[GLLUG] FTTP Information please.

James Courtier-Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 11:12:14 UTC 2019

On Mon, 5 Aug 2019, 11:05 Chris Bell via GLLUG, <gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk>

> Hello,
> 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
> about FTTP.
> 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.
> --


I recently switched from Demon internet to Zen internet. Demon have stopped
doing internet stuff.
They seem reasonable and the service actually works. Ipv4 and ipv6.

They can do both FTTC and FTTP, so looking at their web site might help.
FTTP presents to the end user as just ethernet.

Would you be sharing the FTTP with other house holds?

Kind regards


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