So I’m trying to get my head around the actual facts.
FTTP-on-Demand (FTTPoD) was launched in 2013ish, on a limited number of exchanges. In 2014 it had a price jump (link). In 2015 it had a stop sell. Presumably it was because high costs meant a low uptake, and also OpenReach were meant to be concentrating on the mainstream not the niche (link).
In April 2016 it was launched again (link)
In September 2016 Spectrum internet announced that they would be selling the OpenReach FTTPoD product (link).
In October 2016 OpenReach announced a price cut, although the wording actually sounds like the first 10 orders only (link).
So my questions are:
Since the April 2016 relaunch, is FTTPoD now available on any exchange that does FTTC? (Remembering of course that the install is actually from your nearest NGA Aggregation Node rather than cabinet). Or is FTTPoD still only on a subset of exchanges?
Other than Spectrum internet, what communications providers offer FTTPoD? Spectrum only do FTTPoD in exchanges that they’ve got LLU PoP, which is basically Wales only.
The install cost is going to be the same regardless of communications provider. Can a customer get an install quote from OpenReach without going through a communications provider?
The ongoing cost from OpenReach to the communications provider is higher than native FTTP. Since the customer has already paid for the install, why is the ongoing cost for FTTPoD different to native FTTP?