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Standard User bito2001
(newbie) Fri 02-Aug-19 17:53:56
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ADSL faster than FTTC


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Hello, I am looking for some advice on a problem I have with my flat and I can't seem to find an answer. I currently have ADSL and I get a speed of 14Mb I had FTTC last year and the top speed I could get was 12Mb. Excuse my ignorance but does that sound right? I thought with 14Mb ADSL I would get 40-50Mb FTTC?

Despite EE saying it was strange when downgrading me they do not seem to think there is anything I can do. Does anyone know if this indicates a fault and if so who I should be talking too?
Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 02-Aug-19 19:28:50
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Re: ADSL faster than FTTC


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That's not how it works.

ADSL speed is dependant on distance to the telephone exchange.
FTTC speed is dependant on distance to your local green phone cabinet.

There's no direct correlation between ADSL and FTTC speeds.
Standard User bito2001
(newbie) Fri 02-Aug-19 19:30:11
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That's great, thanks for clearing that up.


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Standard User flippery
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 02-Aug-19 19:46:20
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Re: ADSL faster than FTTC


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It could be correct, although there is no direct correlation. My ADSL is 12mb but VDSL would be 9mb.
Have you checked availability and forecast speeds on BT.com for both products.
Standard User bito2001
(newbie) Fri 02-Aug-19 20:55:35
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Re: ADSL faster than FTTC


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In reply to a post by flippery:
It could be correct, although there is no direct correlation. My ADSL is 12mb but VDSL would be 9mb.
Have you checked availability and forecast speeds on BT.com for both products.


Yes with my phone number is it 14Mb ADSL and 12Mb FTTC on BT, EE ect.
Standard User flippery
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 02-Aug-19 21:28:12
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Re: ADSL faster than FTTC


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Line OK just unfortunate positioning of fibre cabinet. Distance between cabinet and you does not give any speed benefit, VDSL loses more speed per metre than ADSL.

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Standard User DougM
(committed) Fri 02-Aug-19 21:40:37
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Re: ADSL faster than FTTC


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VDSL2 is designed to provide equivalent throughout to ADSL2+ on longer lines, but Openreach is not permitted to use the required frequencies because they are reserved for exchange-based ADSL2/+.

Without that restriction, the throughout would be improved simply because the VDSL2 DSLAM is closer to the premises than the exchange DSLAM. Itís frustrating that legacy infrastructure causes newer technologies to run sub-optimally.

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