Originally BT Openreach said they would upgrade Cabinet 25 in Weston Village by the end of March, this deadline was quickly moved to the end of August. If you have been following my saga you will know that the final phase has been dragging.
Today, the 30th August, one day before the BT Openreach deadline, they have finished the process and are accepting orders for FTTC connections.
I had checked earlier today and as for most of the last month the websites were saying, still checking stuff and no you can’t order a fibre connection today. This evening that has all changed and I could now place an order for a FTTC connection.
The speeds compared to my previous fibre connection are not as good.
Back in 2010 I was getting 40Mb down and 10Mb up. According to the above information I can expect roughly 25Mb down and 4Mb up.
So the next step is to place an order…
I did try and upgrade my Plus.Net account, but their website failed with an error.
Probably down to the age of my old account, so I need to phone them…. and the phone lines are closed.
So tomorrow I may be able to order fibre, then there is a ten day wait.
I have been waiting five years, I think I can wait ten days.