First of all... a lump sum of £240 is not a horrible investment considering the time and amount we spend moaning about Rotherhithe internet. I would have handed happily £240 to anyone five years ago if they had been able to solve the problem. The real problem always was there was no one to take the money, without an expensive "community project" that would have cost ten times that much in a building of eight flats, and would have required quite a lot of admin and sales work from residents.
If someone comes and offers you a gigabit connection to replace your slow ADSL or unreliable Relish for £240, I suggest you take it and stop complaining. It is a massive improvement to the burdensome community project approach, and life is too short to wait for Openreach to actually do something they have not considered important enough of doing in the past five years or so.
Having said that, are you absolutely sure they will actually charge that amount? Before our building got Hyperoptic, there was always a mention of this £240 somewhere on their web pages. When it finally became available, they sent everyone who had registered their interest an email stating installation is free. I did not have to pay any installation or activation fees, nor did anyone else in our building.
Edited by hvis42 (Tue 30-Jan-18 09:16:22)