OCTOBER 19, 2010 By Stephen Hardy — Openreach, the segment of BT that supplies open access broadband infrastructure, has announced prices for a planned 110-Mbps offering. The 110 Mbps will be a peak speed. The prices are for communications providers using the Openreach service.
The new service will be provided over Openreach’s Generic Ethernet Access Fibre to the Premises (GEA-FTTP) portfolio in March 2011. It will initially be available in pilot areas such as Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes, and Highams Park, London.
Openreach will offer the 110-Mbps peak rate paired with a 20-Mbps prioritized rate downstream and 15 Mbps upstream capability. Rental cost for the service will be £258.48pa when bought as a standalone service or £157.80pa if purchased with a related copper voice service (WLR or MPF) under the Transition Product commercial terms. The connection price will be £75.
The new speed will not be available via Openreach’s fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) infrastructure.