Switch to FTTP
FTTP Broadband and Analogue Line Price Changes
Over the last few months Openreach have increased pricing in a number of areas particularly with their analogue network and related services. This has forced a number of wholesale broadband providers to reflect this in their transfer prices. This will impact a range of products particularly traditional ADSL2 and FTTC broadband services. In addition to this, the analogues lines used to support these services will also see price rises from Openreach. The price increases will be 10% and 12% respectively.
We can however protect you from the price increase by converting your current broadband service to next generation FTTP broadband as part of Openreach’s network upgrade in readiness for the ISDN/Analogue network switch.
Openreach started upgrading their Analogue network and converting it into a fully Digital one some years ago, this is scheduled to be complete by December 2025 and will render traditional broadband services using analogue lines obsolete. This means users of ADSL2 and FTTC broadband will need to upgrade to the new fully digital offering called SOGEA/SOTAP or upgrade to the high speed FTTP (up to 1 Gbps) or a fibre leased line if higher speeds are required before December 2025.
With more than two years to run there is time, however, with the price increases we are suggesting a switch to FTTP now to avoid these increases. Upgrading will also protect your organisation going forward with a product that will not become obsolete when Openreach finally switch off their analogue network.
Please note the switch to FTTP requires this installation of a new service that will replace your existing broadband connection. This means that you will have new IP addresses and will require a new router for your FTTP connection. With FTTP broadband now available at your site you can upgrade and receive up to 1Gbps broadband, pricing summarised below.
If you would like to do this, please let us know and we will initiate the upgrade to FTTP.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we can run through them with you.