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Thinking about fiber upgrade

Alex2x
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Registered: 26-02-2013

Thinking about fiber upgrade

Hiya guys. My BB contract runs out in March I think. My current Download speed is a shocking wait for it.....3.7Mb.

So you can see why im seriously need an upgrade. My problem is, I dont want engineer visits drilling and running cables.Virgin want to run a horrible white cables through the house.

Am I correct in saying that if I sign up for fiber with Plusnet, all I would need to do is install the new Router into the existing telephone socket in the house.

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Re: Thinking about fiber upgrade

If it's the common FTTC (Fibre to the cabinet) that you are talking about then basically yes.

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DS
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Re: Thinking about fiber upgrade

Plusnet fibre

= no problem (no guarantee!!) - but go here to check - my (your) data transfer speed log in req'd

= no engineer visit (to your home)

= no drilling

= no running wires

(Virgin = imo yep, horrible)

New Plusnet Hub One = yes (+£6.99 p&p)

existing socket = yes

me = commission from Plusnet = not a flippin' chance!!

SpendLessTime
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Re: Thinking about fiber upgrade

@Alex2x

Have you checked at the BT broadband checker website for what estimated speeds you would get on FTTC?

If not then look at http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome? and just enter your phone number. This is the same data that Plusnet would use to decide if you could get FTTC and at what speeds.

jameshanner
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Re: Thinking about fiber upgrade

My experience of 'upgrading' from ADSL to Fibre has been swapping a reliable service of roughly 12Mbps download to an unreliable service that sometimes runs at 51Mbps (yay!) but a lot of the time is 0.85-3.00Mbps (boo!), which is what I've got right now. 

PlusNet say everything's OK at their end. I'm paying them. That guy DS ^ has been very helpful btw. The advertised increase in speed looks great. In reality, being tied into an 18 month contract with no support isn't.

Alex2x
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Re: Thinking about fiber upgrade

Oh well it's in order now if it doesn't work I'll stop paying them simple as.

Thanks for all your help guys much appreciated