Openreach reduces FTTP Broadband network infrastructure price for new build homes

Saturday, October 27th 2018

Openreach has informed that they will offer a price drop by 75% on their 1Gbps capable FTTP ultrafast broadband network infrastructure. This will be available for new build homes mainly focusing on small developers in the UK to motivate them to provide with full fibre homes.

As of now, Openreach offers FTTP infrastructure at free of cost to those new projects with more than 30 homes. The new scheme will provide a offer of “revised rate card” to the smaller developers / projects which have the premises count between 2 to 29.

UK's small property developers will just have to pay a fraction of the current costs by availing discounts for building FTTP technology. Due to this, 40000+ homes of 5000 developments will get benefited annually. The scheme claims to be making available of FTTP to more than 80% of UK new build areas which have been registered since its launch in 2016 with six lakh premises of some 4700 new developments.

The new scheme will be launched on November 1, 2018. As the Government is planning to hold meeting with network infrastructure providers & developers across the country to bring mandatory full fibre infrastructure for new build developments which is a part of the recent proposals of Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review.

Openreach’s MD of Strategic Infrastructure - Kim Mears said that though their exisiting offer already benefiting buyers and large builders, they still want to ensure everybody moving to new build should be able to enjoy FTTP network. As one of the leading digital infrastructure countries and with the growing demand for data, they need to bring some action by building fast reliable networks. The new offers give the builders low cost and help to motivate the small builders also to bring future proof technology across their developments in the country. They are supporting government's aim to bring mandatory full fibre broadband services on all new build premises and closely working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport) & housebuilders to execute at their best.

UK Minister for Digital - Margot James said that they are developing future fit Britain and announced their national full fibre network. They ensure that all the new build developments whether it is small or big, can get access to full fibre technology. They are welcoming Openreach’s offer of price reduction to bring their aims in reality faster by offering 75% reduction.

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