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    BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    Huntingdon, Cambs., based G.fast ultrafast broadband trials to run for up to nine months.
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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    Ooohh.....I was starting to concede that to go faster I would need to pay the outlay for FTTP.....this is really good news, especially as I am about 10 meters from my junction box
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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    This is just fibre to the cabinet (FTTC), right?

    Should really need trialling as that's what Virgin have been doing for a very long time.
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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    When do we get fibre to the top of the telegraph pole?

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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    How about sort the rest of the network out first?, I get 18mb down and 1mb on Fibre!!
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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    Jeez how long are they delay replacing the crappy copper cable everyone has running into their homes. I know it's expensive but it has to be done sooner or later.

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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    I wonder how this approach gets past the limitations and noise of twisted pair over long distances

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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    BT "hopes" to roll out up to 500Mb speeds within a decade. Meanwhile in Ireland:
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...avan-1.2174276
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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Bane2087 View Post
    Jeez how long are they delay replacing the crappy copper cable everyone has running into their homes. I know it's expensive but it has to be done sooner or later.
    Quote Originally Posted by hatsumi View Post
    BT "hopes" to roll out up to 500Mb speeds within a decade. Meanwhile in Ireland:
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...avan-1.2174276
    This is what happens when our telephone infrastructure and most people's broadband is supplied by what is basically a monopoly....it's not like they spend the huge profits (and line rental increases) they make on things which benefit all broadband users when they can spend billions on providing 'sports' to the few who want to watch it on their 'value added' features which only BT broadband users can view....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    I wonder how this approach gets past the limitations and noise of twisted pair over long distances
    It will likely have such a sharp drop off so that at a distance of 1 mile it will be no better than adsl... bt own the last mile remember lol. It's always about headline speeds which very rarely are achieved outside 'ideal' situations.

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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    I have had fibre running passed my house for some time now as N.Wilts council apparently paid BT a lot of money to do so way, way ahead of schedule.

    If this is the case then why, when I go on the BT website, can't I find any fibre based packages and their postcode checker says that fibre is not installed.

    Fortunately I live close to the exchange so I get the maximum download and upload speeds for the broadband package and the signal is clean so I don't suffer...but GODDAMMIT TA HELL...I WANT FIBRE !!!

    I'm with Platinum on this...get the network working for everyone first then "ponce" about with it. With the price of copper these days they can underwrite the project with the old wires
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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    There are a number of reasons for not getting maximum speed on FTTC....the most common being distance to the box......in some cases this is due to the closest box being full (or in the case of a friend of mine, an educational establishment have basically bought the entire cab and therefore they have connected him to a different box almost a mile away!)

    Sure it would be nice to have FTTP but I'd rather not spend the £1-3k outlay to get that done!

    I also find it odd that people think that research and rollouts of newer technology should have to wait until the last 5-10% of the population can get full FTTC speeds.......seems a little selfish and short-sighted of people. Once you can get a connection to your local cab, you will be able to jump strait to 300Mb instead of 80Mb.
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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    it's not like virgin is really doing ftth either, is it. does anyone really think if openreach is spun off (for example), it'll roll out ftth? is anyone really seriously saying bt is taking profits from openreach and piling it into other divisions?

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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    I'm so frustrated with BT... they have FTTC in my village, yet I can still only get ADSL MAX (up to 8mb) from them as my house is Exchange Only line... WTF. I dont have any other options, but to move house, or hope that the exchange gets demolished by a force of nature... ARGH.

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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    Virgin Media customers are getting upgraded soon in October 2015. 50mb = 100mb 100mb to 200mb and 150mb to 300mb. while BT are just trailing Gfast of 330mb Rollout wont start Middle of 2016. I guess like most customers I want to see IPv6 being used more.
    http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/08/virgin-media-uk-informs-subscribers-of-new-broadband-speed-boost.html

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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    I find the following amusing sadly...
    'Thanks to the cheaper and faster to deploy G.fast technology BT believes that it will be able "to make speeds of a few hundred megabits per second available to millions of homes by 2020 and deliver up to 500Mbps to most of the UK within a decade". The increase in speeds, approaching 500Mbps, will be thanks to the G.fast technology being further developed and maturing.'
    As another has already posted, this isn't new tech.
    What they really mean is that they will string it out as long as they can, whilst charging extortionate line rental, so as not to impact their shareholders profits.
    Isn't it about time BT and BT Openreach are truly split up, or that Openreach be re-nationalised (all the cable/wire and exchanges). This might even up the playing field a bit for other companies and therefore make it more competitive. And we the punters get a better deal, instead of being held hostage by BT.
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    Re: BT begins trials of 330Mbps G.fast internet

    While I understand this is just the way technology advances, it would be nice if they actually rolled out FTTC everywhere first, we still haven't got it on offer from anyone here, KCOM is preaching it's FTTP but hasn't come even remotely close to us yet, and for a while BT said we were planned for last year then seemingly pulled the plug.

    Were not even that far out from Hull, unless BT are really that scared of the (deteriorating) monopoly KCOM has in the area, I don't see why they wouldn't roll out here. If they want to break up KCOM's monopoly surely the best thing to do is offer BT FTTC here before anyone else lays any down, people will flock to it to get off the very old copper lines around here.

    "Millions of homes" but for many, none of which they actually care about.

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