Dumb question of the moment
Why does it seem to matter that the Fibre ends at the Cabinet, and lots of ISP's sell you that, but if it comes all the way to the home and ends at equipment in the home, they don't.
Sky, TalkTalk etc don't want to know. (let's ignore York/Talk Talk project)
With so many homes being planned to be FTTP/H only
this means they will only have a very restricted choice of ISP (BT/plusnet or one of the specialists). Your standard Sky etc user is not going to be very impressed at not getting their bundle offer ?
What technically (or otherwise) is the difference that stops ISP's putting their connection to a Fibre in the exchange.... which ends up in a FTTC or FTTP end. Surely it is the same at the exchange - to not be so, seems unfortunate to say the least.
I have an interest, as Management Co I am in contact with, has finally got OpenReach to agree we really are not a Virgin Media area (despite their notes saying otherwise), and install FTTC for a sensible price. We have also got a price for FTTP (about 5-6 times higher). Then suddenly I see that few 'normal peoples' ISP's want to connect to FTTP.
I can't therefore support FTTP to everyone if most of the 300 or so residents will be disenfranchised.
Solution looks like go FTTC
and encourage the enthusiasts to go FTTPoD ?
Trying to get my head around it