Hi. When I moved to my new place I searched for fibreop providers. As Bell doesn’t provide fibreop in my area,just regular high speed internet, I went with Rogers as they said they do have fibreop in my area. When they came and did the install,they used coaxial cable. I didn’t think fibreop can go through coaxial cable?! So,do I actually have fibreop or just regular high speed internet?
Thanks in advance for any replies
This is a big issue about all of the terminology used right now.
Bell Fibe is a big example.. seems like its FIBER direct.
Bell does, i think primarily just in parts of toronto and a few other cities.
Rogers did had some direct fiber in a few locations, but they are not really doing it anymore with the cable upgrades they have been doing.
But generally, no. for most of the rest of rogers (or even bell) customers, you are not getting DIRECT fiber.
What you are getting is FTTN. Fiber to the Node.
Rogers you will get fiber to the closest node, then coax from there to the house.
Bell you will get fiber to the CO, then phone line (usually more than one pair) to the house.
A few comments. Although Bell uses the Fibe name (which looks a lot like Fibre), it is often fibre to the node nearest the home. Some areas have FTTH (home) now, but you have to check with them. If it's FTTN, then the "last mile" is twisted pair with Bell and that provides for a max of about 100 mbps (when the 4 cables are paired (pair bonding)) and usually about 25-50 mbps download depending on distance/application, etc.
With Rogers they have had Fibre to the node in many areas for a long time. RF-coax is far superior to twisted pair used by Bell, so they can offer Gigabit service using RF-coax in most areas. Where gigabit is not available, Rogers is putting in more nodes, often calling this fibre to the curb (FTTC), but the "last mile" (or few hundred metres) is still typically RF--coax and usually capable of gigabit speeds. Since RF-coax is capable of these gigabit speeds, Roger has not been using FTTN for most applications, outside of MDU (large apartment or similar) complexes.
In NB, Fibe is all Fibre to the Home (FTTH). That's fibre from the CO, to the node and also then to the home directly. Twisted pair only inside the home. Ignite in NB is Fibre from their CO to the Node (FTTN) and then Coax to the home. Rogers had greatly increased their backbone and capacity w/the Ignite roll out and is now a real competitor to Bell Aliant where it had not been for quite some time. Even the Bell CSRs still think their internet is one shared coax node on every street but that is no longer the case.
I recently switched and Ignite is excellent compared to the old Rogers.
When will Rogers introduce fibre optic Internet that Bell has currently? Symmetrical speed is something everyone can enjoy.
Thanks for posting your inquiry in the Community! 🙂
I know how exciting it can be to get more advanced technology for your Home Internet service. If you’re interested in having fibre to your home, we can arrange that depending on where your address is on the construction schedule.