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Openreach Slash Wholesale Fibre Broadband Prices for UK ISPs

Infinity
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Openreach Slash Wholesale Fibre Broadband Prices for UK ISPs

Openreach Slash Wholesale Fibre Broadband Prices for UK ISPs

 

Openreach (BT) is to cut the prices of their wholesale “fibre broadband” (FTTC and FTTP) products to ISPs by up to 40%, which they say is designed to encourage providers to switch more of their old copper line (ADSL) users on to faster internet connections and this in turn will help to improve coverage.

 

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2018/07/openreach-slash-wholesale-fibre-broadband-prices-for-u...

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/24/superfast-broadband-bt-charges-openreach-sky-talkta...

 

Though apparently full savings will not be passed on to customers !

 

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@Infinity wrote:

Though apparently full savings will not be passed on to customers !


That goes without saying.

And any savings passed on will soon disappear if the last few years of rising bills are anything to go by.

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@billnotben wrote:


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And any savings passed on will soon disappear if the last few years of rising bills are anything to go by.


But, if one continues to pay less than one would have without the meters, surely that is a saving.For example now Smarthouse pays £x-y, Dumbrhouse  £x. Prices go up 5%; Smarthouse pays( £x-y)*1.05, Dumbhouse £x*1.05. That's still a comparative saving by Smarthouse.

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Re: Openreach Slash Wholesale Fibre Broadband Prices for UK ISPs

There's only one way the home broadband bills are going ^
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Re: Openreach Slash Wholesale Fibre Broadband Prices for UK ISPs

When I first got ADSL BB from BT in 2007 I was paying some £18 a month for 10GB, which is a lot more than many deals today.  My previous dial-up Anytime with Freeserve/Wannado/Orange/EE was £14.99/month.  I'm sure there is room for a reduction in fibre prices at some point.

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Re: Openreach Slash Wholesale Fibre Broadband Prices for UK ISPs

When I finally changed from dial-up to ADSL broadband it was cheaper. This is no longer happening with fibre. Prices are just going up.

I think that's basically because broadband is now a necessary utility especially if you have kids or you are a student - for study purposes. And the ISP's all know this.