My exchange is upgraded for Fibre, my postcode is to get FTTP, but BT won't pull their finger out and actually turn on FTTP in areas that are supposed to get it!
BT has kicked off a trial and pilot scheme to which rival ISPs can sign up. It will run until mid-June this year. The national telco invited members of the next generation access (NGA) group to test out its "ultrafast" 330Mbit/s, 30Mbps upstream speed fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) download product and the company's up to 80Mbps …
Tuesday 24th April 2012 14:24 GMT welshie
Fibre to the premises, with upstream bandwidth less than downstream bandwidth? Either they have some seriously weird network infrastructure, or they're offering as wholesale a product that is already artificially limited. What if the resellers want a proper symmetric service, as FTTP should achieve.
Tuesday 24th April 2012 14:42 GMT Mark Wilson
Tuesday 24th April 2012 14:49 GMT Trollslayer
So it will be Openreach
I have Sky ADSL LLU, does what I want and the support was great when I needed it.We have an intern at work who is with Sky/BT wholesale and he has problems.
Sky customer services apologise to him for the stupid things they have to prove he has gone through before BT will get off their backsides.
Tuesday 24th April 2012 14:50 GMT Anonymous Coward
FTTC is so passe now ..
Living in a town with over 100,000 inhabitants and which is officially FTTC enabled I'd like BT to actually deliver FTTC to the cabinet at the bottom of the road rather than just declaring our town now has FTTC and going off and declaring another set of exchanges they plan to make "FTTC Enabled". There seems to be no plan for BT to ever extend their FTTC coverage in our town.. and then they wonder why people jump to other alternatives.
FTTP will no doubt be another complete headline grabbing farce and just a way of taking more money from the government.
Tuesday 24th April 2012 16:03 GMT chipxtreme
Don't know why AC was downvoted for his comment but my exchange is also FTTC enabled but I still can't get it, seems they must of only upgraded the cabinets within a stones throw of the exchange as i'm about a mile away and best I can get is adsl2 syncing at 14000 yet at my old address half a mile away says 76mb, really annoys me
Wednesday 25th April 2012 02:45 GMT .thalamus
I have the same issue, my cab hasn't been upgraded, but the 'area' has apparently been enabled for FTTC.
I received a letter from BT (addressed to my address, not an unaddressed leaflet) the other day inviting me to sign up to BT infinity, so I tried and it's still not fucking available.
You would think they would have the brains to send letters to those who can get the service, not those who can't.
Wednesday 25th April 2012 06:55 GMT Martin Saunders
No modem thanks
If BT-OR want FTTC to be a hit with service providers they need to drop managed installs and let us have wires only. Modern routers are often ADSL and VDSL2 capable now, and it would allow a proper view of what is going on with the line (in terms of signal strength, errors, retrains) which the managed BT modem masks, let alone the benefits of removing another powered device which could fail.
Come on OR, drop the FTTC modem!
Wednesday 25th April 2012 13:06 GMT Andy The Hat