Tag: bt infinity

The truth about broadband

I used to work for an ISP and I’ve had up-close and personal experience of both customers and the BT Wholesale side of things. It’s been a number of years since I worked there and now I’m seeing more and more people switching across to FTTC, commonly known as “Infinity” according the BT. However, there’s massive problems which I’m dearly… Read more →

Another day, another FTTC router.

You may have read several items here about my adventures with Fibre To The Cabinet, aka FTTC. It’s sold by BT Retail as Infinity. I’ve had the VDSL modem replaced once already, but it seems that it still generated enough heat to cook an egg. Now BT have contracted out an company called “Kelly” to replace some 800,000 sweaty Huawei… Read more →

FTTC – Huawei EchoLife HG612 Feeling hot, hot, hot.

A few months ago I added a couple of posts about FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet). It’s also known as “BT Infinity” and basically ramps up your broadband speed by moving the exchange closer to your home. How does it do this? Well, BT add some large green boxes in the street. These are connected back to the exchange via… Read more →

Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) Installation

Yesterday I had FTTC installed. Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) is a product sold by BT Retail as “BT Infinity”. This post will be a little geeky… FTTC promises “up to” 40Mbps but this depends on the quality of your copper and the distance to the green box. Up until now ADSL1 (“up to 8Mbps”) or ADSL2+ (“up to” around… Read more →