Hi! First time posting here, so apologies if I get terminology confused or just misunderstand something.
I've just moved into a property in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire and was amazed that there is only slow ADSL available to my flat despite Cambourne being a winning community in the 'Race to Infinity'. (I appreciate that there were build date criteria for this)
I could live with that, except surrounding properties on the same postcode, all built around the same time, already have FTTP and can get 300mbps from BT, compared to the roughly 2mbps I can get!
Here is a map that might help you to visualise the layout: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hlUD_gjl3fvzyhAWFF...
Essentially, the red area is 3 blocks of flats and a single property over a couple of garages, which are all managed by one Property Management Company. I've spoken to the company and they are happy to consent to BT installing hardware to get people fibre connected. The green area can all get FTTP right now.
I've been trying to chase down a few bits of information regarding how we can get FTTP, but one thing that no-one has been able to answer from Openreach is why we weren't connected at the same time.
The Community Fibre Initiative has quoted around £10.5k to connect 24 properties. There were several red flags for me in the quotes which suggest some database errors (computer says no): Their first quote (which is computer generated) included a property that is already FTTP eligible - I'd only requested coverage for 23 properties, not 24.
Their second quote covered 39 properties, for only £9.5k (as the cost per head becomes better on Openreach's side) but the additional 15 properties already have FTTP too. I was told on the phone that the extra 24th property is because it's on the same distribution point as some of my requested properties. I assume that this is a copper DP that they're referring too.
Is £10k to run what I believe to be one fibre cable (as it could split to cover all the flats?) through existing ducting from the exchange (i.e. following the route of other FTTP cabling) before splitting it out to 3 buildings actually reasonable? I was told that it's the right ballpark for an initial estimate for 24 properties, but it's only 4 physical buildings all on a private courtyard facing each other, right behind FTTP connected properties.
I've started rambling and venting a bit, but essentially I'm trying to see if there's anyway of getting decent broadband without expecting £500 a head from rental tenants, or their landlords who most likely couldn't care less.
Thanks in advance!
This thread is potentially quite similar as this is also a lack of FTTP in Cambourne story: http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/fibre/4538198-cabin...