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Grafter
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Backhaul arrangements for Market 1 exchange.

Would the backhaul arrangements from a Market 1 exchange be the same for a Plusnet consumer ADSL account as for a JohnLewis/Waitroese account.

At the moment the exchange WNTRB just has ADSL not ADSL2(+).  BT have said that all such exchanges will be upgraded to ADSL2+ by the end of next year.  When this happens will Plusnet increase the capacity of their backhaul?

 

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Re: Backhaul arrangements for Market 1 exchange.

Plusnet don't have backhaul from the exchange - that is BT Wholesale so they would look after it and there is no difference between all the Plusnet brands

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Re: Backhaul arrangements for Market 1 exchange.

Grafter
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Re: Backhaul arrangements for Market 1 exchange.

@@Oldjim.  Thank you.  Are the Plusnet arrangements for consumer and business backhaul the same?

i.e. would the contention ratio be the same?

Oddly, the Plusnet business broadband appears to be cheaper than the consumer broadband.

 

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Re: Backhaul arrangements for Market 1 exchange.

there is no such thing as contention ratio nowadays

have you added VAT to the Business prices

Grafter
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Re: Backhaul arrangements for Market 1 exchange.

The Plusnet web site does not make clear whether VAT is included. Even if I add 20% to the business price, it still works out cheaper, much the same a John Lewis. Possibly due to it being a Market 1 exchange.

I am not sure what you mean by no contention ratio. Recently, there was definitely contention in the evenings. Is there a way to get the contention reduced? i.e. persuade Plusnet to increase the capacity.

 

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Re: Backhaul arrangements for Market 1 exchange.

It's shared across all ISPs using a BT Wholesale supplied service which boils down to all except the LLU suppliers who have their own equipment in the exchange such as Sky and TalkTalk.

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Grafter
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Re: Backhaul arrangements for Market 1 exchange.

@jelv There are no LLU operators at the exchange. I did have a Post Office ADSL a/c. They use Talk Talk for backhaul and the service was useless in the evening to the extent that they let me terminate it early. AIUI this is because Talk Talk don't pay enough for the backhaul arrangement.