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    Provider claims low demand for fibre broadband

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      Provider claims low demand for fibre broadband

      thinkbroadband :: Provider claims low demand for fibre broadband
      One broadband provider is going against the grain and claims that for fibre broadband there is 'low demand seen throughout the industry' and has actually withdrawn its fibre based broadband products from sale for a few months.

      This goes against the avalanche of news coverage that now has ITV journalists filming on beaches in the Isles of Scilly as fibre backhaul is brought ashore and almost daily appearances by one or other MP at a cabinet unveiling.

      The provider in question is Primus Saver who claim they are removing the products for a period of three months and may reappear with revised pricing if and when new wholesale pricing appears.

      Primus Saver operate at the low end of the market and the extra £8 to £10 per month that fibre services from Openreach command, plus wholesalers mark-up to account for the generally higher usage levels for fibre based services make bargain basement fibre services hard to market while still making a profit.

      The UK has a real problem since if wholesale prices of fibre services are reduced it may drive demand, but if driven too low it will increase the ROI periods to the extent that Openreach may ask for more gap funding in rural areas to continue the roll-out, or introduce two-tier pricing. Also for alt-nets trying to compete where volume is difficult people may be reluctant to sign up to anything significantly more expensive than the TV advertised services that usually include unlimited usage too.


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      Re: Provider claims low demand for fibre broadband

      Never heard of them, maybe they need to have a word with their advertising dept.
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      Re: Provider claims low demand for fibre broadband

      Nationalise it.

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      Re: Provider claims low demand for fibre broadband

      If BT Openreach actually got on with installing it, rather than saying they will be installing it'real soon now', the pent up demand might well change the profile. My local Fibre box has stood empty for the better part of a year and in the area (including adjacent exchanges) BT Openreach appear to have stopped mid-stream the installation of Fibre.

      The problem is the BT monopoly on the Fibre - they can and do charge very high prices and can't be bothered to make the product available to customers who want to buy it. We need some genuine competition in this market not just a few people offering a rebranded BT product.

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      Re: Provider claims low demand for fibre broadband

      Openreach are the Lego brick on the carpet in the middle of the night, as long as that half arsed bunch of tards sit in their happy little monopoly bubble nothing will ever improve.

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      Re: Provider claims low demand for fibre broadband

      Whilst it will be a long time before Sky could cover the whole of the UK with their own network, can I remind you that Sky have now taken step to roll out their own FTTP network in Basingstoke and are also going for a joint venture with both City Fibre & TalkTalk.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Provider claims low demand for fibre broadband

      UK ISP Primus Saver Unveils New Unlimited Broadband Bundles

      UK ISP Primus Saver Unveils New Unlimited Broadband Bundles - ISPreview UK
      Budget Internet and phone provider Primus Saver, which last week confirmed plans to scrap their old packages due to low uptake (here), has taken the wraps off their new unlimited broadband package bundles (expected to be introduced on 1st August 2014).

      As expected Primus intends to do away with their existing £1.20 per month (20GB usage allowance) package, which also required you to take Line Rental at £13.99 per month. In its place the ISP has chosen to introduce three unlimited broadband bundles that slightly refresh the current line-up and Recombu has found the details.

      Itís widely expected that the existing offers of a free router and free activation will continue to be maintained, although this has yet to be confirmed. As before these are all ADSL2+ based packages and promise speeds of up to around 16Mbps. All three packages will also be free of any aggressive traffic management or download limits.

      PrimusSaver Basic
      * Standard UK Call Rates
      PRICE: £2.50 per month (plus £14.90 line rental)

      PrimusSaver Saver

      * Free UK Evening and Weekend Calls
      PRICE: £4 per month (plus £14.90 line rental)

      PrimusSaver Max

      * Free UK Anytime Calls
      PRICE: £4 per month (plus £15.40 line rental)

      As previously reported Primus Saver has also decided to withdraw their residential Ďup toí 38Mbps and 76Mbps superfast broadband (FTTC) packages from sale on the same date, although itís hoped that they will return in a few monthsí time after Ofcomís forthcoming margin squeeze test (here) has been introduced (although the expectation of this having a big impact upon FTTC pricing remains rather shaky).

     

     

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