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Very quiet on Digital Region updates
21-07-2013, 04:15 PM
Post: #31
RE: Very quiet on Digital Region updates
I'd love to know how the enabled areas were picked when they first rolled out the plans. Was it via exchange serving size, cost?

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21-07-2013, 08:21 PM
Post: #32
RE: Very quiet on Digital Region updates
Well think of the Barnsley exchange

38,188 residential premises
2,001 non-residential premises.

Luckily though we can already get the BT/Sky/TT offerings

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21-07-2013, 08:31 PM
Post: #33
RE: Very quiet on Digital Region updates
i have no chance then at the Bentley exchange. no current roll out plans for either virgin or Bt infinity, its like the exchange everyone forgot about. according to the BT engineer, it is still only ADSL1 enabled unless through LLU

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22-07-2013, 12:32 AM
Post: #34
RE: Very quiet on Digital Region updates
I believe number of properties per street cabinet was a big deal. Also if an exchange has a lot direct exchange lines, there is no advantage to Digital Region as its just plain ADSL2+ LLU.

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22-07-2013, 09:32 AM
Post: #35
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If DR does fold and no one takes it up,it will be back to the dark days of ADSL LLU for me..I was with O2 prior to DR,2.5MB speed was about the best I got.Before O2 I was with BT and lucky to get 1.5MB..Sad

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22-07-2013, 01:10 PM
Post: #36
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I think someone will come in for it. After all, there is already a preferred operator and I can't see the government or councils allowing a 100 million project go to waste.

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22-07-2013, 04:17 PM
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Councils wont let it fold, they'll sell it on the cheap if they have to. They need the network as they get their internet connectivity through it.

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22-07-2013, 08:09 PM
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(22-07-2013 04:17 PM)LeJimster Wrote:  Councils wont let it fold, they'll sell it on the cheap if they have to. They need the network as they get their internet connectivity through it.
But does the network actually have any value? It sounds like the operating costs are probably greater than revenue, with limited growth, so they will probably have trouble giving it away.
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22-07-2013, 09:17 PM
Post: #39
RE: Very quiet on Digital Region updates
@LeJimster

Agree with the councils. I mean how many councils even openly talk about it now, they shy away into a corner like they are ashamed of it.

@clifft

Thats a very good question. The only thing it has going for it is its potential user base. I mean I would imagine whoever takes it on will have to take the debt too and then fork out more money to keep it competitive with Openreach.

I've always said probably better off being community ran at this point with everything going to a vote. Atleast that way you have a reasonable say in it. I mean 3000 odd customers who are on it now are on for a reason and should have some say in the future of the network.

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23-07-2013, 10:07 AM
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(22-07-2013 09:17 PM)SpencerUk Wrote:  . . I would imagine whoever takes it on will have to take the debt too and then fork out more money to keep it competitive with Openreach. . .
Unless of course OpenReach buy it up cheaply to integrate into their existing infrastructure?

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