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Standard User Daemon66
(member) Mon 11-Mar-19 17:05:34
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G.fast limited to 150Mbps?


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I've just upgraded to BT Ultrafast. When the engineer tested the line his tester reported that it is capable of nearly 700Mbps (literally just over the road from the cab but via overhead line), and apparently I'm the first Ultrafast in the cab.

Just wondering if anyone knows why BT wouldn't allow me to order the 330Mbps option or if there is any chance of them allowing me to upgrade in the near future?

Also, while on VDSL I was using a Draytek modem, does anyone know of an equivalent for G.fast?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 12-Mar-19 15:37:55
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Re: G.fast limited to 150Mbps?


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What does BT Broadband Availability Checker estimate for your phone number? Post just the whole table and the line above it, blanking out your phone number. If it doesn't recognise your phone number, use the Address Checker, not the Postcode Checker.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User Daemon66
(member) Wed 13-Mar-19 10:01:42
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Re: G.fast limited to 150Mbps?


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BT are now offering me the faster rate as an upgrade offer, but are asking for another £29.99 for kit and installation - I think I'll have to phone them and see what's what.


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Standard User jabuzzard
(member) Wed 13-Mar-19 10:52:21
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Re: G.fast limited to 150Mbps?


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There is a Vigor 165 which supports VDSL 35b and looking at limited online reports does better than the Vigor 130 on a line. Later this year there will be a Vigor 166 which does G.fast.
Standard User Daemon66
(member) Mon 18-Mar-19 14:49:55
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Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for the 166
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Mar-19 21:17:57
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G.Fast limit on 150Mbps for 330Mbps? That must be seriously joke!
Standard User Daemon66
(member) Mon 08-Apr-19 16:15:27
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I did manage to get the upgrade to the faster speed without having to pay any upgrade fee. The monthly price didn't go up either.

My line looks pretty good:
Data rate:49.08 Mbps / 329.2 Mbps
Maximum data rate:68.400 Mbps / 628.472 Mbps

Interestingly the HH2 reports a lower maximum than the Openreach Engineer's test terminal did, I expect there is quite some variation in modems/chipsets.

I'm almost back to where I was with Virgin, with a rock solid line instead of being plagued by errors (VM refused to do a re-pull). Now I just have to wait for Ultrafast 3 to step it up another notch.
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 08-Apr-19 17:13:23
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Maximum data rate:68.400 Mbps / 628.472 Mbps

How far is your street cabinet?

Why don't Openreach sell it for 600/60 on g.fast?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 08-Apr-19 17:29:16
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Because so few people would get that speed, and pushing DSL to its limits runs the risk of higher errors i.e. more resyncs

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Standard User PhilipD
(experienced) Mon 08-Apr-19 17:31:40
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H @adslmax

"Why don't Openreach sell it for 600/60 on g.fast?"

I suspect because so few people are able to get those speeds it wouldn't warrant the effort of having an extra product category.
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