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Irj
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Multiple fttp connections to one address

We currently have 2 separate copper phone lines connections to our house. Both accounts are registered at the same address. We’d like to upgrade these to fttp. Bt are telling me I can only have one connection to one address. Apparently the one connection to one address thing is an open reach specification. Why is this? Is there any way I can get a second connection? Clearly I can’t register a room as a separate address with Royal Mail!
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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Multiple fttp connections to one address

Welcome to this user forum.

 

In order to find out what services and speed range that are available, please enter your phone number into this form.
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Irj
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Re: Multiple fttp connections to one address

Thank for your reply Keith but it doesn’t address my question. We CAN get fttp but I want 2 separate connections ie upgrading my 2 existing connections. I’m being told I can only have 1 fttp connection to an address. It appears to be a rule and not a physical limitation. What I want to understand is why does this rule exist and what can I do, if anything, to mitigate it and get 2 fttp connections .
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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Multiple fttp connections to one address

I assume you are talking about FTTP and not FTTC?

 

Openreach would only run a single optical fibre into a house. Business premises may have multiple fibre connections if diversity is requested. This is very expensive.

 

One FTTP connection can be up to 300Mbs, which is far more than a residential premises would ever need.

 

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Irj
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Re: Multiple fttp connections to one address

Yes FTTP. We have been promised 80mbps speed. The reason I want 2 is for an elderly relative that lives with us who wants an independent connection
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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Multiple fttp connections to one address


@Irj wrote:
Yes FTTP. We have been promised 80mbps speed. The reason I want 2 is for an elderly relative that lives with us who wants an independent connection

You may be able to get a separate copper FTTC connection if FTTC is available?

 

You could ask for a faster FTTP connection  (BT Infinity 4 up to 300Mbs), and then share the connection?

 

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Irj
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Re: Multiple fttp connections to one address

Our cabinet is actually at the exchange so not an option
Will explore availability of infinity 4 option. May be able to persuade relative to ‘share’ connection. Thanks for suggestion
Would have been simpler to just have 2 connections but hey ho
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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Multiple fttp connections to one address

You should be able to get the faster speed. Sharing of a connection should not be a problem. I share a 10Mb ADSL connection with our neighbour, who is connected to our guest wireless network, and there are no issues.

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conrad
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Re: Multiple fttp connections to one address

Does your relative want a second connection to have a separate phone line rather than just separate broadband. If so you upgrade your line to FTTP and leave the relatives as is , or even downgrade it to phone only. You then need to run an ethernet cable to where your relative wants (they won't have the hassle of a router anymore) or use a wireless extender.

 

You will have the option ,at time of ordering , to keep your phone on the copper connection or have it changed to a fibre only one , choice is yours.

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pippincp
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Re: Multiple fttp connections to one address


@conrad wrote:

Does your relative want a second connection to have a separate phone line rather than just separate broadband. If so you upgrade your line to FTTP and leave the relatives as is , or even downgrade it to phone only. You then need to run an ethernet cable to where your relative wants (they won't have the hassle of a router anymore) or use a wireless extender.

 

You will have the option ,at time of ordering , to keep your phone on the copper connection or have it changed to a fibre only one , choice is yours.


The easier option is for the OP to just upgrade their line to FTTP and do nothing with the relatives which is separate ATM.

Relative stay as is now.

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