Re: Virgin finally gets property developers on board
Originally Posted by joglynne
Considering how simple it must be to plan and lay the the cables etc when a new development is being built I can't believe Virgin Media and it's predecessors haven't done this before. It must make sense on a cost/profit basis.
Not as simple that ,joglynne ,it is the developers choice as to what services are placed .The developer will have to look at the selling cost of the house to try to recoup the cost of laying the cable as they will have to pay virgin ,that cost will have to be added to the house price or absorbed by the house builder.Obviously Persimmon homes feel that they can add this service to new build houses and either absorb the cost or profit from it by using it as a selling point now that faster speeds are available and people prefer VM broardband to BT's
You are correct though that laying the cables will be much easier and preferable to vm
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