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jaystride
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Fibre connection to a new build

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I am renovating a property for eventual rental.  What is the cost roughly of a full fibre connection to replace the existing copper wire one?  No broadband package will be taken out initially. 

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pippincp
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Is FTTP already available in the area? If not suppling FTTP would be very expensive.

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iniltous
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FTTP isn’t simply replacing a copper cable with a fibre one , it’s much more complex than that , if you want to in some way future proof the property , where the existing copper pair enters is likely to be the place any future fibre would also enter , so near it needs to be a power outlet for an ONT , you could then provide some sort of Ethernet patch panel and Ethernet cabling to various rooms , then the position of the router doesn’t need to be close to the ONT position….as far as cost to get full fibre , you can order ( but not with BT ) a FTTP on demand service, where you pay for the construction of the FTTP network, but it requires you also take service from whatever non BT FTTPod provider you chose to organise the installation…FWIW the cost tends to be in the tens of thousands of ££’s
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jaystride
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It’s is in the road where other properties are now connected with fibre. The property has been empty for a while so never got connected.
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licquorice
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You are misunderstanding how fibre and broadband is provisioned.

Fibre is not supplied to a property on the off-chance that a service will be required, rather it is provided as a result of an order for service. Its not like water or electricity.

iniltous
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As already stated , if the area is served by a retro fitted OR FTTP scheme ( so copper and fibre ) if you ordered service yourself ( assuming the property is sufficiently ready for that , like the power is on etc ) the fibre would be installed from outside to in, if you don’t want to do that , the new occupants could do it for themselves, but FTTP isn’t fitted without an order for service unless it’s part of a reasonable size new build development where the builder/developer has a contractual relationship with OR , suppling equipment and the specifications for building the external lineplant etc, one off buildings are not usually part of the new build process