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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #450 on: November 06, 2012, 11:09:50 pm »
Sasquartch / Slimgym

Thanks for that, will take a look at the weekend.  We had problems a few years ago when we first ordered Broadband. BT came then and advised we were not using the master socket and sorted this out.  He also disconnected any connections from master socket to other sockets at same time. 

Filters believe we had one originally!  Think there is a splitter on at the moment.  Will report back once I have scrabbled around behind the TV an all the wires!!

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #451 on: November 07, 2012, 08:14:37 pm »
I am based in the village centre and can't get Infinity at all yet.  Some part of the village seem to ahve had their cabinets upgraded; I did at one point manage to find a date of the 23rd September for the cabinet that does the lowever part of the village, but now can't seem to remember where this was found.

Does anyone one know a current date for the village cabinets?  Or the resource I must have used last time to find out when we would be upgraded?

Not that I'm going to stay with BT, they still haven't sorted out the change of name of the account after 20-30 attempts to change from when my ex moved out 7 years ago...  ANd when I check Infinity on their site they don't even seem to know that my phone number is a BT line.  Idiots.

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #452 on: December 24, 2012, 11:55:03 am »
I'm 60 meters from the new (fibre) and old (copper) cabinets at the corner of Calder Ave./Mymms Dr. yet BT reckon application for Infinity service isn't available until 1st April (yeah I thought so too) >:(.  Anyone else on this cabinet connected to Infinity yet?
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #453 on: December 24, 2012, 12:17:17 pm »
I'm in Peplins and noticed the other day that the availability of Infinity has also been put back to 31 Mar. Originally it was June 2012, then Dec 2012.

Come on BT - there are clearly loads of people who want it so the investment will surely pay for itself in a short time.
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #454 on: January 24, 2013, 10:23:20 pm »
 ;D

Just got this from our MP;

I know that many locals are frustrated about the slow speed of internet in Brookmans Park and I wanted to let you know about how we can try and change this.
 
Later this month County Hall will begin to work with commercial providers and hopes to be able to show that there is a high level of demand in Brookmans Park for high speed internet connections. In order to do this, a website has been set up where we can go and register our interest.
 
So if you’re keen to get super fast broadband, please log on to: https://www.hertsdirect.org/ufs/ufsmain?formid=CS_SUPERFAST_BROADBAND_HOME
 
For any further info please go to: www.superfastforherts.org
 
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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #455 on: January 25, 2013, 11:26:08 am »
Pretty sure I signed this months ago.
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #456 on: January 25, 2013, 11:29:17 am »
Maybe or maybe not, it came from Grant yesterday via e-mail, so it suggests that he wants it "racking up", so suggest that you sign up for it again.

Over to you.

 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #457 on: February 25, 2013, 04:28:50 pm »
Just checked http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/ADSLChecker.postcodeoutput

and it seems Peplins Way (AL9 7UR)  is now due to get FTTC - NEXT YEAR !!

Why so long ? Originally it was going to be for the Olympics, then more recently Mar 2013. Now over a year to go.

If only there was a choice - but Virgin will not be cabling the area so BT effectively have a monopoly for cabled broadband.
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #458 on: February 25, 2013, 09:33:41 pm »
it seems Peplins Way (AL9 7UR)  is now due to get FTTC - NEXT YEAR !!

Probably because BT now know that there is going to be a shed load of new houses built at the end of Peplins/Bradmore.
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #459 on: March 06, 2013, 09:18:31 am »
Hi,
I am being pestered now by BT to sign up to Infinity, it's available now around the top of Georges Wood Road.
Some comments about this;
Speed is available at 40mbs and 76 mbs, but from what I can gather from other users these download speeds will not be achieved?
The cost of using this facility obviously higher than current costs, but this is not significant in my case.
All other broadband suppliers that I have spoken to (except Virgin) can use the same fibre optic system (Open Reach) that Infinity offers, so they are able to offer same speeds
Virgin do not , cannot or will not use the Open Reach fibre optic, so if you are with Virgin, then you seem to be stuck with what you have. There are no plans for them to go the route of fibre optic ( or cable) in this area in the foreseeable future.
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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #460 on: March 23, 2013, 12:28:24 pm »
Anyone know when BT infinity will become available on Moffats Lane and throughout the rest of Brookmans Park? Our wifi is painfully slow...

Would be interested to know what speeds others get from around the area - http://www.speedtest.net/ Would appreciate it if you could write it on here.

Our download speed around an embarassing 2Mbps... infinity offers up to 60... :icon_scratch:

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #461 on: March 23, 2013, 02:58:11 pm »
Live on Calder Avenue and have recently signed up for Infinity. The reality of the 'up to 38Mb' speed is actually 20Mb download and 7Mb upload which seems plenty fast enough.
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #462 on: March 23, 2013, 07:03:12 pm »
Would be interested to know what speeds others get from around the area - http://www.speedtest.net/ Would appreciate it if you could write it on here.

