New FTTP Exchanges Announced: August 2021

As part of our Great Switch Off support initiative, we would like you let you know that Openreach have recently added a further 86 exchanges to the fibre rollout programme, announcing plans for the named exchanges to enter a Stop Sell on 2nd August 2022.

What is a Stop Sell?

Stop Sell notices are issued when an exchange has over 75% of Customers Ready For Service (CRFS) Ultrafast enabled, or when there is a high guarantee that the exchange will reach 75% within the next 12 months.

When an exchange enters Stop Sell, this means that premises connecting to these exchanges will no longer be able to purchase new copper-based products if FTTP is available to them; if a premise does not have access to FTTP, only Single Order broadband products, MPF and WLR will be available.

In addition to the Stop Sell, Openreach will also enforce a “No Move Back to Copper” policy from the date of the Stop Sell notification, so it is important to ensure your customers have migrated all their services to a Single Order variant and IP-based alternatives to avoid loss of service.

To find out more about these exchanges and start preparing your affected customers, download our updated FTTP Exchanges Resource Pack, below.

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