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Author Topic: New build nearby has fibre.  (Read 280 times)

S.Stephenson

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New build nearby has fibre.
« on: October 17, 2020, 09:16:09 PM »

The new build with like 100 houses across the road has recently been upgraded to BT fttp.

Do they ever upgrade nearby houses too?

Does this make fibre cheaper to deploy to the area now?

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j0hn

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Re: New build nearby has fibre.
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 09:24:26 PM »

Retro new build work has become very common.
Expanding out from new builds in unannounced areas isn't common.

It probably won't make much of a difference to a later rollout.
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S.Stephenson

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Re: New build nearby has fibre.
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 09:49:12 PM »

Some of the new build is pretty old and got FTTC from bduk in 2014, it all has fttp available now must have been activated recently because I check the coverage map often.

Seems like a later phase got it all upgraded to fttp.
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j0hn

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Re: New build nearby has fibre.
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 10:16:39 PM »

The retro new build work OpenReach are doing covers properties that are up to 20-30 years old.
They all have relatively new and clear ducting making the rolling out of FTTP much easier.

ThinkBroadband coverage shows the rate they are doing retro new build work.

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523,859 premises via BDUK/gap funded or other rural intervention, increase of 4,189
1,653,390 premises in Fibre First areas, increase of 81,407
198,593 premises in Fibre Town/Village areas, increase of 37,333
431,180 premises in new build properties constructed in 2016 and later, increase of 16,010
43,880 premises in properties constructed between 2006 and 2015, increase of 4,715
62,426 premises in properties constructed between 1996 and 2005, increase of 9,927
137,392 premises via commercial/old roll-out, increase of 16,010

The increase shown is the increase in properties covered in the previous month.
Over 30,000 of the 171,090 properties covered with FTTP last month were revisiting new builds to retro fit FTTP
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Re: New build nearby has fibre.
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 06:31:30 PM »

There are various programmes running to provide FTTP .... Fibre Cities, Rural (Last 20%), Rural (Last 10%), Community-funded FTTP, New-sites (as in being built now) and Retro New-Sites ... off the top of my head.

As j0hn points out, the retro's are usually picked if they are under 30yrs old, in fact, most of the time they will likely be under 20yrs old as this kind of estate should be purely duct work, whereas some of the estates under 30yrs old sometimes have a mixture of duct and DiG (armoured cable) in the ground which pumps up the civils cost massively.

The retro programme should be 'quick-wins' and built pretty quickly.
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