Hi all, annoying newbie here with more FTTPoD questions...
I've been making enquiries for FTTPoD to my home in Cardiff for some weeks now. Am waiting on FluidOne, Cerberus and Spectrum to get back to me with the new pricing structure.
In terms of install, I was previously in Band A so approx £2000 install charge but I'm fully expecting this to rise but I won't know the costs fully until the survey (£250 Cerberus, £120 FluidOne)
FluidOne are only doing 3 year contracts, Cerberus I've read are doing 12 month and Spectrum don't yet know what they're offering! I expect to pay about £75-100/month + vat for 330/30 connection.
My questions are what latency/ping should I expect once the connection is live? When the contract term is up and the connection becomes native, am I able to easily move providers to say 1GB Hyperoptic, even though I understand they'll have to install their socket inside the house. Do Hyperoptic provide a similar FTTPoD install?
FluidOne are also quoting their contention ratio of 10:1 as a good selling point, whereas Cerberus say contention isn't an issue with the way OR are providing the infrastructure now.
Any help/advice is greatly appreciated