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Do I need a microfilter if I'm on Lightstream?

Written by KCOM Support on 22/03/2022. Posted in Broadband.

You may still need a microfilter, depending on what type of Lightstream you're using.

  • If you're using Fibre to the Home Lightstream (FTTH), this means your router will need to be plugged into an ONT using an Ethernet cable and you won't need to use a microfilter. FTTH connections can achieve speeds of up to 900Mbps, depending on your package.
     
  • If you're using Fibre to the Cabinet Lightstream (VDSL), this means your router will need to be plugged into a phone socket using a DSL cable (normally grey) and a microfilter. VDSL connections can achieve up to 75Mbps speed.
 

Something to note

If you're getting a much lower speed than you should be on devices connected to your router by Ethernet cable, make sure you're using the right category of cable. If you're not sure which one you should be using, check out our guide.


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