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    This is a discussion on even faster? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by gorebrush Hmm, so for all us lucky souls who have FTTC at the moment - will FTTP ...

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      Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush View Post
      Hmm, so for all us lucky souls who have FTTC at the moment - will FTTP become an automatic option when it is released?

      If so, then I'll sign up for FTTP day 1 of availability.
      What would put me off is the expensive install/connection fee.
      I'm hopeful it will come down in price by the time they are ready to launch.
      Also, from what I've read, FTTP would be available to everybody in a FTTC area, so we would be ready to go.
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      Re: even faster?

      Also, from what I've read, FTTP would be available to everybody in a FTTC area
      I am not sure that is true. With FTTC the DSLAM is in the cabinet, with FTTP the DSLAM is in the exchange, so it is not quite as straight forward as replacing the copper to the cabinet with fibre. I think it is more likely to go to those who have a direct connection to the exchange, where replacing the copper would be relatively simple.

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      Re: even faster?

      Here's some info of the planned FTTP trails, and release dates.

      It states that FTTP will be availible to anybody in a fibre enabled area.

      BT's "FTTP on Demand" Brings Superfast 330Mbps Broadband to a Lucky Few | Gizmodo UK
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      Re: even faster?

      You might find it is an either or situation. Where you can get FTTC or FTTP depending on where you are. One of the early criticisms of FTTC was the difficulty in converting it to FTTP at an economic rate. That may have changed of course.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      You might find it is an either or situation. Where you can get FTTC or FTTP depending on where you are. One of the early criticisms of FTTC was the difficulty in converting it to FTTP at an economic rate. That may have changed of course.
      I know what your saying.
      It would be up to BTO to decide where they will deploy FTTP.
      Just because it is a fibre enabled area, doesn't mean that they will update every exchange to accommodate it.
      I don't see any reason however, why they wouldn't enable as many exchanges as possible over time.
      It would seem rather pointless having a handful of exchanges, maybe in large city centres, that can only have access to FTTP.

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      Re: even faster?

      its only a question of time. as things move forward people are going to need more and more bandwidth, so eventually all the copper lines will be replaced by fibre. it will take 10's of years though and cost a fortune.

      for now, i am happy with my 40/10 package, 300Mpbs would be overkill in my situation atm
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      Re: even faster?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      You might find it is an either or situation. Where you can get FTTC or FTTP depending on where you are. One of the early criticisms of FTTC was the difficulty in converting it to FTTP at an economic rate. That may have changed of course.
      From the BT press release about the "FTTP On Demand" trial:

      "Openreach today revealed a list of eight locations where it will pilot the delivery of ‘FTTP on Demand’. This service, which Openreach intends to make commercially available from Spring 2013, will enable customers to order an ultra-fast 330Mbps broadband connection directly to their home or business in an area served by Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC 2 ) technology. Previously, in order to receive 330Mbps speeds, customers had to be located in an FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) enabled area"

      The full press release is here in BT Press Releases

      If you can get FTTC then you will be able to have FTTP on demand from Spring next year if it's still on schedule. All they do is run fibre from the street cabinet to your premises.

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      Re: even faster?

      That's what I'm talking about! Will start saving.

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      Re: even faster?

      From the BT press release about the "FTTP On Demand" trial:
      That's interesting, pity it gives no indication of what the cost will be. I think it might be more than most of us can accept, I remember reading some time ago that the cost could be a one off of £500-1500, with a monthly cost of £80.

      It has come back, it was on TB - thinkbroadband :: FTTP on Demand for those who want it
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      Re: even faster?

      Andrew has already mentioned that in due time FTTP will likely be the path for the future and I am of this opinion too.

      FTTC is the great new broadband technology that has been rolled out to everyone, but I too see FTTP being the next major goal for the whole country. BTO just seem to be slow on the process of getting everyone moved across. Some areas, such as Cornwall, are being upgraded to FTTP but it is an expensive and time consuming process.

      I hope that the next goal will be to roll out FTTP to the various Scottish Islands and then the whole of Scotland.

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