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Members' Lounge => Science and Technology => Topic started by: Bri Roberts on January 05, 2015, 09:56:26 AM

Title: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: Bri Roberts on January 05, 2015, 09:56:26 AM
Has anybody upgraded yet and if so, is it worth the extra monthly cost plus the 30 one-off charge?
Title: Re: Superfast Broadband
Post by: DaveR on January 05, 2015, 10:25:00 AM
I'm not sure that it's all actually live yet. There are still lots of BT vans around town installing the cabling etc. Enter your Post code in this site and see what it says:
http://www.superfast-cymru.com/where-and-when (http://www.superfast-cymru.com/where-and-when)

I tried it and got:
The first homes and businesses in your exchange area have been connected to fibre broadband, however not all premises can go live at the same time and work will be continuing in your exchange area.
Title: Re: Superfast Broadband
Post by: Bri Roberts on January 05, 2015, 10:29:58 AM
It is now available where we live in C-y-D.

I contacted them this morning and they offered me two options of 39 Mb/s or 79 Mb/s.

At present, I can receive a speed of up to 8 Mb/s.

This morning, I am only getting a speed of 4 Mb/s.
Title: Re: Superfast Broadband
Post by: DaveR on January 05, 2015, 10:38:23 AM
What sort of monthly charge were they asking for the improved download speeds?
Title: Re: Superfast Broadband
Post by: Bri Roberts on January 05, 2015, 10:52:50 AM
In my case, more than double my current monthly charge for unlimited broadband with BT.



Title: Fibre broadband
Post by: Blongb on March 20, 2015, 12:58:30 PM
I have just had my BT Infinity switched on and I've gone from 12.7Mbps download speed to 74.91Mbps so hopefully no more  :rage:  waiting for the Forum web pages to load when all four of us were trying to be online at the same time
Title: Re: Fibre broadband
Post by: SDQ on March 20, 2015, 04:08:06 PM
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I have just had my BT Infinity switched on and I've gone from 12.7Mbps download speed to 74.91Mbps so hopefully no more  :rage:  waiting for the Forum web pages to load when all four of us were trying to be online at the same time


They're currently installing it in my area but I can't find where my cabinet is to keep tabs on it. I barely get 1Mbps so I'm pretty desperate to actually get speeds that will let me actually use the services I'm already paying for but can't because of my pathetic broadband speed. I'll have to stop and ask one of the Openreach guys to see if they can give me an idea of what to expect. I just hope it's worth the wait!
Title: Re: Fibre broadband
Post by: alw on March 21, 2015, 11:44:46 AM
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They're currently installing it in my area but I can't find where my cabinet is to keep tabs on it. I barely get 1Mbps so I'm pretty desperate to actually get speeds that will let me actually use the services I'm already paying for but can't because of my pathetic broadband speed. I'll have to stop and ask one of the Openreach guys to see if they can give me an idea of what to expect. I just hope it's worth the wait!

This BT page will give you your Cabinet number and expected speeds.......   http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/pls/adsl/ADSLChecker.AddressOutput (http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/pls/adsl/ADSLChecker.AddressOutput)
Title: Re: Fibre broadband
Post by: Yorkie on March 21, 2015, 01:50:13 PM
Must confess it is all Double Dutch to me!     WWW   ZXZ
Title: Re: Fibre broadband
Post by: SDQ on March 21, 2015, 03:38:11 PM
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They're currently installing it in my area but I can't find where my cabinet is to keep tabs on it. I barely get 1Mbps so I'm pretty desperate to actually get speeds that will let me actually use the services I'm already paying for but can't because of my pathetic broadband speed. I'll have to stop and ask one of the Openreach guys to see if they can give me an idea of what to expect. I just hope it's worth the wait!

This BT page will give you your Cabinet number and expected speeds.......   http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/pls/adsl/ADSLChecker.AddressOutput (http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/pls/adsl/ADSLChecker.AddressOutput)


I know my cabinet number, I can't physically find the actual cabinet. There are two telegraph poles serving my street & both send their wires underground so I can't track them to the cabinet.
Title: Re: Fibre broadband
Post by: alw on March 21, 2015, 05:53:16 PM
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I know my cabinet number, I can't physically find the actual cabinet. There are two telegraph poles serving my street & both send their wires underground so I can't track them to the cabinet.

