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Message 31 of 45

Re: Should I upgrade to infinity?


@gg30340 wrote:

VDSL and ADSL work on different frequencies so you can not say because you get good on one you will get good on the other. It's like saying because you get good AM radio you will get good FM radio over the same area/distance.

 

See link for a comparison

 

http://www.differencebetween.net/technology/difference-between-adsl-and-vdsl/

 

There is noway to tell how your line will perform prior to setting it up. That is why BT/Openreach give an estimated range that your speeds should fall into.

 

BT however will give you a guaranteed minimum speed which is normally the "handback" speed which in your case is lower than your present speeds. This means as long as it delivers above the minimum guaranteed speed you are stuck with it.

 

It is up to you but given what you have and what you are likely to gain, or potentially lose I don't think it is worth it.

 


Why don't BT, in cases like mine where its a long way from the house to the FTTC cabinet, use fibre to the cabinet and then ADSL from the cabinet to my house? 

 

 

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Message 32 of 45

Re: Should I upgrade to infinity?

but that is what FTTC is - Fibre To The Cabinet and your existing copper line from cabibnet to your home



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Message 33 of 45

Re: Should I upgrade to infinity?

 


@imjolly wrote:

but that is what FTTC is - Fibre To The Cabinet and your existing copper line from cabibnet to your home


From that article I understood it was VDSL from the cabinet to my house, which degrades quickly over distance.

 

If they could use ADSL from the cabinet to my house, it would be faster?

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Message 34 of 45

Re: Should I upgrade to infinity?

only way you will get any faster is FTTP - Fibre To The Premises



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Message 35 of 45

Re: Should I upgrade to infinity?


@imjolly wrote:

only way you will get any faster is FTTP - Fibre To The Premises


Yes I think I am realising that now. Whats that, 10 years away in an affordable fashion?

 

But I am curious as to why they dont use ADSL from the FTTC cabinet to my house. A hybrid solution like that would half the ADSL distance from the exchange I think.

 

 

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Message 36 of 45

Re: Should I upgrade to infinity?

They can not mix the two. ADSL and VDSL are two different things. You get the VDSL signal via fibre to the cabinet then it goes along the copper wire from your cabinet to your house.

The VDSL signal ca not change to become aa ADSL signal.

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Message 37 of 45

Re: Should I upgrade to infinity?

There are 2 varieties of the  equipment that provides the xDSL signal (DSLAM), ADSL DSLAMs are provided in exchanges and VDSL DSLAMS are provided in cabinets. There can't be a mix of each at either location for technical reasons. It is only in very rare corner cases (usually very rural areas) such as yours where the distances from exchange and cabinet are such that both ADSL and VDSL are both very slow.

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Message 38 of 45

Re: Should I upgrade to infinity?


@licquorice wrote:

There are 2 varieties of the  equipment that provides the xDSL signal (DSLAM), ADSL DSLAMs are provided in exchanges and VDSL DSLAMS are provided in cabinets. There can't be a mix of each at either location for technical reasons. It is only in very rare corner cases (usually very rural areas) such as yours where the distances from exchange and cabinet are such that both ADSL and VDSL are both very slow.


Interesting. Thank you all for you very helpful replies. I have learnt a lot today. 

 

Is there any program, trial, initative etc that I should be aware of that can help me here? Can I get FTTP somehow at a reasonable price?

 

 

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Message 39 of 45

Re: Should I upgrade to infinity?

 @WillJonesCan I get FTTP somehow at a reasonable price?

 

if ther was there would be a very very long queueSmiley Happy



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Message 40 of 45

Re: Should I upgrade to infinity?

The Availability checker you posted answers your question FTTP On demand at 330 Mps is abailable to you.

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