Looking at buying my first home but I was devastated to find the area cannot get Boradband by either of the top two players (BT&VM)
Looking at the website it says that BT Infinity is coming by the end of 2013. The area is Titchfield, Hampshire.
Is there a way to get a more accurate date? will it even come? what will the speeds be like once it's there? (I'd be happy with 20mbps)
I was nosing around on the Fareham council website and saw that BT Openreach had planning permission for a new cabinet refused, but the website is down and cannot confirm what thats for.
I'm also confused at the new Infinity cabinets, does a new cabinet need to be installed which then feeds to all the other cabinets? Or do ALL cabinets need to be upgraded?
I've looked at the When & Where website, but it doesn't help at all, it just confuses things even more, as it's band in the middle of around 2 exchanges and still in the middle for a future exchange.
The postcode is PO15 5TG
The current internet speeds are below, but seems a waste of money for what I'm getting tbh
|WBC ADSL 2+||Up to 5.5||--||3 to 8||Available|
|WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M||Up to 5.5||Up to 1||3 to 8||Available|
|ADSL Max||Up to 4||--||3 to 7||Available|
|WBC Fixed Rate||2||--||--||Available|
Planned by the end of 2013 doesn't mean it will be done by then as all sorts of problems can be encountered on the way. Planning permission being just one.
Each present cabibet (PCP) needs it's own Infinity cabinet.
The end of the year is too far away for a more accurate date.
Thanks for the quick reply, but is there anyway of finding out the coverage of what the new cabinet would even provide, if it happens at all.
The road is Bellflower Way, Titchfield, PO15 5TG
It's sad but the internet is most of my life so a downer if it can never recieve modern broadband
The exchange may be enabled by the end of 2013 but when any cabinet is upgraded will be even longer.
My own exchange has been enabled for over 2 years and the cabinet is to be FTTC enabled this March ( this date has constantly slipped from at least June 2012).
There will be very little info available regarding any cabinet and people can only register interest and regularly check the BT web site https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html
This won't be what you want to hear but this is the reality of FTTC
It took BT about 4 yrs to roll out adsl/BB over ISDN in our area, that was back in the day when we did not have wireless infrastructure in place. As it happens we have Broadband in our area, A be it supper slow, the average Downlink is around 3.5 Mbps and Uplink around 0.5 - 0.6 Mbps, we get daily resets, dropped connections, ever tried running a security 16 channel DVR with such a rubbish uplink speed and stability, do BT care NO, can you contact BT easy NO, do BT listen NO. who's going to loose out I wonder in the long term.
Luck would have it, we have 3G in our area which is pretty slick, I wont mention the provider but its built for it as they say. the average downlink speed is 4.8 - 5.4 mbps nothing great in that department, however the uplink is 2.3 - 2.6 mbps, running a 16 channel DVR works great, full D1 , on the Broadband link it will not operate without reducing frame rate and resolution,PTZ control has major lag,,, how rubbish is that.
To date we have run the 3G link for 18 months with only a few3 drop offs, its on 24/7, we use about 30- 40 GB per month, with 4G coming on line speed will improve big time, 3G prices are dropping like a stone some very good deals, like all you can eat data for less than line rental.
we have the same problem, look's like BT are going to loose out, 4G will be rolled out way quicker and offers a much faster service both Upstream and Downstream, .... when will BT learn.
4G bandwidth is very expensive. Just look at EE's prices.