July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP
Now that a full commercial launch date has been announced for the Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) product from Openreach we will hopefully see more retail providers offering the service. The launch date on 2nd July, follows on from trials of new speed variants.
Our fibre forum regularly features people who know their area is earmarked for the FTTP service, but the roll-out has not been completed. With luck Openreach will use the full commercial launch to put more resources into rolling out the service to the 10-15% of premises in the UK that FTTP is earmarked for.
While a lot of the coverage is focused on the fastest options that give 330 Mbps downstream, and 30 Mbps upstream, the availability of the slower 80 Mbps should help to ensure people can afford to buy the service.