Fibre!

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Davey, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. Davey

    Davey Guest

    I just checked the BT website, and apparently we have Fibre now. What
    does:
    "This line does not have left in jumpers."

    mean?
     
    Davey, Jun 17, 2015
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  2. Davey

    Davey Guest

    Thanks. I'll follow that after lunch. I'm also working out if the
    available plans from Zen make it worth my changing to fibre, as I am
    just a private individual, not a business. So far, it looks as though
    it would cost me about £4-£5 per month more, so maybe worth it. Idon't
    need volume, but would appreciate faster throughput.
     
    Davey, Jun 17, 2015
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  3. Maybe it is, but that's one of the clearest explanations of an
    "engineer thing" that I've seen for a while. It's a shame the
    leaflets, instruction books and websites that are supposed to inform
    the public can't usually put things across so simply.

    If this were for the public, rather than a technical newsgroup, the
    only embellishment I would suggest is to clarify what a jumper is,
    because there would be bound to be somebody who thought you were
    talking about a woolly garment to keep the engineer warm, but I
    understood every word.

    Rod. :)
     
    Roderick Stewart, Jun 17, 2015
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  4. Davey

    Davey Guest

    Good point. Since I once created a jumper that ran across the roof of a
    factory, and was almost the complete length of the wire spool, I know
    what a jumper is! (It was to provide a missing neutral for a Honeywell
    actuator).
     
    Davey, Jun 17, 2015
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  5. Davey

    Ian Jackson Guest

    Jumpers are left in the cabinet from when the line had previously been
    FTTC. If someone orders ADSL these will need removing by an engineer
    before the service will work. (When someone cancels FTTC OR leave the
    jumpers in place, the thinking is that the next service on the line is
    likely to be FTTC again, so no one would need to go to the cabinet and it
    can all be done remotely. If however the next order after the FTTC
    cancellation is ADSL then a visit to the cabinet is required to remove
    those jumpers. It's an engineer thing!)

    http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/general/4409363-this-line-has-jumpers-in-
    place.html?fpart=all
    [/QUOTE]
    It's amazing how a well-placed hyphen can change the meaning of
    sentence.
     
    Ian Jackson, Jun 18, 2015
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  6. Davey

    chris Guest

    It's amazing how a well-placed hyphen can change the meaning of sentence.[/QUOTE]

    or how a missing hyphen makes a sentence unparseable... ;)
     
    chris, Jun 18, 2015
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  7. Davey

    Davey Guest

    That forum sounds like one of those 'Fork Handle' comversations. Back
    and forth, and occasionally sideways, with no real consensus!
     
    Davey, Jun 18, 2015
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  8. Davey

    Graham. Guest

    Web forums. Don't you just love 'em?

    I'll stick with Usenet, where everybody is an expert on everything ;-)
     
    Graham., Jun 18, 2015
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