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clara
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fibre broadband package but no fibre cable

Hello

just a quick question I am registered for an Unlimited Fibre inc. Line rental package, but BT Openreach have just told me there is no Fibre cable coming to the house?

Does this make sense ? can it work ? should I be on a different package ?

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Baldrick1
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Re: fibre broadband package but no fibre cable

@clara  Welcome to the forum.

Unlimited fibre is delivered over your existing telephone cable. Only full fibre needs a separate fibre connection to your property 

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Re: fibre broadband package but no fibre cable

@clara 

The joys of inappropriate marketing.

 

FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) is marketed as fibre even though it uses copper for the "final mile". This often gets confused with FTTP which involves pure fibre optic all the way to a premise.

 

You can check for your self what is available via OpenReach. Put your phone number in the following and see what it says.

https://www.broadbandchecker.btwholesale.com/#/ADSL

 

VDSL in the left hand window is FTTC. WBC FTTP is pure fibre.

 

Brian

clara
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Re: fibre broadband package but no fibre cable

great thank you .  Smiley

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Re: fibre broadband package but no fibre cable


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This topic has been moved from Full Fibre

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Jorvik
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Re: fibre broadband package but no fibre cable

I think this BBC News infographic shows the differences between ADSL, FTTC and FTTP quite well:

 

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Re: fibre broadband package but no fibre cable

@Jorvik It does - but some of us know the differences, anyway.😀

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