My first post here. As the subject says really^
I am moving to a new home later in the month, infinity was available last week, went to order today and it is now not available and I am being offered 1mb download...
Gutted and confused is an understatement...
It sounds like the dark ages, its 2015!!! I am really not prepared to pay £27+ for 1mb.
Any answers out there?
I am in Stirling, Scotland.
What does it say here: http://dslchecker.bt.com/adsl
if you don't know the landline number for the property try it's address: http://dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/ADSLChecker.AddressOutput
Copy and paste all the results, ie cabinet number, exchange, services grid and any additional notes/info below that, (though edit out your address/landline number)
It could be that there is currently no spare ports, and capacity will be resumed soon.
Thanks. Yep as I thought, there currently isn't any capacity for any more FTTC connection on Cab4 at the moment, though Openreach will either add more cards (to allow more ports) if there is enough rack space in the DSLAM cabinet soon to restore capacity. If there is no more cards space, then a new DSLAM cabinet may need to be installed, however this is very unlikely unless there is a very high demand in that area.
Just need to keep checking http://dslchecker.bt.com/adsl till capacity is restored.
Thanks Jac for your help.
It was available the other day, I didn't know there was such competition for a port. I have cable at the moment and I was connected straight away. I didn't think we had such issues with internet in the 21st century...
How would the demand be noticed by openreach/BT?
Thank you, I believe the ports are full, I just can't believe these issues are here. Gutted.
The FTTC DSLAM cabinets are owned and installed by Openreach, many ISPs and Wholesalers use Openreach's fibre infrastructure.
What would likely happen is that once an ISP gets an order for a FTTC service from that cabinet, then once the order has gone through the ISPs ordering process, then it will go through Openreach's system and reserve that port for that order.
Openreach add more cards (to give more capacity for more customers) when needed.