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Author Topic: ADSL2+ regrade?  (Read 1829 times)

acwest

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ADSL2+ regrade?
« on: June 07, 2012, 11:20:23 AM »

Hi,

I believe my line has been upgraded to 21CN and I have got an email from my ISP saying that I should contact them to request a regrade to ADSL2+. However a "regrade" sounds like a step backwards from ADSL2+. Should I contact them for a regrade, the email they sent is below.

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We are pleased to advise you that your line has now been upgraded to the BT
21CN platform.

You are now able to regrade your service to the ADSL2+ frequency which
potentially offers higher speeds at no extra cost.

Should you wish to regrade to ADSL2+ you can do so by raising a ticket or by
contacting us, however please remember that you will need an ADSL2+
compatible router.
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roseway

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Re: ADSL2+ regrade?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 11:51:00 AM »

This is the normal procedure for a BT ADSL2+ upgrade. First the exchange is upgraded, then your line is enabled for ADSL2+ but you remain on an ADSL Max. Finally, you can upgrade your service to ADSL2+ if you wish. That's the stage you've reached. I imagine that they call it a regrade rather than an upgrade because it's just a shift to a different service; in most cases it will give you an improvement in speed, but not in all cases. If your current connection speed is in the region of 5 Mbps or less, you may not see any improvement.
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acwest

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Re: ADSL2+ regrade?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 12:03:32 PM »

Ok thanks, I am sending them a email now to get upgraded. Hopefully I should see an increase as my current line speed is around 6.5Mbps to 7Mbps.
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Re: ADSL2+ regrade?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 12:50:58 PM »

Good luck with it. I was upgraded earlier this year and it's been very worthwhile for me - downstream has gone from ~6 Mbps to ~8 Mbps, and upstream from 448 kbps to ~1.1 Mbps.
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Re: ADSL2+ regrade?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 01:32:15 PM »

Its worth switching to ADSL2+ simply for upstream, even if the d/s doesn't benefit. Especially if anyone in the house uses webcams etc.
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