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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Fri 19-Apr-13 20:44:51
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FTTP - Do you also have to pay the line rental charge?


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If you have an FTTP on demand service, do you need to pay the BT line rental charge if you discontinue your copper connection?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 19-Apr-13 20:48:25
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Re: FTTP - Do you also have to pay the line rental charge?


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Depends on what rules the retail provider decides to impose

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Fri 19-Apr-13 21:19:23
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Re: FTTP - Do you also have to pay the line rental charge?


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Depends on what rules the retail provider decides to impose
OK, so would BT Openreach charge the retail provider for the copper and fibre connections separately?

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Standard User ryant704
(regular) Fri 19-Apr-13 21:22:00
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Re: FTTP - Do you also have to pay the line rental charge?


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Yes, they both need to be maintained.
Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 19-Apr-13 21:39:09
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Re: FTTP - Do you also have to pay the line rental charge?


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If I remember correctly, the bundled charge from Openreach (to the wholesaler) for both voice and broadband amounts to largely the same amount as broadband alone.

And I think that remains true whether the voice goes down copper, or as a separate VLAN on the fibre.

Of course, to Opereach, a line rental is to help provide the access network - an empty pipe - not to provide either a broadband or telephony service over the top of it.

Obviously the wholesale level needs to add their charges for supplying telephony as a distinct service from broadband - and they may decide that bundling is an appropriate way to go too.
Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Fri 19-Apr-13 21:54:09
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Re: FTTP - Do you also have to pay the line rental charge?


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Yes, they both need to be maintained.
Why maintain the copper connection? I see no need for a copper connection. I could use VOIP for a landline connection.

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Standard User ryant704
(regular) Fri 19-Apr-13 21:57:50
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Re: FTTP - Do you also have to pay the line rental charge?


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Sorry, I thought you wanted both.

You will have to pay off the remaining amount of months of your line rental unless the ISP are willing to do this for you.

Edited by ryant704 (Fri 19-Apr-13 21:58:16)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 19-Apr-13 21:59:23
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Looking at the GEA-FTTP price list, two options seem to exist one with the copper and one without.

Would need to confirm it at the Openreach level, and then the other levels might pick to make it a requirement, so that they get revenue from xfactor voting

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sat 20-Apr-13 23:14:45
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Why maintain the copper connection? I see no need for a copper connection.

Maybe you don't, but perhaps the next owner of your property might want to use a service provider who does not provide a fibre based product,

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 20-Apr-13 23:18:47
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