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Households using Openreach's self-install option for fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) broadband will soon be able to get their super-fast connection up and running in a shorter timeframe.

The company, which manages BT's network infrastructure, is set to reduce the minimum lead time for new orders from seven to five working days,

The change will take effect on Monday June 2nd, bringing self-installations in line with engineer-visit activations.

Openreach launched the self-install solution on December 31st, a month after announcing the new product offering.

It means fibre broadband subscribers are able to reduce their start-up costs, paying just £49 for FTTC installation rather than £99 plus VAT for an engineer visit.

Openreach highlighted a number of the solution's advantages, including the fact customers are not required to be at home for an engineer visit.

In addition, they can choose where to locate the service - it can be used on any existing voice extension socket in the home using distributed microfilters.

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