Is there not a lump sum that openreach offer for each property connected up to copper that they offer? Something in the region of £150 per property.
I would have been under the impression that something would have existed the same for fibre, that openreach would have paid the developer to have installed all the ducting for them.
I live on a new build estate that has still got 2 years to go until completion and they are only installing copper here. Even though the local exchange has been fibre enabled for a few years, our cabinet is not.
There definitely needs to be greater incentives for developers.
*edit* I know that you could say to the developer that they can use fibre as a selling point so why should there be a cash incentive from openreach as well? The area we live in gets 5mbit, so the internet speed is fine for streaming HD on Netflix and everything else, but for a lot of new build areas, sometimes these are miles away from the exchange and suffer from far worse speeds.
Edited by hippyharry (Tue 13-May-14 11:54:45)