Enabled date slipping by 3 months every 3 months?
If you currently have FTTC, what speed are you getting and what speed did you get on ADSL? It'd be useful for many of us to know if 50% of ADSL theoretical maximum can be translated to approximately 50% of VDSL theoretical maximum.
Like many others I see today that the line-enabled date that was 30th September is now 31st December. That's the 5th time its changed:
31/12/2011 (changed 20/12/2011)
31/03/2012 (changed 26/03/2012)
30/06/2012 (changed 26/06/2012)
30/09/2012 (changed 25/09/2012)
The ADSL Max speed is 5.5 ~ 6 Mbps with an SNR of 8~12 db. On that basis I figured we could expect at least 40Mbps on VDSL (shorter length of copper, 50% of theoretical maximum).
I emailed [email protected] to ask about the line last week and today got this reply:
"Thank you for your interest in our Fibre Broadband deployment. We are deploying one of the fastest and largest commercial deployments in the world. Our commercial deployment will have extended to 66% of the UK by the end of December 2014. We aim extend this to 90% of the UK, in partnership with other sources of funding, e.g. local and National government.
Unfortunately, we are technically unable to provide fibre broadband to your premise because of the excessive length of line between your premise and the fibre broadband cabinet"
So when the local exchange is enabled but the line-enabled date keeps slipping it could be because O.R. have decided the line won't handle VDSL at a sufficient speed.