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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 15-Mar-11 00:14:27
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Re: Changed RFS date (31st March to 16th Feb)


[re: Yerman164] [link to this post]
 
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The BT wholesale checker is the only one worth paying attention to, all the ISP's take the results from that when you put your phone number in on their website.
BT said I couldn't get it for another 6 weeks (didn't check SamKnows), but I thought "What the hell..." and tried to order it online from my ISP. The order went through as sweet as you like.


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Standard User mrnelster
(member) Tue 15-Mar-11 00:29:19
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Re: Changed RFS date (31st March to 16th Feb)


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The BT wholesale checker is the only one worth paying attention to, all the ISP's take the results from that when you put your phone number in on their website.


Not really. BT supply the ISP's with details of cab/postcode/uplift ratio when the cabs are ready to go live.

The administrive side of things (updating all the postcodes/lines on the checker) seems to lag behind the ISP's, whose interest it's in to get people connected. wink

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Standard User Yerman164
(newbie) Tue 15-Mar-11 01:35:25
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Re: Changed RFS date (31st March to 16th Feb)


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The BT wholesale checker is the only one worth paying attention to, all the ISP's take the results from that when you put your phone number in on their website.


Not really. BT supply the ISP's with details of cab/postcode/uplift ratio when the cabs are ready to go live.

The administrive side of things (updating all the postcodes/lines on the checker) seems to lag behind the ISP's, whose interest it's in to get people connected. wink


I'm not sure what's wrong with what I said. Generally speaking you can usually only order FTTC after the BT wholesale checker has been updated saying your line is live. There may be the odd example like Billford's where people have managed to get it before, but I don't think that's common place.

From what I've seen, the ISP's checkers all change at the same time as the BT Wholesale checker. For instance my cab changed today to 30th June, and every ISP checker updated likewise.

Also when the BT Wholesale checker is down when they're performing updates then the checker for other ISP's is also down, so it seems to me they're just using that.

Some ISP's e.g. Aquiss even tell you the exact same text the BT checker gives you.


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Standard User danielowenuk
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 15-Mar-11 11:58:51
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Re: Changed RFS date (31st March to 16th Feb)


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When the engineer came out I was talking about the uptake of FTTC.

He said that they have only ran 100 pairs to the cabinet, and yet the fibre to the cabinet was 88000Mb, that seems a little pie in the sky as it would (potentially allow for 880Mb per end user).

Does anyone know what sort of fibre they run to the cab?
Standard User mrnelster
(member) Tue 15-Mar-11 16:50:58
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Re: Changed RFS date (31st March to 16th Feb)


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Are you sure he didnt mean 8800Mbs?

I think someone here told us that the standard cabinet supplied up to 288 lines. Divide that and you get 30 odd Meg each? Allow 2 lines per property and thats 60 odd?

Who knows! But that sort of figure would make more sense for allowed capacity.

I think I read somewhere that the fibres were 155 meg each?? tongue

Anybody?

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Standard User danielowenuk
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 15-Mar-11 22:09:00
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He definitely said 88 thousand, and definitely said only 100 pairs in the cab could be bs though
Standard User mrnelster
(member) Tue 15-Mar-11 23:31:14
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Someone like Zarjaz would be the person to ask.

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Standard User Yerman164
(newbie) Thu 31-Mar-11 01:14:23
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Re: Changed RFS date (31st March to 16th Feb)


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My cabinet has gone live today in Chesterfield, by coincidence the date of 31st March was correct all along.

It turns out I wasn't connected to the cabinet I thought I was, which was installed back in November and went live several weeks ago.

The cab I'm connected to was only installed 2 weeks ago and yet it's just gone live today, pretty impressive work by BT. I've not heard about a cab going live so quickly before.

Install date of 7th April for BT Infinity.
Standard User TheHorseman
(knowledge is power) Thu 31-Mar-11 13:59:50
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Nice guy actually shifted my master socket to a better position.

I like them to move mine as it is in a stupid place, jammed right up against the window frame in the far right corner screwed the the sill.

I guess i'll have to have the brew and biccies ready. smile

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Standard User danielowenuk
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 31-Mar-11 14:38:52
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To be fair he called up and said

"is the socket close to the pc?"

to which I said

"Ahhh I want to talk to you about that"

So he did kinda agree before I broke out the tea and biscuits, I think the process allows them to move sockets.
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