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Post by PanBiker » 11 Jan 2019, 20:14

Depends where the nearest fibre cabinet is in relation to the premises, as opposed to copper all the way back to the exchange. I think Gloria is in a fairly rural location a long way from the exchange. The fibre cabinet maybe a lot nearer.
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Post by Big Kev » 11 Jan 2019, 20:24

Good point Ian, I forgot she was 'rural' :laugh5:
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Post by Stanley » 12 Jan 2019, 03:46

You will be amazed at the difference Gloria. They are right about it taking a few days to dial itself in..... Persevere with it and don't get downhearted if there are glitches, it's worth it in the end.
I suspect leaving you on the dial up speed is a good sales ploy for fibre but what the hell, it will be like a miracle.
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Post by Gloria » 12 Jan 2019, 08:33

We are miles from the exchange and the cabinet is about 200yds down the lane. It is costing us another £6 for fibre, bringing it up to £31 including anytime landline calls, I don't think that is too bad.
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Post by Big Kev » 12 Jan 2019, 08:37

Gloria wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 08:33
We are miles from the exchange and the cabinet is about 200yds down the lane. It is costing us another £6 for fibre, bringing it up to £31 including anytime landline calls, I don't think that is too bad.
Sounds good to me. I pay £32 for ADSL (17mbps) with unlimited calls, caller ID and an answering service. I may have to look into fibre.
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Post by PanBiker » 12 Jan 2019, 09:32

It's on a par with what I pay Gloria and I get 39Mbps solid. You are about the same distance as I am from a fibre cabinet. 200M of copper is negligible according to the Open Reach guy who I had the other week, the test gear they use is ineffective on shorter distances. I still made the point that it was the number of connections in-between the house and the cabinet that made the difference not the actual distance. You should be good to go at that though Gloria, no doubt they have done reverse tests to ensure you will get good bandwidth, welcome to the 21st century. :good: :smile:
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Post by Tizer » 12 Jan 2019, 10:16

We've all been `trained' to expect everything to be as cheap as possible but when you think about it broadband is now so very, very important in our lives that it would be worth it at twice the price (but don't tell my broadband provider I said that!). And anyway, no pockets in a shroud, eh? :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 13 Jan 2019, 04:41

My philosophy exactly Tiz. Think of what some people pay for things we would never consider..... How many 'ready cooked convenience meals' would £30 buy? Fibre looks cheap when you consider the improvement on dial up speeds.
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