General Discussion
  >> Fibre Broadband


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | 3 | (show all)   Print Thread
Standard User Marvin1
(newbie) Sat 13-Aug-11 11:08:43
Print Post

what will FTTC mean to me?


[link to this post]
 
BT are due to install fibre to the cabinet at the entrance to my estate (60 houses).

will that FTTC make any existing ADSL2 connections go faster?

i.e.
exactly what difference would FTTC (specifically as implemented in the UK & not by some European telephone companies) make to existing ADSL2 connections?

would any existing ADSL2 connections go faster when the cable from exchange to cabinet is replaced by fibre?

or is it necessary for "other things" to happen?

e.g.

maybe a different type of router?

some sort of switching or enabling in the exchange?

a new ISP contract?
(as existing contract is only for adsl2)

thanks
Standard User G3UZF
(committed) Sat 13-Aug-11 11:36:26
Print Post

Re: what will FTTC mean to me?


[re: Marvin1] [link to this post]
 
You have to 'sign up' and pay for a faster connection (like FTTC).

BT/OR will then enable the connection from your Cabinet and install their Open Reach Modem and give you a Home Hub 3 Wireless Router.

From your distance from the Cabinet (assuming it's reasonably close- a few hundred metres), you should expect 10 to 20 times the speed of an existing Exchange connected ADSL.

Allergy Advice: This post may contain traces of Meerkats.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 13-Aug-11 11:49:35
Print Post

Re: what will FTTC mean to me?


[re: Marvin1] [link to this post]
 
It makes no difference to an existing connection. Basically it replaces it, like broadband replaced dial-up.

I've got a description here of how it works.

Only BT (Retail) supply the Home Hub that has been mentioned, just like they do with their ADSL products. With the others, listed on the sub-page of that link, you have to get buy a (cable) router to connect to the Openreach modem. This can be from your chosen ISP or anywhere you like. There's also a link on my "list" page to an excellent spreadsheet by orly and yarwell, given potted details of what FTTC products are available.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User G3UZF
(committed) Sat 13-Aug-11 11:51:55
Print Post

Re: what will FTTC mean to me?


[re: G3UZF] [link to this post]
 
Should have added...

The BT/OR Website for their FTTC (Infinity) product is at-

http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProduc...

You will need a Degree in Mining to find out anything meaningful though.

Allergy Advice: This post may contain traces of Meerkats.
Standard User Justo
(learned) Sat 13-Aug-11 12:42:36
Print Post

Re: what will FTTC mean to me?


[re: Marvin1] [link to this post]
 
It's not just BT that can do the new FTTC type connections, other ISPs can do it too and will supply their own new router (free in some cases) to you for when the Openreach engineer comes with the new FTTC modem. Don't be led to think this is a BT only thing as they'd like you to think!!
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 13-Aug-11 12:43:06
Print Post

Re: what will FTTC mean to me?


[re: G3UZF] [link to this post]
 
There is no such thing as a BT/OR website for Infinity. Infinity is merely BT Retail's offering based on Openreach FTTC. There are many other suppliers of Openreach FTTC, as explained to the OP.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 13-Aug-11 12:45:17
Print Post

Re: what will FTTC mean to me?


[re: Justo] [link to this post]
 
Which ISPs apart from BT supply a free router please? It's worth knowing.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User kasg
(committed) Sat 13-Aug-11 13:41:40
Print Post

Re: what will FTTC mean to me?


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Which ISPs apart from BT supply a free router please? It's worth knowing.
Plusnet, for one.

Kevin

plusnet Value Fibre
Using OpenDNS
Moderator billford
(moderator) Sat 13-Aug-11 13:46:57
Print Post

Re: what will FTTC mean to me?


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by RobertoS:
With the others, listed on the sub-page of that link, you have to get buy a (cable) router to connect to the Openreach modem.
Strictly speaking- not necessarily.

If you only need to connect a single computer to the internet (ie you have no LAN) you can just connect the computer's Ethernet port direct to the OR modem.

~~~~~~~~~~~~
Bill

bill@thinkbroadband.com __________________Planes and Boats and ... __________________BQM
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband moderator but it does not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 13-Aug-11 15:38:31
Print Post

Re: what will FTTC mean to me?


[re: billford] [link to this post]
 
True!

I expect a WAP could also be used connected direct to the modem?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | 3 | (show all)   Print Thread

Jump to