sugar 'n spikes
- Mar 5, 2002
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Erm, Up & Down both 165.6, ping: 2. ISP: Hyperoptic, this is the medium speed plan.
My plan with Hyperoptic (the medium one of three options) costs £38 a calendar month which is a bit pricey but it's the same price I was paying to Zen for a lot less speed. This is not to belittle Zen, I was with them for 13 years but when Hyperoptic installed cable in the block of flats where I live their offer was too good to refuse. Their service is excellent and includes a telephone landline but no e-mail addresses or web space.I'm currently with TalkTalk and get 75 down and 16 up for £27 a month. We have also just had Community Fibre installed in the building and I am tempted but will wait a few months and see if other neighbours get it and see what they say.
Here is the fiber cable setup in our house. The first pic is in the backyard where the cable is buried under grass and drilled through the brick wall into the living room.This was part of the reason I decided not to go with Community Fibre. This is outside my door. Further along the hall the cables / fibre are just resting on the suspended cieling and not in any sort of trunking or trays.
Good result for G.Fast.OpenReach man came this morning. He fitted a new G.fast master socket and a new G.fast MT992 modem. Ran his tests and said no errors on the line. Also learned something interesting after showing him the Community Fibre lines in the suspended cieling outside my flat. He says I need to report it as now by law all cables either have to run in a tray or be clipped to the wall every 8 inches.
As cloud services and working remotely have taken off in recent years, FTTC is really showing its age. I wish Openreach would reconsider G.fast for areas where it would be unfeasible or unprofitable to install FTTP infrastructure.Mine is still FTTC although we do have Community Fibre in the building which obviously is FTTP
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