[GLLUG] Roll-out of FTTP / FTTH

James Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Wed Apr 12 16:43:55 UTC 2023


Another minor point, for people wishing to get FTTP, here is a list of all
the possible FTTP providers. If you go down registering with all of them,
they might arrive sooner.

On Wed, 12 Apr 2023 at 17:42, James Dutton <james.dutton at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was told by a BT engineer that there was Fibre to the post outside my
> house about 5 years ago. But there was no way to order it from BT. It kept
> saying "No coverage".
> Then, one of my neighbours recently got FTTP/FTTH from the poll outside my
> house. So I complained to BT as to why I could not order it. It turns it
> was a typo in their systems, a week later, once they had updated their
> computer systems, I could order FTTP/FTTH.  I now have it.  Maybe there are
> similar mistakes being made elsewhere. I.e. Coverage provided, but computer
> says "no" !
> There is about one/two month between ordering FTTP and it getting
> installed, so they seem to have more work than they can deal with. When
> they installed mine, there were two BT people, with one training the other
> on the job. So they are racing to get enough people trained. Optic fibre
> splicing is a new technology for them.
> FTTP/FTTH seems much more reliable, not dropping out during storms, and
> lower latency than VDSL.
> One possible downside is that I had to get a new wifi router, because my
> old one only did 56Mbps max, and FTTP is at 100Mbps (minimum) and one can
> purchase much higher bandwidths.
> I have got a Banana-bpi R3 with OpenWRT running on it now. Seems to work
> OK, but was a bit fiddly putting it together.   Lessons learnt:  Plug in
> antenna cables to the PCB before putting the PCB in the box.
> Kind Regards
> James
> On Wed, 12 Apr 2023 at 14:53, Chris Bell via GLLUG <
> gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> A fresh look at the FTTP/FTTH progress map on the openreach.com website
>> indicates that many areas previously shown as complete are now listed as
>> still
>> being connected, and some not expected to be completed until over a year
>> after
>> the analogue copper telephone system was due to be switched off. Is there
>> a
>> shortage of manpower, fibre, or hardware? Perhaps just over optimistic
>> politicians? My house is in a small line of terrace blocks sandwiched
>> between
>> a major road and a cemetery within one of the areas not listed at all,
>> while
>> communityfibre.co.uk tell me that they do plan to provide FTTH, but not
>> any
>> time soon. Much of their local installation work is being done by Kelly
>> Communications, who are also major contractors for Openreach.
>> --
>> Chris Bell
>> www.chrisbell.org.uk
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