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BANGKOK 18 April 2019 23:21
pete66

can one house have two internet services?

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We have a 5-storey townhouse, with a shop on the ground floor. The Internet currently comes into the ground floor. So the router is there. And my wife wants to keep it there 🙂

 

I want to set up the top floor to be a home office. But I need fast, low latency Internet coming in for work, gaming, etc. I don't want wi-fi, or repeaters, or any of that mullarkey, coming up from the ground floor.

 

So, is it possible to have a fiber package installed that goes straight to the 5th floor? If it makes any difference, the current system isn't fiber, just regular copper wire, although we have been told fiber is available at our location.

 

So could keep we keep the current Internet package for the ground floor, and have fiber installed as a completely separate package? (Whether with same ISP or different).

 

Essentially, what I'm asking is whether a single house can have more than one Internet service....

 

Thanks,

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Posted (edited)

had it done 6 months ago, one line/service with True on the 1st floor and another line/service on the 3rd floor, completely separated/independent... had to run extra cable

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I read some small print somewhere about there being a limitation on how high they would go.. not really useful info as I forget the ISP and I forget the height limit...

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3 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

had it done 6 months ago, one line/service with True on the 1st floor and another line/service on the 3rd floor, completely separated/independent... had to run extra cable

but both with True, is that right?

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Just now, pete66 said:

but both with True, is that right?

Started with True but 3 months later switched to 3BB lower fees but all started with True, my friend lives next door has 2 lines/service on the same floor, they use a cable that can carry a couple lines, I had to run an extra one because the old cable had been damaged by the rodents

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1 minute ago, Mavideol said:

Started with True but 3 months later switched to 3BB lower fees but all started with True, my friend lives next door has 2 lines/service on the same floor, they use a cable that can carry a couple lines, I had to run an extra one because the old cable had been damaged by the rodents

Thanks so much, that's all I needed to know. I like 3BB better as well 🙂

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A couple of posters have claimed that theu have two or more providers to their home and just use it for backup/availability.

Some even have a kind of load distribution/balancing hardware to get the most out of it.

 

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Regarding 2 different providers:  We have 3bb Fiber and AIS Fibre in our home.  I use one, my wife uses the other.

 

Regarding the 5th floor:  I think most providers spell out in there conditions how many meters of wiring they will install for free.  Anything further they charge for.

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5 minutes ago, hml367 said:

Regarding 2 different providers:  We have 3bb Fiber and AIS Fibre in our home.  I use one, my wife uses the other.

 

Regarding the 5th floor:  I think most providers spell out in there conditions how many meters of wiring they will install for free.  Anything further they charge for.

correct.... been there done that and paid for 25 meters of cable because the rats had a feast

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Yes, assuming the ISP has service to the curb.

 

We have three providers (3BB, True and AIS) in one house, all fiber. Some others have two different providers.

 

Height issues pertain to cost, primarily. Five floors is not an issue. Running fiber 10, 20, 30 floors becomes expensive, so existing copper is used (VDSL) up to the high floors, from fiber in the basement.

 

I have no experience with two separate installations from the same provider but cannot see any issue there.

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we have two, AIS and ToT. 

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I load balance AIS Fiber and True cable lines. You'd need a special router to achieve this however. Few consumer routers will do this.

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Why not just upgrade the existing ISP to fibre and use a pair of gigabyte powerline adapters to connect to the 5th floor. We live in a 4 storey shophouse, TOT fibre comes in on the 2nd floor and I use powerline adapters to give connections on the 3rd floor and 4th floor. Works well for me.

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3BB, TOT and TRUE all together in a load balancer. Only downtime when the power goes down long enough for the UPS batteries to drain.

 

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I had two. TOT and True. Both WiFi routers where next to each other. One for me one for everyone else.

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