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Standard User DougM
(member) Tue 24-Oct-17 14:28:35
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Opinions on Independent Fibre Networks Ltd (IFNL) FTTP


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I'm considering a new build home and the developers have partnered with IFNL to provide fibre to the premises. Some interesting points:

- The fibre infrastructure is used to provide access to Internet access, voice, and communal broadcast: Sky, FreeSAT, FreeView and DAB
- In the home is a device that takes the fibre and provides outputs for the various services
- Structured cabling into each room presenting dual coax, phone socket and RJ45
- IFNL provide wholesale access for providers to offer voice and data
- There are five residential providers (including IFNL themselves): https://www.ifnl.net/availableisps

It looks like a reasonable service offering, although I suspect that everything other than IP connectivity will ultimately become redundant for me.

Having searched around, I've not found any independent reviews. Has anyone here experienced their services?

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Standard User DougM
(member) Tue 24-Oct-17 14:32:57
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Re: Opinions on Independent Fibre Networks Ltd (IFNL) FTTP


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I clicked submit just as I got my first reply from IFNL about their service:
We currently do not support IPv6, and at this moment in time we have no plans in place for this as the demand is so low.
Not the best start; IPv6 is not really about end-user demand, it's an investment in the infrastructure to ensure continued high quality of service. Done properly it should be invisible.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 24-Oct-17 14:52:35
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Re: Opinions on Independent Fibre Networks Ltd (IFNL) FTTP


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We see people speed testing, but as the number of customers is low SeeTheLight (IFNL), Direct Save Telecom etc don't always make the monthly results summary

http://tbb.st/1507836175323554355
http://tbb.st/1506970902707001255
http://tbb.st/1506971040524476255

So people are getting decent speeds but they are not nailing the top speed necessarily but with a small sample size its possible some are and we are not seeing them or a quick pick and they did not jump out at me.

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Standard User banjo
(regular) Tue 24-Oct-17 16:12:49
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Re: Opinions on Independent Fibre Networks Ltd (IFNL) FTTP


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Sounds like a Bovis home. You can google IFNL and See the Light etc and there are quite a few people who are not happy with the 'lockin' to their services and being unable to access a BT line.
Standard User DougM
(member) Wed 25-Oct-17 09:22:22
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Re: Opinions on Independent Fibre Networks Ltd (IFNL) FTTP


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This development is Charles Church (part of Persimmon). It appears IFNL has been quite good at building partnerships with a bunch of house builders.

I saw the posts about choice, but I'm not too worried given this is a wholesale network through which any ISP could choose to provide a service. It would be nice to see a couple of more established players, although it would really suck for these niche ISPs to have someone like Sky come onboard and take a massive share of the relatively small market. I'd sign-up for AAISP in a heartbeat.

Personally I have no plans to take a voice service. I'll port my old BT number to AAISP VoIP and use my Fritz!Box to drive the DECT phones in the house.

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Standard User broadbandjockey
(member) Thu 26-Oct-17 08:58:48
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Re: Opinions on Independent Fibre Networks Ltd (IFNL) FTTP


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In reply to a post by DougM:
This development is Charles Church (part of Persimmon). It appears IFNL has been quite good at building partnerships with a bunch of house builders.


They also appear to have a deal with Taylor-Wimpy
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