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Old Feb 6th 2017, 11:38 am
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Hi I live near Villamartin and want to check packages with these companies. I know they are linked. I've tried googling, can someone please tell me which site is best to look on, preferably in English. I can't yet get fibre optic but want to check adsl packages.
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They are the same company - try movistar.es
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Thanks. I can't get fibre optic where I am near Villamartin. Do you have an opinion on which company offers the best adsl internet in Spain particularly in the Costa Blanca area?
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Thanks. I can't get fibre optic where I am near Villamartin. Do you have an opinion on which company offers the best adsl internet in Spain particularly in the Costa Blanca area?
If you are in the town, then movistar are excellent as they own all the copper wire.

You may be able to get a better speed with a WiMax service specific to your area.
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WiMAX requires dish doesn't it if I can't get fibre optic ?
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WiMax does require a dish but they are about 8" in diameter - really small. In fact, some companies use a 'squarial' which is about 8" x 2"
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Thanks. I can't get fibre optic where I am near Villamartin. Do you have an opinion on which company offers the best adsl internet in Spain particularly in the Costa Blanca area?
It is worth doing an Internet search for "Fibra optica Villamartin" as today there are several smaller operators who are much more agile than Movistar and will do local installations. Along the Costa del Sol at least half a dozen companies now offer fibre optic, home telephone and even mobile services. I am sure there will be a few near where you live, unless you are just too far out of town.
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It is worth doing an Internet search for "Fibra optica Villamartin" as today there are several smaller operators who are much more agile than Movistar and will do local installations. Along the Costa del Sol at least half a dozen companies now offer fibre optic, home telephone and even mobile services. I am sure there will be a few near where you live, unless you are just too far out of town.
But these people will have to use the Movistar lines, and if they aren't fibre optic then there is no use in getting other people to install a system.
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But these people will have to use the Movistar lines, and if they aren't fibre optic then there is no use in getting other people to install a system.
No, not necessarily. The independent operators on the Costa del Sol have put in their own lines, quite separate. We ended up with two separate cables into the house, traditional Movistar copper through one route and a new fibre optic cable through another route. Only had to pay a connection fee not for all the cabling.

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I can confirm that. A friend is president of a large urb in Nerja and he told me that there were currently three companies installing fibre.
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I can confirm that. A friend is president of a large urb in Nerja and he told me that there were currently three companies installing fibre.

My son has also been installing fibre optic lines here in our town (his practicas for university work) as part of a private company. Goodness knows when Movistar will get around to it.
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I can confirm that. A friend is president of a large urb in Nerja and he told me that there were currently three companies installing fibre.
That's intriguing. Whilst I can understand that independents could install the local loop (Cabinet to Premises) is FOTC (Fibre Optic to Cabinet) widespread? and if not where do the local loops link into the main infrastructure highways? - and if that's not fibre then are you really much better off? Isn't Telefonica still responsible for the national network? Or is that mostly fibre now?
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That's intriguing. Whilst I can understand that independents could install the local loop (Cabinet to Premises) is FOTC (Fibre Optic to Cabinet) widespread? and if not where do the local loops link into the main infrastructure highways? - and if that's not fibre then are you really much better off? Isn't Telefonica still responsible for the national network? Or is that mostly fibre now?
Around our area on the Costa the independents took their own routes, mainly along the drains to get to our community. Once in the community again separate route from existing Movistar cabling. Not sure where they connected into the main infrastructure highway but definitely a huge leap from Movistar 3 Mega copper to various packages 30 up to 200 depending on what you want to pay
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