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Brummagemartin
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A question about fibre optic cable.....................

BT keep nagging me (like the mother in law) about Infinity now im out of contract,if i do decide to have BTI

 

Do they replace All of exsisting cable copper cable with fibre optic cable or do they just run fibre optic cable along side exsisting line into my flat ?

 

From the manhole to distribution point (dp) on the side of the house,to my flat where all replaced 29 years ago when lighting struck  Smiley Surprised

 

Thank you in Adavance...

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Re: A question about fibre optic cable.....................

infinity is either fttc fibre from the exchange to the cabinet and then down your phone line or fttp fibre from the exchange to your premises
if you check your phone number here it will say which
https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html
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Brummagemartin
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Re: A question about fibre optic cable.....................

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 69Mbps and upstream line speed of 20Mbps

 

So do they replace All copper cable from manhole to my flat ?

 

Surely they don't use existing copper cable !

 

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Re: A question about fibre optic cable.....................

yes they use the existing cable from the cabinet to your master socket
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Nige32
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Re: A question about fibre optic cable.....................


@Brummagemartin wrote:

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 69Mbps and upstream line speed of 20Mbps

 

So do they replace All copper cable from manhole to my flat ?

 

Surely they don't use existing copper cable !

 


Hi

    If you can only get FTTC then yes they still use the existing copper cable from the cabinet to your property.

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Brummagemartin
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Re: A question about fibre optic cable.....................

So it's not fibre optic cable then,they use existing copper I will leave it as i cant see the point of using copper cable on BTI and stick to my current ADSL 2

 

Thank you for your help Nige32

 

Smiley Happy

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Re: A question about fibre optic cable.....................

i imagine you dont get 69mbps on adsl2 🙂
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Brumski
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Re: A question about fibre optic cable.....................

Why does it matter what the cables are like if you would be getting a faster speed? Don't think that any ISP is going to go out and start laying out fibre cables just for you.

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Brummagemartin
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Re: A question about fibre optic cable.....................

I didnt ask for your rude and unhelpfully reply Brumski

 

 

I currently get approx 15 mb download and 1 mb upload

 

It now explains why I keep reading about theses horror story's on BTI of speeds been much,much,much lower than BT quote,I'm not going to pay extra money and agree to 18 month contract for a BFI using existing copper cable,when you see all these ads on TV super fast speeds using fibre optic !

 

Sounds like BT misleading  the consumers as usual.

 

Thank you again Nige32 and Bullitt for the replies.....

 

 

 

 

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Nige32
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Re: A question about fibre optic cable.....................

Hi

     At some point in the future Bt will roll out fibre on demand so you could have fibre all the way to your property.

 

I would imagine it would not be very cheap but I guess you would get want you want though.

 

Despite the issues with FTTC that you may have read on this forum its not all bad, I guess it depends on what you want out of it at the end of the day.  

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