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Gfast Pod, VDSL Extension Pod or could be either?

Bubblesthefish6

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timmy85

Casual Member
I thought they had all but stopped the gfast roll out?

So was expecting you guys to come back and say it was VDSL related.

What kind of ETA is there on GFast pod go live dates from install?
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
I thought they had all but stopped the gfast roll out?

So was expecting you guys to come back and say it was VDSL related.

What kind of ETA is there on GFast pod go live dates from install?
I dont know, it looks like a g.fast pod, did you have VDSL/VDSL2 in your area before?
 

timmy85

Casual Member
Yea, FTTC has been available for a few years now. On the ooenreach checker my local cabinet is showing for FTTC as "waiting list". So I was expecting them to build a second FTTC cabinet. Not stick a pod on existing pcp?
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Yea, FTTC has been available for a few years now. On the ooenreach checker my local cabinet is showing for FTTC as "waiting list". So I was expecting them to build a second FTTC cabinet. Not stick a pod on existing pcp?
Ah ok, it could well be a VDSL pod in the style of a G.FAST one, or you could have struck lucky and got both at once ;-)
 

dabigm

Top Member
It took 3 weeks from the G.Fast pod appearing to being able to order. I was relentlessly checking the broadband checker daily. Gotta say i'm surprised they're still rolling it out too, I thought they had stopped all that nonsense.

Also, yes it's a G.Fast pod.
 

timmy85

Casual Member
It took 3 weeks from the G.Fast pod appearing to being able to order. I was relentlessly checking the broadband checker daily. Gotta say i'm surprised they're still rolling it out too, I thought they had stopped all that nonsense.

Also, yes it's a G.Fast pod


fingers crossed then, I shall keep an eye out. Admittedly I would prefer to see an FTTP deployment underway, but beggers can't be choosers 😊
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
Openreach didn't completely stop the G.fast rollout, but they did reduce it to a snails pace (i.e. targeted strategic deployments only, where it makes sense). Still it's certainly quite unusual to see new G.fast pods being added today.
 

iidjscottybxz

Casual Member
hey guys if honest first time having Gfast always had FTTC but the speed and the latency is good never had any drops out always a stable line but thats just my forts i live under the limit and im getting speeds of 159mbps through the line and 30 up upgrading to 300mbps tomorrow see how that goes
 

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bulldog

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My next door neighbour G fast range was 186-255 for down and 17-38 for up and they told me their max speed on G fast from engineer told them only support up to 174 max and up to 15 max on upstream so they got 141/12 with EE.
 

iidjscottybxz

Casual Member
My next door neighbour G fast range was 186-255 for down and 17-38 for up and they told me their max speed on G fast from engineer told them only support up to 174 max and up to 15 max on upstream so they got 141/12 with EE.
when i moved areas from a 40MBPS area was horrbile lived to far away from the exchange and the line was noisey had diffenrt engineers out to fix them but only ever manged to get 40MBPS now i have moved i was with PlusNet then i was getting the full speed 76MBPS then a bt engineer told me Gfast was in the area with speeds of up to 300MBPS so i got rid of plusnet for bt and never l looked back so wanted to try it out with 150mbps speeds and they always went over so i thought i would upgrade to see what the line could really do :)
 

dabigm

Top Member
God job I'm not. About 150-170 I reckon. Possible 200.

Just a small piece of advice. The direct line distance between you and the cabinet isn't always the path the cables take. For instance, if I walk it, I'm 200m from the cabinet, but my line length (according to the OR guy who installed it is exactly 299 m) which most likely explains the abysmal figures I got for G.Fast.

Also what happened the the 1 Gbps G.Fast?? and at 300m getting 300mbit (lol good one)

 
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