I'm out in YO32, and from the spreadsheet, my expected uplift is 15.13 ... BT give a date of 31/12/2011 for my cab.
Given the expected uplift you can see what miserable average BB we get, and only just out of York.
I am with O2 at the moment because the BT option only gave me around 135-160K because their line management s/w simply dropped me back in a few hours of getting anything near what would be classed as BB (1 - 1.5 meg). And just to say thanks BT, the OR folk spent most of a day testing and checking the line - right back to the exchange - did lift and shift - reset s/w and profiles etc ... installed new master socket ( I added an ADSL Nation frontplate as well). In the end, they said the line was as good as it gets - and actually, was one of the best they had seen in a while!!!
That said, I do get around 100-200 disconnects every day. The longest continuous connect would be around 30-45 mins. I do get 3.5-4.8 megs, with a NM around 3. At the moment this is OK as I get interrupted web access for a minute or so while a reconnect takes place, but I can live with that.
e.g today, I got 4 disconnects between 11:50 and 11:56 ... but have been OK now for 20 or so mins.
Trouble is O2 may not have a FTTC option in place by the time BT are selling their product. Plenty of OR vans around at the moment (more or less one on every street corner at the new cabs - in the cab and also pulling cables (ducts done/dug over the last few months. But, still see diggers around doing holes and trenches!).
So, do I opt for Infinity, or do I try my luck with eg PlusNet?
Fingers crossed that the other areas of "outer York" get some TLC from BT and FTTC. Our BB out in the sticks kas been pretty awful for some years. The best and most stable I ever had was on a fixed speed 512k line, but with so many websites using flash etc then this BB speed is just too slow. And as for OD TV services etc, well forget it - even now the lines are too unstable at the required speed.
I just get so annoyed at all the TV ads saying catch up, use this and that "i-player". It's just not good enough.
1999 Freeserve Dial up --> Freeserve Anytime ---> 2005 Wanadoo 512k BB ---> Jul 2009 Orange up 8 Megs(hah!) --> Nov 2009 O2 LLU
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