Leased Line Costs & Installation Timescales
The standard install time for most leased line providers is 45-60 days, all subject to the site survey. Every provider has to wait for Openreach to do the survey, so the times are usually the same for all providers. Most leased lines on a standard 3-year contract term will come with a free install.
Once you have decided a leased line is right for you the provider will send the contract & arrange a site survey. This survey is conducted by Openreach & will tell you if any construction work needs to be done for the line to be installed. Most of the time it doesn’t but if they need to install fibre in your area by digging up the ground there may be an additional cost to install it – these are called ECC’s or excess construction charges.
Excess construction Charges can range from as little as £100 charge to hundreds of thousands of pounds & the only way to find out is after you order & have a site survey done. However, if you do order & charges come up you have the right to cancel the contract & find another solution. Most providers will also work with you to try and absorb some of the cost if possible or help spread it out over the contract term.
How to get a leased line?
To get a leased line you would need to start by getting a quote & placing an order. The provider would then arrange a site survey which is always done by Open reach & assesses your site & how easy it should be to deliver the line there. If there is any construction work to be done you would be informed & can decide not to continue if there is any due.
Once the survey has been completed & the line can be delivered the provider would then arrange an install & you would just need to wait for that, usually takes up to 45 days.
Much like the products & services you use at home it pays to shop around & compare leased lines. This can save you thousands but it’s easy to be misled by providers who claim to be comparison sites.
Technically they compare tail circuit prices so it’s not a bad thing if you do have a price from them but ultimately you are taking out a contract with the same provider whatever tail circuit you choose.
Daisy Communications have probably made the most successful “comparison” site which is leasedline.co.uk – Fine to get a price from but it is just Daisy’s price regardless of what provider you use – we would always recommend doing research on any company you will be buying from – review sites can be a good place to start.
Leased Line Costs – To Conclude
You can get a genuine comparison with our sister company Here or on our own site by Clicking Here. We both compare some of the UK’s best-leased line providers, ensuring you are given the best prices by an ISP who offers excellent service too.