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TORPC
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And you think your BB is sssllooowwwwww

Think yourselves lucky if you have more speed than these unfortunate people
[quote=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-27147088]A street in north Wales has the slowest broadband speed in the UK, according to a national survey.
Erw Fawr in Henryd, near Conwy, had an average download speed of 0.60 megabits per second (Mbps) - 30 times slower than the UK average.
The research by the uSwitch comparison site is based on almost two million speed tests run by broadband users over a six-month period.
The Welsh government said Erw Fawr could get fast broadband next year.
The Conwy street was ranked bottom in the survey with a road in Essex but two other streets in Wales also featured in a list of the 50 slowest broadband areas in the UK.
Raphael Callaghan
Erw Fawr resident
Maesceinion in Aberystwyth was ranked 12th with 1.08Mbps and Llantarnam Road in Cwmbran, Torfaen, was 13th with 1.10Mbps.
However, Pen-Y-Graig Road in Brymbo, Wrexham, was ranked 9th in the survey's list of the 10 fastest broadband speeds in the UK, with 31.91Mbps
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Re: And you think your BB is sssllooowwwwww

I know a village in West Berkshire that gets 0.4Mbps.
Of course the reason they are not in the results by Uswitch is that it is virtually impossible to run a Uswitch speed test from the place with the exchange somewhere over the horizon!
The village is also a couple of miles+ from the cab' feeding it which itself is situate on a remote country road so fat chance of any superfast speeds for them even under FTTC - if it ever got there - which it probably won't seeing as its a village of just 70 houses and there is no nearby power for the cab' available.
Those in the place with plenty of money are using Satellite broadband as about the least worst/only option available.
To be honest the only solution for this place is either a total re-jig of the BT network locally to relocate the cabinet into the village or dare I say it full FTTP - which in the overall cost of things might actually be cheaper...
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Re: And you think your BB is sssllooowwwwww

Was there not some talk of FTTpole for such situations?
Bring a fibre to a pole mounted dslam and then tap-in to each subscriber's drop wire?  A kind of shared FTTP.
TORPC
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Re: And you think your BB is sssllooowwwwww

Yep at least 9 Years ago
[quote=http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1501322&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D1501322]
Applications of passive optical networks, especially WDM-PON, for FTTH and FTTPole are investigated. We also demonstrate a new WDM-PON based on wavelength locked FP-LDs to injected spectrum sliced narrow band ASE.
Published in:
Optical Fiber Communication Conference, 2005. Technical Digest. OFC/NFOEC  (Volume:3 )
Date of Conference:
6-11 March 2005
Print ISBN:
    1-55752-783-0
INSPEC Accession Number:
    8613545
Digital Object Identifier :
    10.1109/OFC.2005.192792

SERVICE PROVIDER STRATEGIES & TECHNOLOGY TRENDS.PDF
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Re: And you think your BB is sssllooowwwwww

Yes the technology is there, but is it in BTOR's deployment strategy?
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Re: And you think your BB is sssllooowwwwww

Yet we all know how slow BTOR are to play catchup BBS

After reading the .PDF

Was Google actually onto something
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Re: And you think your BB is sssllooowwwwww

That Google one was an April Fool's joke many years ago....
TORPC
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Re: And you think your BB is sssllooowwwwww

I think Townman was extracting the urine Cheesy  Grin
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Re: And you think your BB is sssllooowwwwww

Quote from: Townman
Was there not some talk of FTTpole for such situations?
Bring a fibre to a pole mounted dslam and then tap-in to each subscriber's drop wire?  A kind of shared FTTP.

The properties in question are fed by underground cables so no poles in sight to use your suggestion.
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Re: And you think your BB is sssllooowwwwww

The same technology can be located in a manhole as well.
TORPC
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Re: And you think your BB is sssllooowwwwww

3rd down let side of pic from the content of the .PDF Cheesy Roll eyes