Thanks very much for your prompt and informative reply. I was curious to know if the Bell Fibe5/1 service was a new name for ADSL (or ADSL2+) or if it was VDSL, but if Fibe5/1 is using the same modem, it is probably ADSL with another name.
5/1 is ADSL and can use the exisitng 2wire modem
Unfortunately, I have not been in Bell territory as long as you (only 3 years, but the entire time with Bell), so I am not sure if I can get the same deal.
I'm not really sure what the threshold for "Bell customer of long-standing" is. Just give it a try.
I will give it a try though via the cancel route. Did you have to wait long for the technician to come by from the time that you signed up (or your contract ended)?
I think I ordered on Wednesday morning and the tech came Friday morning.
Is the Sagemcom Connection Hub a wireless N or a wireless G device?
Any chance that it has Gigabit Ethernet?
Yes, there are 4 GigE ports on it.
Thanks for the info on the setup. So the tech installs the pots splitter right after the demarcation point?
I imagine so. I don't have a demarc, so he installed it in the entry.
Our current modem is installed in an office and is not sharing the line with a phone, so it should be easy to isolate the line for the modem from the remainder of the lines in the house.
That depends on how old your house is. Older houses (like mine, built in 1980) were wired in a daisy chain fashion, while newer ones are star-connected, with each jack having a dedicated wire back to the entry point.
If your office modem is not star-connected, I believe the tech will run a new line for you.