I'm interested to know any resident's experiences of full fibre (FTTH) Broadband (where you have had optical fibre cable installed directly into your home), as I am considering signing up.
Please post here or direct message me if you prefer.
We're in Crescent House and have had Community Fibre (https://communityfibre.co.uk/) since August, with pretty good results. I don't get the advertised speeds, but I also connect wirelessly (and confess I've never tried plugging a laptop directly into the router to test it). I signed up for their Ultrafast plan, which at the time was 200Mbps for £35/month. I was occasionally getting close to that, but usually average around 120-130, which is still significantly faster than the 70 or so I was getting with Vodafone.
Haven't really needed customer service since I signed up, but they're pretty responsive on email, if less so over the phone. I would recommend.
Hi Chris - that's great - many thanks - Another resident also told me they used Community Fibre and similarly recommended it. Thanks again.
Despite being fairly pleased with CF, I'd be interested in hearing about your experiences. You can message me directly if you prefer.
Nick - thanks for sharing - useful to know that not everyone has had a good experience. I'll DM you for the details.
Thanks for sharing these details - that sounds like a very poor and disappointing experience.
I wonder if it is block specific... I know of a resident in Basterfield House who is very happy with their CF service and has only had one drop out since installation
Definitely interested to see how the Three 5G service is. I'm surprised you can get same performance for a similar price, so will be interested to see if it delivers as promised.
I have community Fober in crescent House 3rd floor...and yes the connection keeps on dropping off...the speeds are good but not as advertised, and yes their custmoer service is bad...there is no point rining them and they need a week to reply to emails, usually with some absurdly silly advice like "press reset on your router"...oh really?
I would give hyperoptic a go instead to etst them out, that failing 3 5G.
Thanks for sharing your experience. This is all helping to build up a bigger picture. It sounds like the service is pretty inconsistent across the Estate given that Chris above (who is also in Crescent House) has reported a mostly positive experience, and I know of a resident in Basterfield House who is enthusiastic about his experience. So far it seems to be even with 2 positive and 2 negative experiences.
We live in Basterfield House, and subscribed to Community Fibre at the start of lock down (April 2020). We are really unhappy with the service:
1) The speed is not what they promise (download/upload 150 Mbps, and we get a download speed between 60 and 120 on a good day, and upload is terrible, between 3Mbps to 25Mbps on a very good day).
2) the internet keeps on dropping. It's very unreliable.
They came 5 times to try to fix the problem, no success. They have now admitted that it is a problem with the network rather than our installation and that they have on-going issues in this estate which they are unable to fix.
Community Fibre might be the cheapest option on the market, but I would not recommend it. I am now in touch with Hyperoptic to see if they can match CF offer. Has anyone subscribed to Hyperoptic?
Thanks for sharing your experience. I am similarly interested to see if anyone has experience with Hyperoptic as an alternative.
My problems have resolved with Community Fibre...good signal...and the help team is getting better...slow, but more attentive