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Keith_Beddoe
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Message 11 of 16

Re: Changing Providers: Is There a Risk to Speed?

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@CJT80 wrote:

@Paul608085 

If you migrate from one provider to another at the same address there should be only a brief loss of service.

It would only be if you moved that you would face an issue.

I left BT and joined another provider and the transfer was done at 5 am, I didn't even know.

You join the new provider who handles the migration.  You don't contact BT to cancel, or this causes more issues.


Its still a cease and re-provide. The cease would release the port to the next Openreach order, but there may not be a port left to do the provide, so the order will  fail.

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CJT80
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Message 12 of 16

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@Keith_Beddoe 

Well that's interesting because I was told my CAB was full and swapped providers and it didn't affect me... so how does that figure?

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licquorice
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Message 13 of 16

Re: Changing Providers: Is There a Risk to Speed?

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You were either extremely lucky or although full, there was nobody else waiting for a spare port so you just got your old port back without anybody else diving in.

CJT80
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Message 14 of 16

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@licquorice @Keith_Beddoe 

Then I stand corrected, sorry @Paul608085 

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-Richie-
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Message 15 of 16

Re: Changing Providers: Is There a Risk to Speed?

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Another thing to factor in is the wholesale provider, once the connection leaves the exchange then it comes down to the peering/transit agreements of the new provider.
This is why you see people having different speeds with different providers, the backhaul is the bottleneck.

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Paul608085
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Message 16 of 16

Re: Changing Providers: Is There a Risk to Speed? - I have assu

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@-Richie- 

I am aware that different ISPs each have their  own backhaul arrangements, and assumed that this is where the cheaper providers make some of their cost savings?(Cheap things are cheap for a reason).

I was more concerned about the potential for my local link dropping from the current 80MBits down to a possible max 15.5MB!

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