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Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 12-Jul-19 09:46:28
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No choice other than BT on FTTP?


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I've spoken/overheard people say this a few times recently. Typically they have moved into a new build and claim that they have no choice of provider other than BT. Surely this isn't true? They have to use a service provided over openreach infrastructure but there are several alternative providers available.

If this is a common false impression that people are getting I don't think Ofcom would be too amused.

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Standard User Plexis
(newbie) Fri 12-Jul-19 09:51:16
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Re: No choice other than BT on FTTP?


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The number of FTTP providers is much smaller than offering FTTC, so whilst its not true that its only BT offering it, they are the biggest name offering it.
Standard User candlerb
(experienced) Fri 12-Jul-19 10:50:44
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Re: No choice other than BT on FTTP?


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https://www.thinkbroadband.com/packages/fibre-broadband

Under "advanced filters" you can limit technology to just FTTP. There is much less choice than FTTC, but there certainly is some. Sky are rumoured to be launching FTTP soon.


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Standard User acting_funny
(member) Fri 12-Jul-19 10:51:34
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Re: No choice other than BT on FTTP?


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only recently since the ultrafast launch have other ISPs started to price-match BT on FTTP, before there was really no competitor with infinity 3/4 so it makes sense people not keeping tabs on the industry arn't aware.

i know zen will provide an arguably better service with a static IP and 6month less contract on 150/330mb, and the rumour sky will be offering ultrafast by the end of the year is still going around.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 12-Jul-19 10:53:06
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Re: No choice other than BT on FTTP?


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In terms of household (as in seen a TV advert) it is just BT but if you look there are more

https://www.thinkbroadband.com/packages/fttp-broadband

This is Openreach FTTP based packages, i.e. question asked enough we set up a short cut link

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(knowledge is power) Fri 12-Jul-19 11:06:04
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Re: No choice other than BT on FTTP?


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In reply to a post by Andrue:
Typically they have moved into a new build and claim that they have no choice of provider other than BT.

This misinformation will most likely be down to the developer telling their customers that BT is their only option on FTTP. Openreach may need to educate developers better by making it very clear that there is a choice of ISPs available on their FTTP platform, by including it in the builders pack/handbook.

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Standard User DougM
(committed) Fri 12-Jul-19 11:12:22
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Re: No choice other than BT on FTTP?


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Openreach keeps this updated with consumer and commercial providers that offer services over their network:

http://openreach.com/fibre-broadband/fttp-providers

I shared this with my development's residents group when folks started to complain they were locked-in to BT. A number since moved over to Zen and AAISP, others are waiting for Sky to launch their Openreach-backed FTTP service. Personally I'm very happy with BT Retail, but a choice is good.

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Standard User asaproki
(newbie) Fri 12-Jul-19 11:31:42
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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 12-Jul-19 11:48:19
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Re: No choice other than BT on FTTP?


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What's that link for? Spam?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 12-Jul-19 12:54:02
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No question that it is considered spam

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