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Standard User witchunt
(experienced) Tue 17-Nov-20 13:07:02
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Quite unusual to close roads off. Traffic disruption is minimal.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 17-Nov-20 13:32:36
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I was referring to the specific case of the OP who does already have FTTC.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 17-Nov-20 13:35:42
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In reply to a post by witchunt:
The number of places worth going where there either isnt already FTTP or planned to go live soon are getting fewer all the time.
UK FTTP currently running at around 18% - are you saying that getting on for 82% of the country is not worth going to?


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Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 17-Nov-20 14:19:29
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Hopefully by the time your Plusnet contract expires in 2022 you will have some feedback from others about Zzoomm and can make a decision based on service as well as price. Only you know if you need a faster connection and are prepared to pay more for it.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 17-Nov-20 14:45:33
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[re: ian72] [link to this post]
 
Poster did say or planned.

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User Dean83
(learned) Tue 17-Nov-20 15:58:07
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[re: zyborg47] [link to this post]
 
the digital region project in south yorkshire in the early 2010's is a prime example of a failed independent fibre network.

this went belly up as it failed to gain subscribers - and was a nightmare for people to move of off due to no migration process for Sub LLU - remember the old days of 'tag on the line?'

many subscribers were left without internet for weeks, with some ordering a second line to get around the problem.

fortunately things have improved somewhat in terms of availability and migration provesses
Standard User witchunt
(experienced) Tue 17-Nov-20 16:11:35
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Poster did say or planned.

and "getting fewer all the time"
Standard User gary333
(experienced) Tue 17-Nov-20 16:46:40
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[re: Dean83] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Dean83:
the digital region project in south yorkshire in the early 2010's is a prime example of a failed independent fibre network.

this went belly up as it failed to gain subscribers - and was a nightmare for people to move of off due to no migration process for Sub LLU - remember the old days of 'tag on the line?'

many subscribers were left without internet for weeks, with some ordering a second line to get around the problem.

fortunately things have improved somewhat in terms of availability and migration provesses


They were told by many residents & interested groups that what they were planning was a white elephant, yet the big headed council bosses ignored all advise.

They should have rolled out FTTP as many of us suggested at the time. Even if this meant prioritising certain areas. All the DRL cabinets were ripped out years ago. However, I believe they did sell the ducting - although very little evidence of usage by whoever took it over (at least where I live) so at least some value could be potentially possible.

One massive waste of money though overall.
Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 17-Nov-20 16:54:34
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A real network in the ground, and a paying customer base to go with it, are both assets. Someone is going to want to buy them to accelerate the growth of their own network, if the price is right - and the liquidator will always sell rather than write the asset off.
Much of that was said to me before I signed up to a small fibre network. Another theory mentioned to me by another customer was that if necessary us customers could run the network ourselves.

Michael Chare
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 17-Nov-20 17:03:52
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Poster did say or planned.
They said "planned to go live soon" - now depends on the definition of soon...
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