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FTTP new install questions

Spuriousfish

Casual Member
Our rural exchange is only ADSL at the moment but currently the area has FTTP being laid which supposedly will be going live to us in March 2020.

We're told that the fibre will be laid along the roadside and that when its available to us for a connection we need to contact our ISP and order it. At this point we're told that a surveyor will come along to plan the route from road to house.

There are a number of questions about this change over process but to start...

1. Does the home owner have to pay for the final link from road to house?
2. Will we be able to choose from a number of ISPs for our supply?
3. Will the copper link be kept for the phone service or do we have to switch to Voip?

Any help with answers to the above would be very useful.


Many thanks
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
1. The home owner will usually only pay a small setup fee, but this varies between ISPs and some even do it for virtually nothing.

2. Yes: https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.p...-on-openreachs-uk-fttp-broadband-network.html

3. This depends somewhat on the packages being offered by your chosen ISP and your own choice of service or migration path. Going forward everything will soon be VoIP but for now it's perfectly possible to keep an analogue copper line alongside a fibre FTTP one, although you'll pay for both to keep them going at the same time.
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
Good question, completely forgot to ask that :) . Getting old.
 
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