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cemmeff
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Is fibre worth it if a long way from Cabinet?

Hey all,

We live approx 1.8km from our FTTC cabinet. We're currently getting 6mbps on ADSL and have recently been told that we are now able to contact ISPs for 'Superfast' fibre broadband. The problem is none of the ISPs, BT included, can offer anything above the speed we already get because of the distance we live from cabinet. Even a small improvemnet in speed would m,ake a huge difference to us but Im struggling to understand how its worth changing.

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Re: Is fibre worth it if a long way from Cabinet?

At 1.8Km you should see a slight increase in speed. Put your phone number in the checker https://www.dslchecker.bt.com/ and see what speed is predicted for your line.

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cemmeff
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Re: Is fibre worth it if a long way from Cabinet?

Screen Shot 2018-09-11 at 17.41.54.pngThis what comes up

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Re: Is fibre worth it if a long way from Cabinet?

With those projected speeds you are very close to the cabinet.

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cemmeff
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Re: Is fibre worth it if a long way from Cabinet?

Not close enough it would seem
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Re: Is fibre worth it if a long way from Cabinet?

Estimated range 80/73mb surely must be what you hoped for


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cemmeff
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Re: Is fibre worth it if a long way from Cabinet?

Yes it would be...if that’s what was being offered
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Re: Is fibre worth it if a long way from Cabinet?

Have you checked cab shown on dslchecker results is where you think you are connected. If you got fibre the you get a handback speed as shown on the checker

you cannot tell what speed you will actually get but checker is best you can get or you could ask neighbours who are on your cabinet



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Re: Is fibre worth it if a long way from Cabinet?


@cemmeffwrote:

Hey all,

We live approx 1.8km from our FTTC cabinet. We're currently getting 6mbps on ADSL and have recently been told that we are now able to contact ISPs for 'Superfast' fibre broadband. The problem is none of the ISPs, BT included, can offer anything above the speed we already get because of the distance we live from cabinet. Even a small improvemnet in speed would m,ake a huge difference to us but Im struggling to understand how its worth changing.


Table of FTTC speed against distance from the street cabinet
Distance from the street cabinet (km)FTTC fibre broadband connection speed (Mbps)
080
0.180
0.280
0.376
0.469
0.560
0.651
0.743
0.835
0.931
128
1.126
1.224.5
1.323
1.422
1.521
1.619.8
1.719
1.818
1.917
216.5
2.115.5
2.214.8
2.314
2.413.3
2.512.5
2.611.7
2.710.8
2.810.2
2.99.4
38.7
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Re: Is fibre worth it if a long way from Cabinet?


@cemmeff wrote:
Not close enough it would seem

With those figures you are probably less than 100 metres from the cabinet, not 1.8Km. Which exchange and cabinet is the checker showing?

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