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    BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    Will offer the widest Gigabit coverage in the UK; across hundreds of cities, towns, & villages.
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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    As i'm a BT customer this is very interesting news, but i need to find out more ie: pricing etc...

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    Virgin are a joke though.

    Agreed to stay with them a couple month ago.

    Obviously a new contract, since them unable to use service in room outside modem / router location.

    Launching 500mb and 1gb services comes at a cost to all other users.

    Virgin have always been the same.

    No worries, they'll likely increase prices e extortionately again, we'll bet to leave for free.

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    My home town has been tagged by Openreach as getting FTTH by this time next year, so I'm gonna keep an eye on this...

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    Virgin sit on the fact they are faster, which is great until they are oversubscribed, then you have to deal with a crap connection until they hit a certain oversubscription level and then upgrade the kit near you..

    BT, also suck, so what if they have even the same speeds as Virgin, great if you live near an exchange, if not, forget getting near advertised speeds if you're out in the sticks..

    We need a decent 5g ISP that'll do what BT/Virgin cant..
    As long as the kit comes with a free tinfoil hat so we dont all get microwaved..

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    BT, also suck, so what if they have even the same speeds as Virgin, great if you live near an exchange, if not, forget getting near advertised speeds if you're out in the sticks..
    This sounds like proper FTTP in which case it doesn't matter how far you are from the exchange as there isn't any copper in the way. Just the cost of pulling the fiber to your house, which is probably where it will all come unstuck.

    5g sounds like a non-starter for me. You need line of sight to get good speeds, and I suspect mm wave means speeds will drop like a stone in poor weather. So that gets you dropped back to 4G speeds at those fequencies. Now you just have the heavy filtering of a mobile network in the way, so that means I would need a VPN to tunnel through all their nonsense, adding hassle and latency.

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    I love how they mention villages getting it, there's not a chance me seeing this anytime soon imo, and I suspect the only villages which will are ones with 'well to do' type people living in them. And 2025 for 'half the homes'... well that will be biased towards places like London then....

    Ironically the only things that seem to make my 80/20 line work at full speed is things like torrents (legal obviously) because even high res media streaming doesn't always max it.

    The rest of the time I'm more restricted by the servers sending the data than I am my connection and getting a faster download speed isn't going to speed up the server or network backbone sending it to me....

    In all honesty, I'm not actually that interested in more download speed (wouldn't say no mind), I would rather see more upload speed (which funnily enough isn't mentioned here), which would in all honesty benefit me more by allowing faster uploads to clients/websites/ftp etc.

    EDIT: seems existing bt is 115MB/s upload at 1GBPS.... which in all honesty isn't that great imo
    Last edited by LSG501; 11-03-2020 at 03:53 PM.

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    I love how they mention villages getting it, there's not a chance me seeing this anytime soon imo, and I suspect the only villages which will are ones with 'well to do' type people living in them.
    You might be surprised. These places will get FTTP within the year, and I know for a fact some of them aren't full of 'well to do' type people (As said above, one of these towns & villages is mine):-

    https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2020/01/openreach-add-227-rural-uk-areas-to-fttp-broadband-rollout.html

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by iworrall View Post
    You might be surprised. These places will get FTTP within the year, and I know for a fact some of them aren't full of 'well to do' type people (As said above, one of these towns & villages is mine):-

    https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...d-rollout.html
    Are you within 'commute' distance of somewhere like London or another major city?

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    If we get FTTP by the end of 2025, in a small village in West Somerset, the surprise will probably give me a heart attack!
    Last edited by Friesiansam; 12-03-2020 at 10:54 AM.

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    GigaClear are still trying to connect us up with fibre... FTTP, I believe...
    By absolutely pure coincidence, the very day after GC connected an actual cable to my property, BT 'suddenly' popped up and said they were now going to bring me Super-Mega-Ultra-über-Fast broadband speeds.... but still only to a maximum of 3Mbps and zero guaranteed minimum. However, they're insisting on sending me out a new router and stuff, to take advantage of this amazingly fast new internet.

    But with all the drives from the big companies, plus the GC types who have laid their own fibre to remote customers, that just means there's a whole network of 1GB fibre laid that BT didn't have to fund.... and now it's there, antimonopoly laws mean that you can choose who supplies you, which means BT are hoping to secure your business via the infrastructure for which someone else paid.

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    I guess 30+ years late is better than never.

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    I’ll believe this when it happens BT are an absolute joke, pack of thieving fly by nights, been squandering tax payers money on incompetence and inefficiency for years they couldnt blow up a balloon without 60 people being involved and cancelling the order four times

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    All ready started in my town! Digging up everywhere but in strange area's of town.

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    Well I've been with Virgin for many years. I'm on their 350mb tariff and it has worked very well. Any issues have been resolved fairly promptly. Admittedly I'm not in a city so that may be why I'm getting a better service. I think I'll stick with what I have for now.

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    Yeah yeah. Not believing this until I see it.

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