Should a demand lead rollout be introduced for the Non Commercially viable Exchanges?
First I guess it would have to be identified which of them exchanges were viable for FTTC not all will be. Once that is done a minimum number of subscribers could be set for the exchanges. As this rollout is basically non-commercial it could be done as a percentage say 10%. Each cabinet would also be set a trigger level again say as a percentage. Letís use 10% again
A registration scheme would be set up and people registering would commit to taking FTTC when it becomes available. To register a £25 deposit would be put down. This would be deducted from the first bill when FTTC becomes available. Anyone could withdraw from the scheme prior to FTTC becoming available. A £5 administration fee would be deducted from the £25
The registration data could be published on each Local Authorities Web Site. This would show the total number of lines on the exchange and the minimum number of registrations required for the exchange. It would also show the total number of registrations to date. It would also do the same for each cabinet