What Happens When You Change To Fibre Broadband

It uses a network of fibre optic cables to deliver high-speed data over greater distances.

The data travels down the cables literally at the speed of light. This means you’re more likely to get faster download speeds and a more reliable connection to the internet.

Where do I put fibre modem?

  • close to a power socket (the ONT is powered by a 12v adapter)
  • where you’re using the internet the most
  • centrally located in your home if possible as that’s how your wifi works best
  • close to data-hungry devices like televisions, stereos and home servers

What is the difference between broadband and fibre

Fibre cables can handle much larger amounts of data which means these packages are much quicker than standard broadband.

As they provide faster speeds, they’re great for streaming, downloading and gaming on multiple devices.

Find out more about our standard fibre broadband and phone packages.

What equipment is needed for full fibre broadband

Your telephone or extension cable plugs into the telephone socket and your BT Home Hub plugs into the data socket If you’ve got Fibre to the Home or Fibre Home Phone you’ll get a modem, a battery back-up unit and a BT Hub (if you don’t have one already).

Does fibre work without electricity

Fibre works with pulses of light that travel through the glass-like cable, not electrical pulses.

This means that power surges don’t affect the lines themselves.

Is FTTP available at my house

The first place you might want to look is Openreach’s FTTP checker here: https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband.

Hit the “Check my availability” button and enter your postcode to find out if FTTP is available in your area now.

Can you set up broadband before you move in

You can set up your broadband before you move in either online through the providers’ website, or on the phone.

Moving broadband between homes is easy when you know how.

Is FTTP more reliable than FTTC

FTTP connections are faster than FTTC connections. They are also more reliable. This is because fibreoptic cable is more resilient than copper cable and is less susceptible to interference or environmental damage.

Not every region of the country has FTTP connections available.

Do new build houses have phone lines

While landline phones have gone out of style for the new generations, phone lines are still standard for new home construction.

The easy installation process leads many contractors to add them when the home’s walls are unfinished.

Does BT fibre use Virgin cable

BT fibre is completely separate to Virgin fibre. There is no ‘switchover’, a new BT service would be provided and the Virgin service ceased.

How is broadband activated?

  • You will receive your new broadband router in the post prior to the activation date
  • One the day of activation, connect your new router to the master phone socket
  • Power up your router and wait for an indication that it’s online
  • Connect your devices to the new hub

Is BT fibre through phone line

First of all, we’ll connect a fibre cable to a small box that we’ll fix to your outside wall, close to where your phone line enters your home.

We’ll drill a small hole in your wall to push the cable through, before covering it tidily with the box.

Who is responsible for BT master socket

Re: Who owns the Master Socket?? The NTE, SSFP and the NTE Faceplate are the property of the British Telecommunications plc.

Openreach maintain the line up to and including the NTE on behalf of BT, or which ever CP you’re with, be it Sky, TALKTALK, etc.

What is needed for a broadband connection to the internet

If you want to access the internet at home, you’ll need an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a router to connect to the ISP.

ISPs often provide a router with their service. This means more than one computer or device in your house can use the broadband connection at the same time.

Can I replace BT master socket

You cannot replace that socket as it is the property of Openreach.

Do you need a telephone line for broadband

In most cases, you need an active phone line to get standard ADSL broadband along copper phone wires, or fibre broadband into your home.

The reason most broadband services require line rental is that your broadband and phone share the same phone line.

Is BT full fibre better than Virgin

In terms of superfast fibre speeds, Virgin edges BT. They have a faster top speed package than BT, but also the lowest package they offer averages 108 Mbps.

What does FTTP stand for

FTTP and FTTH are two different abbreviations for the same thing. FTTP stands for ‘fibre to the premises’ and FTTH stands for ‘fibre to the home’.

They are used interchangeably, along with ‘Ultrafast’ and ‘Full Fibre’.

What if your house doesn’t have a phone jack

One of the easiest ways to establish phone connectivity is by converting an electrical outlet to a landline.

There are wireless telephone jacks available that you simply plug into any electrical outlet and, voilá!

You’ll be able to connect up a corded or cordless phone.

Can you have WIFI without a telephone line

Mobile Broadband uses a USB dongle, data-only SIM or a Wi-Fi hotspot, which allows you to connect wirelessly to 4G or 5G internet.

It’s the most popular form of broadband without a fixed landline, and one of the best options if you’re looking for something flexible.

Can I have 2 master phone sockets

Re: Is it OK to have 2 master sockets on same line? Yes, leaving that set up as is should be fine.

Do I need a phone plugged in for my broadband to work

You don’t need a phone. It has to be said that there’s no price benefit to choosing broadband without a phone line.

The charge for line rental is now built into the total price of your broadband package, and it doesn’t work out any more expensive to take this route than going landline-free.