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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; This should be interesting - especially seeing as they seem to pitching it as a wholesale product... On 15 July, ...

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      BT Fibre to the Home

      This should be interesting - especially seeing as they seem to pitching it as a wholesale product...

      On 15 July, BT announced plans to roll out fibre-based, super-fast broadband to as many as 10 million homes in the UK by December 2012. The plan is to invest 1.5bn over the next 4 years to deliver a range of services with top speeds of up to 100 Mbps with the prospect of speeds of more than 1,000 Mbps in the future.

      Broadband has boosted the UK economy in recent years, becoming an essential part of our customers' lives. We have world leading broadband availability and take-up. Consumers have massive choice from over 200 ISPs, with some of the lowest prices in the world. Our new programme of investment will bring the UK the next generation of broadband services with world-leading speeds and capacity.


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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      Would this mean planting new fibre cables aswell?

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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      Correct - a key factor in the deployment of fibre to the home is a fibre dropwire tubing - this means in certain situations, the fibre can now be fed overhead to a premises from an existing pole.

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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      The big thing with fibre optic is also via the sewer pipes, Paris is laying a whole load of fibre optic in their sewers to connect to wi-fi spots around the city.

      Currently the sewer option is only avaliable to businesses and universities in the UK at the moment but BT must have seen the writing on the wall and are trying to get in early.
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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      I'd imagine they'll be using the sewers to avoid the cost of digging up roads and stuff. I also remember reading somewhere that they can also cut a slit in the road surface, lay the cable and then cover it over again. Non invasive and doesn't require the road to be shut for long periods of time.

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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      Well that's good to hear then. Because the fibre cables end 100 yards (Yes i've measured it) from my premises.

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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      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.
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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.
      yep that sounds like bt thinking only of them self

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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      so does this mean being a sky customer we could potentially lose out on the fiber upgrade are our old bt lines going to be ignored because we chosen to
      move to sky also would like to know what sky is planning for the future if it
      includes fiber will they do a deal with bt to get a slice of the fiber network?

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      Re: BT Fibre to the Home

      I doubt it, the work will not be complete until 2012, so unless you can do without 4 years of broadband, its a none starter to even consider waiting.
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