BT reveals ISP fibre pilot charges

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BT has released the pricing structure for other internet service providers (ISPs) to access its Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) pilot in London.

In an announcement on its website, the company set charges of between 175 and 225 per year for each line they use.

"This price range will apply to product bandwidth options up to and including the 100/10Mbit/s product with standard grade service repair response times," the statement said.

The pilot, which was first announced in August, will take place in Higham, London as well as a number of other locations yet to be confirmed by BT. However, the company has said that 40,000 households will be involved with the trials.

BT has recently trialled Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) broadband in London, Wales and Scotland. This technology offers a cheaper option of providing a high-speed internet connectivity to homes and businesses.

The higher price tag of FTTP is due to the higher quality of connection as it is developed to go straight to the building rather than depending on existing networks to work its way to the user.

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