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    BT Fibre to the Home

    This is a discussion on BT Fibre to the Home within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; Originally Posted by NewsreadeR There are specific conditions on this, ie that they must be able to make a decent ...

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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      There are specific conditions on this, ie that they must be able to make a decent return or similar. Basically they are saying, if we don't have our own way Ofcom, we won't be investing, or more specifically, in my eyes, holding Ofcom to ransom.
      So I suppose you think that BT should lay the fibre and then just give access away to anyone who wants it!!


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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      No not at all, BT should lay the fibre as a consortium. If they say partnered with Sky or a.n.other ISP that has some funding, imho it would be better.

      *If* BT were to do this and say, we want x amount per user, instead of allowing others onboard, then that would be just like VM are at the moment.

      Of course BT should make money, I have nothing against that, it's just the 'we will not spend the money unless we can make what we want' is wrong.
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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      Quote Originally Posted by Brian69 View Post
      So I suppose you think that BT should lay the fibre and then just give access away to anyone who wants it!!
      ok so bt will eventually end up with a decent network all going to plan that is
      but where does that leave the future of llu and those of us who now get our
      phone as well as broadband from sky
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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      There is nothing to stop anyone from laying fibre if they want/can rase the money from investors, but a look at the accounts of the cable co's will show just how expensive this is. If BT are willing to dip their toe in the water with this, and for sure they will only lay fibre in the first instance where they can make a return, why should OFCOM stand in the way.

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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      Quote Originally Posted by Brian69 View Post
      There is nothing to stop anyone from laying fibre if they want/can rase the money from investors, but a look at the accounts of the cable co's will show just how expensive this is. If BT are willing to dip their toe in the water with this, and for sure they will only lay fibre in the first instance where they can make a return, why should OFCOM stand in the way.
      ok i hear what you are saying so perhaps we shouldn't be looking so much at bt as towards what other companies are going to do to bring the next generation of broadband to their customers might make others in the long run switch back to bt

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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      What would the price been for the fibre ? and if BT are the first to do it they charge what they want, look at the pricing of the standard BB, I'm out of the LLU area and for an 8MB from BT it something like 24.99 (18 month ) that's why I'm on sky for 17 ( 12 months )

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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      You need to ask why you have no LLU alternative on your exchange. I suspect that sky would be straight in there if they throught there was a buck to be made. BT's policy has always been to get BB to as much of the U.K as possible, not just to cherry pick the high return ones.

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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      Not wishing to start an argument here but dont these 2 statements kinda condradict each other ?

      Quote Originally Posted by Brian69 View Post
      You need to ask why you have no LLU alternative on your exchange. I suspect that sky would be straight in there if they throught there was a buck to be made. BT's policy has always been to get BB to as much of the U.K as possible, not just to cherry pick the high return ones.
      Quote Originally Posted by Brian69 View Post
      If BT are willing to dip their toe in the water with this, and for sure they will only lay fibre in the first instance where they can make a return.


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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      It is the money made in high earning exchanges that cover the costs of loss making exchanges.
      I did say "in the first instance" for fibre. I think that Bt are far from convinced that many will be happy to pay for BB via fibre, or at least in the numbers that are happy with ADSL, but if they can get Ofcom to open up the Virgin network to wholesale traffic, and treat it in the same way as the BT network, then fibre access may be cheaper.
      Last edited by Brian69; 15-07-08 at 08:40 PM.

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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      Aren't sky starting a pilot laying of fibre optic this autumn in London?

      I think BT for once don't want to be cuaght napping and want to be in early for once.
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