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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by forum_user, 14 Nov 2013.

  1. forum_user

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    At my new house there is a mix of copper and fibre to the cabinet. The nearest exchange is 2 miles away and the broadband speed is bad.

    How would I go about asking BT to lay a pure fibre line to the small group of houses (8 homes)? I vaguely remember someone did this before. I think they had to pay but I'm not overly bothered about that - I am bothered that I am going from 5.5Mb to 1.5Mb!!

    So, how do I get to speak to an organ grinder as it were, rather than call centre staff who will likely tell me I cant do it.
     
  2. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    You probably need to speak to BT wholesale but good luck with that they don't normally speak to private users
     
  3. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    What's your post code?
     
  4. ccxo

    ccxo On top of a hill

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    What does the BT wholesale checker say about your line- (use telephone number or address), as you mention FTTC so what speed offering is that, the checker will give a estimate if its avalaible.

    https://www.btwholesale.com/pages/s...unity/Coverage/ADSL_Availibility_Checker.html

    Openreach offer Fiber on demand (FOD) this is currently being extended across their FTTC network and if you line is connected to a enabled FTTC cabinet then you can order a full FTTP line to your property.

    3G/4G may offer better speeds and its worth seeing if their are any wireless providers in your area if FTTC is unavailable.

    Link to BT Buisness leased line service.

    http://business.bt.com/broadband-and-internet/leased-lines/
     
  5. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl New Member

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    Hope you have deep pockets, used to quote for fibre lines for BT Business many years ago.

    You will be looking at 10's of thousands for the contract even if you just for a 10/10Mb line and you would have to organise splitting it and sharing it yourself between the houses, essentially becoming your own mini ISP.

    Try looking into EFM quotes for your postcode, just Google and see a few companies to get a rough idea of what getting Ethernet laid would cost.
     
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  6. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    If your a millionare its a viable option otherwise you should look at 3g or 4g instead. 2 miles away from exchange I assume you have no local cabinet, Means you need both so its more extra expense.
     
  7. Harlequin

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    cant you get FTTC from BT (or sky or plusnet?)
     
  8. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    2km of fibre would be around £25k of installation + probably £600 a month + VAT for 10/100
     
  9. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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  10. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    eeek it's really expensive if you live that far from the exchange.

    Look at a wimax connection, though, to split up the connection you will need to invest in a decent firewall, like a fortinet or a juniper (for example).

    if you got fibre running to your property, they would stick a big router in there and an nte and you would still need to get a big firewall. 10mb on a 100 bearer is going to also be expensive.

    I think a wimax connection would be superior to an efm circuit, and might be less in installation. though I guess that depends on the wimax provider, as I'm fairly sure efm is always synchronous, where as wimax might not be (might be point to point).
     
  11. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    If you have FTTC, PlusNet offer 80/20 for £19.99/month. And it is superb.
     
  12. adrock

    adrock Caninus Nervous Rex

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    i suspect the issue might be the cabinet is too far away to provide 80/20, or indeed better broadband than is already available over the presumably copper wiring from the exchange or remote cab to the home?
     
  13. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    So I moved in to a new build two years ago which had no phoneline installed (unknown to me at the time!).

    I checked the postcode on BT's site that said it was available so I ordered BT Fibre (not knowing the line wasn't installed at this point). So they came out, couldn't do the installation because the line needed to be installed - they went ahead and booked it all in and 6 months later the work was done (they had to lay some new cable from the cabinet I think - had to big up park of our drive as well).

    If the website says you can have it based on your postcode then order it, just be ready for a long slog to actually get the line laid.
     

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