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Standard User derekdel
(learned) Tue 04-Aug-15 20:26:23
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How about £2323 for some superfast?


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The story is on the dailyfail, worth a read for a laugh if nothing else, quoted by ZEN.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 04-Aug-15 20:51:13
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Re: How about £2323 for some superfast?


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In reply to a post by derekdel:
The story is on the dailyfail, worth a read for a laugh if nothing else, quoted by ZEN.

I wonder why DM bothered to run that story. At least Openreach gave them the option, they could have just said no (and DM would have had nothing to write about).

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Tue 04-Aug-15 21:17:07
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Re: How about £2323 for some superfast?


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£2323 for an FTP connection is not that unreasonable. Could be useful if it avoids the need for a separate office an few miles away.

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 04-Aug-15 21:25:19
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And it would be classed as a business expense for her IT consultancy - so VAT reclaimed and would be around the equivalent of a consumer paying £1000 (or so) out of their own pocket.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 04-Aug-15 21:28:07
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Re: How about £2323 for some superfast?


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Believe that it is actually a street that has been given native GEA-FTTP by Suffolk project, rather than this being an order for fibre on demand. Reason why is part of the village has native FTTP available.

Why the £2k charge? Excess construction that can apply in cases where existing cable is directly buried across a property rather than ducted or fed by overhead cable.

As is normal this side of things appears not to be explored at all by the coverage.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 05-Aug-15 01:27:22
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Also the office five miles away almost certainly costs more than £2323 per annum in overall costs and lost time.

The Fail doesn't tell us whether or not they accepted the quote.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
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Standard User kingbiscit
(member) Wed 05-Aug-15 07:18:14
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Re: How about £2323 for some superfast?


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I would pay it. Still stuck on 2mbit Adsl.
Standard User Pgre
(experienced) Wed 05-Aug-15 08:49:44
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"often losing connection when it rained or having ants invading the wiring."

There's your problem.... smile

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(staff) Wed 05-Aug-15 08:51:27
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Makes me wonder if ants are disturbing existing copper wonder what they will do to the more fragile fibre?

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 05-Aug-15 09:01:52
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Maybe ants, like sharks, are attracted to the electrical signals in the copper cable wink

Shame the story doesn't give any useful detail - but if it did it might not be much of a story.
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