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Standard User wildgoose1uk
(learned) Thu 31-Mar-11 15:31:11
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Many thanks.

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Standard User alwall
(member) Thu 31-Mar-11 15:56:25
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Cable theft due to price of copper. Kent Police and Openreach making extensive use of Smartwater which often finds the offender but isn't stopping all the thefts.

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Standard User ccxo
(regular) Sat 02-Apr-11 07:44:48
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Though with the price of copper BT could proably make a nice proft taking out the copper and putting in fibre.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 02-Apr-11 10:55:49
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Re: Rural Broadband - The Land that BT Forgot!


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And how would the 29 million telephones in the UK work?

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Standard User RandomJointer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 02-Apr-11 11:07:27
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Crimped up behind the capping - stupid idea.

Cut back and reterminate. Damp salty bricks are bad for wiring and often cause low insulation in the butts of the cable.

Standard User ccxo
(regular) Sat 02-Apr-11 19:46:43
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Forgot to add if there was a viable alternative to copper for phone lines it would be worth doing as i cant see them being replaced with silver etc, little bit pricey for BT.

Though be interesting to see how much more thefts of the copper phone lines continue.

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Standard User wildgoose1uk
(learned) Sun 03-Apr-11 07:15:31
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hey....... looks like we have comms back!!!! smile
Standard User wildgoose1uk
(learned) Mon 04-Apr-11 07:10:43
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Cor Blimey lads 'n' lassies look what we have here!!:


System Up Time 11:47:42

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 4167 kbps 903 kbps
Line Attenuation 47 db 13 db
Noise Margin 12 db 12 db

Ignore the u/s line attenuation though as the router seems ot have a glitch there. But 4167 connection speed.... Strewth.

Many many many thanks to Andrew who came out and sorted out my wiring .... without him doing that I would have been dissappointed whatever ISP I went with.

The only thing I wonder now is if I was too hasty in using my MAC code. I know the advice was to wait until we got the wiring sorted out but aol annoyed me so much with their customer service as detailed at the beginnig of this thread that I used it on Friday.
Standard User alwall
(member) Mon 04-Apr-11 08:10:48
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Re: Rural Broadband - The Land that BT Forgot!


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In reply to a post by wildgoose1uk:
Cor Blimey lads 'n' lassies look what we have here!!:


System Up Time 11:47:42

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 4167 kbps 903 kbps
Line Attenuation 47 db 13 db
Noise Margin 12 db 12 db

Ignore the u/s line attenuation though as the router seems ot have a glitch there. But 4167 connection speed.... Strewth.

Many many many thanks to Andrew who came out and sorted out my wiring .... without him doing that I would have been dissappointed whatever ISP I went with.

The only thing I wonder now is if I was too hasty in using my MAC code. I know the advice was to wait until we got the wiring sorted out but aol annoyed me so much with their customer service as detailed at the beginnig of this thread that I used it on Friday.

Great news.
Will you or Andrew be posting the details of what he did please?

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Standard User wildgoose1uk
(learned) Mon 04-Apr-11 08:13:56
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I would ...... but he would probably be able to explain it better than I can.

Next question is now that I am moving from aol who do I get my calls from? The line rental has always been with BT but i got my calls through aol as part of the package.

Any ideas as to who to go to for either a line rental/calls package or just a calls package?

Cheers

wg
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