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Standard User flapper_mk
(newbie) Mon 03-Sep-12 16:16:44
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FTTP/FTTH providers


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Is there a list of ISPs providing FTTP/FTTH services. Most ISPs I have tried will not take me on as my home is an area where FTTP was trialled and doesn't show as fibre capable on all checkers. I realise I can go with BT infinity but I am trying to find cheaper alternatives where possible.

The best offer so far was plus net who told me I could move my adsl to them and then aply for a fibre trial. There entire website/forums imply the trials are over and they won't guarantee me a fibre line even if I do switch!

Thanks,

Jon
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 03-Sep-12 16:34:21
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Re: FTTP/FTTH providers


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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/guide/fibre-broadband....

The FTTP product moved from trial to full product only in July 2012, hence the slow response from providers to date. BT Infinity range is one of the few to embrace it. Partly down to the patchy coverage.

What does the BT Wholesale checker say for your phone number?
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/btavailability.html

This avoids the do they/don't they layer that the providers put on top.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User flapper_mk
(newbie) Mon 03-Sep-12 19:06:42
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Re: FTTP/FTTH providers


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the BT Wholesale Availability Checker says ADSL only...

BT Openreach Superfast Broadband website says my exchange is accepting orders (it supplies both FTTC and FTTP/H though..

BT Infiniity checker (http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/displayTopic.do?topicId=29017) says this though...

Great news! You can get BT Infinity broadband with speeds of up to 100Mb now.
100.0Mb download, 15.0Mb upload


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Standard User Toonshorty
(learned) Mon 03-Sep-12 19:18:29
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Re: FTTP/FTTH providers


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In reply to a post by flapper_mk:
the BT Wholesale Availability Checker says ADSL only...

BT Openreach Superfast Broadband website says my exchange is accepting orders (it supplies both FTTC and FTTP/H though..

BT Infiniity checker (http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/displayTopic.do?topicId=29017) says this though...

Great news! You can get BT Infinity broadband with speeds of up to 100Mb now.
100.0Mb download, 15.0Mb upload


The BT Wholesale checker doesn't show FTTP results under certain circumstances. I think you either need to use the Address Checker or a phone number.
Standard User kasg
(experienced) Mon 03-Sep-12 19:49:20
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Re: FTTP/FTTH providers


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In reply to a post by flapper_mk:
Their entire website/forums imply the trials are over and they won't guarantee me a fibre line even if I do switch!

FTTP trial is still open according to trials.plus.net, I think it's just the 300Mbps trial that has ended.

Kevin

plusnet Extra Fibre (80/20)
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Standard User flapper_mk
(newbie) Mon 03-Sep-12 22:24:18
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Re: FTTP/FTTH providers


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Yes but as the point is to get fibre, I was told that I wasn't guaranteed a place on the trial if I applied. I don't want to move my adsl I want fibre. If plus.net would confirm the fttp I'd have been there yesterday!
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Tue 04-Sep-12 10:21:16
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Re: FTTP/FTTH providers


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I would suggest posting on their forum, your likely to get a far better response .

ISP Representative orbrey
(isp) Tue 04-Sep-12 17:27:17
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Re: FTTP/FTTH providers


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Hi, sorry for the delayed reply. Usually if http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome (which I believe is the same checker that was linked above) doesn't offer you a fibre speed estimate then we can't order it I'm afraid... if it does though then yes, absolutely we can get you fibre.

Not sure if that helps, but I hope it does.

Regards,

Matthew Taylor
Plusnet Customer Support
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Standard User flapper_mk
(newbie) Fri 07-Sep-12 15:02:33
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Re: FTTP/FTTH providers


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very confusing... http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,8770... says it's closed... however the link you gave implies it is. Still doesn't help as I was told there is no guarantee i will be accepted into the trail and to do so I'd have to move my ADSL and thereby be contract bound..
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Fri 07-Sep-12 15:40:03
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Re: FTTP/FTTH providers


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what you've linked to states the FTTC trial is closed not the FTTP trial.

I doubt they'd close the trial until they release an FTTP product, which is what the done with the 80/20 trial and the original FTTC trial looking at that thread.

Edited by R0NSKI (Fri 07-Sep-12 15:42:49)

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