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Standard User izools
(experienced) Fri 22-Feb-13 11:49:03
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Have just had a new line installed on the Taunton exchange - LLU providers are C&W, TalkTalk, and Sky.

Unfortunately the cab this line is connected to has been declared non-viable for fibre.

As such I want to go with a suitable LLU provider. The line is rather long, with the property being 3.3KM from the exchange ATCF so the speeds won't be stellar.

As such, I asked the Openreach engineer who installed the line to fit it with a Filtered Faceplate, and I want an ISP that has manual control over the line profiles, as I want to have a 6dB Target Noise Margin with interleaving disabled.

I would choose TalkTalk but as I've just had the line installed am in contract with BT and TalkTalk don't do the broadband by itself, and I know that Sky don't allow fastpath on their lines.

Has anyone on C&W LLU every successfully had their line profile manually changed?

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Standard User ncf355
(newbie) Fri 22-Feb-13 12:28:47
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Your title mentioned Xilo, but not the body of your Question?

If Xilo is an option, I'd whole heartedly recommend them to you - they will work with you to get the best out of the line , plus they are only a 1 month rolling sub - to my mind the ultimate way of putting your money where your mouth is!

Recommend the router I use as well if you like control - Billion 7800n - quite pricey but worth it IMHO
Standard User ncf355
(newbie) Fri 22-Feb-13 12:31:04
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I'd add that I'm probably around the same distance from my exchange a you (possibly a little less) and achieve around 5.5MB compared to the poxy 3MB I used to get with O2

Not that far from you either in WSM!

(OK, for exchange comparison it may as well be Leeds!)

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Standard User izools
(experienced) Fri 22-Feb-13 12:35:22
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Thanks very much.

All I am having difficulty deciding is whether to opt for Xilo's TalkTalk LLU package or their C&W LLU package, as Tom from Xilo sales reckons it will be difficult convincing C&W to lower the SNR / disable interleaving on a long line...

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Standard User MrBeeline
(committed) Sat 23-Feb-13 18:43:12
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Hi...

After lots of problems with ADSL2+ via BT kit, DLM appeared to keep playing with my download speed (sync speed up and down more than a Nuns drawers!). On advice from folks here, I went "partial LLU" with Xilo (Uno Broadband). Their Pro 24 package using TalkTalk kit. Fixed 6db profile and I've had a great (except for one BT line fault) experience. Totally stable and a great sync to the exchange.

So basically a VERY happy customer.

PS. Both their O/L and phone support are first class.

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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 23-Feb-13 19:10:56
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I was on a 6dB downstream SNRM when I first connected up, which was more than a year ago, with uno's partial LLU (TT LLU enabled exchange) "pro" product. However I prioritize stability over speed so have interleaving enabled. 13Mbps sync on a 37dB attenuation and a first class service smile

Edited by 4M2 (Sat 23-Feb-13 19:12:14)

Standard User izools
(experienced) Sat 23-Feb-13 19:27:37
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Thank you (both).

I decided to order the C&W LLU product from them in the end.

I couldn't justify having a usage cap like that on an LLU product when there's the option of no limit for £12.99 / PCM.

I think I'll value the unlimited usage more than uber flexible line profiles smile

Thanks again for the input everyone!

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Standard User MrBeeline
(committed) Sat 23-Feb-13 21:08:25
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I'm sure you wont be disappointed.

But bare in mind that the Pro 24 package is unlimited at weekends and between 12 and 6 am.

Plus they are going to be launching some sort of unlimited Pro package in April of this year.

Hope things work out for you. Good luck.

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Standard User MrBeeline
(committed) Sat 23-Feb-13 21:11:09
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In reply to a post by 4M2:
I was on a 6dB downstream SNRM when I first connected up, which was more than a year ago, with uno's partial LLU (TT LLU enabled exchange) "pro" product. However I prioritize stability over speed so have interleaving enabled. 13Mbps sync on a 37dB attenuation and a first class service smile


Don't want to cause any thread drift here (honest) ... but out of interest, what modem/router are you using?

PS. Sorry... I see that you've already answered this before (assuming you are still using the Thomson TG585 v7)!?

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Edited by MrBeeline (Sat 23-Feb-13 21:14:14)

Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 23-Feb-13 21:28:05
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In reply to a post by MrBeeline:
Don't want to cause any thread drift here (honest) ... but out of interest, what modem/router are you using?

PS. Sorry... I see that you've already answered this before (assuming you are still using the Thomson TG585 v7)!?


Yes still using a TG585 v7 with 8.2.6.5 generic firmware smile

BTW. have you checked out the new prices for "pro 50GB" unmetered after 8pm, etc.
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