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Standard User puntoboy
(newbie) Thu 22-Sep-16 15:21:41
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FTTP ISP - am I stuck with BT


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Hello, our new build house will be finished soon an Openreach are rolling out FTTP to the estate. Excellent news, however I have some questions.

The list of FTTP ISPs is pretty short and only BT seem to show anything over 80Mb/s. Are BT the only ISP offering 200 or even 300Mb/s download speeds?

Am I able to get a static IP Address with BT?

I assume I'm stuck with FTTP as copper cables will not be installed?

Thanks smile
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 22-Sep-16 15:35:29
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On FTTP (full fibre only areas) then yes no ADSL2+ since that needs copper.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/jump.html?type=5&url=h... should allow you to order Infinity1, 2, 3 or 4 as a new customer.

Sometimes the BT Retail shop can present varying views, but that link above does offer all four speeds starting at up to 52 Mbps. Many comparison listings have no idea about FTTP and don't link to the FTTP pages.

PlusNet is another option, as are more SME focussed providers like AAISP, Zen, IDNet, Spectrum Internet

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Standard User puntoboy
(newbie) Thu 22-Sep-16 16:11:43
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Thank you.

I was already aware of the BT packages but none of the other ISPs seem to list any packages faster than 80Mb/s hence my question.

So if I want 300Mb/s does that mean that BT is my only option?


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Standard User 23Prince
(regular) Thu 22-Sep-16 16:19:17
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I'd love infinity 4.. It's a shame we don't all get the chance to order it - that price is really good.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 22-Sep-16 16:19:19
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At consumer level pricing yes

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/isp/zen/package/1650.html Zen Unlimited Fibre Office 3 (FTTP) and Phone Package is £118.80 per month

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Standard User puntoboy
(newbie) Thu 22-Sep-16 16:23:20
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
At consumer level pricing yes

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/isp/zen/package/1650.html Zen Unlimited Fibre Office 3 (FTTP) and Phone Package is £118.80 per month


Thanks, this is a shame as I really dislike BT in general. We are also having the option of Virgin Media but I'm not overly keen on them either.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Thu 22-Sep-16 17:10:12
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How important is higher than 80/20Mbps. Bearing in mind those are actual connection speeds, not "up to"s.

It's also worth checking whether the faster options have any throughput "promises", or whether they are just burst speeds. There may be an Openreach caveat about that, such as only 80Mbps being sustainable.

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Standard User legume
(experienced) Thu 22-Sep-16 17:19:14
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Good point.

Anyone know what fttp is in the tech sense?

I mean is it GPON ITU G.984 or something else. If it is GPON 2.4 gig down, 1.2 up, then how many splits do openreach do in real deployments.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 22-Sep-16 17:38:48
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its GPON with 2.4Gbps shared via 32 way splits

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Standard User legume
(experienced) Thu 22-Sep-16 17:45:45
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Ahh, thank you.
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