FTTP

Telecom notices

Telecom notices have appeared on every road in Failand and Lower Failand for the work to be done installing FTTP (Fibre-to-the-Premises):

northsomerset.roadworks.org

Select "Next twelve months" from the top right dropdown and zoom on Failand.

What you see go into the trench is green drainpipe ducting for the fibre to the cabinet and a bundle of pink hose ducting, one for each fibre from the cabinet back to a house. These terminate on a 'pot' with a black plastic cover which will contain a plug ready for connection to the house if you decide to subscribe.

Gigaclear have been awarded the contract to rollout FTTP in Failand and Lower Failand providing speeds of up to 1000Mbps.

This will principally be of interest to residents in Failand who have slower FTTC speeds and those in Lower Failand where FTTC is not available.

Run your postcode through the Gigaclear checker.

Prices range from £41/month for 50Mbps to £76/month for 1000Mbps. Unlike FTTC, speed does not depend on distance from the cabinet.

Installation to your home (pdf) involves a trench from the pot to your house, through an external wall, then internal wiring to your preferred router location.

A disadvantage is that you are tied to this one ISP whereas with FTTC you can choose.