So hopefully by the end of June my exchange will be FTTC ready so I'm thinking about what I can do to make sure I get the best speeds.
When we moved in the house was completely re-decorated and I ripped out all the manky old cabling/extensions and wired up brand new ones with decent quality Cat5e cable. The master socket was a brand new one NTE5 one with filtered faceplate installed by BT when we had the line reconnected when we moved in (previous owners were on NTL, but the BT line from the pole was physically there already).
So all good so far. However...
The cable from the pole does not go directly into the master socket. It terminates up on the soffits on the house and goes into a little white junction box. Out of this junction box we have what can only be described as cheap [censored] speaker wire. It's clear-jacket, stranded non twisted pair stuff.
So we have:
Fairly recent cable from pole(good)-->junction box-->[censored] cable to master socket (about 10m or so)-->my awesome cat5e internal wiring. Now of course this is on BTs side of the equation so I have to leave it alone (although it's easily reached by my ladder!) but is it something the FTTC engineer will replace when infinity is installed, or will it be a case of it works OK so it'll be left?
We have a BE ADSL2+ connection right now which has never given any problems so perhaps it will be OK. I just read things that suggest VDSL2 might not like a non-UTP cable in its link.
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