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Is that PDF saying that, if you can get Origin NOW, you'llstill be able to get it when DR is switched off?

I'm on an exchange/cab that can ONLY get DR fibre, and have been umming and ahhing about upgrading from my ADSL, but have been put off by the DR closure.

 

No, as I read it if DR is the only fibre in your area (like mine) when it goes you'll be back to adsl. I wouldn't bother moving TBH.

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Does anyone know why Origin haven't widely published this update letter, such as on their website, email to ALL customers, facebook, etc?

 

Are they trying to hide something or is it just bad communication?

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Probably because the update doesn't tell us anything new and is deliberately vague. Not once do they mention we will be migrated to BT.

 

Either they are hoping to buy out part of the DR network to cover the gaps (so do not want to encourage people jumping ship early) or they just don't want people to know they might get stuck back on ADSL.

 

It must be a pretty awful position to be in for them though. They must be trying desperately to prevent a mass exodus of customers to a different ISP. Although personally, I think they would do better to just be brutally honest with their customers.

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Either they are hoping to buy out part of the DR network to cover the gaps (so do not want to encourage people jumping ship early)

 

I'm not even sure how that would work. Not sure you can pick and choose parts of the network to buy, cherry picking cabinets. There's back haul, interconnect and management to think about.

 

I think it's probably more likely that 6 months of £25 is probably better than zero months.

 

But who knows, they seem to dip in, dip out and then don't come back to answer questions..

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Sensible that Chess are not accepting new orders, but having a quick look at Origin's website, I see no mention of the impending DRL closure, and they still have forms for signing up to their "services"...

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Bit confusing having a termination date that doesn't actually terminate until 3 months later.

 

Also MAC migration between ASK4 and BTbroadband isn't possible, contrary to the article. See:

1. http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/fibre/f/4300204-south-yorkshire-digital-region-problems-moving-to-bt-infinit.html?page=1

2. http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6283-digital-region-customers-and-moving-broadband-service.html

 

Plus it seems to confirm ( assuming accuracy) that ASK4 have no desire to maintain their FTTC customers.

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Bit confusing having a termination date that doesn't actually terminate until 3 months later.

 

Erm yeah, that is pure BS. How can DRL terminate but still provide service? It can't.

 

What I THINK it means is that the contract with the ISPs terminates in May, so any time after that the ISP can withdraw from the network without a termination fee.

 

Its just typical Chess really, telling us the wrong information in the wrong manner. All they needed to say was all customers will be migrated off the network by 14th August.

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Given that digital region has, it has to be said, been a failure, I'm scratching my head about this broadband consultation that's just been launched:

 

http://www.sheffieldcityregion.org.uk/syprojects/sybroadband/

 

Presumably someone has nothing better to do? Or will we see one company dismantling Digital Region while we see another installing fibre where BT has failed to do so?

 

I'll be responding to this, it gives a vague hope that some of us won't be stuck in the broadband backwater that the closure of DR will cause.

 

I wonder how much the economy of Sheffield is being effected in the city centre and Atttercliffe by the (now) lack of high speed internet?

 

K.

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Presumably someone has nothing better to do? Or will we see one company dismantling Digital Region while we see another installing fibre where BT has failed to do so?

 

I'll be responding to this, it gives a vague hope that some of us won't be stuck in the broadband backwater that the closure of DR will cause.

 

I wonder how much the economy of Sheffield is being effected in the city centre and Atttercliffe by the (now) lack of high speed internet?

 

K.

 

Yes, I'll be replying too.

 

Currently my best hope of decent speed broadband once Digital Region is gone seems to be a 4G wifi hotspot - a ridiculous situation for somebody only 10 minutes walk from the city centre.

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Given that digital region has, it has to be said, been a failure, I'm scratching my head about this broadband consultation that's just been launched:

 

http://www.sheffieldcityregion.org.uk/syprojects/sybroadband/

 

I'm guessing it's attached to the BDUK funding - so the SY councils are stil looking to allocate funding where they can - hence the consultation.

 

Funny how it doesn't reference DR in any way.

 

I wonder how much the economy of Sheffield is being effected in the city centre and Atttercliffe by the (now) lack of high speed internet?

 

Leased line? Expensive, but available.

 

Also, given that DR failed due to lack of users, you could argue that there weren't many people taking advantage of those fibre speeds on those exchanges in the ifrst place.

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