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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 20-May-14 14:20:12
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[re: pcoventry76] [link to this post]
 
Which city scheme and which exact providers have you contacted?

Virgin Media does not do Fibre on Demand, and one presumes you have confirmed that FoD (Fibre on Demand) is showing as an option for your individual telephone line?

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 20-May-14 14:44:10
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Re: BT in trouble, hiring more staff


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It was this one..

https://www.connectionvouchers.co.uk

2 quotes from suppliers given to the local council. Both for leased lines (no they don't do FTTPoD) as I said it was VM and Zen who are 2 that they list for my city.

Well, yes, as per the thread that I started that someone else pointed out. It says 330/30 when I put in my address. I can't check my line yet as I don't have one active until the FTTC goes in - even though I have a physical NTE5 here.

Edited by pcoventry76 (Tue 20-May-14 14:44:39)

Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 20-May-14 14:47:10
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In reply to a post by Ignitionnet:
You would have to find someone who wanted to provide you the service and had quoted you on it, having done the necessary checks on install charges. Receiving a quote from a supplier, of which there are many serving Newport, is a prerequisite.

Obviously these guys would have their own standards also, it costs them money to quote and credit checks, etc, would be required for a long contract as I'm sure you could imagine being a businessman.

FYI The limit on the scheme is £3000. Odds of getting 330/30 business grade for £200 a month are slim. At that price bracket it's generally using FTTPoD as a leased-line replacement at 30Mb/s symmetrical or similar. Demonstrating that 330Mb over 80Mb/20Mb is a legitimate business expense problematic too. I have 2 lines here but only one that gets expensed for obvious reasons.


Thanks for the usual helpful and interesting information. Yes I am merely going on figures that I have seen bounced around for 330/30. I have no problem with credit checks.My personal credit rating is high but the business I am now running is a family property business. Therefore there is a lot of collateral if needed.

I believe the contracts start around the 36 month mark?

Anyway it's not going to happen so I will have to do what you do - 2 lines and like you said only one can be expensed.I think it would be worth giving the PN business team another call and seeing what they can do for me also.

I can see the need for more bandwidth increasing over the next year or so and whilst people might say "you have deep pockets" I dont but this is business as I am sure you also appreciate, what's a few more hundred quid taken from the tax man? smile

Edited by pcoventry76 (Tue 20-May-14 14:52:29)


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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 20-May-14 14:53:29
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Re: BT in trouble, hiring more staff


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
I only got them for leased lines.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 20-May-14 14:54:13
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[re: pcoventry76] [link to this post]
 
Okay that is the generic site and which city is important as some providers offer different services in different cities,

Zen do not appear to list Fibre on Demand but others do including

http://www.just2connect.com/
http://www.silverlinings.eu/
http://www.unitel.co.uk/
http://www.tptele.com/broadband/connection-vouchers....
http://www.brigantia.com/
http://www.resourcetelecomgroup.com/
http://www.abcnet.co.uk/
http://www.fluidata.co.uk/
http://www.itcs.co.uk/

In fact it crops up over 100 times in the supplier list

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 20-May-14 14:56:48
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In reply to a post by ian72:
But FTTPoD is still only available at a limited number of exchange and I don't know if pcoventry's is one of those. I know it is not available on my exchange yet.


Well according to the BT wholesale checker it is.. I am not sure if it actually is or if it just says that as my exchange was one of the recent ones round here to be activated

This is what it says,

http://prntscr.com/3kx4kz

It's the same as I put in the thread Batboy highlighted, But I did a new check today.

Edited by pcoventry76 (Tue 20-May-14 15:00:56)

Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 20-May-14 14:58:06
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Then I need to look back into that then. Thanks for pointing that out.

All i got was prices for leased lines over 5-10 year contracts. Which are fine but the the lowest price I got was 13k a year for 100/100 from Virgin
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 20-May-14 15:00:15
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In reply to a post by ian72:
So as you say at least BT retail/business ought to be able to quote for FTTPoD at the very least.


Well when I even try to check for the 160mb product I am not given a result. When I called up I was told 80/20 was the max I could get.

I am tempted to wander to the exchange as it's only what 400 yards from my place. I can literally see it from where I sit on the dual carriageway,.

it's lunacy to think all I want is to get a service and pay for it. It's like pulling teeth somedays.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 20-May-14 15:04:41
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In reply to a post by pcoventry76:
I don't think so. I did choose the extension kit just incase but my phone line is around a foot from my PC and I have a table ready for the phone and modem to go on. Which will be right next to the HG612 or whatever it is.


That's good so if you do happen to get a contractor they wont be messing with your internal wiring. If they do fit an interstitial plate and NTE5 faceplate be sure to keep the old filtered faceplate if you had one...or keep the interstitial plate if they use an existing filtered faceplate plus the extension kit since it was part of your order.


Thanks for the advice. I am literally sat with my back to the current socket - which is this.

http://prntscr.com/3kx6wf an NTE5? I have my phone plugged in ready but it's dead at the moment.

I have homeplugs but everything I need is in range of ethernet cables.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 20-May-14 15:07:05
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[re: pcoventry76] [link to this post]
 
For those areas where fibre on demand is the FTTP option, then there is only one speed available 330/30, the other GEA-FTTP speed points are not available.

Are you talking to the business or consumer division in BT?

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