I put in for a desktop quote with Cerberus for FTTPoD a few weeks back. They have come back with a quote of £6200 ex VAT, number of premises past = 12. I am served by a pole outside my house which distribute 12 phone lines including mine to neighbours houses.
I am desperate to improve my current FTTC speeds of 15MB down 2 up. I am in a small village with FTTC but no FTTP as far as i am aware. looked up my cabinet number (4) and distance to the Exchange (Radnage but moved to Stokenchurch, very confusing)....By road i am 409M from the exchange and my cabinet is slightly closer and the DSLAM is 10M closer still.
My understanding is that the connection needs to be made from the aggregation node which i assume is under one of the two manhole covers across the road from the Exchange (one is 3 wide and one is 2 wide). but that is a total assumption on my part.
I have had a look at the desktop quote to real quote conversions listed on this forum and i am hopeful that if i go for the real quote it will come down but its going to cost me to find out. Is there any realistic way of ascertaining where the aggregation node is apart form asking the surveyor if and when he turns up?
If i pay for the real quote does that tie me into any firm commitments for the order and can you cancel if its too expensive? Also do you have to pay the full quote amount up front before the work starts?
thanks in advance, i am learning as fast as i can and this forum has been imvaluable, thankyou