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Re: [LUG] Fibre broadband


On 13/11/13 08:49, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> In Holsworthy we are getting fibre to the cabinet set up. It is well on
> the way, the new cabinets are installed and BT have reached the testing
> stage. In fact the latest news is that it should be ready next month. So
> I have been looking it up on Google etc.
> I am now a bit puzzled. My current ISP does provide it and in fact the
> monthly payment is less than I pay now. However they have a one off set
> up fee of £102. The note about it says that this includes 'arranging for
> an engineer to visit my house to install the service'.

IIRC about 100 quid is what BT Openreach charge ISPs for an FTTC
connection. Regardless if it is "brand new" or "upgrade" from another
ADSL service.

> I have looked at other ISP's and, while prices and set ups vary, there
> does not seem to be any mention of sending anyone to the house or any
> payment for it.

This does appear to depend on the ISP.

> Also, a bit annoying, some of them want to set up a 'package' which
> includes the phone rental, calls etc. And, if I don't want to have this,
> they will charge extra for my not having it included.

It is also likely to make a difference if the phone is provided via LLU
or CPS.

> So at the moment I am very confused. Can anyone clarify the situation
> for me please?

The cynical position is that this is a deliberate ploy to make
comparison between different providers difficult.

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