While the main focus of the Openreach fibre based broadband roll-outs are FTTC based, there is FTTP appearing and nowhere has more of it than Cornwall. Another rural corner of the county has just gained access to Fibre to the Premises. Premises connected to cabinet 4 on the St Columb exchange now have access to native GEA-FTTP, this covers the area around Tremayne (e.g. TR9 6EL) and was an area where speeds generally ranged from zero to 1 Mbps.
The GEA-FTTP product is provided at the same wholesale price as FTTC if you order a 40 Mbps or 80 Mbps based service, but unfortunately of the large providers only BT Consumer list and sell faster products in the guise of Infinity 3 & 4. We believe PlusNet customers can order FTTP too, but it is not a standard product listing, in the SME sector the choice widens but so does the monthly price.
Installing the GEA-FTTP usually requires two visits, the first is to install the main fibre to a box on the outside of the property, and a second visit will see someone bring the fibre ONT (modem) and run a shorter length of plastic fibre into the property.