Moving to a new area is daunting enough, but to only find out after the fact that the local exchange does not support ADSL is enough to cause heart failure. All those techies out there understand where I’m coming from! So I’m now checking the ADSL availability per post code before short listing a rental property.
- To make use of ADSL on a telephone line, the local exchange has to be ‘enabled’. Normally this is is a job which BT (British Telecommunications) will carry out. There is a cost to enabling the exchange for ADSL and as a consequence, BT will only enable those exchanges that can make a profit. In addition to having the local exchange enabled, customers must also be within the maximum distance of the exchange.
- If a customer is on the edge of the area for ADSL, then we may be able to offer ‘Rate Adaptive’ DSL which essentially uses the best speed possible, but there is no assurance that it will reach 512k on a download. This situation is made obvious on the checker (on the right of this page), and in our experience has been acceptable to customers.
- BT Broadband Satellite
- Radio Broadband
- Cable DSL
Click here to check the broadband availability in your new area.