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Standard User B31
(newbie) Wed 25-Jun-14 17:12:32
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FTTP vs FTTPoD?


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What's the difference (if any) between FTTP and FTTPoD?

I've looked in the guide, linked from the sticky thread, but didn't spot anything about it.

Is it the same thing? If not, how does it differ?

I keep seeing both terms in a number of posts in this board

Thanks.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 25-Jun-14 17:15:44
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Re: FTTP vs FTTPoD?


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Physically identical it is down to what is actually made available to you.

If your address can already get FTTC, then its FTTPoD where you pay a large chunk of the costs to run the fibre to your home, and can only order a 330 Mbps service on a three year contract.

If its FTTP i.e. phone checker lists WBC FTTP for the line as an option and NO FTTC then you get the choice of 40/80/110/220/330 Meg speeds depending on what the retail sells and install should be around the £90 mark.

People who have native FTTP available to them cannot get FTTC.

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Standard User B31
(newbie) Wed 25-Jun-14 17:21:43
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Re: FTTP vs FTTPoD?


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Ta for info.

My exchange is FTTC only at present.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 25-Jun-14 17:22:31
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Re: FTTP vs FTTPoD?


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Does not matter about the exchange, an exchange can have a mix of all three. It is what your specific cabinet has available from it.

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Standard User B31
(newbie) Wed 25-Jun-14 17:31:03
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Re: FTTP vs FTTPoD?


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I meant the exchange states FTTP not available. wink
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 25-Jun-14 17:37:34
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Re: FTTP vs FTTPoD?


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With only around 100,000 native FTTP lines in the UK that is very common.

FTTPoD is available at a few hundred exchanges and grows each quarter, as Openreach get more resources to do the installs if/when people order.

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Wed 25-Jun-14 18:06:31
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Re: FTTP vs FTTPoD?


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Sure about that?

Seems there was a purely coincidental burst of new availability in areas covered by Superconnected Cities vouchers and there has been no progress since.

If you have alternative information that would be awesome.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 25-Jun-14 18:11:42
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Re: FTTP vs FTTPoD?


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Has often grown each quarter in the past, but there is no guarantee that more exchanges will get added every quarter.

Does that sound better?

General promise from Openreach is we get a new list every quarter. Lots of firms did stuff for the superconnected schemes because it was attractive money involved and the scheme has an interesting mixture of technologies too.

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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Wed 25-Jun-14 18:29:22
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Re: FTTP vs FTTPoD?


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Bear in your mind, if u getting FTTC and later FTTPoD is available from your cab, u need a new openreach modem that support over 300Mbps. as our FTTC openreach modem only handle up to 100Mbps for now.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 25-Jun-14 18:37:18
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Re: FTTP vs FTTPoD?


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What a load of rubbish

The Openreach modem for FTTPoD is actually a ONT and spec'd to handle the speeds. They FTTC openreach modem and FTTP ONT may look the same boxes but are very different devices, for one the ONT expects a fibre optic connection.

There is the issue of what you connect in terms of router and buying one that supports high levels of throughput, but the retail ISP should have recommendations on that.

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