The house we're moving into on 23rd October has two phone lines.
One is their business line, and they will be 'taking the number with them', and that line doesn't have broadband on it. This means I can't place an order in-advance for broadband on that line without a number. That line has better stats on the Openreach checker, but they have no actual service on the line to verify those stats against though.
The second line, their non-business line, for which they won't be "taking the number with them", happens to be the one that they currently have broadband on. The stats look worse for that, and if I am reading the "observed speeds" correctly, they switched from 9.3mbps VDSL back to 6.4mbps ADSL in January this year probably due to it being massively below the hand-back rate.
What to do ? I'm tempted to request a new line install or install on whatever is left of the business line after they have taken the number with them. I will be going with Plusnet probably. That would mean no order in advance, and tethering for two weeks. Ouchy data-burn.
Here are the stats:
https://internetsomething.com/newhouse/lineWithBroad... (that line actually has broadband, and they aren't taking the phone number with them, so I could place an order with Plusnet now, which would go live in approx 2 weeks usually).
https://internetsomething.com/newhouse/lineWithoutBr... (the business line.. I can't do anything with the phone number, they're taking the number. there is no active broadband on that line though.)
Both sockets physically go into the house.
The only other thing I'm not sure about is the 'Bridge Tap: U' (does U mean Unknown ?)
I will of course strip out all internal wiring and make good as much as I can, on my (customer) side. I am an IT pro (who isn't ) and have an idea what I'm doing.
Also, I've been waiting over a month for an FFTPoD quote from Cerberus. Last time I chased (~20 days in), they said it should have come around about then, and would probably be in the next batch. Well that was maybe 3 weeks ago, I can't remember.
I have been really hoping that the reason for no FTTPoD quote coming back is because it's rural, and is close to some towns that are on the fibre priority programme, i.e. an announcement is coming.. but the openreach checker just says it's not part of the current fibre priority program.
Edited by carl0s (Wed 14-Oct-20 11:04:43)