Broadband speed improvement in my area

  Dictate 16:50 12 Jun 2014
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BTopenreach have recently completed upgrading their local network with fibreoptic cables. My nearest "green cabinet"is less than 200 metres distant. Does this mean that I should expect faster speeds? My supplier is TalkTalk and my average download speed is only 1.6mps.

  wiz-king 17:09 12 Jun 2014

Yes - ask to be upgraded.

  lotvic 18:06 12 Jun 2014

You will only get faster speeds if you upgrade from ADSL (copper wire from Exchange to master socket inside your house) to FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet then copper wire from cabinet to master socket inside your house)

TalkTalk should offer you FTTC - I'm surprised they haven't already. Have a look at Talktalk website and see if they've got it sorted out for your area yet.

  bumpkin 20:08 12 Jun 2014

TalkTalk offered me (or anyone else) fibre for £10pm which is reasonable but I already have a fast enough connection for my needs. Suggest you give them a call.

  The Kestrel 08:31 13 Jun 2014

An alternative is to see if BT infinity (fibre) broadband is available to you. Link to checker click here

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