At the monet we're with Virgin, they ran an optical cable from the road up my driveway, into my garage and into my house.
I understand that somewhere near me is a 'Cabinet' and I understand that there is optical cable going into the cabinet; how does it get from the cabinet into my house? Does it for example go from the Cabinet down a copper wire to the BT Telephone Exchange, down another wire to the telegraph pole outside my house then over to my roof along that line that's been there for 50 years and from there to the telephone socket in the house - if so how dows it get 76mb down that wire?
From the cabinet to your house it goes along the copper telephone wires. the only fibre part is from the exchange to the cabinet. That is why the speeds you will get are listed "upto" because the copper wires and distance to the cabinet can differ between customer to customer.
Use this checker to get an estimate of what you might get. You will need to us the address or post code checker if you don't have a BT phone.
Virgin didn't run an optical cab le all the way to your house. They ran a copper co-axial cable from their cabinet.
For Infinity the copper connection from the present PCP will be used.
At the PCP your telephone signal will be routed as normal via copper to the exchange and your Infinity signal will be routed to the new green cabinet (DSLAM) and continue via a fibre connection from there.
If you click the link in my sig you may find it interesting.
Yeah, it comes down the telephone wire.
I tried the below link with my postcode:
The results are:
|WBC ADSL 2+||Up to 17||--||10 to 19.5||Available|
|ADSL Max||Up to 7.5||--||6.5 to 8||Available|
Does that mean that the max I am likely to get is 17mb? What happened to the 76mb
It is showing that you can not get Infinity. If you could you would see reading for FTTC Range A or Range B.
Do not presume anything. There will be a range of speeds depending on the quality of your line and distance to the cabinet. A poor line could be at the lower end of the estimate and a good line would be at the top end and unfortunately there is no way of telling what range you are on until it is installed.