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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Toonshorty View Post
It's only four exchanges ;'(

BT really need to trial Fibre in my rural exchange...

I get nothing but an 8Mb package and I only get 3.5Mb of that.
The company I work for uses BT business, we barely get 1.3Mbps download and less then 0.4 upload.

Not good when your business relies on transferring thousands of documents across the internet every day.


BT is one of the worst ISPs in the UK at the moment, I dont know a single happy BT user.
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post #12 of 17
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I'm Virgin Media customer, I know for a fact that they don't use 100% fibre, their network is mix of copper and fibre.
Well it's pretty obvious considering their TV packages are delivered over "cable".

They use Fibre to the street boxes as far as I'm aware then coaxial cable from there to the house.

Although saying it's a mixture of copper isn't exactly a concise statement it is indeed true.

But copper in the sense is classed as BT's copper which is of poor quality and not in a coaxial presentation.
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Well it's pretty obvious considering their TV packages are delivered over "cable".

They use Fibre to the street boxes as far as I'm aware then coaxial cable from there to the house.

Although saying it's a mixture of copper isn't exactly a concise statement it is indeed true.

But copper in the sense is classed as BT's copper which is of poor quality and not in a coaxial presentation.
Not all of their cabinets are fibre, only main ones are fibre and all other small cabinets connecting to main cabinets are copper/coaxial.
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post #14 of 17
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The company I work for uses BT business, we barely get 1.3Mbps download and less then 0.4 upload.

Not good when your business relies on transferring thousands of documents across the internet every day.


BT is one of the worst ISPs in the UK at the moment, I dont know a single happy BT user.
Well, you know one now!

I've used BT for over 8 years at several addresses/locations and its always been fine. Never had any issues. Their BT Business support is great too. 24/7 help and friendly support staff.
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post #15 of 17
Noooooooooooooooooooooo,

I'm rural damn it, test it here! I'm on the fastest I can get here, and I get 300kb/s down, 30/40kb/s up.

Learnt to live with it though, and it's good that BT is starting to roll it out (albeit a trial)
    
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BT doesn't care about its non-rural customers anymore.
BT have had Fiber in non-rural areas for ages, my friend.

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ru·ral/ˈro͝orəl/
Adjective: In, relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town: "remote rural areas"
    
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The company I work for uses BT business, we barely get 1.3Mbps download and less then 0.4 upload.

Not good when your business relies on transferring thousands of documents across the internet every day.


BT is one of the worst ISPs in the UK at the moment, I dont know a single happy BT user.
Considering their fibre implementation is fantastic with most users netting around 25-30Megabit/s.


I get my broadband from a company who run over BT's fibre and it's brilliant.
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