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DarrellMe
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FTTC enabled cabinet yet still connected directly to the exchange

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Hi

 

I'm currently connected to the Hillside exchange (Postcode B48 7QZ, Phone No: *removed*) and cabinet 18. I've been informed that the cabinet itself has been enabled for FTTC, but due to the length of distance between my property and the cabinet I won't be able to get any highspeed broadband. According to an open reach engineer who connected my existing line Im still connected to the exchange and I my line hasn't been swapped over to the FTTC enabled cabinet yet. Now I would imgagine that even if I can't get the full 30mbs speeds, or whatever they should be, that if my line was actually connected to the FTTC cabinet I would at least expect some increase in speed (currently 1.9mbs) due to only copper line between my property and the cabinet itself as opposed to directly to the exchange......or am I missing something ?

 

Also, if I would get some kind of increase in speed who can I get to do the work as BT seem to suggest that it can't be done and not other provide the possibility either....

 

Some help would be appreciated 

 

Thanks

 

D

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Sage
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VDSL (Infinity) degrades quicker over shorter copper line lengths than ADSL. If your line length is over 1000mts you will see no benefit.

 

Note: line of sight length is often different to actual line length.

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ach2
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Hi DarrellMe,

 

I suggest you edit out your phone number - this is a public forum so the info is available to anyone.

 

Cheers,

Alan.

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Deathtrap3000
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They wont swap you over to FTTC unless it says you can get it and you place an order for it.

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