I'm currently on Zen Unlimited Fibre 2. FTTP is now available in my area and I'm considering upgrading. I've been with Zen for a long time (August 2002) and I'm keen to stay with them.
I've not been keeping up with developments so I'm looking for tips and advice on what's involved, things to consider, etc..
Some questions I would like to clear up:
1. What exactly can I expect if I order FTTC e.g. Full Fibre 500 i.e. what is involved in the installation, what sort of lead time is involved, etc.? Our current phone line comes in via a pole, and the Openreach guys working in the area recently have installed the fibre to the poles.
2. Would I be able to keep my existing Zen user account name and my existing IP address?
3. Do I need a new router? I currently have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 (not my first choice, but my Billion BiPac 7800N went pop and I needed a replacement quickly) - would this be suitable, or would I be better with a different router - if so, any recommendations?
4. Phone line - I assume this remains? I see there's an option for "Digital Voice" - is this an option worth taking?
TIA - I'll probably have further questions, but sorting these out will be a big help.