Updated April, 2018
Dark Blue: Firm commitments from incumbent: BT (10M), Belgacom, Australian NBN, Swisscom, Austria, Bezeq Israel, Chunghwa Taiwan, Telus Canada, Telekom South Africa, SK Korea, (U.S.) AT&T, Century, Frontier, Windstream, Belgium, Omantel
Mid Blue: Smaller carriers in Germany, Norway, Finland, Japan
- Published: 04 August 2017 04 August 2017
Cerberus offering it to customers. BT fell a little behind schedule but will cover several hundred thousand homes with G.fast this fall. 10 million are promised by 2020. The retail ISPs are now active, with Cerberus offering the service on its web site.
"Up to 330 down, 30 up" costs 90 pounds including VAT, $117. "Up to 160 down" costs a little less. BT's fiber home is actually a bit cheaper.
Cerberus reports, "BT will only allow an order to be placed where the availability checker states that the predicted speed is 80.01Mbps or higher." The reach is estimated at ~300 meters.
BT has done extensive tests on their lines and can predict actual speeds fairly well. BT's early testing found 99%+ received 100 megabits or better.
A BT engineer will do the install, with plans for customer self-install in the future. Swisscom is already doing customer self-installs. Early days, 20% have required an engineer to follow-up. They are working on reducing the number of truck rolls required.
Great to see things are finally happening.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 14:15
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