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GTC adds another provider as an option to its FTTH roll-out

The coverage of Fibre to the Premise broadband in the UK may only just be reaching 2.5% of premises, but every new bit of roll-out does help.

While the news today from GTC is not announcing new coverage areas adding a fifth broadband provider who sells broadband over its full fibre network (GPON) is an important thing in terms of ensuring the public have a wide choice of packages.

"Joining GTC’s network gives us the opportunity to reach more homeowners with our unique broadband offering. We feel that their open-access policy is the way that all networks should operate because of the choice it gives new home buyers."

Joe Tandey, Operations Director at Pure Broadband

Pure Broadband join another four providers Direct Save Telecom, Love Your Broadband, SeetheLight and Vfast Internet who all sell services across the GTC network. For any building developers who want to know more the GTC website will give you a point of contact, but should be known to most through their work installing over utilities.

Our broadband map does include as much of the network FTTH network GTC has installed and there are more locations waiting to be added once we find out the latitude and longitude of the postcodes where people are speed testing with what looks like FTTH but premise is so new its location has not percolated out to the OS database that provides core postcode location data.

A choice of providers is very important on some new estates and apartments as developers do sometimes lock out operators such as Openreach and Virgin Media.

Comments

But no major names?

  • alwall
  • 6 months ago

Taylor Wimpey, Bellway, Bovis and over a million homes connected to (not just passed by) by their networks. If their FTTH really is open access, it will not be long before their customers (as in the big house builders) help rectify this.

  • PhilipVirgo
  • 6 months ago

I am intrigued at the comment that developers sometimes lock out operators like Openreach and Virgin Media. Does this not really mean that they insist on open access infrastructures(as per EU policy) and/or the installation of open access dark fibre networks and/or require the physical construction building to be scheduled alongside that for gas, electricity and water. And exclude those operators unwilling to accept such "restrictions".

  • PhilipVirgo
  • 6 months ago

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