* Posts by cybertonto72

2 posts • joined 15 Jan 2017

What a time to be alive: LG and Italian furniture-maker build smart sofa

cybertonto72

So are they just putting sensors in the cushions that tells a Raspberry Pi that some one has sat down and if it hears a command to then switch a TV on?

Customer: BT admitted it had 'mis-sold' me fibre broadband

cybertonto72

Re: Eh?

The issue this customer faced is that the ISP pulls the sales information from openreach systems, that uses the postcode most time and if the give the new ISP the current landline number that uses that to check the cabinet for the FTTC tag. This tells the ISP that they can get fibre. on the activation date Openreach send a fibre engineer to the cabinet and they do the switch over, at this point the engineer sees that there are no free fibre lines to the cabinet and files a capacity report.

BT have been known to request that the engineer connects a ADSL line while he is there.

But even if the engineer signs the job as a no capacity issue ISP's never see this as openreach systems still see 1 free fibre line to the cabinet as there is always one spare line into the cabinet that can not be used.

Also when using any other provider than BT the openreach system will 'withhold' fibre information until it gets releast to the rest of the providers and the can prove that the fibre is stable....

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