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Standard User martynp1
(learned) Wed 10-Feb-21 22:38:57
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FTTPoD Desk vs Field Pricing


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Hi all,

Not too sure if this is the correct place to ask this but was just wondering if anyone has had a Desktop survey and then went ahead with a Field survey with a company.

Currently live on 5mbps download and an upload speed of <1 on FTTC.

My desk survey came back at £5,200.00 ex VAT and passes 7 premises.

I am not too sure if it's going to be accurate so I was wanting to see if anyone has had experience with it being similar, much more or possibly even less.

Hope you're well,

Martyn

Edited by martynp1 (Wed 10-Feb-21 22:44:23)

Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 10-Feb-21 23:07:56
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Take a look at this spreadsheet maintained by candlerb

FTTPoD Desktop Quotes and Final Prices
Standard User martynp1
(learned) Wed 10-Feb-21 23:11:12
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Perfect!

Thanks


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Standard User candlerb
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 11-Feb-21 08:04:36
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Re: FTTPoD Desk vs Field Pricing


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Please do let us know if you get a final quote and what it is.

There have been hardly any reports here for a long while. I don't know if this reflects a relatively static forum membership, i.e. anyone who would have considered FTTPoD has already done so; or a general fall in interest in FTTPoD because of the ramping up of Fibre First.

Either way, your desktop quote does seem to be one of the lowest seen, so hopefully means a straightforward install. Good luck!
Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 11-Feb-21 09:15:47
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In reply to a post by candlerb:
There have been hardly any reports here for a long while.
I had noticed this also, in recent months there has been more talk of going down the Community Fibre Partnership path, especially where Openreach agree to a demand led scheme using voucher pledges and no need for any physical cash to be raised.
Standard User martynp1
(learned) Thu 11-Feb-21 13:13:26
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Going to go a head and buy the Field Survey now,

Originally I was told they couldn't give me a desktop quote, this was 3-4 years ago but since then apparently they have been able to come up with a figure.

Fingers crossed. (Hopefully the price goes down and not up!)
Standard User j0hn83
(knowledge is power) Thu 11-Feb-21 17:19:25
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If you read that spreadsheet in detail you will see something seemed to change with the full quotes in early 2019.
In 2018 there was lots of £2k, £3k, £4k build costs.

Since 2019 there have only been 2 final quotes (inc survey) under £7k.
They were £6,875 in Feb 2019 and £4,050 in June 2019.
Since then every single desktop quote below £7k has gone up after the survey.

Every quote now seems to have £4-5k in Labour or £4-5k in civils/civils labour, or both.

Going by the above pattern your final price was very likely be £7-8k or above.

Edited by j0hn83 (Thu 11-Feb-21 17:19:53)

Standard User martynp1
(learned) Thu 11-Feb-21 22:22:24
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Good spot.

I'll update on here when the final price does come!
Standard User simon194
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 12-Feb-21 08:20:58
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In reply to a post by j0hn83:
If you read that spreadsheet in detail you will see something seemed to change with the full quotes in early 2019.
In 2018 there was lots of £2k, £3k, £4k build costs.

Wasn't that when Openreach changed the pricing structure and the minimum contract term changed from 36 months to 12 months?
Standard User Pheasant
(committed) Fri 12-Feb-21 08:23:13
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No. I was one of the early ones on the list above and we were 12 month term.

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