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Standard User mjl123
(learned) Fri 01-May-15 12:31:09
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ISPs paying for FTTC cabinet


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Does anyone know of any ISPs that have paid Openreach to put in a FTTC cabinet to provide broadband for a business (or residential properties)?

I'm thinking of a scenario where the cost of a leased line (initial install / monthly payments) is higher than that of paying Openreach to put in a FTTC cabinet, and the business doesn't need more than what FTTC can provide. Especially if there are multiple businesses that would be served by the FTTC cabinet.

Anyone know if this has happened in the past?

Edited by mjl123 (Fri 01-May-15 14:25:40)

Standard User Ribble
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 01-May-15 13:11:55
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Re: ISPs paying for FTTC cabinet


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Can't imagine any ISP paying for FTTC cabinet to be installed, only to see other providers taking customers from it, unless it was SLU and the cabinet owned and operated by the provider. E.g Rutland.
There have been a number of cabinets privately funded by community groups though

Edited by Ribble (Fri 01-May-15 13:16:09)

Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 01-May-15 13:12:22
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Re: ISPs paying for FTTC cabinet


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Yes, Rutland Telecom and Call Flow did this at one time - I believe. Rutland are now owned by Gigaclear which will confuse the issue.

There are numerous cases of small businesses or community groups funding a cabinet as an alternate.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 01-May-15 13:26:14
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Re: ISPs paying for FTTC cabinet


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NOTE: This was for their own sub-llu cabinet not an Openreach one

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Fri 01-May-15 14:33:12
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Re: ISPs paying for FTTC cabinet


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An ISP would be mad to pay potentially tens of thousands so that they could sell one, or even a few, £40 a month FTTC connections especially given they'd have no exclusivity over the cabinet so no guarantee even of customers.
Standard User mjl123
(learned) Fri 01-May-15 14:49:56
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Re: ISPs paying for FTTC cabinet


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Thanks Ribble / MHC and MrSaffron, all useful info.

Do you know of any other ISPs who have installed their own sub-llu FTTC cabinets?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 01-May-15 14:58:23
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Re: ISPs paying for FTTC cabinet


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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6852-warwicknet-d...

WarwickNet and seem to be active in the area
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6852-warwicknet-d...

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Standard User Fastman2
(member) Fri 01-May-15 17:25:48
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Re: ISPs paying for FTTC cabinet


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no incentive ofr a ISP to fund cabs -- community / business parck can do though and have and done so
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