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Standard User Nightglow
(member) Sun 03-Sep-17 10:56:40
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Pilot roll-outs for Gigabit full fibre broadband


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Well, this is good news for a sunday morning.

https://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/7812-six-uk-area...

And my I see Bath is up for the trial,wonder it's just within the city or surrounding area's, I'm on the Kingsmead exchange.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 03-Sep-17 12:20:41
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Bath and North East Somerset as part of the Bristol chunk.

It is not very clear so far what will be delivered, e.g. West Yorkshire looks like business only vouchers but others may be different.

There is already a little bit of full fibre on the Kingsmead exchange and if I recall some postcodes are down to have it rolled out to them too. The £10 million split six ways means no one area is going to get blanket coverage so lottery will persist, but still good news for some.

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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Sun 03-Sep-17 12:36:33
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It's only for businesses, schools and college etc. So, don't waste your time of hoping for a home, because it will NOT to happen.


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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sun 03-Sep-17 12:40:24
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
It is not very clear so far what will be delivered

Well they will probably install the Splitter Nodes, the DP's and the Manifolds along with all the fibre cables and then after all that install a fibre cabinet and rollout FTTC instead.

BTOR have absolutely no clue what they are doing at the moment.

And I wonder where this £200m fund has come from.

Paul

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Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 03-Sep-17 12:53:46
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In reply to a post by adslmax:
It's only for businesses, schools and college etc. So, don't waste your time of hoping for a home, because it will NOT to happen.


it never does, unless you live in certain areas. Every news story, until the time as they say " rolling out to places like Newport and Chepstow) is a non starter for me
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 03-Sep-17 15:01:37
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Funding previously announced in chancellors budget and a ROI from previous voucher schemes showing a £1 spent benefits economy by £8 is a driver

So far nothing is pointing to this being used to fund Openreach FTTP footprint at all.

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Standard User bluemoon87
(learned) Sun 03-Sep-17 15:50:36
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It's interesting to see West Sussex on the list. Looking at the broadband map there seems to be very little (if any) alternative FTTP Providers anywhere in the county, any ideas if there any?
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(staff) Sun 03-Sep-17 16:50:24
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Based on the few words seen so far my bet would be on somewhere like Crawley as most likely focus, until we know some detail hard to say more

It might even be that West Sussex was picked due to council having had an unknown express an interest so we will find out in time

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Standard User Westyfield2
(newbie) Mon 04-Sep-17 10:55:45
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Re Bath:

Whatever happened to the Fibre to the Premises product for SMEs that was announced in June last year?

http://www.btplc.com/Thegroup/BTUKandWorldwide/BTReg...

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2016/06/bt-conf...

The local press had something in September

http://www.southwestbusiness.co.uk/regions/bath/ultr...

But then there's been nothing since. And the page on the OpenReach website which had the cities listed has quietly deleted them.

https://www.homeandwork.openreach.co.uk/fibre-broadb...
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(staff) Mon 04-Sep-17 11:02:51
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https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/broadband-map#...

is one area that we recently found that is very business based, and looks like rolling to some residential nearby too.

https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/broadband-map#...
also so in central Bristol

Then Bath
https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/broadband-map#...

NOTE: If press is saying ultrafast is coming they are forgetting that Virgin Media with 300 and 350 Mbps options is also ultrafast.

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