[GLLUG] FTTP Information please.
chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Mon Aug 5 10:04:40 UTC 2019
Transport For London have instructed BT Openreach to (re)move the cabinet
which supplies my FTTC ready for road layout changes. My house is one of about
100 in a line of semi-detached terrace blocks built around 1933 that is almost
completely surrounded by new-build houses, flats, and huge tower blocks, all
with Fibre To The Premises, so it may be cost-effective to replace FTTC with
FTTP, and I have been trying to understand the various snippets of information
Customer Splicing Point is the junction between the external and internal
fibres, probably external.
Internal Optical Network Termination (and Battery Back Up) provides 2x BT
standard telephone outlets and 4x ethernet outlets.
This is shown linked to a Connection Provider Router, but what does that do?
Does it just provide a WiFi connection, and possibly block connections
originating from the internet? My house is wired, with the VDSL modem output
connected to my own firewall-router, and normally the first thing I do is turn
off WiFi from my modem, so is it really required? The expected location for
the Optical Network Termination would not be the best location for WiFi, so if
it really is required it would probably be on the end of a Cat6 extension.
My current ISP can only provide FTTC with IPv4, so I would need to get a new
contract, preferably with static IPv4 and static IPv6, but trying to get
information from BT about what they would provide is akin to extracting blood
from stone. BT Openreach just refer me to my ISP, who may only be able to
confirm any possible switch.
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