The underlying product of all consumer fibre products (FTTC/FTTP/FTTPoD) is (BT) Openreach GEA.
The suppliers connecting directly to that at the exchanges are BT Wholesale; Sky; TalkTalk; and Zen at a few exchanges.
BT Wholesale provide backhaul services to every ISP in the country that wants them. Just like ordinary ADSLx apart from LLU.
BT Infinity is merely the BT Retail product based on BT Wholesale and Openreach services.
Plusnet's FTTC is based on the the same BTW and OR products. BT Retail and Plusnet both order from Openreach to get the connection between you and the exchange, and from BT Wholesale to get from the exchange to themselves. (The order on Openreach may be channelled through BTW, I'm not sure).
Openreach send the engineer.
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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 11-Feb-14 16:07:17)