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Standard User rogerowalters
(learned) Thu 16-Jun-16 13:42:11
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Cost of Fibre Broadband Service


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Monk Sherborne Exchange is still shown as a Market A exchange even though Fibre Broadband has been available for more than 12 months and now according to SamKnows an LLU service is available from this exchange from TalkTalk. This means that some providers, notably Plusnet, continue to charge a substantial premium to provide a Fibre Broadband service. Should this exchange be reclassified and if so how is it possible to get this done?
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 16-Jun-16 13:52:25
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Re: Cost of Fibre Broadband Service


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Ofcom classify the exchanges but they don't reclassify them very often.
Standard User simon194
(experienced) Thu 16-Jun-16 14:06:51
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Re: Cost of Fibre Broadband Service


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It's also worth checking if Sky Fibre is available because Sky have been offering their fibre products on Market A exchanges if the fibre comes from a larger exchange elsewhere where they have a LLU presence.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 16-Jun-16 14:10:21
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Re: Cost of Fibre Broadband Service


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And those that charge varying amounts don't necessarily update either when Ofcom updates its lists. i.e. this is not a legal formula but something some providers do, or put another way Openreach charge the same no matter which exchange a cabinet is on.

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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Fri 17-Jun-16 01:48:51
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Re: Cost of Fibre Broadband Service


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The classification by Ofcom leads to a lot of consequences.

One long-running legacy is that Ofcom's classification is meant help an LLU company choose to come and compete. Keeping the old classification is one mechanism used by Ofcom to give a boost to that LLU company

So you should expect classification to remain market A for a good long time yet.

Meanwhile, deployment of fibre, such as FTTC, isn't enough to alter Ofcom's classification of any market A exchange. At last review, they hadn't figured out whether it altered the market.
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