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Standard User moola
(newbie) Tue 08-May-12 10:41:39
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Infinity with no cabinet?


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I'm getting conflicting information on this, but if anyone can confirm this one way or the other I would really appreciate it. Does having no green cabinets in the street (underground dp's only) mean I will not be getting the option of Infinity when my exchange (Barrhead) gets upgraded at the end of the year?

An Openreach engineer had previously confirmed my fears that we wouldn't receive it due to the lack of cabinets, then a lot of work was carried out at the dp's with new covers etc. and another guy said "it depends" but he couldn't be more specific.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 08-May-12 10:51:33
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Postcode?

Probably won't be in the December 2011 data some of ud have, but there is an April 2012 issue.

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Standard User moola
(newbie) Tue 08-May-12 11:06:15
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Standard User epyon
(committed) Tue 08-May-12 11:14:45
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I can't see barrhead getting FTTP infinity so its not looking good.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 08-May-12 11:23:07
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frown
All lines are fed direct from the exchange. Current thinking is that your only chance may be FTTP some time in the future. I doubt if there will be any difference in the April data.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 08-May-12 11:23:34
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Re: Infinity with no cabinet?


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Have had recent talk about Exchange only lines in the future (think 2013 or later) getting new cabinets for FTTC or FTTP

What will happen will vary from area to area, and may depend on BDUK investment levels too

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User moola
(newbie) Tue 08-May-12 11:43:48
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Thanks for the info guys.

I'm guessing it's just my area that has direct lines then if there is a setup date for FTTC at the exchange? How do you tell if it's a direct line? I was pinning all my hopes on this as we have aluminium lines and over the past few years I have had 4 periods of extended instability frown Last year it took nearly 3 months to track down water in a connection.

I suppose I should be thankful I'm getting 2Mbps... I know there are plenty of people worse off.

Edited by moola (Tue 08-May-12 11:44:52)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 08-May-12 20:15:49
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http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/fibre/checker.php should shout about exchange only lines if you plug your post code in, and the area has been looked at with regards to fibre roll-outs

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Standard User partial
(learned) Tue 08-May-12 20:51:59
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My sources tell me that e0 areas will only be provided with BDUK money. Not sure about e1,e2 etc areas.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 08-May-12 23:46:28
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That checker has stopped working for me Andrew. I sent you a PM at 12:41 with the error details.

Uh uh! Failing in IE9. Just tried Opera and no problem.
But a second go in Opera falls over.

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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 08-May-12 23:51:13)

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