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the good news is that we will shortly be
announcing MaxDSL. This will mean that we will upgrade all of our
customers speeds to the fastest their line will support. So if your line
can support 2Mbps then once we are able to roll out MaxDSL you'll have it,
and if your line can support 4 and 8Mbps, when we roll them out later in
the year you'll get them too.


Oh great, I have just paid almost £30 to move from 2Mbps to 1Mbps.
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mhahah, thts evil :p

thts why i'm sittin at 512k atm, i was gonna jump 2 2mbit but as soon as the pricewar started i decided ti sit still
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Re: MaxDSL

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the good news is that we will shortly be
announcing MaxDSL. This will mean that we will upgrade all of our
customers speeds to the fastest their line will support. So if your line
can support 2Mbps then once we are able to roll out MaxDSL you'll have it,
and if your line can support 4 and 8Mbps, when we roll them out later in
the year you'll get them too.


Where did this quotation come from?

Chilly
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I think that came from a post on plusnets forum @ adslguide.org
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It came from a post in uk.telecom.broadband

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I can probably give you some good news and some bad news.

The bad news is unfortunately I can't upgrade you as a one off to 2Mbps
without a charge, however the good news is that we will shortly be
announcing MaxDSL. This will mean that we will upgrade all of our
customers speeds to the fastest their line will support. So if your line
can support 2Mbps then once we are able to roll out MaxDSL you'll have it,
and if your line can support 4 and 8Mbps, when we roll them out later in
the year you'll get them too.

With Regards,

Dave,
--
| Dave Tomlinson Broadband Solutions For
| Customer Support for Home & Business
| PlusNet plc @ http://www.plus.net


Sounds good. Same direction as others in recent news.
Midville
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MaxDSL

Do they have to put in new hardware at the exchange (dont want to wait again only use got BB), or is it a let rip and see what happens?

Jason
LiamM
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Oh great, I have just paid almost £30 to move from 2Mbps to 1Mbps.


This wont be going public for at least another 6 months however. Something which might be a bit more annoying is that Plusnet will shortly be announcing some exciting Price Cuts (expected) this week for Premier Customers, so if price was your reason for regrading down, then you may find you can regrade back up again (that will be annoying). Also, it might be that Plusnet will be following suit of BT, AOL etc... by offering upgrades to the next speed up or the highest speed (that too will be annoying as you paid to downgrade).

Oh well, we can only wait and see. No-one is sure what will be included in the announcement, but it's bound to be good.


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Do they have to put in new hardware at the exchange


ADSL as a technology can support up to 8Mb so this wont (theoretically) require any new equipment at the exchange level as all the terminating equipment that your line connects to will be able to support 8Mb. What is likely however, is that BT will need to up the capacity, i.e. the backhaul from your exchange to their national network. Some exchanges will not need this additional work as have plenty of capacity already, but other exchanges might.
Midville
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Cool, thanks Liam.
LiamM
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No problem at all. Now I bet you're looking forward to it all just as much as I am lol!
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Expensive stuff this....

£58.75 activation fee
£14.99 upgrade fee
£29.98 regrade fee

and now the goalposts move !

Ah well, cheaper than cigs and beer.
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The problem is, are they price cuts? This has never been confirmed or denied.

It has been called nothing more than "exciting news" so far, with a sprinkle of "premier customers will likely be pleased".

I certainly suspect price cuts myself, but hell, it isn't gospel yet.
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That is my thinking Phillip. What else can they do but keep up with recent movements and price reductions?

So, I guess my move was badly timed!

I think something similar the F2S model is probably what is happening.

We all love guess work eh?
LiamM
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Well I did add the word "(expected)" in purposely after Price Cuts to make sure I wasn't giving false information.

I think we're all pretty sure that Plusnet are going to be certainly introducing Price Cuts of some kind. If they do not, then, it just will not be financially viable for anyone to sign up. Especially when other ISPs offer the same service, at a better speed for a cheaper price. And with Free Connection and Modem.

But yes, I agree, it isn't gospel, and so I didnt want to say that PN would definately be announcing price cuts, simply wanted to suggest that it is "expected" they will be doing so.

(Hell it's late, it's been a long day and I hope that all makes sense Cheesy!)
the_norris
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I can see one issue with MaxDSL - that contention at the exchange will most likely kick in. Unless BT are got to do a BIG upgrade of the backhaul. Most exhanges contention is not a issue. But when there a 50+ user who were on 1meg say got 8Meg - that a lot of backhual needed/

Phil
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Where have you been morrisinc Tongue

The regrade system put in place by BT for MaxDSL, is to coincide with BT performing that very upgrade Smiley

Contention at the exchange is a pretty low point these days, especialy with the invent of CBC, which is designed for the whole issue of contention to be more on the ISPs central pipes than BT's network.

The only issue is that many older exchanges need upgrading to accomodate expansion from there original design.