I live in a area where we have around 10,000 FTTP premises and a further 300+ coming online over the next 6 months.
I understand that takeup is pretty good. However, many ISP don't offer FTTP services. Even service providers that *WE KNOW* provide FTTP services to users don't seem to now be offering fibre broadband to FTTP premises.
So my question to the forum are:
Does PLUSNET actually offer FTTP? Placing a FTTP postcode etc into their checker gives a response that fibre isn't available? Huh?
Using the same details into BT Broadband gives the response that Infinity up-to 166Mbps is available. However, it then offer you either 40Mbps or 80Mbps infinity with no 166Mbps option? What's going on there?. Is my understanding correct that the OR 40Mbps FTTP product has been discontinued?
Talk talk don't offer fibre. (The Exchange is TT fibre enabled)
Sky don't offer fibre (The Exchange is SKY fibre enabled).
Isn't this (pretty stupid) situation impacting takeup of the FTTP service? Should local authorities be pushing people towards ISP's that actually offer fibre in FTTP areas as the current situation must be very confusing for the average consumer. Everyone would like to see high takeup - especially when the area could involve BDUK funding.
What's the solution?
Is anyone yet offering a adsl/fibre comparison site which can cope with vagaries of FTTP?