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Standard User Slate
(newbie) Mon 20-Jan-14 17:08:24
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Exchange Only Line, Fibre options?


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Hey All,

I'm kinda struggling to find out if there is any possibility of getting fibre on a line that is exchange only, in central London. It's a new build property from last year, and the cabinet outside the building has a big 'bt fibre' advert on it. However, none of the lines in the building go to the cabinet, theyre all e/o.

Can anyone offer advice on anyway to get fibre? All the ISPs I approach arent interested in FTTH/B or have no idea what I'm talking about frown

Thanks,
Jon
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 20-Jan-14 17:55:01
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Re: Exchange Only Line, Fibre options?


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Currently it is a case of

1. Raise money to pay for the network rearrangement to get FTTC to the building via Openreach, perhaps £30,000 to £50,000.
2. Attract Hyperoptic with the Gigabit solution, which means co-operation from the landlord
3. Get the London Mayor to start doing something for areas like this, but as yet no official avenue for improvements is available.
4. Move to a flat with better speeds, simplest solution given London is considered to be fully commercial superfast covered at the simplistic level by Ofcom.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User Aliturk
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 20-Jan-14 18:48:32
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Re: Exchange Only Line, Fibre options?


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You are not alone. Don't know where in London you are but It's a big issue in Rotherhithe


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Standard User bezuk
(member) Fri 24-Jan-14 13:34:30
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Re: Exchange Only Line, Fibre options?


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Also a big problem on the fringes of London - I am in Epsom, Surrey and four or five new build blocks in the town centre are in the same boat.

The problem boils down to this breakdown of the country into "areas" - if you are considered to be in a commercially-served "area" by the powers that be, then no funding or help will be forthcoming, regardless of whether you can actually order any sort of next-gen service.

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ISP Representative Hyperoptic
(isp) Mon 27-Jan-14 12:05:16
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Re: Exchange Only Line, Fibre options?


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Hyper-greetings!

Please feel free to drop me a note with your postcode and I'll let you know how we can help smile

sunita(dot)sharma(at)hyperoptic.com

Best wishes

Sunita
Head of Marketing

Welcome to the real fibre revolution!
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