Broadband & Wi-Fi

Openreach Fibre Cabinet

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Broadband & Wi-Fi

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You could be missing out on download speeds purely due to your telephone wiring within your property.

We will fault find and look to see if any cabling, junction boxes or routers may need upgrade or replacement.

Our engineers can provide you with a fully qualified and personal service to improve and fix your telephone connection needs. We can also provide help with the setup of broadband internet connections, line filters and home networking.

Broadband services in the UK provided through the Openreach network from a wide choice of providers typically fall into two main products: ADSL & VDSL/FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet). Openreach also provide a much faster FTTP (Fibre To The Premises) service although this is still being rolled out and is not yet available in many areas. Much faster speeds are also available from Virgin Media if Cable TV is available in your street.

ADSL & ADSL2 Standard Broadband

VDSL2 / Fibre To The Cabinet Broadband

ADSL & ADSL2 are the standard broadband offered by Openreach. The maximum download speed from ADSL is 8 Mbps and the maximum download speed from ADSL2 is 24 Mbps. In practice these speeds are rarely achievable as it depends on how far your home or business is from the local telephone exchange that serves your premises.

For ADSL2 the download speed reduces to 20 Mbps at a distance of 1.5km, 12 Mbps at 2.5km and 4 Mbps at 4km. Note that these approximate figures are based on the total length of the cable route from the exchange, not as the crow flies.

VDSL2 otherwise known as Fibre To The Cabinet or Superfast Broadband typically provides download speeds of a maximum of 80 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 20 Mbps. In the same way as ADSL the VDSL service is affected by distance except it is the distance from the fibre street cabinet that serves your premises rather than the exchange.

For VDSL2 the download speed reduces to approximately 60 Mbps at a distance of 500m, 30 Mbps at 1km and 18 Mbps at 2km. Note that these approximate figures are based on the total length of the cable route from the cabinet, not as the crow flies. Some cheaper FTTC connections are capped at lower maximum speeds such as 40 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload.

If you are unsure what options are available you can check on the BT Wholesale DSL Checker site to see what services and speeds you are likely to get by inputting your telephone number. If you are receiving much lower speeds than you should expect then give us a call as there are often a number of measures that we can carry out for you to improve your broadband service.

We offer the following services:

  • Fault-finding broadband connection problems
  • Improving poor broadband speeds
  • Rectifying poor Wi-Fi coverage
  • Supplying & installing Wi-Fi extenders
  • Supplying and installing wireless access points
  • Relocating existing modem/routers
  • Supplying and fitting filtered faceplates
  • Setting up BT Infinity or similar VSDL/FTTC products
  • Supplying and installing network switches & hubs
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Benefits

  • Free over the phone estimates
  • No obligation advice
  • Professional and reliable
  • Competitively priced
  • Experienced engineers
  • 26 years' experience
  • Full site survey

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