The number is painted in white on the DSL cabinet, just drive around your locality because unless you are in an area with few properties it can't be far away.
Title: Re: Fibre broadband
Post by: TheMedz on March 22, 2015, 09:30:43 PM
On seeing post by Blongb I rang BT and asked for the price of an upgrade from my current 6 to 7 Mbps to a fibfre Inifinity connection. The advertised cost is 23 per month for Infinity 1 with 40mbps or Infinity 2 for 28 per month for 79Mbps. With the free BT sports and ESPN for the Baseball  worth 15 a month it sounds like a reasonable deal. I hesitated for a split second and they then brought Infinity 1 down to 10 per month for the first 6 months on an 18 month contract. That means I'm actually paying less for the first 6 months than I'm paying now and hopefully getting nearly six times the speed. The only significant downloading I do is the occasional Sky on Demand so hopefully the 40Mbps should be OK.
Title: Re: Fibre broadband
Post by: Bri Roberts on March 22, 2015, 10:04:32 PM
As an exising BT telephone and broadband customer, I have been receiving BT Sport for free since it was launched.

However, when I enquired in January about an upgrade in my broadband speed I was not offered any special deal because I am tied into a contract with BT until June.
Title: Re: Fibre broadband
Post by: TheMedz on March 23, 2015, 12:56:52 AM
The incentives offered online for non existing BT customers to join them with Infinity were even greater including shopping vouchers or longer periods of reduced rates. This 6 months @ 10 was for existing BT customers. Must be something more recent or is maybe only available once Fibre is in place in an area to try and get more people to use it.
Title: Re: Fibre broadband
Post by: Bri Roberts on March 23, 2015, 06:54:38 AM
It certainly wasn't available at the beginning of the year.

I just found my original post on the subject under 'Superfast Broadband':

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Has anybody upgraded yet and if so, is it worth the extra monthly cost plus the 30 one-off charge?
Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: DaveR on July 01, 2015, 10:48:28 AM
I had Fibre Broadband installed a couple of week ago, makes a big difference, quadrupled my download speed!
Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: SDQ on July 01, 2015, 11:09:11 AM
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I had Fibre Broadband installed a couple of week ago, makes a big difference, quadrupled my download speed!


Same here but because my old broadband was so slow my download speed is FORTY times faster!!!
Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: SteveH on July 22, 2015, 01:09:42 PM
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Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 22, 2015, 06:05:01 PM
We are having it very soon, hope it will be good!
Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 22, 2015, 07:57:48 PM
Out of interest,  what is 'Suppe' fast? Is it as good as super fast?  :twoface:
Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: Ian on July 23, 2015, 07:17:46 AM
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Out of interest,  what is 'Suppe' fast? Is it as good as super fast?

Comes with music (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_von_Supp%C3%A9), perhaps?

Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 03, 2015, 03:30:04 PM
We were upgraded today, very impressive!   Previous download speed was 6.9Mb, new is 31.33Mb!!   Previous upload 0.91Mb, new upload is 6.9 Mb!
A Open Reach chap installed the box which our existing Utility Warehouse box connects to. Very  impressive! $good$
Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: Ian on August 03, 2015, 03:47:03 PM
Hmm.  We don't seem to have a smiley for envy...
Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: SDQ on August 03, 2015, 04:27:30 PM
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We were upgraded today, very impressive!   Previous download speed was 6.9Mb, new is 31.33Mb!!   Previous upload 0.91Mb, new upload is 6.9 Mb!
A Open Reach chap installed the box which our existing Utility Warehouse box connects to. Very  impressive! $good$


It's a godsend for people who are remote or very far from the exchange.
I've gone from not even being able to play a simple Vine clip without buffering to being able to stream a HD movie without having to download it first!
0.9 Mb was my old DOWNLOAD speed and now I average mid 30's!!!
Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: DaveR on August 04, 2015, 09:46:26 AM
I can get 21mb now, which is fine for practically everything.  $good$
Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: Ian on October 19, 2015, 11:04:42 AM
From the DP News blog:

"Nearly one in four UK adults do not have basic online skills, and some regions of the country are excluded from the digital world almost entirely, according to a new report.

According to the survey, people in London, Scotland and East Anglia were the most capable online, while parts of Wales were among the most digitally excluded. The research was combined with other social factors - including education, income and health - to create a heatmap of digital exclusion for the UK.

Conwy in Wales and the Scottish Highlands were among the areas ranked highest for exclusion, according to the results.
10:10 am
Gareth Wyn Williams"
Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: Ian on October 19, 2015, 11:05:41 AM
BT have taken a long time to even reach the North.
Title: Re: Suppefast and Fibre Broadband
Post by: SteveH on July 29, 2020, 02:05:25 PM
The 17 places in North Wales set to get very fast broadband
Openreach has named the locations in the region for ultra-reliable and gigabit-capable full fibre broadband

Conwy
Conwy, Deganwy, Towyn
Colwyn Bay
Llandudno                                                                       https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/17-places-north-wales-set-18681740 (https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/17-places-north-wales-set-18681740)