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Old 27-10-2017, 00:50   #1
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Openreach Says “copper will run out of steam” and Calls for FTTP Support

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...p-support.html

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Openreach’s (BT) Chairman, Mike McTighe, has told the Broadband World Forum that “we are getting to the point where the copper will run out of steam” and there’s a need to focus on “full fibre” (FTTP/H), but he warned that this could only be done with ISP support and “increases in wholesale pricing.”
This should focus minds at VM / Liberty with regards to getting the higher upload speed work finished, along with the 500Mb+ preparations.
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Re: Openreach Says “copper will run out of steam” and Calls for FTTP Support

Openreach demands higher broadband prices for ultrafast upgrades.


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BT's network arm Openreach has warned that a multibillion-pound investment in broadband upgrades hinges on higher prices.

The company unveiled the results of an industry consultation, saying it needed to spread the £3bn to £6bn cost of new ultrafast fibre-optic lines for 10 million homes across the broadband market.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/...fast-upgrades/
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Re: Openreach Says “copper will run out of steam” and Calls for FTTP Support

We spend about £14bn on overseas aid, so why not cut that in half and provide the country with proper broadband.
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Re: Openreach Says “copper will run out of steam” and Calls for FTTP Support

Yes l quite agree.
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Re: Openreach Says “copper will run out of steam” and Calls for FTTP Support

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We spend about £14bn on overseas aid, so why not cut that in half and provide the country with proper broadband.
Because quite a lot of people would die if we did that, and we're a nice caring country ?
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