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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2011-12-18, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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bell fibe home take it up north

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i have videotron 25mbps internet up north but bell fibe they don't have it yet
can i take my fibe box up north and plug it in and it will work?
i was thinking that it can work because fibe tv is using the internet.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2011-12-18, 07:29 PM
 
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Short answer - no.

Long answer - while Fibe TV does use the same hardware and the same telephone / Fiber lines your internet uses, the TV component actually never goes through the internet. It only goes across Bell's own network.

Even if you did plug it into the internet somewhere else, it would be useless. Even the recordings on the PVR would most likely be inaccessible.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 2011-12-18, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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but if i wood have bell internet its the same network after.wood it work
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 2011-12-19, 09:44 AM
 
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No, it won't work. FibeTV uses a completely different network and must be activated at the subscriber's address.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 2011-12-19, 11:44 AM
 
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As one of the previous responders said, the TV is not carried over the Internet. If all you needed was Bell's Internet all of Quebec and Ontario would be able to get Fibe TV. I think there are some servers in the local Bell offices that serve each local telephone exchange that your TV service would get the programming from
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 2011-12-20, 07:36 PM
 
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The switching infrastructure the modems connect to is different too where FibeTV is available. The switches have mulitcasting, QOS, and some other stuff that allows the TV to work optimally.

On FibeTV (VDSL2), copper runs from your house to the remote. The remote is connected to Bell's actual Fiber network. This is where the QOS stuff happens too. I believe the length of the copper between your house and the remote can't exceed 800M as well.

It's not terribly different where ADSL is available (Bell's older internet technology), but the exception is that with ADSL, you can be upwards of 6 - 10 Km away from the remote - but the further away you are, the speed drops. These remotes are also usually Fiber fed too now (not always though), and those other services I mentioned (multicasting, QOS) may not be enabled, and may not make a difference to have them enabled.

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