… if so, do not despair. It is still our intention to ensure 100% coverage of the area. We’re working on this, and we’ll have a solution for you at the same time, we hope, as that for our ‘White List’ postcodes.
The problem, if there is one, will be that no grant funding will be available to connect your property to the network we’ll be building. This is due to State Aid rules, which are applied on a postcode-by-postcode basis rather than a property-by-property basis. There are moves under way to change the legislation on this, but our area can’t wait – we need the service as soon as possible.
We think our business model will be sufficiently robust to include you without undue delay or cost, either to ourselves or to you. It is really important we get this right, because the longterm survival of our network depends not only on the White postcode subscribers, but all those other properties not covered by BT’s service in their ‘Grey’ postcodes. It may mean an installation cost, or a slightly higher subscription to begin with, but equally it may not.