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Standard User derekdel
(committed) Fri 25-Sep-20 16:05:10
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FTTP BT 900


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I never ever thought I would be sitting here writing I now have a BT 900 service but I do!
A bit thanks to whoever pushed this through. I especially appreciative the changes in BT, vastly different business model now, literally night & day.

I remember getting a FTTPoD quote 2 1/2 years ago for £15,400.00 ex VAT {ouch} hence the reason I would never dream of getting FTTP.

I know certain people from BT or Open Reach will see this & again thank you so much.

Now how do I get the BQM to work on a smart hub?

https://www.thinkbroadband.com/_assets/speedtest/but...


*edit*Just ran a speed test on this simply amazing
https://www.speedtest.net/result/10145653156

Edited by derekdel (Fri 25-Sep-20 16:09:51)

Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 25-Sep-20 17:10:05
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Congrats on a lovely testing fibre connection.

I’m not sure BQM runs through a BT Smart Hub

Not entirely sure why you would need it too, an FTTP connection doesn’t have ‘stats’ as such.

Standard User flilot
(regular) Fri 25-Sep-20 18:19:28
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Not entirely sure why you would need it too, an FTTP connection doesn’t have ‘stats’ as such.


The BQM is actually still very useful on FTTP, and can be used to diagnose or at least point to issues. My BQM came in handy early on in my FTTP connection's service - it was showing 50% packet loss, which turned out to be a faulty fibre line card in CityFibre's network.

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 25-Sep-20 18:39:57
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So how much has it actually cost you?

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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Fri 25-Sep-20 19:20:09
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Pretty very poor upload from BT. Should be both download and upload same speed. It's 21st century not 19th century!

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Standard User candlerb
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 25-Sep-20 19:39:10
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Pretty very poor upload from BT. Should be both download and upload same speed.


It's simply a commercial, marketing decision. It forces people who want a higher upload speed to take a more expensive product (like a leased line). It's hard enough already to make a business case for rolling out FTTP, without having a product that cuts into your other revenues.

These are unregulated products - except certain FTTP tiers where copper is not available - and mostly paid for out of commercial investment.
Standard User derekdel
(committed) Fri 25-Sep-20 19:54:01
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Thanks Zarjaz. I just want to see how the BQM works on my new line compared to FTTC. Just nosy 🧐
Standard User derekdel
(committed) Fri 25-Sep-20 20:02:01
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Open Reach have just installed native FTTP. £59.99 a month rolling + £9.99 set-up fee for the 910/110.
Unbelievable different.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 25-Sep-20 20:07:52
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Pretty very poor upload from BT. Should be both download and upload same speed. It's 21st century not 19th century!

... and you signature says ...
PN FTTC 80/20 since 2014

... why haven’t practised what you preach ??

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Fri 25-Sep-20 21:17:46
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That's because my area isn't FTTP yet. Never will.

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 26-Sep-20 00:18:51
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Thank you for the reply. You might get it a little cheaper from EE in the future.

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Standard User Sammm_
(learned) Sat 26-Sep-20 05:05:11
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No. 100mbps upload is more than enough for the general consumer.

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Standard User busterboy
(committed) Sat 26-Sep-20 08:00:07
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No. 100mbps upload is more than enough for the general consumer.


Exactly. wink

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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sat 26-Sep-20 14:24:10
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In reply to a post by Sammm_:
No. 100mbps upload is more than enough for the general consumer.


Exactly. wink

Also agree, I think 115Mbits upload is also fine, and I do the odd huge (and I say huge) raw content upload now and then to be processed remotely and while I have done that everyone else here has been able to use the connection fine.

I am not saying if BT offered a faster upload to us at a very reasonable price I wouldn't take it, but I can see us on this speed for a while due to it is at this time perfect for our needs.

Paul

Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sat 26-Sep-20 14:30:06
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Open Reach have just installed native FTTP. £59.99 a month rolling + £9.99 set-up fee for the 910/110.
Unbelievable different.

Yeah we went from a very unstable 0 to 5.5Mb ADSL2+ connection to 300Mbits FTTP and saw a huge difference, we also saw another huge difference going from that 300Mbits to 920Mbits.

We mostly got this package for the upload which suits our needs perfectly.

We are very happy with we are paying and getting, any issues we have had at the start was resolved very fast or in a reasonable time frame, so thumbs up smile

Paul

Standard User busterboy
(committed) Sat 26-Sep-20 16:39:32
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Hi Paul, you don't visit as often as you used to obviously because you're package sounds like it's still working good with your new router you purchased.

May I ask have you had any glitches or down time since you got the 910 / 110 package sorted.

Speeds still good etc etc. smile

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Standard User Pheasant
(member) Sat 26-Sep-20 18:25:00
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No. 100mbps upload is more than enough for the general consumer.

Hehe ok! Reminds me of the famous Thomas Watson (IBM) quote...”I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-Sep-20 19:10:05
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Hehe ok! Reminds me of the famous Thomas Watson (IBM) quote...”I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."

exactly. Back in 1999, the 128kbps upload I had on NTL cable modem was dramatic, compared to the 10kbps or so my line managed with a 56k modem. (the 33.6kbps modems were symmetric, 56k's were asymmetric)
But today with Zoom, Webex, etc, I moved to Virgin cable from FTTC last Nov because upload had collapsed, and I now get a good 18 to 20 mbps.

21 years of broadband connectivity since 1999 trial - Live BQM

Edited by jchamier (Sat 26-Sep-20 19:10:47)

Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sat 26-Sep-20 19:40:06
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Hi Paul, you don't visit as often as you used to obviously because you're package sounds like it's still working good with your new router you purchased.

Oh I still visit, I have the forums open all day while the PC is on, I read a few posts here and there and do answer a couple now and then.
But yeah I haven't posted as much as I use to but that's due to being busy atm.

In reply to a post by busterboy:
May I ask have you had any glitches or down time since you got the 910 / 110 package sorted.

Erm I only had that one down time near the start of this package, but that was when they upgraded the hardware I think at the exchange due to I went from the 885Mbits to the full 925Mbits.

In reply to a post by busterboy:
Speeds still good etc etc. smile

I have noticed the single threaded tests show the speed has dropped a little bit, but nothing to moan about.
Apart from that I am getting our full speed 24/7 so no complaints there.

Paul

Standard User busterboy
(committed) Sat 26-Sep-20 22:34:53
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Excellent Paul, thanks for the update and glad to hear it's all working well. smile

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