The date for the Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) rollout in Hook has been delayed again by a further three months. It's now pencilled in for the end of June.
Broadband is about to leap forward in Hook. Additional green telephone cabinets have been appearing around the village as Openreach have been installing Fibre To The Cabinet equipment. This new technology could give you much faster download speeds of upto 80Mb and it also changes the way that the dreaded "upto" calculation is done.
First a little history.
Fingers crossed my broadband should switch over tomorrow. In the meantime I've been looking at alternative providers for my Dad. He lives about 3 miles from the exchange and his line tests indicate a maximum speed of about 7Mb on ADSL2+. Found a deal with Be that's half price for the first 12 months on their budget, upto 8Mb service:
Worth a try..
After putting up with a couple of weeks of poor ADSL throughput, along with the rest of Entanet's customers following the introduction of their new 'better for 90% of the people' traffic shaping system, I've voted with my feet and signed up with http://fast.co.uk/. Five day turnaround expected..
As of 23:05 last night BT have recognised my sync rate of 8128kbps and have set my BRAS profile to 7150. Sorted!
I fitted the hard wired ADSL filter to the alarm panel last night. Testing the line stats with and without the alarm panel didn't seem to make much difference to the readings.
I asked ADSL24 to change the interleave status of my line, hoping that it'll restart my ADSL Max sample period. Looking good at the moment with downstream sync rate now at 7.3Mb. Yay!!