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Standard User urban4691
(member) Mon 17-Mar-14 16:01:36
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First 10 days of fibre broadband line speed


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Hi all,

My cabinet has finally been enabled with fibre broadband, and I've signed up. I know that the first ten days are when the speed is determined. Is there anything I can do at my end to ensure I get the best speed? Using/not using my computer? Plugging comp in to router instead of using wifi etc...

Also, for the geek in me, is there any way of finding out the exact date my cabinet was fibre enabled? (I want to see how quickly I got in after it was enabled!). I know, I know wink

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Mon 17-Mar-14 17:01:58
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Re: First 10 days of fibre broadband line speed


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What you do on your PC will make no difference. It is the connection between the modem and the exchange that is significant - as long as you don't keep rebooting the modem and you are happy that the phone wiring is ok then it doesn't matter what you do on your PCs/phones/etc.

And the 10 days is I believe irrelevant on fibre anyway. The line monitoring is now a permanent thing and will continuously check status of the connection and adjust settings as needed.
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 17-Mar-14 17:05:08
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Re: First 10 days of fibre broadband line speed


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There is no 10 days on Fibre.


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Standard User urban4691
(member) Mon 17-Mar-14 17:10:19
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Re: First 10 days of fibre broadband line speed


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Even better! Thanks for the info. I just got it from here:
"For all ADSL and WBC Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) services, the stable line rate will be determined during the first 10 days of service usage."
https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html

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PlusNet ADSL (20 meg sync) and Vodafone mobile broadband customer.

Superhappy TSO hosting customer (hosting £15 a year, with email replies to support within 60 seconds day and night, and I'm getting a £10 a year discount because I signed up my friend).
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 17-Mar-14 17:16:22
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Re: First 10 days of fibre broadband line speed


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Igorne it only applied to ADSL/ADSL2+ only
Standard User urban4691
(member) Mon 17-Mar-14 17:18:38
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Re: First 10 days of fibre broadband line speed


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Thanks! And how accurate does the speed predictor on here tend to be?
https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html

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Superhappy TSO hosting customer (hosting £15 a year, with email replies to support within 60 seconds day and night, and I'm getting a £10 a year discount because I signed up my friend).
Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Mon 17-Mar-14 17:35:19
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Re: First 10 days of fibre broadband line speed


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Not very accurate, less accurate if your previous provider was LLU or the line has never had a broadband service on it, , although for some addresses it can be fairly accurate , i suppose it is pot luck really,
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 17-Mar-14 17:42:56
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Re: First 10 days of fibre broadband line speed


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First three weeks after my first installed of FTTC I am getting 72/17 but (last week between 8pm and midnight was down to slow speed) nothing to do with my fibre or the line. It's just problem at BT node network but it was ok now (finger cross)

Edited by adslmax (Mon 17-Mar-14 17:43:48)

Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 29-May-14 15:58:05
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Re: First 10 days of fibre broadband line speed


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In reply to a post by urban4691:
Thanks! And how accurate does the speed predictor on here tend to be?
https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html


Hello,

I'm sure you have it by now! woohoo!

AS you will also already know it's 2 days and it's pretty accurate. For me it said 70-80 down and 13-20 up I get 73/18
Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Thu 29-May-14 16:47:07
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In reply to a post by pcoventry76:
In reply to a post by urban4691:
Thanks! And how accurate does the speed predictor on here tend to be?
https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html


Hello,

I'm sure you have it by now! woohoo!

AS you will also already know it's 2 days and it's pretty accurate. For me it said 70-80 down and 13-20 up I get 73/18
That's open to interpretation, as it is known to give somewhat duff info for some lines , mine is one that gets a different estimate than 2 other lines/addresses in the same building , the same results get repeated with a few other nearby properties, all the lines got back to the same PCP , It's designed to give them a easy get out should you get lower speeds, although such estimates should not be used for anything more than a guide for new customers at time of order
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