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Openreach withdrawal of copper telephone lines

Openreach withdrawal of copper telephone lines
The BT Openreach copper line switch off will be huge - BIGGEST UK telecom change since 1876

You may be aware from the BBC News and National Press, BT Openreach is withdrawing ALL copper-based voice telephone lines from the UK’s network on December 31st, 2025, as the network will reach its end of life. After this date, any customers using copper-based lines for their telephone service, and in some cases broadband, will find that their services no longer work. This means customers will no longer plug phones into the telephone socket on the wall, instead they will need to connect to a broadband router or an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) depending on the new service provided to the address.

Openreach have already switched off over 500 exchanges where voice copper lines are no longer available, and From September 2023 Openreach will issue a full "Stop Sell” to all providers for any new supply of voice copper-based telephone line connections, including change of addresses, restart of stopped lines or working line take-overs. This means that some 47 million (OR 2020) lines will need to migrate to a new internet voice-based service. ALL business and residential services ARE affected by this change. Please click here for more information on this change.
Created On  13 Dec 2021 16:48  -  Permalink


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