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    • seatbeltnoob
    • By seatbeltnoob 29th Oct 19, 2:55 PM
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    Has anyone downgraded from 60Mb to 36Mb and kept the original speed?
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    • 29th Oct 19, 2:55 PM
    Has anyone downgraded from 60Mb to 36Mb and kept the original speed? 29th Oct 19 at 2:55 PM
    Or moved down from fibre to broadband and kept the original fibre speeds?


    I remeber when I was with bethere, I moved down from 16Mb to 8Mb as I wasn't using the full speeds. They moved the bill down to 8Mb but I sitll got the 16Mb speeds.


    The party was fun while it lasted but I needed to move up to fibre (and different ISP)
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    • seatbeltnoob
    • By seatbeltnoob 29th Oct 19, 3:00 PM
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    • 29th Oct 19, 3:00 PM
    Or switching from FTTP to FTTC, will they actually send a BT engineer out to pull out the fibre cables and fit copper ones or just leave you with it are reduced speed (but will still get the pings)
    • bill888
    • By bill888 29th Oct 19, 4:07 PM
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    • 29th Oct 19, 4:07 PM
    Openreach FTTP is available in speed profiles of 40/2, 40/10, 40/15, 80/20, 100/15, 100/30, 220/20, 330/20 or higher.

    FTTC is available in speed profiles of 40/2, 40/10, 55/10 and 80/20.

    There's no need to change any cabling, unless you specifically wished to downgrade from FTTC/FTTP to 11mb ADSL broadband services. Downgrading fibre speed from say 80/20 to 40/10 profile can be completed overnight without any engineer visits.

    Imho, your existing ISP may perhaps try to offer you a competitive deal on 40/10 or your current fibre speed rather than go to expense of sending an engineer to change your line from FTTC/FTTP to 11mb ADSL service.
    Last edited by bill888; 29-10-2019 at 4:11 PM.
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 30th Oct 19, 9:15 AM
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    • 30th Oct 19, 9:15 AM
    Or switching from FTTP to FTTC, will they actually send a BT engineer out to pull out the fibre cables and fit copper ones or just leave you with it are reduced speed (but will still get the pings)
    Originally posted by seatbeltnoob



    If your home was never equipped with a "standard" phone line (and most homes equipped with FTTP won't have one) then BT Openreach will not dig up roads etc to connect you to the old systems - its FTTP or nothing!!
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 30th Oct 19, 10:01 AM
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    • 30th Oct 19, 10:01 AM
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    • 30th Oct 19, 10:01 AM
    The OR FTTP rollout runs optical cable from the pole with a standard phone wire on top .
    In my case the phone wire is the same to BT Master socket . Optical to the box for BB .
    Note this is the OR FTTP upgrade rollout not sure if its the same cabling on new build .
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