I see a lot of complaints about fiber optics on the Facebook group. Presumably it's the electronics needed to convert the fiber optics into something useful. Modems, routers, etc.
And I've long noticed that more capable, faster internet hardware is in general worse. Although you can sometimes find exceptions to this. With my regular cable internet connection, I went through over 10 modems and 10 routers finding the ones that I reacted to the least. And the end result was that I now have an internet connection that is 10 times faster than it was before, yet still tolerable.
Hi Fizzy, I recently had full fibre fitted to my property and am having terrible symptoms, I held off getting it but eventually had no choice ( my area is full fibre only ).
I only moved here 5 months ago to get away from a smart meter, not sure I could move again so soon.
I wondered if I can get it removed but that would mean no internet and I'm not sure if they would.
Hi Fizzy, I had the wifi turned off when we got the fibre but it didn't help so I cancelled the contract. I still have copper but they won't let me have it, although one person said if I had a letter about my health problems maybe openreach would consider it. Im trying to contact them to get it completely removed, might have to think of something else to get internet.
Openreach said they won't remove it :(
I've left BT and gone with someone who will put copper in. Im wondering if that will cause more symptoms having copper put in with full fibre still connected. Im absolutely gutted, I've contacted my MP but I don't know if that will help.
Just an update.
Openreach removed the fibre from my property but I'm still having symptoms and my DE meter still reads high.
There are still fibre cables running from my property to the pole but they said they had removed it all, I'm confused. There is a lady that lives above me but I don't think she has fibre.
I don't have smart meters or any smart devices either that would cause issues.
The Facebook group didn't know either unfortunately. We where fine before they connected us but we're apparently not connected no more. Il probably need to get a emf survey done or move.
Thank you Fizzy.
The fiber is safe. It is the router the problem. They produce lots of EF and maybe dirty electricity. I grounded mine. It can be done by using a Cat.6 ethernet cable connected to a grounded PC or via the USB port on the router we can connect the metalic part to the ground conector of a electric socket. Sometimes it does not work. The best solution is to wrap the negative pole of the router's electrical supply with some self adhesive aluminium foil and connect that to the ground with a crocodile clamp and some wire. It use to make me sick when talking on a corded phone connected to an ungrounded router. Much worse than a cellphone. Of course the wifi has to be disabled and use an ethernet cable instead