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davidj66
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IP STREAM

Just looking at the BTW checker to see whether they are listing FTTC availability for my exchange/cabinet yet, when I noticed that they have a formal "retirement" date for IP Stream -does this mean that everyone will have to be switched from ADSL Max to ADSL2+ services? Will the ISPs do this automatically or will the subscribers just be cut off?? I ask because one of my friends is still on an up to 8Mb service (not with PN)
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Re: IP STREAM

It's only being retired at exchanges where ADSL2+ (21CN) is available.
davidj66
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Re: IP STREAM

@AndyH - Yes,I realise that..our exchange was "enabled" last December but I had to actually ask PN to move me over onto ADSL2+ - I'm more interested in what will happen to customers who are on TalkTalk connections on our Market 1 exchange (as my friend)  -not unbundled and still on ADSLMax - since they don't want these customers any more I wondered if they would just "cancel" them rather than switch them over.
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Re: IP STREAM

IP Stream is an older product, older network so BT Wholesale are retiring it at those exchanges that already have WBC (ADSL/ADSL2+). It makes no sense to keep people on an older network, when they have the option of a newer, better network.
Quite a few exchanges (particularly small, rural ones) have not been upgraded to WBC/21CN so IP Stream is not being retired there. ADSL will continue to be provided there.