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Standard User brianf51
(newbie) Tue 30-Aug-11 16:13:50
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I'm wondering who decides who can have access to BT Infinity?

I have a friend who lives several streets away from me and we both access the same local exchange (Chester South). He is already on BT Infinity but I am told there is no forecast for it being available in my street. I know the work has been done on the street box, I watched them do it, so whats the problem BT?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 30-Aug-11 17:44:22
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The people who plan the rollouts.

If you are connected to the same cabinet as someone else who can get FTTC then should be available. Now as you talked about BT Infinity rather than generic FTTC, need to warn you that BT Retail (not all providers) will only supply Infinity if the estimate is over 15Mbps. For those under 15Mbps they supply a different product.

Openreach who put the FTTC out into the area, enable around 45 to 80% of lines on exchanges for FTTC, i.e. they dont do all the cabinets. Mainly due to the costs of doing cabinets that dont have many lines, or would be problematic to enable. eg. a council may refuse (or residents object) to the citing of a cabinet - planning permission is needed in Conservation Areas.

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Standard User brianf51
(newbie) Tue 30-Aug-11 17:49:04
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Thank you Andrew, yes it was Openreach who did the Cabinet work at the end of the road, I'll have to ask BT why it's not available. Finding a 'person' to actually ask might be a different problem altogether..


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Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 30-Aug-11 17:57:56
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Do you know both postcodes for the 2 streets?

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> Got FTTC? Complete the survey

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600m (approx) to cabinet
23.5mbit down / 8mbit up
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 30-Aug-11 18:04:57
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Important, a cabinet may be installed, but has it had all the hardware installed in it, mains connected and connected back to the old telephone cabinet...

Even then it takes time for the databases to update, so a cabinet on one side of time may be live a few months or weeks before all of them. Or your line does not use that cabinet.

The BT Wholesale availability checker will give you the information you see. If you ask BT you will be speaking to just BT Retail, or have as much information as you will by visiting the BT Wholesale checker.

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Standard User brianf51
(newbie) Tue 30-Aug-11 18:08:24
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The postcode are CH4 8TR and CH4 8EX
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 30-Aug-11 18:10:32
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Both on same exchange. Might be different cabs, as Andrew says.

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Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 30-Aug-11 18:30:59
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Exchange Code Exchange Name Postcode Cabinet Exchange Only Flag Percent Lines Uplift Phase Deployed FTTC or FTTP
WNCSS CHESTER SOUTH CH4 8TR {WNCSS}{p54} 0 76.92 8.24 5a Yes FTTP
WNCSS CHESTER SOUTH CH4 8TR {WNCSS}{p98} 0 20.51 12.37 5a Yes FTTP
WNCSS CHESTER SOUTH CH4 8TR {WNCSS}{p149} 0 2.56 11.39
WNCSS CHESTER SOUTH CH4 8EX {WNCSS}{p66} 0 100 5.16 5a Yes FTTC

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Seems Fibre to the premises is available to all but 2.56% of lines on CH4 8TR - the unlucky ones being connected to a different cabinet that isn't upgraded. 100% of lines in CH4 8EX can get FTTC. It's possible, if you live on the first postcode that you are one of the unlucky ones.

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> Got FTTC? Complete the survey

BT Infinity 8th July 2010
(NIBA)
600m (approx) to cabinet
23.5mbit down / 8mbit up
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 30-Aug-11 19:34:46
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Don't forget the "Deployed" column just means it is getting it, not that it is live.

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Standard User brianf51
(newbie) Wed 31-Aug-11 07:50:32
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Thank you guys, yes I do live in the CH48TR zone so I guess I just might be one of the 2.5% frown
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