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New fibre to cabinet

jayengee
Hooked
Posts: 9
Registered: 22-06-2007

New fibre to cabinet

BT are currently fitting fibre to the cabinet in our road. Do we usually have to wait for increased speeds when a "switch is thrown" in the exchange or will speeds increase as soon as our line is linked to the cabinet?
I believe the exchange is to be enabled for ADSL2 early in the new year, but I've already changed to a higher download allowance and greater speed to allow for more use of BBC iPlayer on my internet enabled TV.
Just curious!
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JEB
Grafter
Posts: 262
Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: New fibre to cabinet


Nothing will change with your existing ADSL connection when your cabinet is enabled for FTTC.
You will need to get a FTTC product if you want to take advantage of the greater speeds.  The BT line checker will tell you if / when your cabinet is done:
http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome

James
Luzern
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Posts: 2,802
Thanks: 211
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Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: New fibre to cabinet

Mine is supposedly due 04/11 for FTTC. Undecided Does the preparation work have any effect on existing phone/BB installations?
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
Community Veteran
Posts: 2,106
Registered: 06-02-2008

Re: New fibre to cabinet

No it doesn't.