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More full fibre in Milton Keynes as CityFibre continues to build

Another part of Milton Keynes can now enjoy full fibre connectivity as the CityFibre build across the town has reached the Stony Stratford area and the live postcodes are now on our maps and checkers.

This latest expansion takes Milton Keynes to 38.2% full fibre coverage and is currently tied with Belfast for the level of FTTP coverage, though in Belfast the roll-out is via the Openreach Fibre First project.

The total footprint that we know about for the Vodafone Gigafast service is at 62,276 premises.

The overnight update to our broadband maps also saw updates for the Hyperoptic, Community Fibre and Gigaclear footprints. The Gigaclear expansion spotted was in the Highnam and Maisemore area of Gloucestershire.

Comments

Should there not be a load of fibre from the old TPON stuff all over Milton Keynes that Openreach could exploit for a FTTP rollout?

  • jabuzzard
  • 7 days ago

TPON all over Milton Keynes - while there was some it was not spread all over.

Terminated differently and layout would not work well, so by the time you've dealt with all that running new stuff in the ducts is probably just as cost effective. Remember TPON just went to a cabinet in a street, so the work to put manifolds out is still needed.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 7 days ago

Do we have any idea what the current FTTH rollout status is for Glasgow?

  • Vegito
  • 6 days ago

Do we have any idea what the current FTTH rollout status is for Glasgow?

  • Vegito
  • 6 days ago

Interested in folks opinions re CityFibre/Vodafone. Someone on the VF forum said that they were getting 40Mbps on the 900M service apart from at 3AM ish when it ran at line speed.

Im not paying for that! They had also commented that it took them 7 weeks to get a Static IP out of VF !!

I can order, but I am not being a Guinea pig!

Nigel

  • veletron
  • 6 days ago

@veletron

No residential/consumer ISP will guarantee you 900/900 Mbps day & night. They simply can't on a residential grade service, ie they price they charge is too low to supply such bandwidth 24/7.

You will need to ask VF what their minimum speed guarantee is on their 1 Gig service, however I'm fairly sure it will be considerably more than 40 Mb. For example TalkTalk offer a minimum speed guarantee of around 450 Mbps on their 1 Gig service in York (FTTP), which is also in partnership with Cityfibre. Only you can decide whether the minimum speed quoted is acceptable to you.

  • baby_frogmella
  • 6 days ago

Lots of people still test over wifi - so first stage is rule wifi issues out as the problem

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 6 days ago

Hi

Yes, I realise that due to contention I wont get 900Mbps all the time, however I would expect more than 40Mbits. The person who commented, was testing from a PC connected via cabled gigabit ethernet direct to router. Hopefully some speed tests from other users will soon pop-up. Not being able to specify a static IP at the time of the order, is, though for me a bigger issue, and the hassle of getting VF to allocate a static after the fact is well documented by several folks. Also, it seems you cant replace the VF router with something decent without loosing your landline (RJ11 is on router)

  • veletron
  • 3 days ago

@veletron

1) I'm 99.99% certain Vodafone offer more than 40 Mb/s as a minimum speed guarantee on their 1 Gig service. As I said earlier you need to ask them and ideally get it in writing in case they fail to honour it. Their website makes no mention of this.

2) Like most mass ISPs, i believe VF just offer a dynamic IP as standard on their residential services so the person getting it may have got it as a goodwill gesture (ie he was very lucky). If a static IP is an absolute must then you may need to go on their business service which offers a static IP as standard.

  • baby_frogmella
  • 3 days ago

cont'd

3) IF VF use a combined ONT/router (like Gigafast) then i see no reason why you cannot just plug any third party router into one of its LAN ports and use as an AP. If they have a separate ONT & router and you lose the landline if using your own router, then perhaps move your landline over to a VOIP service such as AAISP/yay/sipgate/Vonage?

  • baby_frogmella
  • 3 days ago

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