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110meg FTTP wholesale pricing released by Openreach
Tuesday 14 June 2011 15:01:48 by John Hunt

ISPreview have spotted some price updates from BT Openreach which detail the cost of their 110meg fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband product. This faster service was released after 100meg FTTP was announced so that BT could state claim to the fastest speed broadband service after Virgin held the record for a long time with their 50meg and now 100meg broadband services.

The price is unsurprisingly similar to the 100meg product, costing £3 per month more on a wholesale basis. This comes in at £258.48 (110meg) per year, or £157.80 per year if you opt for the "transition product". This option gives a simultaneous provide of a normal phone line alongside the fibre product, and the charge will increase to the full pricing if/when the copper phone line is cancelled.

Special offers are still in place on the connection charges, although these won't be available in July and August 2011, and currently run to March 2012. A price has also been added for expedited install which will be available from Q4 2011, which will bring forward the customer requested installation date. The cost of this is £158.40. Full pricing details are within the Openreach Price List.

Also recently announced are five further exchanges for BET (Broadband Enabling Technology). BET operates at the other end of the scale to the fibre products mentioned above and delivers broadband speeds of up to 2meg to those who are on very long telephone lines. It can operate up to 12km using SHDSL on a copper phone line, and can help those who live in broadband not-spots to get online. All five new exchanges are in Scotland, and are: Portsoy, Barr, Aboyne, Inverbervie, Auchenblae. BET is available from Scotnet.


Posted by doowles over 6 years ago
21 quid a month wholesale... Nice!

I don't mind paying 50 quid a month for 110mbit, just get it to me!!!
Posted by Legolash2o over 6 years ago
i would also pay £50pm for 110Mbps ;D
Posted by Gzero over 6 years ago
I wouldn't buy 110Mbps, but would pay £5pm for 11Mbps or £10pm for 22Mbps.
Posted by cyberdoyle over 6 years ago
poor scotland.
Posted by chrysalis over 6 years ago
seems very underpriced.

I dont know how you guys got to £50 a month, £258 a year is about £20 a month.
Posted by weesteev over 6 years ago
Poor Scotland for having a company that is investing in delivering broadband to rural "not spots" while English "not spots" remain... "not spots". Yes, poor Scotland indeed.
Posted by GMAN99 over 6 years ago
chrysalis that is the wholesale price though isn't it? You can't buy it direct. Expect an ISP to lump a nice sum on top of that

Still peanuts by the look of it... Hopefully the lack of FTTC in my area means I'm going to get 110Mbps... <prays>
Posted by GMAN99 over 6 years ago
I mean.. a £75 connection charge???? It cost more to reconnect a copper line that is already in place!!!!
Posted by mattypi over 6 years ago
Yea but guys this is gea meaning its only availible to llu s to put this into perspective bt charge llu s <£1 a month to put bb down a phone line so fttp is 21 times more than normal broadband 21x faster yes but 21x more
Posted by otester over 6 years ago
Usage costs for BTW are pretty bad.

£90 for unlimited.
Posted by GMAN99 over 6 years ago
It should be more matty its FTTP! Broadband is too cheap as it is without making the fibre to the premises cheap. It should be expensive its a top end product.
Posted by Dixinormous over 6 years ago
Two things. Firstly I have FTTP why would I want a copper line sitting next to it? BT should be ripping the copper out of an FTTP installed home and selling it.

Secondly to lay claim to any speed crown given the entire FTTP deployment to date is less than 10,000 homes passed is ridiculous.

BT need to either get serious about FTTP or not bother at all.
Posted by GMAN99 over 6 years ago
Dixi, I'm sure you know copper out of FTTP (for phone use) is the end game. Its still being trialled and will need a nod from Ofcom is terms of battery back-up in the event of a power cut.

The tech is there and proven on the BT trials and in the US, its getting agreement from Ofcom that is the tricky part.
Posted by Legolash2o over 6 years ago
That would take Ofcom a couple of years, they are slow lol.
Posted by themanstan over 6 years ago
And OFCOM probably would need to modify USO regs for the phone component. Removal of copper and whom to blame when a battery isn't replaced...
Posted by GMAN99 over 6 years ago
We just need ownership of power to the phone to go to the customer and its a done deal. Whether that'll happen is another matter. I mean how many people use just cordless phones these days with no batteries in them for back up? Lots I reckon, its only the same.
Posted by Somerset over 6 years ago
How do cordless phones work without batteries?
Posted by themanstan over 6 years ago

I think he meant the base stations don't have battery back ups. Hence, the general advice to keep a cheapo corded phone next to the master socket, just in case.
Posted by GMAN99 over 6 years ago
themanstan, I did and Somerset probably knew I did ;o)
Posted by creakycopperline over 6 years ago
gmann99 you want people to pay more?
you are an absolute idiot
Posted by Legolash2o over 6 years ago
Creaky, GMAN99 is correct though. FTTP is a top end product and needs to be more, prices will eventually come down later but it will mean more money for BT to use for more FTTP/C rollouts. Mostly likely go to their shareholders though lol.
Posted by GMAN99 over 6 years ago
Take your trolling elsewhere creaky
Posted by creakycopperline over 6 years ago
legolash if the revenue was poured back into FTTH
to extend it to areas where bt would not normally go, then yes maybe for the 100 mbps users. but reports show that take is slow, jacking the price up would only decrease demand.
gman99 im not trolling. i'm providing a backlash to your obvious BT sunshines out of their arse attitude. the only sensible i've read from you is about pia, if virgin and others want access to bt's ducts then virgin should do the same. regarding the price again, we are still in the middle of a recession. so charging more would further discourage customers
Posted by GMAN99 over 6 years ago
You charge more for top end products creaky, has that evaded you in life so far? Is Virgin's 100Mb product more or less expensive than its 20Mb offering?
Posted by Legolash2o over 6 years ago
"but reports show that take is slow," BT don't sell FTTP yet, they had to delay it. If you on about FTTC.. It does not help that they have mostly rolled it out to areas which already have decent speeds. Don't forget, people will have to wait for their contracts to finished before they can switch to a provider which provides FTTC.
Posted by GMAN99 over 6 years ago
lol, yeah there is no "take up" of FTTP. FTTP is installed at the moment as part of their rollout you can't buy or request it yet.
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