BT Business said they don't do FTTPOD for me despite quoting me and me signing agreement.
Are there any options besides Fluidata? Spectrum only do Wales it appears. Interoute say they don't do it.
Well as I suspected all along, BT Business told me today that they cannot offer me FTTPoD. So flushed the signed agreement down the loo
I think they initially thought they could offer me native FTTP (hence the pricing) but when their back end team tried to process the order, obviously they couldn't. Speaking to the BT Local Business Branch Manager he said they used to sell the FoD product a year or two ago before Openreach put a temporary halt to it but they've decided not to sell it again - at present they only sell the native fibre product where available.
Anyway I don't know of any provider other than Fluidata currently offering FTTPOD nationwide. I am seriously considering going with Fluidata, construction charges are £3.5k+vat (band D) for my property so aren't too bad, but obviously the £300 pm charges are the killer here. I'm trying to get some kind of reassurance from Fluidata that I have a chance to pull out of the contract if the construction costs get astronomical (say >£6k). I only pay them once the service goes live so don't want a bill for £25k when they've quoted me ~ £4k for Band D.
On the plus side, my experience with Fluidata has been top notch. They appear to be the 'AAISP' of Business ISPs
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