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Openreach has significantly reduced the cost of its 330Mb Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) services, cutting prices by 37 per cent.

The company, which manages access to BT's national UK telecoms network, has significantly reduced its wholesale prices, timing the move to overlap with the commercial launch of BT's new FTTP On Demand service.

As a result of the changes, BT's top FTTP product will decrease from £60 a month plus VAT to £38, though the changes are not set to come into force until June next year.

The FTTP On Demand service is set to enable BT to install FTTP services in any area that its existing 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet services have access to.

The caveat is that it will require the installation of a new fibre optic line to the home or business premises, which is costly to install.

Openreach said that construction charges will be calculated based on distance, which will take into account any extra work involved in providing a direct fibre connection.

"These charges are currently being finalised and will be released closer to the launch date. They will be based on a series of price bands relating to the distance between the premise and the NGA Aggregation Node," the company noted.

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