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Standard User Jonno21
(newbie) Sun 27-Jan-19 11:30:23
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Re: FTTP installed


[re: baby_frogmella] [link to this post]
 
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Its actually not that complex nor does it have to be wife-unfriendly wink

The fibre enters my living room from the external CSP and its no more than a 5m cable run to the ONT. I politely refused to have a BBU installed to keep things tidier and it doesn't look too bad. On the old fibre lead-in kits, you had up to 30m of internal cabling allowed, you now have up to 160m allowed from the ONT to the DP on the connectorized installs.

https://i.postimg.cc/q7LWM0jN/IMG-261.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/QtdwFPy0/IMG-262.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/2yPKX58K/IMG-285.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/RC8y0gQL/IMG-290.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/mkcnw9R9/IMG-295.jpg


Thanks for this. It does look less "busy" than the other installation. The next bridge to cross will be having part of the drive and garden dug up to enable the boxes to be installed in the lounge, plus extra electrical sockets. We didn't bother with Virgin as it would have meant digging up the garden to install the cable from the pavement as the junction box in the pavement aligns exactly with the neighbour's boundary hedge. The drive and garden upheaval would definitely not pass the wife test. Looks like FTTP is dead in the water for me.
Standard User Garlic
(regular) Sun 27-Jan-19 13:27:51
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Re: FTTP installed


[re: Jonno21] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Jonno21:
In reply to a post by baby_frogmella:
Its actually not that complex nor does it have to be wife-unfriendly wink

The fibre enters my living room from the external CSP and its no more than a 5m cable run to the ONT. I politely refused to have a BBU installed to keep things tidier and it doesn't look too bad. On the old fibre lead-in kits, you had up to 30m of internal cabling allowed, you now have up to 160m allowed from the ONT to the DP on the connectorized installs.

https://i.postimg.cc/q7LWM0jN/IMG-261.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/QtdwFPy0/IMG-262.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/2yPKX58K/IMG-285.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/RC8y0gQL/IMG-290.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/mkcnw9R9/IMG-295.jpg


Thanks for this. It does look less "busy" than the other installation. The next bridge to cross will be having part of the drive and garden dug up to enable the boxes to be installed in the lounge, plus extra electrical sockets. We didn't bother with Virgin as it would have meant digging up the garden to install the cable from the pavement as the junction box in the pavement aligns exactly with the neighbour's boundary hedge. The drive and garden upheaval would definitely not pass the wife test. Looks like FTTP is dead in the water for me.


Dug fibre though my garden. Frankly as long as you remove the turf carefully you can put it back and it hardly shows in a few weeks.

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FTTP 80/20
Standard User jabuzzard
(member) Sun 27-Jan-19 15:17:55
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Re: FTTP installed


[re: baby_frogmella] [link to this post]
 
Well that's not even me friendly let alone "wife-friendly". It's not awful but you have cables clipped on top of the skirting board and a monstrosity of a router on a table in the living room.

I could not be doing with any visible cables clipped anywhere and I like my access points stuck on the ceiling where they are not noticeable and don't take up space, with the router out of sight in next to the patch panel with all the Cat6a runs around the house terminate and the home server/NAS, and UPS are also located.


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Standard User max360
(regular) Sun 27-Jan-19 15:37:32
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Re: FTTP installed


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I've just done a speed test just now. I'm not even getting half the download speed anymore. Upload speed is okay.

https://www.speedtest.net/result/7991735400
https://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/15486033593...

Is there issue at the head end or is this congestion on the BT network?

ISP: BT - FTTP 330Mb/50Mb
ISP: PlusNet - FTTC - 80Mb/20Mb

Birmingham Fibre First Program: FTTP - BT Ultra fast fibre 2 plus package - 330Mb down 50Mb up.

Stechford (CMSTE) Cab 24 - Funded Privately (Community Partnership).
Standard User busterboy
(member) Sun 27-Jan-19 15:43:24
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Re: FTTP installed


[re: max360] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by max360:
I've just done a speed test just now. I'm not even getting half the download speed anymore. Upload speed is okay.

https://www.speedtest.net/result/7991735400
https://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/15486033593...

Is there issue at the head end or is this congestion on the BT network?


I thought if you paid for the 330/50 package you were guaranteed 330/50 on FTTP.

Please someone correct me if I'm wrong.

BTBroadband

Edited by busterboy (Sun 27-Jan-19 15:44:52)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 27-Jan-19 16:07:23
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Connection speed is guaranteed but throughput is still a shared medium at various points of the network

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 27-Jan-19 17:23:42
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Re: FTTP installed


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Not true Paul, they should all have a BBU fitted .....



yes, I know some donít get them through customer choice.

Standard User bedrock
(member) Sun 27-Jan-19 21:24:02
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I have the BBU, inside the single ONT case, but no FVA, they left voice on the existing copper

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Standard User Jonno21
(newbie) Sun 27-Jan-19 22:47:45
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Re: FTTP installed


[re: Garlic] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Garlic:
In reply to a post by Jonno21:
In reply to a post by baby_frogmella:
Its actually not that complex nor does it have to be wife-unfriendly wink

The fibre enters my living room from the external CSP and its no more than a 5m cable run to the ONT. I politely refused to have a BBU installed to keep things tidier and it doesn't look too bad. On the old fibre lead-in kits, you had up to 30m of internal cabling allowed, you now have up to 160m allowed from the ONT to the DP on the connectorized installs.

https://i.postimg.cc/q7LWM0jN/IMG-261.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/QtdwFPy0/IMG-262.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/2yPKX58K/IMG-285.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/RC8y0gQL/IMG-290.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/mkcnw9R9/IMG-295.jpg


Thanks for this. It does look less "busy" than the other installation. The next bridge to cross will be having part of the drive and garden dug up to enable the boxes to be installed in the lounge, plus extra electrical sockets. We didn't bother with Virgin as it would have meant digging up the garden to install the cable from the pavement as the junction box in the pavement aligns exactly with the neighbour's boundary hedge. The drive and garden upheaval would definitely not pass the wife test. Looks like FTTP is dead in the water for me.


Dug fibre though my garden. Frankly as long as you remove the turf carefully you can put it back and it hardly shows in a few weeks.


They will also have to dig up around 20 foot of concrete drive which will then need to be reinstated. Don't get me wrong, I'm as much of a geek as the next person and would love to have FTTP, (although it's not available in my area at the moment)
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Mon 28-Jan-19 04:30:30
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Re: FTTP installed


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
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Connection speed is guaranteed but throughput is still a shared medium at various points of the network

Agreed, with our connection I know we are fine going back to the exchange due to only between 6 to 8 people have FTTP that are connected to our splitter node, and most of those may have the lower tier speeds, but yeah its still shared with x amount connections once it leaves the exchange and gets on BT's Network.

We have been lucky so far by getting our speed +90% of the time, the worst I have seen it is about 238Mbps which is still ok.

One thing I have noticed though is our latency has always stayed very low in the 2 to 4 ms and have 3 times seen 1ms even in the evening times.

I think the only thing that has affected our latency is when I am uploading very large files to our server or YouTube or Twitch.

Paul

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