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Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Tue 27-Mar-12 16:35:21
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Re: Plusnet reason for not supplying FTTC for my house.


[re: paul1360] [link to this post]
 
If FTTC is available, being that far from the exchange is a very good reason for switching to fibre.

With FTTC only the distance from home to the cabinet affects the speeds, the distance of the cabinet to the exchange has negligible effect.

jelv

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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 27-Mar-12 19:40:42
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Re: Plusnet reason for not supplying FTTC for my house.


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In reply to a post by jelv:
With FTTC only the distance from home to the cabinet affects the speeds, the distance of the cabinet to the exchange has negligible effect.

I think this is because fibre has very low signal loss.
Standard User paul1360
(member) Wed 28-Mar-12 10:57:17
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Re: Plusnet reason for not supplying FTTC for my house.


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I agree hence my swap from 1.5Mb/1Mb to 39Mb/9Mb it was a no brainer for me any way. I understand that exchange to cab on FTTC has little effect on speed it's cab to house is the 1, I'm about 150mts from the cab so hence my speed, they have had to install another cab as the 1st one filled up very fast (200 slots so a small 1). There does seem to be a lot of problems with what anybody can get as the OP has shown BT say yes Plusnet says no and the OP is not the 1st to find this out. In fact I've come upon a crazy 1 also, a few days ago I went to check what speed I could get when BT uplift to 80/20, the isp checker told me FTTC was not in my area but I could get 1.8Mb from them but on the same page it told me I could get 36/2 on FTTC. Crazy system if you ask me lol
iechyd da


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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 28-Mar-12 15:29:16
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Re: Plusnet reason for not supplying FTTC for my house.


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I can't imagine there will be many cases where the cabinet is further away than the exchange smile

Phil

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Standard User R0NSKI
(regular) Wed 28-Mar-12 15:44:25
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Re: Plusnet reason for not supplying FTTC for my house.


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My old house for one (CT118RE), my back gate was almost opposite the back entrance to the Ramsgate exchange, in fact the DP was against the wall of the exchange. I was surprised when I looked it up out of curiosity and found it was indeed on a cabinet, round the corner and up the road a bit.

Moved out in 2002, so never had broadband there, but bet they get almost the full speed.

Edited by R0NSKI (Wed 28-Mar-12 15:45:22)

Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 28-Mar-12 18:13:48
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Re: Plusnet reason for not supplying FTTC for my house.


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
the cabinet was closer on the cable run though, if not as the crow flies.

Phil

MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

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Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 28-Mar-12 19:38:30
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Re: Plusnet reason for not supplying FTTC for my house.


[re: paul1360] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by paul1360:
I agree hence my swap from 1.5Mb/1Mb to 39Mb/9Mb it was a no brainer for me any way. I understand that exchange to cab on FTTC has little effect on speed it's cab to house is the 1, I'm about 150mts from the cab so hence my speed, they have had to install another cab as the 1st one filled up very fast (200 slots so a small 1). There does seem to be a lot of problems with what anybody can get as the OP has shown BT say yes Plusnet says no and the OP is not the 1st to find this out. In fact I've come upon a crazy 1 also, a few days ago I went to check what speed I could get when BT uplift to 80/20, the isp checker told me FTTC was not in my area but I could get 1.8Mb from them but on the same page it told me I could get 36/2 on FTTC. Crazy system if you ask me lol
iechyd da

When you say BT had to change the FTTC cabinent to a larger capacity one, did you loose any service, if so how long did you loose service for?

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Standard User TheManStan
(regular) Wed 28-Mar-12 21:03:39
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Re: Plusnet reason for not supplying FTTC for my house.


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No Bobby, there is a big 288 slot one and they've placed another smaller 144 slot one next to it to increase capacity for the area.

Standard User R0NSKI
(regular) Wed 28-Mar-12 22:41:06
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Re: Plusnet reason for not supplying FTTC for my house.


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the cabinet was closer on the cable run though, if not as the crow flies.


No, exchange is much closer, cabinet is further away.

Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 28-Mar-12 22:55:29
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No Bobby, there is a big 288 slot one and they've placed another smaller 144 slot one next to it to increase capacity for the area.

Ah so they leave the cab they initially installed and then install the larger one next to it, interesting.

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