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Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 12-Jan-21 00:44:01
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New FTTC Installation (Hardware question)


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Hi

What's the latest procedure these days when ordering BT FTTC (up to 80mbps) broadband these days in terms of the hardware that's sent out?

Do they still ship out the HG612 dedicated FTTC modem that then attaches to the router via ethernet? Or have they moved on to just shipping out an integrated VDSL integrated router?

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 12-Jan-21 10:33:51
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Re: New FTTC Installation (Hardware question)


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The HG612 was provided by Openreach, not the ISP. They stopped doing that several years ago.

You now get a VDSL2 router from your chosen ISP. Depending on what it is, it may or may not work with your next ISP, which will usually provide one to replace it.

With BT and Sky they are free, and AIUI the BT one is returnable. I don't know about the Sky one.

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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 12-Jan-21 10:37:10)

Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 13-Jan-21 23:39:10
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Re: New FTTC Installation (Hardware question)


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
The HG612 was provided by Openreach, not the ISP. They stopped doing that several years ago.

You now get a VDSL2 router from your chosen ISP. Depending on what it is, it may or may not work with your next ISP, which will usually provide one to replace it.

With BT and Sky they are free, and AIUI the BT one is returnable. I don't know about the Sky one.

Thanks RobertoS for that response. Do you happen to know the model BT provide for their FTTC customers?

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Edited by Bobby_Valentino (Wed 13-Jan-21 23:42:24)


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Thu 14-Jan-21 00:16:29
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Re: New FTTC Installation (Hardware question)


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I think it depends on whether you go for the Digital Voice products they seem to be pushing you towards now, or you may have to scroll down the pages and click any "more" type buttons to see the copper voice line options.

You should be able to see relevant threads if you change the "Show threads active in" option to one or two months.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, sites and mail hosting - Tsohost & Ionos.
Connections: OnePlus 8 Pro max 165Mbps down, 24Mbps up on Three, and B311 4G, tbb tests normally 35-45Mpbs down, 65Mbps off-peak, 9-24 up.
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Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 14-Jan-21 15:57:59
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A Smart Hub 2 will be provided.
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