Neither the linked story nor the one it depends on say that Openreach is stopping the rollout of FTTP.
Both merely state that the original target has been abandoned.
One mentions that the target was 2.5 million lines (10% of UK, or 15% of the commercial rollout), while the other talks of a 25% target.
Neither state what makes them think the target has been abandoned, and we don't get an absolute statement from Openreach either - just a passive "it wasn't really a target anyway" statement.
(Personally, I did see one of the sets of slides from BT Wholesale, possibly the ISP forum, stating that FTTP was going to refocus on "strategic" fibre - which I think means new home developments)
Then there is a further indication that FTTP is still being included in BDUK projects. Which is hard to tell, because most are still being planned. A few have released plans, and as of right now, still include villages that are due to turn entirely FTTP.
So FTTP isn't dead. But we don't have a clue what is happening to it.
Edit: But I have to say, the news doesn't surprise me.
Edited by WWWombat (Thu 25-Apr-13 22:40:08)