I am a FH squatter
- Jan 27, 2004
I see they've started to advertise it, not sure how far up the country its enabled yet though, anyone have a decent website to check exchange activation dates?
Sucks but, I'll still get it when it's available.The monthly rental price (£38 +vat – before additional ISP costs are applied) of FTTPoD is effectively the same as FTTP but it also comes with a fixed £500 one-off installation fee, which is in addition to a distance-based construction charge that will vary depending on how far away your home or business is from BT’s nearest NGA Aggregation Node (these are usually situated in the ground and close to your local street cabinet).
BTOpenreach estimates that more than half of premises (55%) will incur a distance based charge of between £200 – £1000 and “virtually all other premises” will face a charge of between £1,400 – £3,500.
Indeed . After some chasing around with my local councillor, someone in the council who deals with BDUK stuff and then her contact at BT Openreach... it looks like my BT cabinet won't get upgraded to FTTC due to BT not thinking it commercially viable, but Virgin already offering 'fibre' speeds to the area so BDUK won't touch it either. So I get the choice of (excellent, for the tech, 22Mbps sync) ADSL or dealing with Vermin Media .My exchange is fibre enabled, but as you know, BT are unwilling to upgrade a lot of cabinets. What a fucking waste of time in upgrading the exchange then.