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18/2: interesting info from a pro on another Forum

Luzern
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18/2: interesting info from a pro on another Forum

Posted in Kitz forum

Following the recently enhanced superfast 55/10 product, we’re introducing a new 18/2 FTTC product on a trial basis. It’ll initially be available at around 3,000 PCPs and will help CPs transition their customers from copper to fibre. The new 18/2 product won’t change the way you serve our customers and - under the terms of the trial - multiple self-install jobs will be organised at the same PCP for you and allocated normally.

You should always check the expected speed during an 18/2 order install. A result of 18Mbit/s during the VDSL close-out tests may now be valid and isn’t necessarily a slow speed fault. We’re expecting our first 18/2 orders from CPs this week.

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bill888
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Re: 18/2: interesting info from a pro on another Forum

Apart from Sky, is any other major ISP planning to offer 18/2 FTTC ?

 

 

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Re: 18/2: interesting info from a pro on another Forum


Luzern wrote:

Posted in Kitz forum

... we’re introducing a new 18/2 FTTC product on a trial basis. It’ll initially be available at around 3,000 PCPs and will help CPs transition their customers from copper to fibre. ...


Not a strictly accurate description as the punters referred to will still be on copper - why don't they just be forthright and say 'from ADSLx to VDSLx' ?

N.B. I haven't looked at the thread referred to on Kitz forum to see if that point has been raised.

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Re: 18/2: interesting info from a pro on another Forum

I suppose it's inevitable that something like this will become the new baseline broadband service.

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Re: 18/2: interesting info from a pro on another Forum

At the moment I believe there are certain eligibility criteria. You need to be in one of the trial areas and have a sub 3mbps ADSL speed. estimate.

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Re: 18/2: interesting info from a pro on another Forum

Bob,

Is there a link for the trial areas ?

My wife's parents are with Plusnet and get truly shocking ADSL performance. This is due to being on a long copper connection to the exchange (in a London suburb).

They are very light users (on the legacy 10GB/month package) and actually don't seem to mind the speed and certainly wouldn't want to pay more but if it were possible to extract a few Mb/s out of the current set up I could probably tempt them and visitors would be much happier !

 

 

 

 

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Re: 18/2: interesting info from a pro on another Forum

Thread at Kitz http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,18076.0.html

There is a link to it within the posts.

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Re: 18/2: interesting info from a pro on another Forum

Luzern,

 

Many thanks.

 

After a bit of investigation their exchange doesn't have any cabinets listed.

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Re: 18/2 mb FTTC availability

I notice 18/2 fttc availability info is now displayed in the BT DSL checker

https://www.dslchecker.bt.com/

The criteria for availability was raised from <3 mbps to <10 mbps.

 

For my line, I see:

18mbFTTC.jpg

 

I used to only get 6mb ADSL before upgrading to fibre several years ago.