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Author Topic: My ADSL in Wales  (Read 1643 times)

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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2018, 12:28:32 AM »

I had a response back from Openreach and from Plusnet, confirming (ambiguously) that "demand is high" in my area, possibly suggesting that it's lack of capacity at the exchange that's now holding me back?  Is that possible?  There's new equipment installed at my cabinet, but still no capacity due to exchange issues?

Yes and no. Not exchange issues as such but the lack of sufficient cable-links between the OLT and the Plusnet equipment at the fibre head-end exchange. Cable-links are the ISP/CP's responsibility; the ISP/CP has to purchase them. As far as Openreach is concerned, the equipment is installed, commissioned and operational. You are currently unable to have a G.993.2 based service from Plusnet due to them being unwilling to spend the money required to purchase the requisite cable-links.  :-X
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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2018, 12:35:55 AM »

I shall go and nudge the plusnet forum; I was told to remind them if I hadn't heard more by *consults diary* 5th July. 

Nudging commences.

Ian
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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2018, 12:41:14 AM »

It might be a useful source of "ammunition" if you check with other ISP/CPs and have a list of those who can supply you with a G.993.2 service.  ;)
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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2018, 12:37:29 PM »

A phone number check on BT Wholesale site https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html now shows FTTC as "Waiting list" for me - Previously there was no info for FTTC when I entered my phone number.  Progress?

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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2018, 01:54:47 PM »

Probably means a single port became free and because you/Plusnet didn't get in quick enough it has been taken by someone else!  :(
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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2018, 06:57:42 PM »


I nudged plusnet, and earlier today got a response back saying that capacity should be available by the 15th!  This checks out on the BT Wholesale checker when given my phone number.   :yay:

I shall keep checking on Saturday night and Sunday Morning (and maybe Monday morning too..) and place an order as soon as it says it's available.

Ian
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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2018, 07:49:53 PM »

I nudged plusnet, and earlier today got a response back saying that capacity should be available by the 15th!

Good progress, yes. :dance:

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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2018, 11:05:26 AM »

Yesterday the BT Wholesale checker (phone number) showed availability date as 15-July-2018.

Today I had a look and it's gone back to "waiting list".

Gah!

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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2018, 07:01:20 PM »

You need to check it super early, just after midnight as that's when the checker updates apparently, to stand the most chance of getting a single spare port when someone has cancelled their connection.

Although with the checker showing an available from date that would more suggest work was involved, rather than just some one cancelling, perhaps there was an issue.
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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2018, 11:04:52 PM »

There's been lots of work around my cabinet very recently, so I presumed it wasn't just me waiting for a spare slot.

I've just checked my number on the BT checker, and it says available.  So I've just placed an order!   ;D

I was offered two packages, the standard of "up to 40mb", and the top package - but my line is only predicted to maybe go up to 49 if I'm lucky (not only is it a long way to the exchange, it's a fair way to the cabinet), so wasn't worth paying an extra 6 per month to maybe get an extra 9mb.  At the very least, I'll wait and see what the stats are from the standard package.  40mb is going to be a lot better than the 1.2 - 1.5mb I get at the moment.

Ian (busy all day in IKEA and assembling IKEA stuff)
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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2018, 06:14:02 AM »

That's good news Ian, hopefully it moves along quickly and the install goes well.

More IKEA furniture, you must have more than IKEA by now  ;)
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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2018, 11:24:22 AM »


More IKEA furniture, you must have more than IKEA by now  ;)

Yesterday on an IKEA visit I was helping customers get the trolleys from the trolley dispenser conveyor (they get stuck) and later, pointing people to where to get the trolleys from.  I spent too much time in there.

But it did result in making a 16 drawer storage unit for a total of 45 instead of 450 :cool:   https://sheddyian.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/nordli-2-storage-upgrade/

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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2018, 06:09:07 PM »

Very nice, and what a bargain, unfortunately (or fortunately) we don't have an Ikea near by.
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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2018, 07:55:15 PM »

Very nice, and what a bargain, unfortunately (or fortunately) we don't have an Ikea near by.

Take it from one that knows ..... you are fortunate, Ron.
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Re: My ADSL in Wales
« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2018, 10:13:29 AM »

I've been once, nearest one is Lakeside which is 66 miles away.
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