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Standard User electro
(regular) Tue 10-Apr-12 12:24:04
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Using Wireless to bridge non-fibre estate to fibre estate


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I live on part of an estate that's not scheduled for FTTC, yet I can see (line of sight) parts of the estate that ARE due to get FTTC. I'm thinking that if I approach a household across the road that can get the service, I could have a PSTN line with FTTC service provisioned at their house, supply them with FTTC broadband for free as part of the deal, then use a wireless link to bridge their house to mine.

Any ideas whether this would be allowed and/or legal?

And taking it a step further, would any ISP's be interested in providing a carrier grade FTTC connection so that other houses in my street could tap into the wireless link and pay a monthly subscription?
Thanks in advance smile
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Tue 10-Apr-12 12:53:03
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Watch out for ISP terms and conditions that prohibit sharing with other households. There are ISPs who happily supply community wireless networks (IDNet to name but one).

If you use legitimate wireless kit at the correct power levels etc you should be OK.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 10-Apr-12 12:58:59
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carrier grade FTTC would be an Ethernet product, and you could get that installed at your home and resell on it.

Doing this for yourself and not profit making is likely to be feasible, but the reselling makes things more complex legally.

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Standard User electro
(regular) Tue 10-Apr-12 13:27:10
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Thank you both for your time and input, I'll give the idea some more thought, a major struggle is going to be to convince someone across the road that I have line of sight to, that I'm not a nutcase nor am I trying to sell them something, more trying to give them something tongue hehe!
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Tue 10-Apr-12 13:57:19
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if it's just you and them you should be able to manage the bandwidth OK, but if you have several wireless "customers" it may get more challenging. You might have to ban P2P for example.

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Standard User greenglide
(member) Tue 10-Apr-12 14:27:12
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And also what happens if the people over the road move / change their minds / go on holiday / turn the box off etc?

You would have to find a VERY accomodating neighbour. Putting in second line (holes in wall?), VDSL modem installed beside new master socket, run cable to suitable site for wireless bridge?

Billing for the line and Broadband could be interesting!

But could be done. Could cut a deal whereby you and neighbour share a single FTTC connection and share the cost. No new phone line needed then.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 10-Apr-12 14:46:59
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Maybe arrange a house swap?

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 10-Apr-12 22:56:59
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Maybe arrange a house swap?
Interesting if the wives partners say they'll stay where they are and be happier tongue.

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Standard User blueacid
(committed) Wed 11-Apr-12 08:28:11
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RobertoS, that's going above and beyond the call of duty, they wanted faster internet, not a different partner..

Elaborate solution though, granted tongue
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 11-Apr-12 08:38:56
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But I was referring to what the partners might say, if a house swap were mooted.

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