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News Openreach announces 'Fibre First' FTTP programme

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 1 Feb 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees Nebuchadnezzar's fixit man.

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    Living in a small village G-Fast is likely the best we can hope for and likely not much use, as far as speeding things up is concerned, as we are probably too far from the green box to see any great benefit. FTTP here? No chance, just like Virgin cable.
     
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    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    I expect a high correlation of installation with areas already covered by Virgin, Hyperoptic, Gigaclear, etc.
     
  4. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    My mother's village is like that. Thankfully sky put in some fibre lines so she's off of the 6m (but really about 2) for £50 a month.
     
  5. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    I live in a rural area too, and BT have just installed FTTP along the telephone poles - so it is feasible. The real downside, though, is with FTTP being the only alternative to ADSL, the cost is comparatively expensive: a tenner or so a month for 2-3meg ADSL or £40-50 a month for 50+meg. I'd love to have the extra bandwidth, but just can't justify it at that price.
     
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    (that's a link if others don't know)

    Margaret Thatcher screwed us so much with not allowing bt to install FTTP in 1990s if she had not blocked it we would of been ahead of other places in the world

    ******* me off websites that interfer with text Input now, auto correct wount work correctly now using SwiftKey please remove auto save or what ever auto formatting lithium is doing,
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  8. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    That story is glossing over a lot of the downsides and ignoring the fact that it's not the copper laid in the 90's onwards that causes the problems with xDSL, it's all the sh|t from the preceding 100 years
     
  9. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude Flying Dutchman

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    Like the cheaper aluminium cabling they ran to save on costs?
     
  10. iggy

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    Such as?
     
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