I live in an area where there is quite a bit of commercially deployed FTTP. However, none of the areas are completely covered. So essentially we have weird scenarios where one house can order and the next door neighbour can't yet 5 doors down they can order.
We've now got a message from a local politician who now appears to be saying that BT require state aid to connect the houses which have been missed. In many cases these houses are on the same cabinet, on the same exchange, in the same street as houses that can already have FTTP.
I have a theory the issue surrounds the costs of installing manifolds into chambers where only 1 or 2 houses are connected and some vague mutterings from Openreach engineers that they can't connect through from one chamber to another - but that could be wrong.
Does anyone have any idea of both the legal (state aid) position of this scenario and also how the hell BT have managed to get into this stupid situation.
PS. Yes I am talking about Milton Keynes and the problem exists in trial and non-trial areas. Also in the case of the area where I live the ducts are NOT blocked as BT have deployed all the way down the road.
BT Infinity FTTP 80Mbps/20Mbps
Edited by garethr (Sun 19-Apr-15 12:40:24)