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fttc availability, bt says no, checker says yes, just curious...

anyone know why this checker suddenly says fttc is available for my phone number after a year of never showing any info about fttc? BT say i cannot order as it is not available, i know the speeds are rubbish but am curious why suddenly today it appears

 

 
 

BT BROADBAND AVAILABILITY CHECKER

Telephone Number xxxxxxxxxxx on Exchange BOWMANSGREEN is served by Cabinet 9

Featured Products

Downstream Line Rate(Mbps)

Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)

Downstream Range(Mbps)

Availability Date

 

High

Low

High

Low

  

FTTC Range A (Clean)

3.2

1.6

1.2

0.8

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Available

FTTC Range B (Impacted)

2.3

0.7

1

0.5

--

Available

 

      

WBC ADSL 2+

Up to 3

--

2.5 to 6.5

Available

WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M

Up to 3

Up to 0.5

2.5 to 6.5

Available

ADSL Max

Up to 2.5

--

1.5 to 3.5

Available

WBC Fixed Rate

1

--

--

Available

Fixed Rate

1

--

--

Available

Other Offerings

      

Fibre Multicast

--

--

--

Available

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Re: fttc availability, bt says no, checker says yes, just curious...

You can't order infinity as the estimate is below 12Mbps but you can order FTTC from other ISPs who don't set a limit. the checker has recently been updated with the ranges A and B, so maybe that's why it changed.

A new service called FTTP-on-demand will be available to those who are connected to a fibre-enabled cabinet, but it's quite costly.
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Re: fttc availability, bt says no, checker says yes, just curious...

How can the ADSL speeds be higher than the FTTC speeds ?? Is ADSL not on a copper line all the way or does it also run on the new fibre line to the cabinet ? just curious

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Re: fttc availability, bt says no, checker says yes, just curious...

VDSL+VDSL2 (FTTC) speeds degrade quicker over shorter distances than ADSL.

 

VDSL2 will only improve speeds within 1000mtrs of a local cabinet and at that distance will only be somewhat equivalent to ADSL speeds though vastly superior the nearer to the cabinet you are.

 

BTW, yes ADSL is copper all the way from the exchange.