Reply to post: Re: I assume Thinkbroadband are using the "can pay extra for fibre" definition of ("has access to"?

You may not have noticed, but 'superfast' broadband is available to 94% of Blighty

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Re: I assume Thinkbroadband are using the "can pay extra for fibre" definition of ("has access to"?

> So far, I've only had prices from BTB for FTTP on demand. No decent ISP appears to offer it.

Here's an explanation from one very decent ISP:

https://www.aaisp.net.uk/broadband-FP.html

"Note that there is an option of FTTP on demand shown on availability checkers. This is a service which we are not selling because of the unreasonable costs and terms."

Specifically, the FTTPoD product charges a monthly wholesale rental of £99+VAT - for a service which costs OpenReach *less* to maintain than a copper pair. This means that the retail price of any service based on FTTPoD would need to be at least £150 per month.

This is on top of the high initial connection cost, which means you've already paid for the cost of pulling or digging the fibre into your building.

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