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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 11-Sep-19 10:16:58
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Re: FTTP On Demand?


[re: candlerb] [link to this post]
 
Fixed wireless should show up in the search, so if there is definitely a dot on the map for a fixed wireless service at a postcode and the search is not showing it up then let me know and will look at why its so.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 11-Sep-19 10:45:47
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Solution


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
Main www site does not show all the of the possible permutations of services, the full list is available by https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/postcode-search

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Standard User busterboy
(member) Wed 11-Sep-19 11:51:37
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Re: FTTP On Demand?


[re: baby_frogmella] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by baby_frogmella:
In reply to a post by Cazo:
I have this morning been told about Boundless Networks
https://www.boundlessnetworks.co.uk/

Fibre to the mast. Is this something any of you have heard of? Is it worth looking into also?

Many thanks

C

Are you in their coverage area?
https://www.boundlessnetworks.co.uk/home-broadband/c...

If so, worth getting in touch with them. I think they use a Wi-Max type solution where a rooftop antenna is installed which communicates with their local mast - a line of sight is req'd. In my previous home in Kent, i used to be with such an ISP (Telabria) and the Wi-Max setup worked pretty well. However Telabria went bust later on & Orbital/Vfast hoovered up its remains frown
https://www.boundlessnetworks.co.uk/home-broadband/h...


Some lucky folks in my village are with Boundless Networks and the reports are pretty good.

England soccer manager (and close neighbour of mine) Gareth Southgate uses them and reported to me it works fine until Fibre gets to him in the not too distant future. wink

We can actually see the red beacon (Mast) from my house but sadly tree's are a problem in the line of sight.

The red beacon is situated at the end of Leeds Bradford Airport (Otley Chevin end) and can be seen easily come night fall.

Others in my village are lucky and have no objects obstructing the LOS.

Most who I have asked say the service is reliable although not quite getting the speeds they pay for.... BUT certainly better than the 1Mbps we now get through copper.

Definitely worth a shot if you can see the product will work via their website.

Ring them because communications is very good the times I have rung. smile

BTBroadband

Edited by busterboy (Wed 11-Sep-19 12:06:39)


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Standard User jabuzzard
(committed) Wed 11-Sep-19 12:31:47
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Re: FTTP On Demand?


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by R0NSKI:
Be prepared for a rather large price, quotes have been from a few thousand up to about £30k, but one way to look at it is the house worth that much more?


Alternatively your offer needs to take into account what fixing the broadband so it is at a decent speed would cost.
Standard User candlerb
(experienced) Wed 11-Sep-19 12:47:05
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Re: Solution


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Main www site does not show all the of the possible permutations of services, the full list is available by https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/postcode-search


Thanks. It was user error: I had followed a menu from the front page to the "availability checker", which didn't show it.

For reference, the coverage information is available by following Information & Data > UK Broadband Map > Search by Postcode.
Standard User R0NSKI
(knowledge is power) Wed 11-Sep-19 15:35:59
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Re: FTTP On Demand?


[re: jabuzzard] [link to this post]
 
Good point, but I suspect your average house buyer doesn't give broadband a thought, so you may under value what someone else is willing to pay. But its certainly a good bargaining point.

Standard User jabuzzard
(committed) Wed 11-Sep-19 16:33:31
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Re: FTTP On Demand?


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Well that would depend on the property and who the potential buyers are likely to be.

If you have a four bedroomed detached for example then you are appealing to families, and I doubt that many potential buyers of are going to be happy with 10Mbps broadband. The seller might luck out and get someone who does not care or does not check till after they have purchased but you are limiting your potential buyers and so is likely to take longer, probably much longer for a sale.

On the other hand a two bedroomed bungalow appealing to a retired person with no kids may be more willing to accept 10Mbps broadband and it makes no difference to selling the house.
Standard User andynormancx
(member) Wed 11-Sep-19 16:57:46
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Re: FTTP On Demand?


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
That would be been true a few years ago, not so much now.

Rightmove have had a "Show average broadband speed at this postcode" link on their property details for a least 5 years now:

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/proper...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 11-Sep-19 18:37:35
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Rightmove is not showing real speeds it looks like


[re: andynormancx] [link to this post]
 
Believe based on a few checks around my local area that if you are on the FTTC cabinet it simply says 67 Mb from someone like TalkTalk or EE (the EE showed up in a FTTP address)

It looks to be saying the same figure irrespective of distance, including a property so far from the VDSL2 cabinet BT does not quote a VDSL2 speed.

They are just using CompareTheMarket which explains it all.

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Standard User bedrock
(member) Wed 11-Sep-19 18:45:13
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Re: Rightmove is not showing real speeds it looks like


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Lol, just checked my neighbor's house as is up for sale, like Andrew says, rightmove lists 67mbs by talk talk. We live too far from the FTTC cabinet to get anything like that (more like 10mbs) however openreach have upgraded the neighborhood to fttp and I'm quite happy with my 330/50 connection. So I wouldn't trust anything rightmove has to say on broadband speed!

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