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Old 11-07-2022, 13:45   #16
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According to that, I should have it by April 2024.
Well, its coming here a lot sooner.
They are fitting the fibre to our poles at this very moment.
Went out and asked them when I'll be able to actually get it and they said in about 6 to 8 weeks.
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The option appeared for my address last week.

I have booked an upgrade of my Talk Talk BB for the end of August.
As its currently my "back up" connection, I'm only getting the 150 atm.

If this performs well over the next 7 months, I'll probably upgrade to the 900, and drop VM.
I already planned to move to a 4G backup connection (eventually 5G when thats available here).
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The same has happened where I live.
Until now openreach services have had a guaranteed speed of 15mb download and from what neighbours tell me it is usually worse than that.
Now full fibre is here, I will have better leverage come contract end time, I might actually leave Virgin completely.
Still another year to go on contract so that way I can hear how the neighbours find it.
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Hi, newbie here.
Wasn't sure where to post this and being a virgin customer decided maybe this was the right sub?

So, virgin have held a monopoly in my area for as long as I've been here (about 13 years). I have nearly every year asked bt/open reach when they're going to upgrade their internet in my area as quite frankly it's pathetic (average is less than 10mb).

I'm at the stage now where I'm sick of virgin ripping me off and want to change to another provider, or at the very least have that option.
The trouble is, I don't know what to do or who to speak to. With the country apparently at over 90% fibre ready and me living in a well built up area I'm dumbfounded as to why we still don't have any competition to virgin in terms of speed.

So my question is, who do I speak to about actual time scales of getting faster internet in my area? Openreach have been less than useful each and every time.
The Welsh Assembly are due to roll out another round of funding for FTTP. To fiind out if you will be included go here.

https://gov.wales/broadband-in-wales
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