Question: Does FTTP Need A Phone Line?

Can you get home broadband without a phone line?

Virgin Media broadband Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com) is the only major provider in the UK able to offer broadband that doesn’t need a phone line.

Since it has its own fibre network separate from BT’s, it can bring a broadband connection to your home directly – completely eliminating the need for a landline..

Who can provide FTTP?

BT. As one of the world’s leading communication services companies and parent company to Openreach, it’s no surprise that BT is a major player when it comes to FTTP. The behemoth has set a target to provide FTTP to four million premises by 2021 and even more by 2025.

Can I cancel my landline and still have Internet?

Can I keep my internet if I cancel my landline service? No, of course not. Your broadband is delivered through your landline. You can of course cancel the landline and start a new mobile internet connection with another provider, but it will cost more and be slower.

Can I request FTTP?

FTTP is the residential Fibre to the Premises and is usually only available if there is no FTTC Fibre to the Cabinet available due to distance from the cabinet. You are able to get FTTC so you will not be offered FTTP.

Is FTTP better than FTTC?

Is FTTP better than FTTC broadband? Absolutely, yes. FTTP is capable of far higher speeds and typically also offers symmetrical speeds where your upload speed is the same as your download speed. FTTC on the other hand has a much lower speed ceiling and upload speeds are typically a fraction of download speeds.

Do I need a landline if I have Fibre optic?

Virgin Media’s fibre optic broadband operates independently of the national telecoms network once owned and still mostly looked after by BT. It means Virgin Media can give you broadband with average speeds of 362Mb, with no need for a landline.

Does Fibre use phone line?

Does fibre optic broadband use a phone line? Yes, it does. Although the majority of your broadband connection would be fibre optic, the bit between your local street cabinet and your home is still the old copper phone line. That’s why line rental is almost always included in a broadband package.

Can you get Internet for free?

The FCC Lifeline program can provide reduced-cost or even free internet access. You can go to the Lifeline Support site to check your eligibility and to apply to the program. You can also check out our in-depth analysis of government programs for free and low-cost internet.

Why is Fttp so expensive?

Cost – Although FTTP broadband is super-fast, it’s also super expensive to install. That’s because, unlike FFTC broadband, FTTP relies on there being new infrastructure in your area to work properly – which is why it isn’t available across large parts of the UK.

Do I need a landline to have internet?

Fixed Internet Lines You don’t need to sign up for landline phone service just to have internet service via a landline. Most of the major cable and DSL service providers offer internet-only services.

Can I have Sky broadband without a landline?

Can I get no phone line broadband with providers such as Sky, EE and TalkTalk? Of the major (and most minor) home broadband providers, only Virgin Media offers broadband without a phone. Other ISPs use the BT Openreach network to provide services and that requires an active telephone line.

Can you get WiFi without a router?

Getting on the net without a router means you need a pure modem and an ethernet cable to a pc. But you can connect just one device. It is impossible to get wifi without a router because the router function is what allows multiple devices to share one net connection.