Most ignore this type of question or say "standard broadband only" but I just got an interesting response from one developer:
Blocks A-C will have a copper wire based telephonic system, suitable for a conventional Broadband connection by the resident. For Blocks A-C we will also be installing the infrastructure for a BT fibre connection. We are intending to provide a fibre bare wire to a point in the service cupboard only inside each flat for later connection by the resident, please note that there will not be any fibre distribution throughout the flat. It will be up to the resident to make their own connection and service arrangement with BT Fibre as and when the fibre service is available from BT. Internal points within each flat will be a mixture of RJ-11 and RJ-45 for voice and data use. We have decided to proceed with copper but allow our customers the opportunity to future proof their communications by providing the site infrastructure for a fibre connection direct to their apartment, subject to our customers making the final connection arrangements as and when the service is available from BT
I have a couple of questions:
1) I assume this is likely to be the Openreach FTTP product currently marketed by BT as "Infinity 100Mb". If so, has this product been officially launched by Openreach yet and is anyone other than BT Retail offering it?
2) Is this something that Openreach are doing these days? As far as I know the development is not in a FTTP exchange area nor in their apartment blocks trial area.
3) I don't quite get the bit about "fibre bare wire" - does anyone know what that means?
Just trying to make sure that this is for real and that it isn't likely to be restricted or limited in some way that affects future-proofing. If it''s the real deal though then I'm very encouraged that blocks are being built like this now.
Be Unlimited 4100 / 1130 on a very long 61dB line and
35700 / 2500 on line bonding.