My exchange, Blewbury is scheduled to get FTTC in December 2011.
My current stats are :
Channel: INTR, Upstream rate = 448 Kbps, Downstream rate = 2496 Kbps
Link Power State: L0
Line Status: No Defect
Training Status: Showtime
SNR (dB): 6.2 12.0
Attn(dB): 63.5 31.5
Pwr(dBm): 17.7 11.9
Max(Kbps): 2752 748
Rate (Kbps): 2496 448
So it will be obvious why I cannot wait til December. Especially as I live in a village of 110 houses and our one cabinet is 300m away. The exchange is around 5km distance.
However when using the BTW checker it gives disappointing results I quote :
"Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 31st December 2011. Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 7.8Mbps and upstream line speed of 2.2Mbps."
No other number in the village gets a faster speed reported. So what does this mean ? No fibre to our cabinet here and we will connect kms away.
The next village to me which is halfway between us and the exchange reports speeds around 16 to 31 mbps. Numbers I have checked in the village where the exchange is located return the full 40mbps.
Does anyone know how reliable this data is likely to be, it is BT after all.
This is all very frustrating and a bit of a let down as we all worked very hard to win the BT Race to Infinity last year only to find that we will get ADSL speeds at FTTC prices.