Johnnyt

Full fibre would you or wouldn't you?

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Received offer for full fibre from openreach see below.

I should get a least 30 Mbps with copper to the house.

Seems a lot of money the rum from the cabinet in existing ducting up the road is about 400m.

As with anything new the cost in generally high initially and then falls in time.

I already have my pv, weatherstation, phones, ipad and smart TV linked to the network and it copes well at current home and new build speed should be similar.

Your thoughts are welcomed

 

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That’s the developer price - not applicable to a single build. 
 

If the cabinet is fibre enabled you will get min 76mb anyway over copper 

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I use 4G, plenty fast enough for me and at £20/month, that fibre price is 100 months worth.

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I think for £2k I'd go for it. 

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At minimum I'd be sure to put ducts in place. Fibre to the premises will come down in price over time, and it'd be good to make it as easy to install as possible if and when it comes down to whatever price you think is reasonable.

 

Last week, we had a neighbour cut the wire going up the pole that supplies us and several nearby properties with our phone lines (trimming his hedge!)

 

For three days I was cursing our refusal to spend a couple of grand taking the line under the road from the base of the pole five years ago!

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We can get BT's Full Fibre 100 for £40/month. Don't need it, though. Can get Full Fibre 900 for £60/month. Quite suprised.

 

Two or three weeks ago at the in-laws I managed to cut through an OpenReach copper cable with hedge clippers as a fibre cable had been added to the pole and someone moved the copper cable but left it loose just inside the bottom of the hedge. Had to spend 40 minutes going down the lane apologising for the loss of service, and half of them had full fibre (which I hadn't cut through).

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Is that an admission of guilt @DavidFrancis for cutting @jack cable and making him miss a few zoom quizzes. 

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Just now, Declan52 said:

Is that an admission of guilt @DavidFrancis for cutting @jack cable and making him miss a few zoom quizzes. 

 

I'd pay good money for an excuse to miss those. Really not my thing.

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Presumably once it's installed you can switch supplier?

 

£4000 for a 400m run is just £10 a metre. Not many other utilities would charge so little. 

 

 

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We are a mile from the cabinet.  The copper cable comes through trees all the way down the lane to us.  We get full fibre to the house Friday week.  You would not believe how excited I am.  There are times when I am working from home where we turn every single wi fi device off so that I can log on.

Interesting that OH has just got a new phone - a Huawei.  I know when he has come into range of the house WiFi before he arrives.  It steals every bit of bandwidth available!

This is our current speed 

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