Fibre on Demand in Cardiff and Newport

Fibre on Demand (FoD) which provides “ultra-fast” 330Mbps (30Mbps upload) will now be available in a Super Connected Cities, in Wales, but at the new increased price.

Charges are:

  • Monthly rental charge for the first three years will be increased to £99 per month (from the current £38 per month).
  • One-off fixed connection charge will be increased to £750 (from the current £500).
  • One-off distance based charge (which varies according to the distance between the fibre aggregation node and the customer premise) will be increased to £3.50 per metre (from the current £2 per metre).

ISP Review estimate that more than half of premises will face a total connection charge of between £1,100 and £2,500. If they are right, this brings FoD within the £3000 Super Connected Cities grant available in Cardiff and Newport.

FoD exchanges are:

Llandaff – Cardiff
Llanedeyrn – Cardiff
Llanishen – Cardiff
Llanrumney – Cardiff
Caerleon – Newport
Castleton; Gwent – Newport
Maesglas – Newport
Maindee – Newport
Newport Chartist – Newport
Newport; Gwent – Newport
Rhiwderin – Newport

FoD is not the same as BT’s Fibre to the Premises (FttP). With FoD the customer pays more for the service to be built and installed (e.g. digging up pavements etc.). With BT’s FttP service BT covers the infrastructure costs and you pay for the final connection into your home/office.