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gmac123
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fiber brodband in windermere

can anyone tell me when bt will be finishing the roll out of fiber broadband in windermere.

also is it correct that if you live a few 100 meters from the exchange and probably dont have a street cabinet ity is unlikley you will get fiber.

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Re: fiber brodband in windermere

If you use this checker it will tell what cabinet you are on and what services it can receive. If it does not give a cabinet number at the top, you will be on an Exchange Only line. 

http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome

 

Just because you live near an exchange does not mean you will automatically be on an Exchange Only line.

gmac123
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Re: fiber brodband in windermere

it says i am n the windermere exchange no cabinet number, does that mean no fiber for me?

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Re: fiber brodband in windermere

Hi gmac123

 

Your exchange Windermere (LCWIN) is accepting order for FTTC Fibre broadband in certain areas of your exchange area.

 

The way to tell if you are on a EO line is by going to the BT Wholesale Database and for your landline number if the results come back with the following at the of the grid "Telephone Number (Number) on Exchange (Exchange)" without saying a cabinet number then your likely to be on a EO exchange.

 

Properties with EO (Exchange Only) lines can't currently get FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) such as BT Infinity as your line isn't connected to a FTTC Dslam cab.

 
There are different stages to the development of the fibre infrastructure in the UK.

Customers with EO Lines currently will not be able to have fibre broadband as your line isn't connected to a cabinet, unless your area is FTTP enabled. In these instances Openreach plan to connect some areas that have EO lines with either FTTP or other fibre technologies in the future.
 
There have been some cases where Openreach have installed cabinets outside the exchange.


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FOnogo
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Re: fiber brodband in windermere

How annoying, I presume in the past the closer/more direct line you had to the exchange, meant faster broadband, but not it eliminates FTTC!

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gmac123
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Re: fiber brodband in windermere

exactly bt bave been given millions of eu money to roll out fiber broadband to rural areas but seem to be taking the cheapest option

 

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Re: fiber brodband in windermere

Fibre services on exchange only lines is not available on any exchange as Openreach is prohibited in installing the fibre equipment under rules laid down by OFCOM this applies both in rural areas and larger towns and cities and is nothing to do with cheaper options
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