VDSL - no BT broadband?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Mark Graves, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Mark Graves

    Mark Graves Guest

    Can someone explain the options for a person who wants to go broadband
    but has fibreoptic cable instead of copper (I think it's between the
    street cabinet and the exchange)? It is correct that BT do not support
    broadband over fibreoptic and the person would have to change to cable
    to get broadband? Seems a bit odd if BT themselves installed the
    lines! Or are there other ISP's that support fibreoptic connections at
    VDSL speeds?
    Mark Graves, Jan 14, 2005
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  2. Mark Graves

    Dan Guest

    It is kinda funny, when they say they can't supply broadband because your
    line contains fibre optics. fibre optics is pefect for broadband! wake up

    They should start rolling fibre to every street cabinet otherwise we're
    going to start falling really behind in terms of speed. at least to all the
    new street cabinets and start deploying VDSL! But then again, BT aren't
    using a fraction of the ADSL specification. t t t


    Dan, Jan 14, 2005
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  3. Mark Graves

    Andy Burns Guest

    It's not suitable for ADSL though!

    The line is probably provided over what BT calls "TPON" is this in
    Milton Keynes?
    Andy Burns, Jan 14, 2005
  4. Mark Graves

    Kenty Guest

    thats right, no fibre optic

    copper pair only
    Kenty, Jan 14, 2005
  5. a) wait for BT to install "copper overlay" to provide a real copper
    pair that will carry ADSL broadband

    b) use an alternative such as cable
    the fibreoptic (TPON) connection you have is a way of connecting a lot
    of phone lines cheaply to the exchange - often used for large estates
    some way from the exchange rather than pulling massive copper cables
    in to provide capacity.

    ADSLguide.org.uk forums cover TPON

    Phil Thompson, Jan 17, 2005
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