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Re: [LUG] Fibre broadband


On 13/11/13 10:01, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> On 13/11/13 08:51, Daniel Robinson wrote:
>> On 13 November 2013 08:49, Neil Winchurst <barnaby@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>> <mailto:barnaby@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>>     In Holsworthy we are getting fibre to the cabinet set up. It is well
>>     on the way, the new cabinets are installed and BT have reached the
>>     testing stage. In fact the latest news is that it should be ready
>>     next month. So I have been looking it up on Google etc.
>>     I am now a bit puzzled. My current ISP does provide it and in fact
>>     the monthly payment is less than I pay now. However they have a one
>>     off set up fee of Â102. The note about it says that this includes
>>     'arranging for an engineer to visit my house to install the
>> service'.
>>     I have looked at other ISP's and, while prices and set ups vary,
>>     there does not seem to be any mention of sending anyone to the house
>>     or any payment for it.
>>     Also, a bit annoying, some of them want to set up a 'package' which
>>     includes the phone rental, calls etc. And, if I don't want to have
>>     this, they will charge extra for my not having it included.
>>     So at the moment I am very confused. Can anyone clarify the
>>     situation for me please?
>>     Thanks
>>     Neil
>> > Basically, you get a guy come to your house and fit a faceplate
>> with an
>> inbuilt filter where your standard phone line should be.
>> That's it!
> Sounds like something that I could do myself. Not worth a charge of
> over Â100 in my opinion.
> Neil
Anyone know if this filter is different from the new faceplate that BT
urged us to get and fit about a year ago>
Our area got fibre broadband in the last month but it's too expensive
now that I'm retired. Anyway the 4Mb/s we get at present is ample for me
as my online demands are simple.


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