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Bt telephone exchange 2 doors away

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Feellikerubbish Sat 18-Mar-17 17:57:04

We are looking to buy a house that is situated 2 doors from a bt telephone exchange. Does any one know if this is an issue?

blueskyinmarch Sat 18-Mar-17 18:00:07

In what way do you think it might be an issue?

AgentProvocateur Sat 18-Mar-17 18:00:30

How do you mean an "issue"?

MrBennOfFestiveRoad Sat 18-Mar-17 18:14:03

We had really fast internet speeds when we lived that close!

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 18-Mar-17 18:16:35

Why would it be an issue?

NataliaOsipova Sat 18-Mar-17 18:16:45

Echo what MrBenn said. Our speed is awful because we are a long way away - yours will be super!

Tequilamockinbird Sat 18-Mar-17 18:18:09

You may have a problem getting super fast broadband, if the house is fed directly from the exchange.

Tequilamockinbird Sat 18-Mar-17 18:21:19

To clarify, you may be able to get faster than normal copper broadband, but won't be able to get super fast (BT Infinity or Sky fibre for example) if the property is fed directly from the exchange.

ArriettyClock1 Sat 18-Mar-17 18:34:11

Apart from the fact you probably will have an eyesore to gaze upon, why would it be an issue?

wowfudge Sat 18-Mar-17 20:53:53

Not known for their architectural aesthetic are they?

skippy67 Sat 18-Mar-17 21:09:08

The one up the road from us is a beautiful building. Honestly.

skippy67 Sat 18-Mar-17 21:10:44

And we have BT Infinity. Works fine.

PiratePointyTits Sat 18-Mar-17 21:12:39

I live next door to a telephone exchange.
There's a lot less comings and goings by engineers than there is of an average family if you are worried about works.

And they never have loud parties or steal your wheelie bins.

peaceloveandbiscuits Sat 18-Mar-17 21:14:25

DH would be very jealous. He has based a lot of our previous moves on distance from the exchange hmm

wowfudge Sat 18-Mar-17 23:34:20

Round here they are all hideous 60s boxes with flat rooves and lots of pebbledash.

Feellikerubbish Sun 19-Mar-17 09:22:29


WelliesAndPyjamas Sun 19-Mar-17 09:25:24

Radiation?? Pretty sure they would not be built or kept in residential areas if that was a risk.

We have one a few doors away. It's just a little brick building that has BT vans outside it every so often. Barely notice it.

Ifailed Sun 19-Mar-17 09:34:14

As far as I know, BT do not use nuclear reactors to power their exchanges.

wowfudge Sun 19-Mar-17 10:25:41

Eh? Good grief - there won't be any radiation issues.

Tequilamockinbird Sun 19-Mar-17 10:56:08

Radiation? Yup, BT use Kryptonite to power their exchanges grin

IvyLeagueUnderTheSea Sun 19-Mar-17 10:58:42

Radiation? From what?

Super fast broadband because it is faster the closer you are to the exchange or the green box. We bought our house partially based on proximity to the green box.

specialsubject Sun 19-Mar-17 12:45:21

Hopefully the op is not that daft, although many are . The worst tinfoil hatters are usually those with their brickphone permanently in their hands.

CountMagnus Sun 19-Mar-17 13:33:46

Doesn't always work that you get superfast broadband if you live very close to the exchange - friends live almost opposite the local exchange and their internet speeds are dire.

Zucker Sun 19-Mar-17 13:35:54

Which bit would the radiation come from?

garibaldi88 Sun 19-Mar-17 13:46:01

Are you thinking of electromagnetic fields around electricity substations? Some people have concerns about that, but telephone exchanges aren't the same.

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