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LiamG91
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Upgrade to fibre to the premises?

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 oooo does this mean they are upgrading our estate to fibre to the premises? I hope so.

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Re: Upgrade to fibre to the premises?

Unlikely. Although Virgin Media have announced an upgrade of their network to FTTP, the overbuild hasn't started yet.

Currently though, all customers on the coax HFC network and where there is full FTTP can get all the same services.
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Re: Upgrade to fibre to the premises?

Hmm the email says "This should improve your connection".

I would be setting up a BQM and doing some speed tests before and after to see how much the connection really improves.

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Re: Upgrade to fibre to the premises?

I was hoping with it being worded "works to modernise and future proof the network" would mean fibre to the premises. Time will tell.....

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Re: Upgrade to fibre to the premises?

They may just be resegmenting the network to allow for more capacity?

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Re: Upgrade to fibre to the premises?

When I got an email like this there was a 10 minute interruption during the day. I didn't notice any difference after whatever they were doing was completed.

This was about 2 months after the cabinet upgrade for DOCSIS 3.1 (1 Gig service).

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Re: Upgrade to fibre to the premises?

If it was FTTP, you’d know all about it as there would be quite a lot of pavements and roads being dug up - certainly not something that will be done in a single day.

As @Adduxi says this does sound like a reseg being done, what’ll happen is you will lose connectivity for a bit and then it’ll come back (you’ll notice the light flashing on the hub as it tries to reconnect), you’ll probably also have a new IP address.

Now these things are usually done to relive congestion and over utilisation so you might well see something of an improvement afterwards.

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