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People wanted for Wholesale Broadband Connect trials

The Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) is the name of the broadband product range that will appear as the various parts of the 21st Century Network (21CN) are rolled out by BT across the country. Trials for this ADSL2+ service were announced in the middle of September and now the broadband providers involved are looking for people willing to trial the product.

The exchanges in this early trial are in the Birmingham area and are listed below:

  • Stechford
  • Halesowen
  • Sheldon
  • Wood Gate
  • Castle Bromwich
  • Chelmsley Wood
  • Burntwood
  • Edgbaston
  • Victoria
  • Central

Only 250 trialists are being sought spread across all the providers, of which Merula and the resellers of services from Entanet are another. The deadline is the 19th October 2007.

This trial is a bit different to previous broadband trials as this trial will see people having an additional PSTN line installed to support the ADSL2+ service. We should point out that this is only for the trial, and will not happen once the product goes live.

Update 5:30pm Entanet has informed us that BT has extended the deadline for applications to the trial to Friday 2nd November 2007. Entanet will be submitting the requests on three dates, 19th & 26th October and 2nd November. Applications should be made via the Entanet partner you signed up with.


This open to non-customers but applications still need to go via partners.

  • boggits
  • over 12 years ago

quote"BT has extended the deadline for applications to the trial to Friday 2nd November 2007"
I assume nobody cares about their trial then if its gonna take that long to get a measly 250 people to want to trial it

  • over 12 years ago

The previous item only gave 1 days notice, chip, so I guess somebody thought it was unrealistic.

  • herdwick
  • over 12 years ago

Dunno where you got one day notice from, sure the article was put on the site on the 18 oct, with the original deadline being 19 oct but this trial thing was originally mentioned right back in September.

  • over 12 years ago

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