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Standard User garethr
(member) Sun 27-Oct-13 14:32:58
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FTTOD now available in parts of Milton Keynes/Woburn Sands


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Hi,

Apart from activating the cabinet that provide SFBB to part of the estate where I live BT have also enabled the area for FTToD.

This was a pretty surprising development. How have people been getting on with ordering the service etc etc?

Regards,

Gareth

Gareth
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 27-Oct-13 14:41:49
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Not had any feedback from anybody who has done a fibre on demand service.

Not really surprised as businesses seem to talk less about their connections than consumers

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Mon 28-Oct-13 14:00:12
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Re: FTTOD now available in parts of Milton Keynes/Woburn San


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In reply to a post by garethr:
This was a pretty surprising development. How have people been getting on with ordering the service etc etc?
I suspect that most have been put off by the prices, particularly as BT have chosen to only make FTTPoD available in areas which already have FTTC and therefore reasonable broadband performance.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 28-Oct-13 14:03:23
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By its nature of needing a fibre aggregation node to run the on demand element from it will only be available in areas with FTTC - and in FTTP areas it is irrelevant

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Mon 28-Oct-13 14:15:25
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If you can find any retail prices outside of bespoke delivery of solutions that'd be cool as I've not seen any off the shelf solutions or retail price levels.

The 3 year contract probably doesn't fill many people with joy either.
Standard User AndyHCZ
(newbie) Mon 28-Oct-13 15:10:45
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Do any ISPs actually provide FTTPoD?

PlusNet have a closed trial.

BT Retail seem to have no info on it on their consumer/business sites.

Any others?

I think the 3 year term is not particularly attractive to consumers, but I suppose it's not too bad for businesses considering a leased line normally has a 3 or 5 year contract period.
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 28-Oct-13 15:14:07
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I hope ofcom will banned 36 months contract as it far too long. Should be 12 or 18 months.

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Standard User panda
(committed) Mon 28-Oct-13 15:22:20
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Expect the connection charge to increase if the installation costs can't be amortised over a longer contract term.

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Standard User AndyHCZ
(newbie) Mon 28-Oct-13 15:23:51
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In reply to a post by adslmax:
I hope ofcom will banned 36 months contract as it far too long. Should be 12 or 18 months.


FTTC/P recently changed to 12 month contracts with OpenReach from 18 months. Not quite sure why FTTPoD didn't change to 18 months.

Something else that I thought would make FTTPoD attractive is say a number of houses on a street getting together to get FTTPoD and spread the cost among them. But apparently OpenReach's pricing takes this into account already (which would probably mean it is loss making if only one person takes it up in an area).
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(staff) Mon 28-Oct-13 16:23:49
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Ofcom has a 24 month limit currently, but as aimed at businesses rather than consumers it can stand.
Openreach also point out that ISP can adjust pricing so that its a 2 year contract if they want...

It is not aimed at the average consumer, but the sort of person who has been badgering for FTTP at a semi sensible price, without the need to find 200 neighbours who will also order it.

It is not a perfect product, but it is another option.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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