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iniltous
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The total bandwidth of a PON is about 2.4Gb down and 1.2Gb up, generally although theoretically 32 customers can share a PON , it’s normally no higher than 30, so as a single circuit you are 1/30th of the PON, get another circuit you have 2/30th ( or 1/16 ) ….this is of the available bandwidth ( the connection you pay for is the connection rate , not throughput,  ) , so it’s entirely possible that if you had two 900Mb connections but happened to be on a full or nearly full PON , with 27-28 other customers , some of which were intensive users, your throughput could be worse than a single user on a PON that had fewer other users , or were on a PON had no one making great demands on the available bandwidth.

IMHO , before worrying too much about getting two connections, you would be better advised to see how the first one performs 

Okaydan
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@iniltous Interesting, Never fully understood what a PON actually did. When you say the total bandwidth of a PON is about 2.4GB does that mean actively using that amount of per second or something? So does that make FTTP less consistent than VDSL? as multiple 900Mbps connections on a single PON would theoretically use thousands of GB's of data? If so that kind of makes the whole 900Mbps package just a massive *BUT*?

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licquorice
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ALL broadband is contended, it would not be economic if it wasn't.

For FTTP, as has already been stated, 30 customers share 2.5Gbs, it relies on the normally bursty nature of internet usage to provide a good service. With the advent of streaming services, internet usage is not so bursty though.

Okaydan
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Good to know, thanks for the information guys. 😊👍

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