FTTP promoted by Ofcom as Prime Minister champions connectivity.
As the Prime Minster David Cameron promises new mast laws to boost broadband and eliminate rural ‘notspots’ BT considers you turn on their stance regarding FTTP in a bid to keep their control of Openreach.
Speaking in the Prime Ministers question time in response to Conservative MP Andrew Murrison’s comment on poor broadband and network coverage the Prime Minister vowed to change laws surrounding masts and their installation. Building support within the House of Commons with fellow Ministers he tackled the establishment’s previous track record;
“I think this is something for member’s right across the House. 10 years ago we were all rather guilty of leading campaigns against masts and the rest of it. Our constituents now want coverage for the internet; they want coverage for mobile phones. We need to make sure we change the law in all the ways necessary to make sure masts are built, we increase coverage and we ensure everyone is connected to the information superhighway.”
Access to superfast broadband and mobile connectivity has been at the forefront of the once in a decade Ofcom review of BT and Openreach, with rivals complaining of inadequate access for them to install their own fibre broadband whilst BT continually maintain that ‘innovative’ solutions in existing copper infrastructure is the future.
Ofcom however, has recommended all UK Telecoms companies invest in Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) and in the execution of this has ordered BT to open their network to rivals so that they may lay their own caballing. FTTP brings fibre optic cabling directly to your home or business enabling download speeds of up to 80Mbps, essential when recent research has shown that slow broadband speeds can cost company’s days in lost productivity time through the year.
We have seen the cost of FTTP fall considerably and the availability increase considerably over the last 12 months, so even if you have previously looked into this, do contact us to find out what is currently available in your area. To find out more click here or contact us here.