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Re: [LUG] Fibre broadband


On 13/11/13 10:29, Keith Abraham wrote:
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

     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?


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.


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.


Keith - you forgot Parkinsons law - data will be expanded to fit the largest bandwidth available - in year or so you will only be able to stream videos in 'mobile' and 4K format so you will need a 10meg connection just to read the news!
Tom te tom te tom

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