Tag Archive for fttc

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 →

ADSL Speed tests are arse..

This is why those speed test sites should be ignored. These two tests were done 30 seconds apart. Same server, same ISP, same everything. The truth is, if you get bucket loss of people downloading bucket loads of data there will be contention, which means rubbish results which should never be believed. Test 1, around 14Mbps… Test 2, around 4Mbps…… 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 →