Here half the town now has FTTC while the other half still waits for FTTP, theres no information or any sign of progress, we don't know whats going like we do with FTTC and it's getting quite pathetic now, all i want to know is can we even expect it this year? Surely someone from openreach has an idea...
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At this point it seems like they're using FTTP as an excuse to delay the rollout while claiming a town has fibre.
It's not openreach's fault entirely.
FTTP by it's very nature is much harder to plan, install, and get working than FTTC. Openreach are doing this to a budget which means using existing conduit and poles, so there's far more ducting involved. The process of installing aggregators and splicing fibre all the way up to the customer's premises and beyond is a very complicated one. It requires more time, money, resources, and training.
End of the day, some of the town getting FTTC is better than none of the town getting FTTC.
Same story is true in Exeter. Some parts have had FTTC / FTTP since December, some parts have no plans for anything, and there are some "frustrating" areas that have had fibre laid all the way up the poles with aggregators installed ready for FTTP - quite literally sat like this for over a year now - with no sign of availability or planned availability on any checkers.
It'll happen; but the very nature of the beast prevents accurate guestimations as to when.
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Edited by izools (Sun 27-May-12 03:30:36)