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    Not long now and I will be saying goodbye to ADSL and hello Fibre

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      Not long now and I will be saying goodbye to ADSL and hello Fibre

      Well not long now and I should be enjoying Fibre speeds. My appointment is in the morning between 8am and 1pm. Looking forward to getting faster speeds, but I am a little apprehensive as according to the estimate speed I will get 28.9 Down and 5 up, but my friend who lives literally 3 doors away and only 10 metres from me on the same cabinet, had fibre installed with BT last week and though they told him he will only get 26.8 down and 5 up, when they set it up he is getting 35/5 speeds, which is more than they estimated.

      Now I am wondering if I will get the same speed or am I going to be given only what sky and BT speed checker estimates which is 28.9/5??? Is it common to have an estimate of lower speeds and then get higher speeds when installed or not with sky?? As I assume the equipment in the cabinets and exchange for fibre is all belonging to BT and then sky, plusnet, etc will just rent from them.

      So here hoping the install go smooth and un-eventful. Thanks.


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      Re: Not long now and I will be saying goodbye to ADSL and hello Fibre

      Companies will typically underestimate speeds.

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      Re: Not long now and I will be saying goodbye to ADSL and hello Fibre

      Another important thing to understand is that as the cabinet becomes populated with other Fibre connections, there is a degree of cross-talk and the connection speed for everyone is affected.

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      Re: Not long now and I will be saying goodbye to ADSL and hello Fibre

      Look on the bright side
      In twelve months time you can start a new thread..Goodbye Sky...Hello Infinity
      And Enjoy BT Sports as well.
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      Remember that their free Sports offer won't exist in 12 months.

      Also BT's line rental is going up a little too.

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      Re: Not long now and I will be saying goodbye to ADSL and hello Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by a_c_harris View Post
      Well not long now and I should be enjoying Fibre speeds. My appointment is in the morning between 8am and 1pm. Looking forward to getting faster speeds, but I am a little apprehensive as according to the estimate speed I will get 28.9 Down and 5 up, but my friend who lives literally 3 doors away and only 10 metres from me on the same cabinet, had fibre installed with BT last week and though they told him he will only get 26.8 down and 5 up, when they set it up he is getting 35/5 speeds, which is more than they estimated.

      Now I am wondering if I will get the same speed or am I going to be given only what sky and BT speed checker estimates which is 28.9/5??? Is it common to have an estimate of lower speeds and then get higher speeds when installed or not with sky?? As I assume the equipment in the cabinets and exchange for fibre is all belonging to BT and then sky, plusnet, etc will just rent from them.

      So here hoping the install go smooth and un-eventful. Thanks.
      I think there has been a recent round of 'speed cutting' on the checkers. For ages, the fibre checkers showed my estimated speed to be 49.9/11.1. They now show 35/6. I'm currently connected on SFU at 40/10. As said above, they're being more cautious now, especially as Scubbie points out, the more fibre connections there are in the cabinet, the more interference there is and people may see a drop in their connection speed.

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      Re: Not long now and I will be saying goodbye to ADSL and hello Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Remember that their free Sports offer won't exist in 12 months.

      Also BT's line rental is going up a little too.
      In 18 Months time i will happily switch back if Sky have the best deal.
      BT Phone prices are 3 p/m more on a like for like basis at present i admit.This is compensated by sign up offers etc.
      Time will tell.
      i for one will happily switch every 18 months to the best deals going as it is now so easy, like changing car insurance.

      John

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      Re: Not long now and I will be saying goodbye to ADSL and hello Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnelf View Post
      i for one will happily switch every 18 months to the best deals going as it is now so easy, like changing car insurance.

      John
      It seems to be so easy to do now and it seems to be becoming the norm in lots of commodities (e.g. car insurance, you tell them you're going elsewhere and they accept it very matter of fact and just say "cheerio, don't forget to consider us again next time"!).

      Certainly for switching phone & broadband, it's now very much like an energy switch - you don't even need to tell the "losing" provider (especially if you don't need a MAC), you just do it all via your chosen new provider. I suppose it means the "losing" provider doesn't get a chance to offer you a deal not to leave (stay) though.
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