Open Infra are in my neighbourhood touting installation of full fibre - 'pay only for installation'....'free internet for up to 36 months. Start paying after your current contract expires'. Apparently they will do this 'by using ducts/pipes underground and the existing poles'. I don't understand - isn't it only Openreach that can do this? Which ISPs would be providing the service? Is there any intel out there about why I should avoid this offer, eg from BT's marketing team?
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Open Infra are the ISP providing your internet - just google 'open infra' and plenty information available
did you try google as there are numerous entries including Trustpilot with customer reviews
sounds like bit of a gamble.
unfortunately you cannot discuss packages from other ISPs on the BT Forum
PIA ( Physical infrastructure access ) , which Openreach are obliged to offer , allows Alternative Networks to use the ducts, jointboxes and poles that belong to Openreach for their own equipment, so often, these Alt Nets could ( for arguments sake ) have their own ‘fibre blocks’ on a telegraph pole and able to offer service before Openreach get their own fibre blocks installed, underground service is similar, but less obvious because the equipment isn’t as visible.
Someone who went with an Alt Net in this overhead situation would have the original Openreach copper dropwire left in place and a new optical dropwire supplied by the Alt Net installed from the pole , along with any other kit the Alt Net needs to install at the property, like the ONT etc.
I had a look at their website, and I would definitely beware. They list 3 ISPs that deliver over their network - Gardio, Infinity Broadband and Optyx. The link to Gardio doesn't work, and a quick google didn't give me any more info about them. The links to the other two work, but the packages listed on the ISPs website don't match those listed on the Open Infra website.
The whole thing screams amateur hour to me.