Surely a missed opportunity for a fibrenation/hibernation pun?
TalkTalk's 3 million-home fibre splurge now has a name – FibreNation – but can no longer say it has £1.5bn at its disposal for the venture. The new company, which has yet to disclose funding, and unfortunately shares its name with a Malaysian telco's marketing initiative, is TalkTalk's vehicle for investing in full-fibre ( …
I still don't see how any operator other than Openreach or Virgin can make the business case work.
Consumer broadband is a low margin business and not something you can easily recoup billions from. Openreach and Virgin already have the customer base to make it work, and both can make huge cost savings from jettisoning twisted pair and coaxial copper.
There will be taxpayer subsidies on offer but not so much for urban areas. So much for the gold rush.
Perhaps this is why Cityfibre suggested they'll sue if Openreach is allowed to ditch copper - they know they're on shaky ground, allowing forced migrations (which seems perfectly reasonable if FTTH is there) makes it much harder for them to win custom, and most ISPs will prefer the known quantity (i.e. Openreach)
Seems like we're repeating history again. Forced competition didn't work for cable TV and it's not worked for mobile. It won't work for FTTH.
I am about 100 meters from a FTTC cabinet and can't get any speed higher than 1mb as the cabinet is full with no potential for expansion. Two doors up have a connection to a different cabinet with masses of availability but Openreach can't or wont switch us to the new cabinet.
BT's website confirms FTTC is available until you try and order it, when it then offers good old broadband.
At least TT and Sky are honest and confirm only BB is available.
I run the home broadband on a 4G unlimited SIM and MiFi device. 129gb used so far this month (21 days in) but max speed in this area is 4gb when no one else is on their phones and the MiFi device only allows 5 devices to be connected at once.
get talktalk good broadband, new network settings, i get a contant 10Mb/s which seen throttled by the free router
these setting fix everything for the current version of windows 10 until you get a big update and have to either set them again or find new settings https://i.postimg.cc/k50JD3NJ/KILLER-ETHERNET-SETTINGS.png with the MTU on PPoE, which is just a checkbox on the main tab