges been blessed with any of the better options and given users better options?

I'm not expecting miracles, but it would be nice to get an upload speed higher than a piece of wet string smile

plusnet 4/11/2003 -> 4/3/2009 512Kb-2Mb
O2 Standard LLU 4/3/2009 -> 23/6/2009 ~3Mb O2 Access 13/7/2009 -> 22/6/2010 ~8Mb
plusnet 22/6/2010 -> ?? ~8MB
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 31-May-11 16:31:40
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Re: Market 1's and LLU/21CN/FTTC/FTTH


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A few Market 1's do get FTTC via a nearby enabled exchange, but I'm afraid Westwood (nr Warrington) isn't on the latest list I have seen.

(Edit - typo).

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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 31-May-11 22:10:21)

Standard User fig
(committed) Tue 31-May-11 19:32:24
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Re: Market 1's and LLU/21CN/FTTC/FTTH


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Ah well frown Thanks for the info though, I'll keep checking the seemingly static results of Samknows and the forums just in case smile

plusnet 4/11/2003 -> 4/3/2009 512Kb-2Mb
O2 Standard LLU 4/3/2009 -> 23/6/2009 ~3Mb O2 Access 13/7/2009 -> 22/6/2010 ~8Mb
plusnet 22/6/2010 -> ?? ~8MB


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Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(regular) Tue 31-May-11 21:01:50
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Re: Market 1's and LLU/21CN/FTTC/FTTH


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I was similar posistion last year. according popular opinion across various forums, not a chance of getting anything more than market 1 any time soon, then without warning, both Talk Talk and sky unbundled within a matter of months of each other at the Newtown Powys exchange.

I suppoose this will happen more and more as the bigger exchanges get more saturated.

My views are my experiences.
Standard User fig
(committed) Wed 01-Jun-11 11:51:10
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Re: Market 1's and LLU/21CN/FTTC/FTTH


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Good to know smile Did you find out via Samknows or other means?

plusnet 4/11/2003 -> 4/3/2009 512Kb-2Mb
O2 Standard LLU 4/3/2009 -> 23/6/2009 ~3Mb O2 Access 13/7/2009 -> 22/6/2010 ~8Mb
plusnet 22/6/2010 -> ?? ~8MB
Standard User bookey
(experienced) Wed 01-Jun-11 12:21:31
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Re: Market 1's and LLU/21CN/FTTC/FTTH


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I'd be inclined to see Westwood as a viable target for FTTC and backhaul the fibre to the Central Warrington exchange.
Looks to be a prime commuter area, the geographic spread is atkin to that of Peterborough and that has a large FTTx deployment planned

Paul
Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(regular) Wed 01-Jun-11 12:33:42
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Well of sorts with Sam knows, they were quick with TT, however very slow with Sky, I knew some months before, due to their line checker. However the exchange checker here on the Map still has Newtown as Mrkt 1,

My views are my experiences.
Standard User fig
(committed) Wed 01-Jun-11 12:37:09
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Re: Market 1's and LLU/21CN/FTTC/FTTH


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I certainly hope so. There is a lot of new housing development here, a new school to go in, etc so maybe they are just waiting for the school to be built to make more of an effort smile

The info on Samknows doesn't appear to have changed since I moved here (from 1/2 a mile away) 2 years ago so I know that there are a lot more domestic lines that have been installed and connected to that exchange but the number doesn't appear to have changed, and there are a lot more to be connected as they continue to develop.

plusnet 4/11/2003 -> 4/3/2009 512Kb-2Mb
O2 Standard LLU 4/3/2009 -> 23/6/2009 ~3Mb O2 Access 13/7/2009 -> 22/6/2010 ~8Mb
plusnet 22/6/2010 -> ?? ~8MB
Standard User fig
(committed) Wed 01-Jun-11 12:41:16
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Thanks again smile I've just checked Sky on the off chance they have installed something, still no joy, but I'll keep checking every now and then.

Could be worse, I could be in one of the areas where it's only just possible to get BB, but then the flip side is they are the areas that seem to be getting some attention so could end up with 40Mb fiber before I even get 21CN/LLU.

plusnet 4/11/2003 -> 4/3/2009 512Kb-2Mb
O2 Standard LLU 4/3/2009 -> 23/6/2009 ~3Mb O2 Access 13/7/2009 -> 22/6/2010 ~8Mb
plusnet 22/6/2010 -> ?? ~8MB
Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(regular) Wed 01-Jun-11 12:54:00
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With hindisght, Sky rep was pitched up for some months before, talking to the rep it was down to how many combined packages they sold . TT had it planned for 3 yrs. they would not commit on a date even speaking to TT one month before they did. I suppose as the bigger exchanges become less profitable due to saturation they begin to look at smaller exchanges. Then they all rush to fill the same whole at the same time I know what my business adviser would say!

My views are my experiences.
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