BT Infinity

BT Infinity Broadband is available now in so many places across the UK. See instantly if you can have BT Superfast Broadband in your area, click the blue ‘Can I have BT Infinity Broadband Service’ text next to my photo below.

BT Infinity Superfast Fibre Broadband

BT Infinity Broadband is also referred to as ‘Superfast Broadband’ or ‘Fibre to the cabinet’. It’s now becoming available in more and more areas as BT Openreach extend and upgrade the copper network with Fibre optic cable. Each area that you live in is served from the exchange, via a green cabinet, with a mixture of copper and aluminium cable. BT Openreach are replacing the cable between the green boxes and the exchange with fiber optic cable, thereby reducing the amount of distance your line travels on conventional copper or aluminium wire by at least half in many cases.
The photo below shows me when I worked at BT having just re built a green box Cabinet. This uses the existing copper cable back to the exchange. New cabinets are being installed adjacent to these old ones, and the new fibre cable links to the original network to serve your house with BT Infinity Broadband.
The Master Socket or NTE5 is upgraded by an Openreach Engineer and the old Home Hub or BT Router is replaced with a new one as part of the package.

BT InfinityThis will enable VAST increases of Broadband speed for both download and upload.

Can I have BT Superfast Broadband Service yet?

To see if BT Infinity is supported by your exchange and available in your area you can click my link, type in your postcode, and you will get an instant answer!

Unhappy with your current Broadband Internet speed?

Make sure you read my checklist tips, just 3 easy checks before you go ahead and order anything. Check that your current phone line works as it should, and your Internet connection speed is within the quoted spec by your Service Provider for your area.

If there’s a problem with the wiring from the green cabinet to your house, or an internal wiring fault this will also slow down the fibre Broadband if you do have your line converted but don’t address an existing problem. Much of your existing wiring will still remain as it is, and the last thing you want to do is pay out for an upgrade and be disappointed. You could save money by just making sure what you have right now works properly. Don’t be hasty and switch Service Provider just because your line doesn’t work properly. Address the issue, get the fault rectified.

Switching Service Provider because of a line fault is a sideways step, often with no benefit at all. Since many Service Providers use the same network maintained and owned by BT Openreach (Virgin are one company that have their own external network) your wiring externally and internally in your house will remain unchanged. You are better off calling your Service provider, or an Independent Telephone Engineer depending where you think the fault lies.

Slow Broadband quick check


BT Infinity Broadband: How much faster will my Broadband Internet Speed be?

A typical broadband phone line is capable of Internet speeds between 3 and 10mb, but with high speed BT Infinity Broadband using the new fibre connection to the green box, speeds up to 70mb will be available. Ultimately the limitation on internet speed depends upon the type of underground cable serving your neighbourhood – if it’s made of copper or aluminium alloy, and how long the cable is between you and the green cabinet that serves your road or estate.

If you know of a great deal available to get your home Broadband line converted or upgraded to Fibre High Speed Broadband, or to BT Infinity drop me a line! your comments may help someone make a more informed choice