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Aquiss offers FTTP that starts at just £5/m with new offer

A lot of people can be forgiven for thinking that FTTP has to be expensive and is only available at speeds of several hundred Mega bits or more from a lot of the advertising and PR but Aquiss who has had a three month half special offer on 3 of its FTTP package with their new offer is showing that it need not cost an arm and a leg to go full fibre.

  • FTTP 40/2 £5/m for 3 months, then £30/m 
  • FTTP 40/10 £7/m for 3 months, then £32/m
  • FTTP 80/20 £9/m for 3 months, then £34/m

These are all on 12 month contracts, static IP address, IPv4, IPv6 and with free activation. No telephone line rental is needed and no phone service is offered, i.e. this is a data only product. No broadband router is supplied, you will obviously get an Openreach ONT at the time of your activation, so you just need to buy a broadband router that has an Ethernet WAN port. If you are going to use VoIP over the FTTP then the 40/10 product with the 10 Mbps upload is probably a better bet to avoid web page requests and other upload activity from impacting on your voice over IP service too much.

If people want a bit more speed there is the 160 Mbps down, 30 Mbps up version at £40/m for 3 months and then £56/m.

Comments

anything over 100mbps starts climbing in price from all isp's

  • Agilly666
  • 25 days ago

if the ISPs want a large take up of fttp then more reasonable pricing is surely the best way to acheive that. keep prices low and people will sign. the current prices some ISPs expect us to pay are too high

  • threelegs
  • 25 days ago

Great competitive pricing that beats BT. This is what is needed in the FTTP space.

TalkTalk are now listed on Openreach's website as FTTP providers for the home its probably only a short time before TalkTalks products launch and shake up the market even further.

  • dogcat
  • 25 days ago

Whereabouts in the country is this available? The website does not say.

  • Pessimist
  • 24 days ago


@Pessimist The site states that they use OpenReach FTTP and Cityfibre. Should be available in all OpenReach FTTP premises. I would guess it is only some Cityfibre as generally Cityfibre FTTP areas don't always offer residential access but I guess it depends on their deal with Cityfibre. Annoying that you have to fill in a contact form to find out if it is available rather than just use an online checker as most ISPs offer.

  • ian72
  • 24 days ago

@Pessimist @ian72 We do openly state on the sales page with package details, within the Q&A section the following:

Q) Are Aquiss FTTP packages based on the Openreach network?
A) Yes. We deploy our FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) packages across the Openreach network.

Apologies in advance if this could be made clearer. We are open to feedback where you would prefer this to be mentioned?

  • aquiss
  • 24 days ago

@aquiss That is as I said however your "availability checker" states "We deploy our products via Openreach and CityFibre networks so we will check both networks for coverage of suitable products." but doesn't elaborate on the Cityfibre and your post doesn't mention Cityfibre at all. Why doesn't your availability checker allow an online check for availability as most other ISPs do? I would guess having to fill in an online form and wait for a response could well lose you custom.

  • ian72
  • 24 days ago

@ian72 Openreach FTTP data is very hit and miss in their systems, we are daily sending in corrections to the Formwize team. CityFibre don't provide API lookups presently (apart from Ethernet), for this reason we prefer a hands-on approach to ensure everything is checked correctly. Our response times are generally within 15-20 minutes, around the clock.

  • aquiss
  • 24 days ago

@aquiss @ian72 I don't want to have to supply personal details via an online form simply to find out whether or not a service is available. Just entering postcode and house number should be sufficient for a simple yes or no answer.

  • Pessimist
  • 22 days ago

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