Middlemore BroadBand Speed Poll

Posted 8 years.

8 Comments

  • Angela Hobbs - 7 years ago

    Switched to TalkTalk about a year ago and get a fairly consistent 2.5 meg but this is
    barely enough for iPlayer

  • Russ Allaway - 8 years ago

    Any suggestions at all guys?

    I'm rocking a mighty 0.25 at present having just moved into Claydon Road. I have a BT engineer coming to my house tomorrow, but I'm not hopeful.

    Can anyone suggest any alternative providers with whom i might get a better speed?

  • Billy Bob. - 8 years ago

    Its going to be a long, slow wait for Middlemore to get decent broadband speeds. (Much longer than 12 months!)

    Daventry's BT Infinity roll-out has been delayed by BT for 12 months, as indicated by a poster above, however BT's roll-out schedule for Daventry specifically EXCLUDES the Middlemore estate from the Infinity upgrade (always has done).

    Why I hear you ask ...

    BT's Infinity roll-out is FTTC (Fibre to the Cab), resulting in high-speed equipment being installed in the local street cab (Dark Green box) enabling the last few meters from the cabinet to the your home to use the existing copper cable, this allows speeds of around 40Mpbs.

    Middlemore is not having this technology installed by BT. Middlemore's BT ducting is large enough to blow Fibre down it to your actual house, known as fibre to the premises (FTTP), this will allow initial connection of 100Mbps and can be upgraded to pretty much any speed you want as the technology grows in the future.

    So in future Middlemore will have very very fast broadband, but at present, BT have to complete the Infinity project before they move on to the FTTP project.

    Expect 2014 at the earliest, whilst friends in other parts of Daventry should get 40Mbps broadband this time next year.

    As for other comments :-
    1) Up to date cables have nothing to do with it, its cable length that's the issue, from Middlemore to the Daventry exchange is a very long way, hence the slow speeds.
    2) School-kids coming home have nothing to do with the slow down *if* your ISP has provisioned enough bandwidth to cope with the demand, changing ISP's should fix your issue, its the ISP end, not the Daventry exchange end which is making you feel it go slow at home time.

  • Mark Tweedale - 8 years ago

    Mark Tweedale - 9 hours ago
    Moved over from Birmingham a couple of years ago. Used BT for everything including BT Vision all worked really well in Brum. Moved over to a much newer estate here in Middlemore and expected the same quality of service/ band width, clearly not the case and it's not improved much over the last two years either. I work from home so band width is key as I am uploading files and wav's at network level so if anyone can pull some strings I for one would be grateful.
    Current provider BT, total broadband about £170 a quarter.

  • Mark Tweedale - 8 years ago

    Moved over from Birmingham a couple of years ago. Used BT for everything including BT Vision all worked really well in Brum. Moved over to a much newer estate here in Middlemore and expected the same quality of service/ band width, clearly not the case and it's not improved much over the last two years either. I work from home so band width is key as I am uploading files and wav's at network level so if anyone can pull some strings I for one would be grateful.
    Current provider BT, total broadband about £170 a quarter.

  • Mark Wright - 8 years ago

    Im with AOL or all my phone services (inc international) and Broadband and pay £21.50 a month and now get a speed of 3-3.5 MB, BT infinity was supposed to be in Daventry in March 2011 but now it will be March 2012 at the earliest,

    Why didnt they lay proper and up to date cables when the estate was built.......we should all be getting a minimum of 5MB no matter where you live........Maybe 1 day...

  • Mark O'Donnell - 8 years ago

    This is a real issue for me as i work from home. I struggle to open documents in a timely fashion and also, it gets worse when all the kids come home from school. Its unacceptable - we're living in 2002 in terms of speed.

  • Bill Robb - 8 years ago

    Joined in July 2009 on a promise of up to 3.0. After many chats, over the last year a low of 1.4 and a high of 2.5 ( once ). with a mean of

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