Interesting news regarding G.FAST here
Which has got me thinking.
I live in a area which has traditionally had major issues with broadband. I've been involved in campaigning for fibre broadband for the last few years. We are pretty much at the end of that journey and now have most houses connected to a mixture of FTTC and FTTP. BDUK monies are sorted and we hope see further properties connected over the next few years.
OK so the FTTP network is far from complete. If you live in an FTTP area you have maybe 25% chance of being SOOL.
Part of the problem in FTTP areas has been that BT have got themselves in a big mess with flats. I know this for a fact as I've had a conversation (face to face) with BT senior management on this subject. However, they have promised and promised and NOTHING has happened. However, even in a new build area they have just completed they have missed all the flats. Outside the initial flat trial area (MDU trials) I'm not aware of any flats being connected - there might be some.
In terms of the number of blocks not yet connected (but planned) we're talking the low hundreds.
We've not yet found a reason for this but had hints the permission was required for install of NON-PASSIVE equipment.
I'm now beginning to wonder if G.FAST is actually the MDU solution for FTTP and that we won't see wide deployment in FTTC areas. I surprised it's taken this long for an MDU solution?
Anyone know anything different?
BT Internet 21CN ADSL 1.4Mbps/400Kbps
BT Infinity FTTP 166Mbps/20Mbps soon