How do bt get fibre optic to my house?
With Full Fibre installation, we’ll upgrade the master phone socket (the white box on the wall) and install an Openreach modem (ONT), which connects to the fibre optical cable that comes into your house. The ONT enables you to get our fibre broadband and phone services, and connects to your BT Smart Hub.
What is BT Infinity connection?
BT Infinity uses an FTTC setup, with fibre connections running to a junction box that will be on, or very close to, the street where you live. The final stage, running from the junction box to your home, uses a VDSL connection over existing copper phone lines.
What does a BT engineer do when installing infinity?
The engineer will come into your home and disconnect your old hub, so you will briefly be without broadband. They will fit a new faceplate on your master phone socket, which is where the broadband cable comes into your house. When positioning your hub, the engineer may need to install new cabling.
Do you have to use BT Home Hub with infinity?
No, the Hub needs to be specially designed to work with Fibre so you can only use the BT Smart Hub or the BT Home Hub 5, Hub 4, Hub 3 or the earlier BT Infinity Hub.
Can I pay to get fibre to my house?
Unfortunatley there is nothing you can do. You can’t pay extra to get a better service. Your only options are satellite broadband, or getting a leased line but leased lines cost around £500-600 per month and are really aimed at businesses.
Does BT offer FTTC?
FTTC is widely available on the Openreach (BT phone line) network, so most fibre optic broadband deals you’ll find right now are using this technology.
Do I need an engineer to install broadband?
Do you always need an engineer for broadband installation? No, you don’t always need an engineer visit. If you’re switching broadband providers within the same network, (between BT Openreach providers, for example) and have all the connections in place, the switch can happen remotely.
How much does an Openreach engineer earn?
The highest salary for an Openreach Engineer in London Area is £31,436 per year. What is the lowest salary for an Openreach Engineer in London Area? The lowest salary for an Openreach Engineer in London Area is £18,414 per year.
Does BT charge to replace home hub?
If you are out of contract, then you have to pay for a replacement home hub. You can normally avoid that by renewing your contract and requesting a replacement for a faulty home hub at the same time. You only pay postage costs.
What is DECT on BT Hub?
Smart Hub 2 has two DECT antenna and the functionality to enable any DECT CATiq 2.1 compliant phone to work with the hub without needing a base station. There is also an FXS phone port on the hub that opens up the prospect of VOIP calling with a handset directly wired to the router.
Which BT Broadband Plan is right for You?
If you can’t get BT Superfast Fibre or if you live in a home with lighter internet usage and fewer devices, standard BT Broadband is ideal for you. It’s perfect for everyday browsing, uploading and sharing photos and updates on your favourite sites and streaming content online.
How do I get online with BT Broadband?
With broadband, you can get online with a wired connection (by plugging in to your hub or router), and a wireless connection (with wi-fi devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops). How long does BT broadband take to activate?
How much does it cost to rent a line from BT?
Line rental. You can pay for your monthly line rental by direct debit for £21.10 a month for Standard Line. Home Phone Saver 2020. £21.99 a month. Available to new and existing BT customers that sign up for an 18 month minimum term. Package includes BT line rental and unlimited calls to UK* landlines for up to an hour.
What if I Can’t get Ultrafast broadband?
If you can’t get ultrafast Full Fibre, you can still go superfast with our Fibre broadband. Struggle to connect to wi-fi in some spots? Extend it all around your home with Complete Wi-Fi. For a reliable signal in every room or £100 money-back guarantee. Only BT includes Norton Security with every broadband package.