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Standard User fredfox
(experienced) Wed 05-Apr-17 15:43:28
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2 FTTP connections ?


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Hi

For various reasons, we've got two internet connections, one FTTP and the other is ADSL2+

I'm considering updating the ADSL2+ to the cheapest FTTP connection, but can I actually have a second FTTP connection (obviously we've got 2 phone lines)?

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Standard User lee111s
(experienced) Wed 05-Apr-17 15:49:42
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Why would you need it?

For resiliiencee reasons?

It should be possible, but personally, I wouldn't. You could end up denying a neighbour an FTTP connection if you were to take up another fibre from the DP.

Edited by lee111s (Wed 05-Apr-17 15:50:13)

Standard User AndyHCZ
(experienced) Wed 05-Apr-17 15:53:28
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Yes, you can.

It's very simple and does not require an engineer. Activation is the same or next day and the second port will be active on the ONT.

The only thing I am not sure about is whether you can have two different ISPs (if that's what you want).


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Standard User AndyHCZ
(experienced) Wed 05-Apr-17 15:55:38
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In reply to a post by lee111s:
It should be possible, but personally, I wouldn't. You could end up denying a neighbour an FTTP connection if you were to take up another fibre from the DP.


A single fibre can run two (or in theory more) connections. All the ISP needs to do is activate the second port in the ONT, no need for an engineer.

I have two connections on my FTTP - one 80/20 and the other 330/30.

Edited by AndyHCZ (Wed 05-Apr-17 15:57:09)

Standard User lee111s
(experienced) Wed 05-Apr-17 16:11:04
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Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(committed) Wed 05-Apr-17 16:11:49
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Haha, I could say the same about you teaching me! wink

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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Wed 05-Apr-17 16:16:44
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In reply to a post by AndyHCZ:
In reply to a post by lee111s:
It should be possible, but personally, I wouldn't. You could end up denying a neighbour an FTTP connection if you were to take up another fibre from the DP.


A single fibre can run two (or in theory more) connections. All the ISP needs to do is activate the second port in the ONT, no need for an engineer.

I have two connections on my FTTP - one 80/20 and the other 330/30.

I was wondering that myself, not that I would do that.
So you would just have two connected routers to Ports 1, 2, that's cool, so in theory you could have up to 4 connections assuming it allows it and that your mad enough to do it.

Mind you that would be good for 4 apartment flats smile

So you wouldn't require a second phone package, I know the second FVA also uses the same fibre cable.

But that's still good to know.

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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Wed 05-Apr-17 16:18:24
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Every day is a school day! Cheers

Ditto, I did wonder why the other 3 ports were there with just the single fibre going into the ONT.

Paul

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Standard User AndyHCZ
(experienced) Wed 05-Apr-17 17:01:36
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It has to be really rare though. I have no idea if main stream ISPs would even support it (I only had mine activated as a trial for Plusnet).

I can perhaps only see it of being of interest to businesses who might want an individual connection for large data transmission.
Standard User AndyHCZ
(experienced) Wed 05-Apr-17 17:05:27
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I only found it out when I was asked by Plusnet to trial something. At the time, I thought it would need an engineer, but was told it was already live smile

When Openreach blow the fibre, there are 4 fibres. Only one is connected up and 3 spare fibres are left in situ. Hypothetically speaking, you could have a heck of a lot of connections from a single property.
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