I paid the £300 (inc VAT) to Cerberus Networks to get an open reach FTTPoD build cost.
The details of which are below:
Field Survey Charge for Cerberus FTTPoD:
Cerberus FTTP on Demand - 300Mbps Downstream, 30Mbps upstream contract for 1 Year:
FTTP on Demand (FTTPoD) Confirmed Build Charge:
Order Total :
Some notes about my installation in particular
The 'desk' survey thing wasn't possible so I just went ahead and paid the money for this build cost quote. An open reach engineer visit was quite swift (possibly just luck in my case) and the communication from Cerberus Networks has been really good.
I live on a street which is already ducted (New(ish) build estate in North Manchester) and the open reach engineer who phoned me to ask some questions said it was the most straightforward he'd seen so far. This got my hopes up it would be primarily labour costs which I believe are roughly coming out at around £3500 - £4,000 mark.
Here is the break down I got on an invoice provided by Cerberus Networks:
BT Connection Charge
Field Survey charge paid
Deduction is £50 per premises passed (in my case 7) and £700.00 per FTTPoD order (this included my property being giving a deduction).
I really really want it and a huge part of me wants to take a further advance on my mortgage or some sort of low interest loan to get it but do I really *need* it? Probably not. I can't really justify it so I'm probably not going to go ahead. The other neighbours I don't know and I very much doubt would be willing to split the costs and sign up to a substantially more expensive broadband contract for a year, so to me, that route is a non stater.
1. What are 'stores' ?
2. What are 'civils'? I'm assuming 'civils' are some sort of council permits or costs?
3. When do most people think FTTP roll out will be more common place?
4. Is there a place you can check to see when it is scheduled for your street?
5. If you were to fund this, how would you do it? Loan? Interest free card hopping? (I have no debt other than mortgage and car payments).
Having FTTC already getting 49 Down and 16 Up. I feel a little spoilt because I know so many people are still waiting for even that but I'm a heavy user. Like a lot of people I have a lot of IoC devices, my job is entirely remote and online and I have a house of people wanting to consume social media and youtube 24/7.
Edited by PaulSmith (Sat 19-Sep-20 21:14:07)