Our download speed around an embarassing 2Mbps... infinity offers up to 60... :icon_scratch:

Tom

About 1.6M down and 0.6M up - in Peplins Way
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #463 on: March 23, 2013, 09:18:22 pm »
See my speed below
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #464 on: March 23, 2013, 10:36:12 pm »
If only... contacted BT, they are having issues with the Potters Bar Box (the one that supplies much of BP) and are hoping to install infinity soon.

Many thanks for posting the pic; even if it did make me jealous.

Tom

 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #465 on: March 24, 2013, 11:07:20 am »
Yes, Infinity would be great. My current download speed is 3.78 Mbps and upload is 0.70 Mbps.   :-\
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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #466 on: March 26, 2013, 05:06:40 pm »
My information;
Download 4.83. Upload 0.8!!

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #467 on: March 27, 2013, 11:17:42 am »
3.26 download, 0.7 upload.  Nr the primary school
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #468 on: March 28, 2013, 09:32:01 pm »
2.72 download,  0.68 upload   ???
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #469 on: April 18, 2013, 10:03:22 am »
 I've got an installation date (although actually using Zen rather than BT) next month will let people know how it goes if interested. Likely speeds seem to be for me in the village centre about 20 down and 5 up which is about 10 times what I get at the moment!

It does seem to be cabinet by cabinet whether it is available or not. Playing around with postcodes shows me that village centre, Westland Drive, The Grove and lower Moffats Lane have it available now, whereas Upper Moffats Lane, The Gardens, Peplins and Bradmore aren't due to get it until March 2014. (Haven't checked any other roads)

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #470 on: April 18, 2013, 06:14:12 pm »
Hi James, will that include Oaklands Av.  Presumably if Westlands live, how do I get details, so desperate for faster BB!!!
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #471 on: April 26, 2013, 10:02:14 am »
BT Infinity is now available in The Garden, Oaklands and Westlands.  Does anyone have it yet and has it made a difference?
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #472 on: May 04, 2013, 01:23:50 pm »
I live in Westland drive Infinity is being installed on May the 8th ill keep you posted
 

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« Reply #473 on: May 05, 2013, 12:18:12 am »
BT Confirm that upper Moffats Lane won't see Infinity until March 2014 despite the cabinet and fibre having been laid in since Sept 2012. They are several years behind the original schedule already. Nothing much seems to have changed in the 40 years since I worked for them.  Speedy is not their middle name and by the time we get connected, neither will Infinity 2.
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #474 on: May 05, 2013, 01:35:27 am »
Yes you would think if they were going to do it at all then they might as well do it quickly. It costs no more to throw a few snails for a longer period than multiple snails over a shorter time. I wonder how much the taxpayer funding (which is also run by snails) is focussing their lack of effort.

I left BT in '84 and it did need sorting out. As a taxpayer funded service, the ducts, poles, exchanges and wire were put in because it was important. It's just a good job that happened then, as I don't think we'd even have phone lines now.
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #475 on: May 05, 2013, 10:39:31 am »
for those stuck without fibre maybe the answer is a 4 g dongle for your pc. i am on 4g on mobile and am getting faster speeds than on my infinity. ee control the 4g plans at the moment but licences will be released to all mobile providers very soon.

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #476 on: May 07, 2013, 08:59:06 am »
Possibly 4G is OK for a single device but most households want decent internet access via WiFi all over their house.

Even on ADSL in Peplins Way (ie slow) I use 50-100GB data each month - the cost on 4G would be prohibitive
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #477 on: May 19, 2013, 11:42:36 pm »
For info; I've just had BT Infinity installed at the bottom of Moffats, get around 18-19Mb/s Download, what with FREE BT Sports to come get in there if you can..
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #478 on: May 20, 2013, 08:06:15 am »
Oaklands - just ordered sky fibre.  £20 a month.  Guarantee at least 15mbps but should get 30mbps.

Infinity available in this area of village too now.
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #479 on: May 20, 2013, 11:47:24 am »
We had BT Infinity Option 2 installed at the village end of Moffats a week ago. They say it will take about 14 days to settle down to the optimum rate - and that download rate depends a number of issues such as number of users at the time.  However, this morning I am getting the following:

Wifi
-- Connection = 23.5 mbs
-- Download = 17.9 mbs
-- Upload = 5.12 mbs
Ethernet cable
-- Connection = 23.4
-- Download = 23.3
-- Upload = 5.09

Option 2 did say that it could reach speeds of 78 mbs depending on distance from the exchange and the state of the wiring in the house. The confirmation letter I received after I paid for Option 2 said the estimated download speed would be 30 mbs.
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