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goldie333
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is FTTP on Demand still avalible

Is this still open for signup's ?Huh
The cabinet close to my property is available for FTTP on Demand service but carnt find and information about it.
Over the past few month's i have noticed a dramatic drop in speeds to the FTTC service around 20MB on the down side and 3MB in up.
(was 74MB down and 20MB up now 56 up and 17MB up any time of day or night).
I'm only wanting answers i have checked
http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl
the exchange is Mosborough and the cabinet is 20
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MattyC
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

Unfortunately not, it's been withdraw until further notice. We discussed it a little in this thread here:
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,137413.msg1206991.html#msg1206991
Apologies for this  Undecided
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goldie333
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

Thanks for the reply any idea when its coming back ?Huh
What about the reduction in speeds on FTTC any idea why this is happening it will soon be worth me downgrading to 38mb  and saving money.
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

I've not heard anything about the FTTP so I can't answer that I'm afraid. We'd like to look at the speeds on the current product though to see if anything can be done.
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goldie333
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

i have run a speed test using
BT Wholesale Broadband Performance Test
please see attachment for results
Melancholie
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

Quote from: goldie333
What about the reduction in speeds on FTTC any idea why this is happening it will soon be worth me downgrading to 38mb  and saving money.

If you're worried about saving money I suspect you might find FTTP on demand a bit expensive.
The cheapest FTTPoD I've seen anywhere has a cap on it and is 6 times the price of your Plusnet unlimited 80Mb + line rental.
Over £200 a month. Ouchy.
MattyC
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

You'd also need a Biz account (though of course this is all hypothetical).
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goldenfibre
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

Don't forget FTTPoD will also charged for installation fee (could be anything from £0 to £3,000 exc VAT) depend on Band
Band A
£0
Band B
£1 to £100
Band C
£101 to £500
Band D
£501 to £1000
Band E
£1001 to £1500
Band F
£1501 to £3000
MattyC
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

And it's also subject to a minimum 36 month contract.
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

Simplest solution (and most cost effective one) is to get another FTTC line and bond the two lines together.
goldenfibre
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

But it will end up two openreach modems, two plusnet routers (need 4 main sockets) and two telephone lines but how on earth to get line bonding together? U need a special router (load balance bonding)?
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

I know its a bit late, but, i think my Asus router has the facility for two WAN connections.
Not sure how it works though.
TimeRider
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

Quote from: goldie333
Over the past few month's i have noticed a dramatic drop in speeds to the FTTC service around 20MB on the down side and 3MB in up.
(was 74MB down and 20MB up now 56 up and 17MB up any time of day or night).

Interestingly I've had EXACTLY the same experience, Speeds of 72 dropped to 54 (and sometimes as low as 24!) Also it's only been over the past 6 months... Engineer coming back next week so we'll see. I just find your figures so similar, and also thought that maybe FTTP was a possible answer. My upload is still roughly the same as it was.
Oh, and I'm in a completely different area, NE22 - Cabinet 6.
MattyC
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

I hope the engineer comes out and fixes things for you. As a general rule, FTTP is unavailable if FTTC is available.
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TimSmall
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Re: is FTTP on Demand still avalible

A little news here:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6956-openreach-better-as-part-of-bt-group-plc-or-go-it-alone.html
(13th may - thinkbroadband):
"
unfortunately for those looking to turn some savings into an ultrafast connection it seems FoD is not coming back just yet. The problems as reported by the few we have seen have it installed centre around multiple site visits for surveys and slow installation, mean that changes to the FTTP roll-out which are part of the G.Fast trials this summer will be assessed and used to re-jig the product - though we would urge caution as some may expect lower pricing and we get the feeling this is not likely. The sort of changes under evaluation are ways of blowing the fibre, connectors to reduce the need for splicing, pretty much all aimed at reducing the amount of labour needed.
"