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Old 14-09-2017, 18:58   #1
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BT still laying old fashioned copper wires!

Surely this is a false economy, as in the future it will have to be upgraded??

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...per-wires.html
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Re: BT still laying old fashioned copper wires!

Its not BT, its openreach.

Do they still do this due to the stupid ofcom regulation that a phoneline has to work in a power cut
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Old 15-09-2017, 00:33   #3
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Re: BT still laying old fashioned copper wires!

Don't know, but the landline has always worked whenever I've had a powercut (which I've found to be very useful).
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Re: BT still laying old fashioned copper wires!

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Don't know, but the landline has always worked whenever I've had a powercut (which I've found to be very useful).

If there is a powercut in my area the VM land line dose not work, this has happened to my area twice
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Re: BT still laying old fashioned copper wires!

The reason I went to Nynex was because when I was in labour with my first child there was a storm that affected my BT line and the only working phone was my neighbour's who had moved across to Nynex. Taken over by Cable and Wireless and then VM it still works when BT lines become a cropper in bad weather.
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Re: BT still laying old fashioned copper wires!

Good to see the Fail are as accurate on technology as they are everything else. Using a 'city editor' and a 'finance editor' for a story that's mostly about technology, good call.

Openreach offer full-fibre to every development of over 30 properties. I emphasise offer - it's down to the developer whether they take Openreach up on the fibre or ask for copper.

Spain and Portugal do indeed have higher proportions of full-fibre solutions. They also, however, have a lot more of the population living in apartments and, unlike Ofcom, Spain's regulator allowed Telefonica a regulatory break meaning they could keep higher speed full-fibre products to themselves for a time which improved the business case.

As an aside, an indication of how moronic the UK's policies on full-fibre networks are can be found in one simple case - while Matt Hancock and the rest are banging on about full-fibre networks the government is increasing business rates on them.
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