BT Leased Line Last Mile Fees (Openreach)
The last mile setup fee is determined by Openreach's connection between your site and the BT Point of Presence (PoP).
An initial site survey is conducted by Openreach to understand the work required for connecting your site to the local PoP. Once the work required is known, BT will outline whether road closures, natural barriers, or other logistical obstacles are required to deliver the circuit. These challenges help determine the extent of work required and whether or not there will be delays together with additional costs associated with the installation.
To proceed with the installation, Openreach is required to obtain planning permissions and wayleave agreements. These permissions are needed to as part of the installation process and prevent any delays or issues from arising during the civil engineering work.
The next step involves the actual civil engineering work - trenches are dug, fibre cables are laid and connected to the Optical Network Terminal (ONT) within your premises.
Before your leased line goes live, Openreach conducts circuit configuration and testing procedures. These checks include validating the speed, stability, and overall quality of the leased line services provided.
Openreach provides ongoing support and maintenance to maintain your leased line service as part of the overall BT offering.