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Standard User t22design
(newbie) Wed 22-Jan-14 13:42:37
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FTTC and Old Style Master Socket


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Hello,

I have and old style master socket in my house*, and FTTC is being rolled out in the area in the next couple of months.

Will I need to have the master socket replaced? If so, who do I contact about getting this done? BT, my ISP, or my phone service provider?

Thanks


*the master socket is like the one on the left in this image http://www.thinkbroadband.com/images/iplate/bt-maste...
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 22-Jan-14 13:46:03
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Re: FTTC and Old Style Master Socket


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At the moment all FTTC installs are still done by engineers, who will automatically upgrade your socket to a modern one as part of the job. (Edit - see BatBoy's reply to this post).

Self-install is now available to the ISPs, so once they move to that you will need to make sure you request an engineer install for this reason. They will/do have that option available to them.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Edited by RobertoS (Wed 22-Jan-14 13:49:14)

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 22-Jan-14 13:47:25
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Re: FTTC and Old Style Master Socket


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Infinity 1 is now self-install.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 22-Jan-14 13:48:31
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Re: FTTC and Old Style Master Socket


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Thanks.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User t22design
(newbie) Wed 22-Jan-14 13:51:45
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Re: FTTC and Old Style Master Socket


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Thanks.

I'll bear that in mind when shopping for FTTC packages.
Standard User simon194
(experienced) Wed 22-Jan-14 21:49:33
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Re: FTTC and Old Style Master Socket


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Sky is as well now IIRC.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 22-Jan-14 21:54:19
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Re: FTTC and Old Style Master Socket


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Do you really mean Sky is self-install, or just no Openreach modem?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 22-Jan-14 22:01:26
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Re: FTTC and Old Style Master Socket


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Do you really mean Sky is self-install, or just no Openreach modem?

My friend near here moved home, and went directly for Sky FTTC at start of Jan. He was sent a Sky SR102 hub and some dangly filters. Last Friday his line was activated and he plugged in and now gets 30 / 8 sync. No openreach modem and no openreach engineer or subcontractor attended his home.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 49/8.5 - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 22-Jan-14 22:04:37
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Re: FTTC and Old Style Master Socket


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Wow!

So the fun is going to build up again smile.

Though a lot of people will have the ring wire already sorted, similarly burglar alarm cables, and I have my doubts about how significant a few metres of CW1308 is.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 22-Jan-14 22:05:53
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That looks like 40/10. I wonder what happens on 80/20?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Allergy information: This post was manufactured in an environment where nuts are present. It may include traces of understatement, litotes and humour.
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