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Next To BT Fibre-Enabled Exchange?

Hi, I have VM at home but looking at broadband options for business premises we're getting.

Premises are next door to the actual BT Fibre-Enabled exchange building. The annoying thing is there is no fibre cabinet so Infinity isn't available (FTTC). Looking at OpenReach they are looking at offering FTTP but don't have an ETA.

Just wondering whether ADSL will be good since we are literally 25m from the actual exchange. It'll be an EO Line. 

Cheers

Nick

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Re: Next To BT Fibre-Enabled Exchange?

May be worth looking at Virgin Business.

They will connect to their own Broadband network if it is in the vicinity. If not they will connect via leased lines through the BT exchange.

 

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Re: Next To BT Fibre-Enabled Exchange?

The BT broadband checker on their web site should give you a good idea of what you are likely to get from an Openreach ADSL connection. Being close to the exchange should help.
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Re: Next To BT Fibre-Enabled Exchange?

Hi There, VM are in the area but was just weighing up pricing. Realising I would be next door to the BT Exchange I expected amazing speeds but seems that I'm too close. Can't understand why they can't do VDSL directly to exchange without a fibre cabinet but read that OFCOM might be to blame. There is plenty of land around the exchange so they could simply but screw the fibre cabinet to the outside wall of the exchange, wire the fibre cable to it, re-route the EO lines to the cabinet and enable Infinity. Seems like a 'relatively' cheap solution for getting us connected.

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Re: Next To BT Fibre-Enabled Exchange?

We'll be in the Pama House building at postcode SK6 2AA. This is next door to the exchange.

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Re: Next To BT Fibre-Enabled Exchange?

I think you may be better on a BT or Sky forum. There is nothing Virgin Media can or would do to help you get an Openreach connection.
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Re: Next To BT Fibre-Enabled Exchange?

True so I'm not expecting VM staff to respond but I assumed that some people on here would have general knowledge of the competing technologies.

(P.S. I'm going for VM broadband but just wondered about this.)

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