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Standard User Going_Digital
(knowledge is power) Thu 16-Feb-12 23:11:32
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FTTP with DSL backup ?


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Just wondering because FTTP is supplied on its own fibre but the copper pair remains is it possible to have DSL on the copper pair or will BT list the line as being incompatible when FTTP is installed ?

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Standard User pete_thomson
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 17-Feb-12 16:39:56
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Re: FTTP with DSL backup ?


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No reason I can see why not, until they roll out phone over fibre you have to keep the copper pair so why wouldn't they let you use it?

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Standard User blueacid
(committed) Fri 17-Feb-12 19:29:55
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Re: FTTP with DSL backup ?


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Technically, yes that should be possible.

In practice, I'm willing to bet that the BT database will show you as having "an internet connection" on that phone number, which will prevent any ISP adding an order. Yeah, sure the internet connection will be via fibre, leaving the copper free for an xDSL signal, but the database might not know that.

Remains to be seen, I can't back this speculation up at all, but... you heard it here first wink


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