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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #690 on: April 18, 2017, 08:33:35 pm »
Hi Folks,

Our EE Internet service (which like many other providers, uses the same Openreach Ďlast-mileí infrastructure from the BT exchange) hasnít been affected by these issues, consistently gives about 30Mbps (20Mbps to 50Mbps) and is also cheaper than BT.

Perhaps the problem with BT lies elsewhere i.e. within BTís own network and out through to their Internet gateway? Or maybe their newer style Home Hub Routers or default settings need to be updated and checks done to see if you are experiencing intermittent channel interference from nearby routers/other devices?

If BT are not providing the service you are paying for, you should legally be entitled to cancel the contract and go elsewhere.

You could try getting together and lobbying Virgin Media to expand their existing Business-Only full-fibre service network in Brookmans Park to residential premises, but as mentioned previously, they will probably want the substantial full build costs up-front (well beyond the budget of any single household!).

Good luck!
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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #691 on: May 12, 2017, 12:03:14 am »
Sasquartch, Thank you for the reply.
It seems you are implicitly agreeing with me; that the poor service is part of a cunning BT plan to get people to upgrade and pay for it.

It may help to know that the FTTP connection I signed up to is cheaper (considerably so) than my previous FTTC broadband. No connection fee was payable.
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #692 on: July 25, 2017, 09:44:39 am »
I received the following information today from Openreach regarding fast internet provision (FTTP/G fast) to the parts of Brookmans Park not currently benefiting from the highspeed FTTP installation of early 2017. It looks like G fast is going to be the likley installation option for those not on FTTP, if it comes to BP at all!  That is assuming of course Virgin dont come here first. Again highley unlikley. I personally am holding out for 5G being rolled out nationwide from 2020 which will trump all of the Openreach offerings overnight. ;D

"While the majority of residents are able to benefit from FTTC, Iíve been told that some postcodes have been upgraded to FTTP.   This is because premises in those postcodes (in fact they are served by cabinet 1) are much further away (permitted distance is up to 1.8km) from the fibre cabinet to benefit from FTTC.   Deployment of FTTP overcomes the distance issue but is costly to install, so itís usually only provided via public funding - in this case with support from Connected Counties.

I understand that Connected Counties have a plan to provide a small part of this area with FTTP or FTTC but BDUK money can only be spent where people do not already get superfast. There are no commercial plans to deploy FTTP to premises served by cabinet 2

As you may be aware, going forward, weíve announced plans to deploy G-fast.  This is a new technology that builds on our existing FTTC network and allows us to get affordable ultrafast speeds to the largest number of premises in the fastest possible time.  The G-fast product is still currently in a pilot phase and is being tested in twenty locations across the country.  There is no trial site in the Hatfield area.

This product is still in the pilot phase However, we hope to start rolling this out next year and aim to reach 10 million premises with G-fast by the end of 2020, offering a range of speeds going up to 300Mbps"

https://www.homeandwork.openreach.co.uk/fibre-broadband/ultrafast-fibre/gfast.aspx
 
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #693 on: July 25, 2017, 03:19:08 pm »
You are extremely lucky :) In Essendon they have just committed to some solution (as yet unrevealed) late 2019 or early 2020. They are planning to liven up the cabinet in the next few months (five years late) and only just dropped the bombshell that Essendon is too far to benefit from it (a fact they knew from the start).

Current speed: 1.1 meg.
 

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Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Reply #694 on: July 25, 2017, 03:48:35 pm »
I personally am holding out for 5G being rolled out nationwide from 2020 which will trump all of the Openreach offerings overnight. ;D

It's unlikely there will be cost effective 5G to power a home network for some time.

I looked at using 4G before FTTP came to Peplins and there weren't any unlimited plans that would be workable - with three teenage children I regularly get through 500GB/Month. I don't expect 5G will be any different, its really aimed at single devices, ie mobile phones

 

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