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'Vote up' SE23 for faster broadband
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couchtomato


Posts: 13
Joined: Mar 2012
Post: #1
18-03-2016 10:55 AM

Despite living in London, I still get on average 11MB max and as someone who runs a business from home, this is a little frustrating.

So, if we want it quicker speeds, can I suggest you register on the 2 links below.

The more people who register interest, the more we get prioritised:

To do this, go here for Virgin and put in your postcode:

https://cablemystreet.virginmedia.com/#!/register

OpenReach

http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/exp...n-gen.aspx

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Mr_Numbers


Posts: 510
Joined: May 2012
Post: #2
18-03-2016 11:24 AM

Are there still areas in SE23 that can't get fibre optic? I've just tested my speed - 95MB download, 20MB upload. Not bragging, just informing. Cool

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rshdunlop


Posts: 1,111
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #3
18-03-2016 02:53 PM

Don't go anywhere near Virgin. They have over-subscribed areas of SE23. You would be grateful for 11Mbps at peak times on Virgin 'superfast'. I have just had to fight them tooth and nail to be released from my contract.

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lacb


Posts: 623
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #4
21-03-2016 01:49 PM

Quote:
Are there still areas in SE23 that can't get fibre optic?


Yes there are. FTTP in the road but no space left in the cabinets for further provision. That has been the case for a couple of years now.

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robwinton


Posts: 335
Joined: Jun 2006
Post: #5
21-03-2016 04:23 PM

I couldn't get fast broadband from BT, and apparently live too close to the exchange to even get connected to the network (weirdly, but something to do with there being no cabinet between us and the exchange, requiring a dedicated line)

I use Virgin and generally have no problem. Have good 60mb (down) most of the time, though only 3mb up.

just saying

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couchtomato


Posts: 13
Joined: Mar 2012
Post: #6
24-03-2016 01:45 PM

The reason I suggest Virgin is the doesn't require co-operation with OpenReach therefore no changes to cabinet infrastructure required which I cant see happening any time soon.

I'm spreading my bets anyway, so signing up to both is advisable as if one doesn't acknowledge demand, the other one might.

And for the particularly troublesome areas, see attached (although its broader than this, this is the widest I could screen grab with test scores)



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jamesroseuk


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Joined: Apr 2016
Post: #7
11-04-2016 03:46 PM

couchtomato - How did you produce that broadband map? I'd like to check my area in a bit more detail. Thanks James Thumbsup

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couchtomato


Posts: 13
Joined: Mar 2012
Post: #8
22-09-2016 07:03 PM

For anyone interested - Fibre to Home is now available via BT in previously dead areas of SE23 - up to 300MB. It only took about 5 years of nagging...

The direct dial for the F2H team is 0800 5874787

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