Question: Do All Fibre Broadband Providers Use The Same Line?

Is it worth switching to Fibre broadband?

People who work from home definitely benefit from having responsive, fibre-style broadband.

Aside from the advantages of much faster upload speeds – handy when you are sending files back to the office – the connections are more consistent and more reliable than ADSL..

How does Fibre optic broadband connect to my house?

Fibre-optic cables run from the exchange to a cabinet on your street. The connection from the cabinet to your home is completed via a copper phone line. While data transfers to the cabinet are speedy through the fibre-optic cables, the copper phone lines aren’t able to maintain the superfast connection.

Who is the cheapest broadband and phone provider?

Virgin Media – Bundles together superfast fibre broadband with unlimited anytime calls. Sky – Lets you bundle a landline with fibre and standard broadband, as well as pay TV. TalkTalk – Offers low prices that are locked in for your whole contract, average broadband speeds of 63Mbps, and home phone upgrades.

Can I have broadband without a phone line?

Even though you can theoretically get cable or fibre broadband without line rental, it can be hard to find a provider actually offering broadband without a landline. Currently, Virgin Media is the only major ISP that lets you sign up for broadband without a phone line.

Do I need a BT line for broadband?

Yes, you’ll need a BT phone line if you want to get BT Broadband and BT TV.

Does Fibre optic need a different router?

If the internet connection is an FTTC or FTTP, then a change of router isn’t necessary because even though the ISP uses fiber optics, this is connected to a module which is then connected to the individual home or office by means of traditional coaxial cables.

Do all broadband providers use BT lines?

Most broadband providers use BT’s (www.bt.com) copper wire telephone network to deliver an internet connection to your home, and that requires an active phone line. So line rental is almost always included when you take out a broadband package.

Do Internet companies use the same lines?

Depends what you mean. Unless the ISP is going to put in new wires or run a new fiber to your house the last segment of wire is going to be the same. In some areas they have forced the company that owns the wire to lease it to other companies. This is mostly for telephone type wire for DSL connections.

Why is there only one cable company in my area?

There are regional monopolies specifically because it is in the best interest of the cable companies, partially so they can set the price and quality of product to their choosing, but specifically because it is extremely costly to build a cable network.

Can you get internet without a coax cable?

A coax cable is required to connect your modem/gateway to the Comcast network. … Your WiFi devices may also receive other WiFi signals from other gateways/routers which you might be able to connect to without your own modem/gateway/router, in which case, no coax cable is required.

Does Fibre broadband use existing phone line?

Does fibre optic broadband use a phone line? Yes, it does. Although the majority of your broadband connection would be fibre optic, the bit between your local street cabinet and your home is still the old copper phone line. That’s why line rental is almost always included in a broadband package.