Dear Roseisle residents
2.5 Km new overhead spans
27 new poles
4.2 Km of new underground duct provision
2.989 Km mole-ploughed duct provision
492m carriageway duct provision
As a reminder, Openreach will cover all costs for this project that fall within our own commercial threshold, and the figure below represents the remaining cost that your community would need to contribute for us to deliver an FTTP network – which would give download speeds of up to 330Mbps. These costs are subject to change, pending a survey.
Price (ex VAT) VAT at 20% Price (inc VAT) £356,657.00 £0.00 £356,657.00
Planning and building a fibre broadband network is a complex project. We start with a thorough design process to build a blueprint for your community and we follow that with a survey to make sure there’s enough space alongside all the existing utilities underground to accommodate new cables and equipment.
Once the actual build is underway, you will probably see our engineers at work. During this phase we’ll work closely with local authorities to reduce delays and keep disruption to a minimum and we also check if any road closures may be needed for the installation. After the network is built, we’ll carry out final quality and safety checks. All that’s left after that is to let our service providers know that people can now order a service from them. This is when you can upgrade to fibre broadband via a service provider of your choice.
I’d like to take this opportunity to explain why we think we’re the best people to bring fibre to your community:
– We’re Britain’s leading digital network business and our infrastructure already supports more than 30 million
customers throughout the country – We’ve invested more than £11 billion into our network over the last 10 years and our mission is to build the best
possible network, with the highest quality service, making sure that everyone in Britain can be connected
– The price proposal outlined in this offer letter is valid for 60 days from the date of this letter, and the figure
quoted is the cost payable to Openreach by the community.
– Should you wish to proceed, we have to contract with a Legal Entity (e.g. Residents Group or Managing
Agent/Developer) so you’d need to set one up, if there isn’t one already within your community.
– At the point you sign the contract to proceed, you’ll need to pay 50% of your share of the cost (outlined on the
previous page) at that time and pay the remaining 50% once the new fibre infrastructure’s available for Communication Providers (CPs) to offer service.
– The quote is subject to fibre capacity at the exchange, so a survey will be undertaken and the final price
confirmed to you prior to any formal contractual agreement with Openreach.
– The quote is based on private funding only (i.e. it excludes any local authority funds which would require formal
procurement and state aid approval.)
– Any infrastructure provided, will remain the property of BT and will form part of the BT estate.
– There are, and never will be, any ongoing costs that the community will be asked to bear for the fibre
– Openreach will take responsibility for all future management once the new fibre infrastructure is provided.
– We will upgrade the infrastructure to make faster broadband speeds available, however to benefit from those
faster speeds, a fibre broadband service will need to be purchased by individuals from a service provider of their choice once the cabinet is live.
– Unfortunately we cannot account for external factors (such as power provision) in the typical timeline for getting fibre broadband to you, but in our experience it typically takes around 12 months from when you sign a contract to the point where faster services can be ordered.