I thought I had explained clearly and politely. I know I did the second of those.
I also know I didn't suggest that the OR "modems" are PoE capable. By "aren't" I meant they are not modems.
What I also know is that a modem is a modem, and there is no such thing as a bridged modem. Bridging is when the router part of a modem-router is bypassed. The router is bridged over with the modem output going direct to an Ethernet socket instead of to the router component and from there to the built-in switch if present.
A plain modem if there is a suitable one is your ideal buy, as it will be cheaper and need less power than a modem-router that you put into bridged mode.
A VDSL modem or modem-router will not work on Openreach FTTC. It would be useless. Just like an ADSL modem or modem-router doesn't work on ADSL2+.
The FTTC service is VDSL2 between the cabinet and the premises.
The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 26-Jan-16 00:44:08)