Where to start.
Been with BT from 2016 and before. upgraded to Infinity back then. Speed was around 22mb as we were a fair bit away from Cabinet (No. 12). Around 2-3 month ago new cabinet was installed at bottom of the road (Cabinet 14)! Aha I said. Contract came to an end so went online to see what was on offer.
FTTC unavailable, What I am already on FTTC. 29th Dec. called up and ended up being told cabinet not accepting orders for fibre but they would do a manual order. Ok says I .
On rechecking bt wholesale & Bt website they now say I am connected to Cab 14 and can get Fibre FTTC with minimum garanteed at 61mb.
So calls up gets told I should get the new speed but they need to restart the contract again (3 weeks after the other) to reinitialise the connection.
Today still no change in speed - called again to be told that I should only be getting 14mb which was the original speed from the other cabinet.
I can see there is an issue with the connection between the move from old to new cab but guy at BT end keeps saying it is what it is and cant do nothing about it.
Any Idea what options I have, Also do Open-Reach ugrade the connection if already connected to FTTC or do they need a new Order.
If I Look at other providers they are offering the full speed as being available but I take it that they use the same info as me. Apparantley connections team at BT dont as they cant access the same info as me that is on their website.
Also using the BT Wholesale test this is the result - This is saying I should see 16 - 23 but that was what I got on the old Cabinet, this must point to an error with database surley.
1. Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
|0 Mbps||23.07 Mbps|
Max Achievable Speed
| Download speedachieved during the test was - 14.85 Mbps|
For your connection, the acceptable range of speedsis 16.15 Mbps-23.07 Mbps .
IP Profile for your line is - 23.07 Mbps
2. Upstream Test: -provides background information.
|0 Mbps||10 Mbps|
Max Achievable Speed
|Upload speed achieved during the test was - 2.5Mbps|
Upstream Rate IP profile on your line is - 10 Mbps
can youconnect the hub to the test socket with a new filter to see if that improves your connection by eliminating your internal wiring as causing a problem can you check any extension socket do not have a dialtone when connected to test socket whether sockets are in use or not
try quiet line test dial 17070 option 2 should be quiet and best with corded phone
Line test quiet And made no Change whatsoever, as I say this looks like is an issue with the swap from old to new cabinet or should I say the lack of swap.
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Welcome to the community and thanks for your posts!
I can understand the excitement of potentially getting a faster speed as a new cabinet has been installed closer to your address. Also, I see that the checker is showing that you should be connected to the closer cabinet as opposed to the cabinet you're connected to that's further away.
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