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Standard User greatcapp
(experienced) Thu 10-Jan-19 12:02:36
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2nd Fibre connection at home


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Does anyone have any experience of adding a 2nd phone line to home?

I'm in a "new build" area, which has been built inside the last few years, and all our BT lines are underground. I have a normal telephone line, which I have BT infinity (76mbps) but am curious how easy it might be to add a 2nd line with Fibre again.

Could it be done using the current copper wires (apparently, there might only be 2 of the likely 4 present being used?) if not, would Openreach somehow add more cables for it to happen?

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 10-Jan-19 12:31:32
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Re: 2nd Fibre connection at home


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Easy enough, there’s a ‘spare’ 2nd pair in the existing UG feed....

Standard User greatcapp
(experienced) Thu 10-Jan-19 13:46:20
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Re: 2nd Fibre connection at home


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Thanks for the reply.

Would it cause any issues using both pairs of wires? Would one interfere with the other?

So might it simply be a case of a BT Openreach engineer turnng up at the house, playing with the existing box on the wall, and I'm all done?

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Standard User brookheather
(regular) Thu 10-Jan-19 14:50:15
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Re: 2nd Fibre connection at home


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You are likely to suffer from crosstalk where the signal on each pair interferes with the other pair so if you are currently getting less than 80 Mbps downstream then it will probably drop a bit when the second pair is active.
Standard User greatcapp
(experienced) Thu 10-Jan-19 15:00:57
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Re: 2nd Fibre connection at home


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My router shows that I connect at 80, but a speedtest usually gives me 70-72 maybe.

https://ibb.co/VVcgNTV

Is any drop in speeds likely to be closer to 10% or 50% on each connection? Thanks.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 10-Jan-19 15:15:50
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It really shouldn’t be too much of an issue ...

Standard User greatcapp
(experienced) Thu 10-Jan-19 15:23:24
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Thank You

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