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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Everyone moaning about how their exchange is currently slow should actually be embracing this new technology! ADSL2+ is quite problematical, after three vallys water dug up the road I live on, my speed has halfed. Be can't do much about it either. This technology is a proper solution, rather than something to treat the symptoms.

    handscobmp, the cab i'm on is about 20 meters away from my home, even my parents how live in cornwall, live only 80 meters away from their cab.
    Wow that sucks... surely theres some clause somewhere about having proper access to the internet that if degraded by other factors, you should be able to demand something?

    Back on topic, doesn't all of this only really have complete continuity if you get the fibre optic setup on the whole connection, including from your house to the (green) box down your road?
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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    I'm pleased to see Basingstoke on the list, identified as a broadband black hole already. I struggle to get 1.5Mb with no difference between 8 and 24Mb services. 62db attenuation is a killer and given the urban populace of the area, it will be of great interest to see what difference it can make.
    I'm not really that bothered about uber fast speeds, I want stability and reliability first, the rest can come later.

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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Quote Originally Posted by Oobie- View Post
    Back on topic, doesn't all of this only really have complete continuity if you get the fibre optic setup on the whole connection, including from your house to the (green) box down your road?
    The cost increase from "Fibre To The Cabinet" (FTTC) to "Fibre To The Home" (FTTH) is something like an order of magnitude. Sure there are benefits to it, but lets get FTTC going first. Then we can start worrying about FTTH.

    Running SDSL and VDSL services from the home to the cabinet over copper will allow for much better services than is possible currently in the vast majority of cases, with significantly less cost involved.

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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Quote Originally Posted by Oobie- View Post
    Wow that sucks... surely theres some clause somewhere about having proper access to the internet that if degraded by other factors, you should be able to demand something?

    Back on topic, doesn't all of this only really have complete continuity if you get the fibre optic setup on the whole connection, including from your house to the (green) box down your road?
    If you are very close to the box, then its possible to get far faster speeds out of the copper in theory.

    even the ropiest bit of copper can do 100mbits for 100 meters.
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