Openreach to start switching off FTTC in FTTP areas
Today Ofcom confirmed that Openreach will be allowed to turn off copper-based networks in areas where faster full-fibre internet connections to properties have already been deployed. This should help reduce its costs by removing the need to maintain two different systems in parallel.
PlusNet either have to offer FTTP or they will lose customers because Openreach has switched off their means of supplying an internet connection.
Is this the beginning of the end for PlusNet?
Re: Openreach to start switching off FTTC in FTTP areas
18-03-2021 10:07 PM - edited 18-03-2021 10:09 PM
Closing the copper network
As it lays new fibre to replace ageing copper lines, Openreach shouldn’t have the unnecessary costs of running two parallel networks. So, when Openreach has rolled out full fibre in a particular area, we will progressively remove regulation on its copper products over a number of years.
So I'm pretty sure I'll be on Copper for the foreseeable future as my exchange is not in the list for full fibre upgrading.