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Equipment for Superfast Broadband.

Hi, 

Currently I am connected to BY via an overreach modem and that is connected to my Netgear R900 which works just wonderfully. My question is this, if I upgrade to the fastest broadband BT are now offering can I just get a new modem and connect in the same way or do I have to get a new hub and put my R900 in a drawer until a modem solution becomes available?

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Re: Equipment for Superfast Broadband.

If you mean superfast plus then the connection is still the same and FTTC not FTTP so setup will still work


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Re: Equipment for Superfast Broadband.

Or do you mean G.Fast, in which case your existing modem won't work.

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Re: Equipment for Superfast Broadband.

I wanted the Ultrafast Fibre 2 Plus Package so I'm expecting it to be different?

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Re: Equipment for Superfast Broadband.

I wanted the  Ultrafast Fibre 2 Plus package.  I'm not sure if thats G. Fast.  But didn't I read somewhere that Huawei were doing a G. Fast modem for Openreach?

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Re: Equipment for Superfast Broadband.

Ultrafast can be delivered  either by FTTP or G.Fast (why they have to have all these stupid marketing terms rather than technical terms I really don't understand). From this thread it would appear BT supply a G.Fast hub rather than a modem.

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Re: Equipment for Superfast Broadband.

Thanks for the information...  From what little I can research from online the trials may have been done with 4 devices one of them being a Huawei M992 Openreach Modem.  I was kinda hoping we might have been offered this option rather than going back to a hub that I never really got on with in the first place, hence shelling out a tone of cash for the Netgear.  Oh well, although I really want the speeds, I guess I can hold out for a while until such times as a modem becomes available or the R900 dies, whichever is sooner... 

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