[Gllug] OT: Network connection for home to cloud backup

John Edwards john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk
Wed Sep 15 23:21:16 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 09:56:35PM +0100, t.clarke wrote:
> I have already had a flyer from BT claiming that Fibre is already available
> in my area (Hornchurch).

It is already enabled on a few exchanges, including some in North London:

But most of London has to wait until December 2010 or March 2011.

>  I have a feeling that cabinet is right down the other
> end of my (quite long) road, so whether the maximum speed they are claiming
> is achievable remains to be seen.

Maximum speed will be just that, a maximum, and very dependent on both
distance and quality of cabling.

A client of ours north of Bedford has finally got ADSL to work on one
of their lines, at about 450Kbit/s. So I don't think us Londoners can
complain too much about speed.

> At present it seems to get this wonderful new service you have to go directly
> to BT.

No, just an ISP that resells it (same as ADSL):

At the moment it requires a new faceplate on the BT sockets and
a new VDSL modem.

I'm not sure what happens about Local Loop Unbundling though.

|    John Edwards   Email: john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk    |
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