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    What are the chances of fiber coming to my area?

    This is a discussion on What are the chances of fiber coming to my area? within the Sky Broadband exchange information forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; hello, this is my first post and i thought i would ask a question. where i live all of out ...

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      What are the chances of fiber coming to my area?

      hello,
      this is my first post and i thought i would ask a question.
      where i live all of out Teliphone cable's and power cables are run on poles i have been informed that it is not possible to run finer on the telephone poles is this information correct as i have just moved from a place with FTTP to adsl and i just wanted to know if anyone has had fiberoptic with there line being fead from a telegraph pole


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      Re: What are the chances of fiber coming to my area?

      Sadly Medstead is not on BTO's roll-out plans.

      There are two kinds of Fibre that BTO currently supplies - Sky uses their infrastructure.

      FTTP would require the optical cable to be run where your copper cable currently is, but that is not an issue to worry about at the present time. I believe that BTO are or have developed an optic cable which can be run on the telegraph poles.

      FTTC is the one which Sky currently uses. FTTC uses the fibre optics to a new cabinet, then a copper connection to your existing cabinet. From there the connection uses your existing copper cable, which cab be overground or underground.

      FTTC is what you will most likely get when BTO finally connects up your area.

      So when will it happen? That is debatable. Currently BTO are behind with their work (reports last week said 2 years). I am sure that you will be connected in due course.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: What are the chances of fiber coming to my area?

      Thanks Scubbie just a bit bummed that they are behind but thanks anyway

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      Re: What are the chances of fiber coming to my area?

      No worries.

      BTO has been rolling out their Fibre network for a few years already. My cabinet only went live a few months back.

      Not everyone on the forum who lives in a Fibre enabled area is able to benefit at the moment either. Hopefully things will improve for everyone soon though.

      Of interest to you: BTO has been adding to the list of exchanges to be included in the roll-out plans every 3 months. Typically the expected 'live date' for the exchange is around 1 year later. In my case it was around 6 months after the first date that I was able to order Fibre. Some are quicker and a few are longer.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

     

     

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