I take it your neighbour across the street that got that email from BT is a BT customer? It would figure that their own customers get it first before other operators have a chance to roll it out. BT started blagging about faster speeds in our local area, then months later so did EE and hey presto I found myself on ADSL2+ long after everyone else. LLU services like Sky and TalkTalk were already running on the faster kit.
Does anyone else you know use EE off the same exchange, if so have you checked what service they get? or indeed any other providers. I would guess at the moment non-BT customers are getting what you get ADSL Max.
Quite amazing. The OP mentioned misinformation, and those quotes are full of it.
LLU services are completely independent of whether or not an exchange is WBC enabled. Hundreds of thousands of people were able to get ADSL2+ long before BT Wholesale introduced it anywhere
, under the label WBC.
Second, at the point that BT Consumer can offer ADSL2+ so can every other BT Wholesale ISP, such as AAISP, Zen, IDNet, Entanet resellers and a hundred or so others.
Then of course there is Plusnet, which belongs to BT. That too belongs in the list.
Third - EE. Do you know how EE broadband is provided? Entirely and utterly by BT Wholesale
. But not in the way that list works.
For the ones on the list the user is connected to BT Wholesale at the exchange, and at one of the twenty nodes (ten in the case of ADSL Max) dotted around the country the user's traffic is handed over to the ISP who then gets it back to their own routing system and out to the internet.
That doesn't happen with EE broadband. They don't have a routing system of there own. It stays in BT Wholesale until it is routed out into the wider internet. EE are just a selling organisation.
BT Wholesale will only provide what EE asks and pays for. When your exchange became WBC enabled, all ISPs who wanted to had to trigger the upgrade of their customers to it from ADSL Max. The problem was that EE were slow! Just as they appear to have been with the OP's exchange
Why did they (Orange) get out of their LLU and non-LLU provision? Because they weren't and aren't really interested in landline broadband. They are a mobile company and landline broadband is just a sideline. They were failing - with broadband customers leaving in droves before they sold their whole technical broadband operation to BT Wholesale and just kept the selling arm. They couldn't afford it and still invest enough in their mobile network. Just like O2 sold theirs to Sky.
Oh - and fourth.
If BT didn't let the other ISPs onto new WBC at an exchange at the same time as BT Consumer got onto it, all hell would break loose and Ofcom would go bananas!
The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
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