Gigabit Drop Zones

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EAD 1Gbps connection charge offer

Openreach is reducing Ethernet Access Direct 1Gbps connection charges by 39%* in the following postcode defined geographic metro areas, which we're calling Gigabit Drop Zones

  • The Central London Area
  • Birmingham
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Selected metro areas across the rest of the UK

The special offer will run from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020 and will reduce connection charges by £725*.

The special offer will be applicable to new orders for the following EAD services, both on standard minimum term and 60 month minimum term:

  • EAD 1Gbps
  • EAD 1Gbps Resilient Option 1
  • EAD Local Access 1Gbps
  • EAD Local Access 1Gbps Resilient Option 1
  • EAD Extended Reach 1Gbps
  • EAD Extended Reach 1Gbps Resilient Option 1

For details please refer to our Special Offers page

The following criteria apply for an order to be eligible for the offer: 

  • Eligible circuits must meet one of the following criteria:
  • Both circuit ends fall within eligible postcodes within either CLA or>
  • The end customer site is within an eligible postcode and is connected to a network node outside of these areas.
  • In the case of a backhaul circuit, the location of the remote end of the backhaul circuit is within an eligible postcode 
  • The order must be placed and accepted within the offer period of 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020
  • Existing rental prices continue to apply
  • The offer will be fulfilled via a rebate after order completion

Click here to view a map of CLA and metro areas as defined by Ofcom.

Click here to view the eligible CLA and metro area postcodes.


Click here to view EAD Gigabit Drop Zones Connection Charge Special Offer slide deck

*Connection charges may vary slightly during the offer period in line with any changes in the ECC fixed fee component of the charge. In this case, the reduction will vary to keep the connection charge after reduction fixed.