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JetLag
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Is initial fibre broadband installation limited to BT Only?

Openreach engineers were in our area some 7 weeks ago installing FTTP into the local cabinets, but no connections into the properties . Since then we have heard nothing, no email notification that FTTP is available.

I have just ckecked with BT Retail and see that I can order Full Fibre.

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I have checked with other providers and all indicate that fibre broadband is not available in my area, but they will notify me when available!

Am I limited to buying from BT now or will I have to wait until they open the network to other providers?

 

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licquorice
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Re: Is initial fibre broadband installation limited to BT Only?

The network is available to all providers, however, many choose not to supply FTTP.

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Starwire
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Re: Is initial fibre broadband installation limited to BT Only?

The Openreach FTTP Network is open to any ISP that wants it. Openreach are a ‘Wholesaler’, not a Provider.

If you checked their web site it clearly states which ISP’s sell FTTP via their Network.

https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband/fttp-providers

 

 

 

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JetLag
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Re: Is initial fibre broadband installation limited to BT Only?

Yes, checked that but only BT acknowledge that I am able to get fibre and give quote. All other providers insist that they can only supply regular broadband, not fibre🤔

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yorkspark
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Re: Is initial fibre broadband installation limited to BT Only?

@JetLagwrote:

Yes, checked that but only BT acknowledge that I am able to get fibre and give quote. All other providers insist that they can only supply regular broadband, not fibre🤔



The reason for that is simple, Most of the major isp's whinge and moan about BT/openreach fttp, and unfair advantage etc,  yet they simply have chosen not to offer to re-sell the product to their customers, so whose fault is that?