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Standard User Chippy_Tea_
(regular) Mon 14-Aug-17 19:09:31
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Fibre


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I have been following the G.fast discussion here which i had never heard of before and which leads to my question -

Will fibre broadband become the norm as Broadband did in the years before dial up was turned off by BT late in 2013?

I ask as i am happy with the speeds i get and have no reason to move to fibre that of course may change in the future.

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Standard User witchunt
(committed) Mon 14-Aug-17 19:13:09
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Yes, eventually exchange bsse xDSL will cease to exist
Standard User Chippy_Tea_
(regular) Mon 14-Aug-17 19:23:47
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Are there a lot of places still unable to get fibre?


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Standard User witchunt
(committed) Mon 14-Aug-17 19:41:44
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Think its somewhere around <10% of UK properties are unable to receive a fibre based service but i dont follow the stats closely.
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 14-Aug-17 20:06:06
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IMHO voice and broadband over copper will cease to exist one day, majority (>90%) of households will be on pure fibre for broadband, voice & tv services. That one day though could be 20 years from now, or 50 years or 500 years from now.

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Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 14-Aug-17 20:09:12
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I understand Openreach want all but the headends gone by 2025 ish.

Which would need the vast majority on some sort of street based fibre or full fibre connection.
Standard User Chippy_Tea_
(regular) Mon 14-Aug-17 20:32:08
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I understand Openreach want all but the headends gone by 2025 ish.

Which would need the vast majority on some sort of street based fibre or full fibre connection.


I have already googled G.fast today whats a headbend? confused

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Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 14-Aug-17 20:35:08
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Basically a "master exchange" if you will.

Where the fibre's are fed to rather than being fed to every single exchange.

Most fibre cabinets are not connected to the exchange that the telephone line that serves your home is.
Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 14-Aug-17 20:35:29
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Are there a lot of places still unable to get fibre?
Depends what you mean by fibre. The term fibre is used to refer to FTTC where the broadband backhaul from a cabinet is by fibre and FTTP where the connection to a private or business premises is a fibre cable which then requires separately powered equipment at the end for voice calls.

FTTP can be much faster, does not suffer from distance degradation problems or cross talk and is probably more reliable. It is expensive to install compared to making use of an existing metal phone line.

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Standard User Chippy_Tea_
(regular) Mon 14-Aug-17 20:38:47
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Thanks Lee.

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