Biggest problem with FTTP seems to me to be the lack of ISPs supporting it. Tons of isps have FTTC products but none seem to advertise FTTP. The only FTTP service seems to be Bt Infinity 100Mbps... http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProduc...
no mention of FTTP but the giveaway is that they install a termination box on the outside of the property. Don't ask BT's online chat people...they don't seem to have a clue!
Our exchange is one marked as FTTC/FTTP but apart from about 90 postcodes it's all FTTP. There's no visible cabinets around ..in fact one has disappeared and appears to have gone underground! Not sure when we are due to go live as Openreach checker just says "by end of 2012".
Not sure what they will do down our road as it's poles and overhead wires. and the poles are fed from an underground duct down the road i believe. No sign of any work having taken place on the poles but i will keep an eye out. Maybe they won't do anything until someone actually orders! There's often a BT Openreach van by the underground chamber at the end of the road though.
BT Infinity 100Mbps is £35 + £10.75 phoneline though. Not sure i can justify spending almost twice as much on broadband just to get fibre..nor am i keen on getting stuck in an 18month contract.
Edited by andrewdb (Sun 04-Mar-12 10:43:42)