Hi guys after many telephone calls and engineer visits I can now pass on what the latest engineer visit has found out.
The Furness pernisula is suffering from over population on the infinity exchange.
After a certain amount of people have signed up to infinity they are ment to install new equpment to keep up with demand they simply haven't done this yet, as the exchange people are saying that the equpment is at optimal settings.
The engineer that came round told me that BT has seperate departments all with the drive for excelence so will not openly admit that there is somthing wrong as it looks bad on that department.
As I say this is the view of the engineer's that have visited my property over the last 6 weeks I'm no expert but I think these guys know what they are talking about.
So Furness keep hanging on hopefully the exchange will get updated.
I feel your pain, I've been suffering the same problems in Ulverston since early December 2013.
The online BT service information is as good as useless, maybe a mod on this site can get some better inside info.
So far I've found this from other sources...
Quoting the PlusNet forum:
"The cause of the speed problem affecting the Dalton-in-Furness exchange and surrounding areas has been identified and a fix is being planned however there were problems (it needed some new backhaul capacity out of the exchange but the new fibres were dead on arrival) so there's no ETA yet."
Quoting a fault tracker on the Zen Internet site:
Degraded service on backhaul between Dalton in Furness and Kendall. Capacity teams and technical services have been engaged. An SVLAN move is now being investigated which may take a few days to prepare. Root cause and estimated time of repair are not known at present. Next update will be issued upon service restoration or sooner with a significant development.
My ISP (Zen Internet) has been informed by BT that the fault is currently 'estimated' to be cleared by 10th February !!!
Thats over 8 weeks since the start of the fault....
If the exchange is infinity ready, its not the exchange that needs upgrading, but your local cabinet. They generally run in 100 lines for infinity, and if demand is high run another 50-150 lines depending on demand and dslam (fibre cabinet) capacity. If demand still exceeds this in some cases a second fibre cab is fitted.
I respect your opinion, but the whole of the Furness peninsular doesn't pass through the cabinet at the top of my street - but it does through the Dalton-in-Furness exchange!!
There is a know fault on the BT Openreach backhaul between the Datlon and Kendal, see the posts above...
Who own these Exchange's, if it is BT, and is it fair for a customer to pay extra for an "upgraded" service which is slower than his broadband which he had before?
To get infinity FTTC (fibre to the cab) your line needs to pass through a cab. If it doesnt pass through a cab you wont get fttc. They dont install fibre cabs inside exchanges.