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Sam_
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Advice regarding FTTP

Hi,

I am moving into a new built flat and I'm trying to research broadband deals before we move in.

However, I have stumbled across a piece of technology I'm unfamilar with and unsure how to proceed! I have asked some questions to the lettings agent to ask the landlord but my questions still remain unanswered.

When I first visited the property, I noticed some Openreach techonolgy and I was unsure of its purpose. Upon further research, I have discovered that the property has FTTP enabled and it is for that. 

Can somebody please explain whether any broadband provider can connect to this? I'm having a problem when trying to look on price comparison sites because the postcode can't be found. 

If I need a specific FTTP provider and instead would like to go with a 'traditional' provider, would I need to have a new copper phone line installed? I have had a look on the Openreach website regarding getting one installed and it asks what type of socket I already have. One being the FTTP one.

Finally. The box at the top looks like a modem/router for an exisiting broadband connection. Could somebody please give me their opinion on that?

Thank-you!

This is the utility cupboard featuring the Openreach FTTP device. The "router/modem" is at the top. Is this from an existing connection?This is the utility cupboard featuring the Openreach FTTP device. The "router/modem" is at the top. Is this from an existing connection?The Opeanreach device we have (found online for a clearer picture)The Opeanreach device we have (found online for a clearer picture)Question on Openreach website when you request a new phone line to be installedQuestion on Openreach website when you request a new phone line to be installed

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Geoff765
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Re: Advice regarding FTTP

I had similar problems about 3 years ago. After waiting for two months for Openreach to tell BT that they had finished the installation, I found that I was "tied" to BT at least for the "initial" period. I tried other providers who all said that they could not provide a service.

The boxes are the (1) ONT [Opitical Network Terminal] which transfer data into electronic form, (2) BBU [Battery Backup Unit] to ower telephone in the event of a local power failure, (3) Modem, as well as a plug-in brick transformer to power the BBU. As you say, there is no copper cable and the telephone call is fed down the fibre.

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iniltous
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Re: Advice regarding FTTP

There are a few ISP's that will provide service over your OR FTTP connection, but the choice is a lot less than those who offer FTTC (VDSL) or ADSL.
OR won't be giving you a copper pair as well as your fibre to the premises, if you decide you only want to use a provider that only offers ADSL or VDSL type service you will be out of luck
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imjolly
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Re: Advice regarding FTTP

when you say a new build are you the first person to rent the premises as often on new build there is a tie in that you must use BT for first 12 months - landlord will know



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