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Standard User shawkyuk
(newbie) Sun 19-Jun-11 12:03:08
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Strange new Pole next to Cab


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Good morning all,

I'm a Virgin Media 50mb user and have been finding the service to be poor at best.

Unfortunately i am so far from my exchange that i'm lucky to get 2-3mb at best.

I'm connected to EMWILLO at DE217LZ but live right in the middle of a triangle of exchanges.

EMDRRBB at DE11JY and EMBREAD at DE215LL.

All 3 exchanges are on the list to be FTTC this year and a couple of months ago i noticed an openzone van messing around with a new pole that had been installed next to a green cabinet.

The pole is brown in colour and about the height of a street light. It expands out at the top with no other visable features. ( i would add photos if i nknew how to on here)

I did hear that BT were looking at trialing FTTC with some sort of wireless in areas that don't have a local cabinet.

I can't find any info on what this new pole might be and if there might be an end to my only option of VM's flakey 50mb service.

Cheers

Paul

https://picasaweb.google.com/paul.shawcross/NewPole#...
https://picasaweb.google.com/paul.shawcross/NewPole#...

Edited by shawkyuk (Sun 19-Jun-11 12:14:21)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 19-Jun-11 12:41:41
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Re: Strange new Pole next to Cab


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too big for fttc cab most likely a mobile phone mast. openreach would be providing the backhaul so may not have anything to do with NGA, just providing a leased line to vodaphone etc. If you look at the green cab it is likely to have the operators logo on it i.e. in case of emergency contact o2 on 08..........
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 19-Jun-11 12:45:00
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Re: Strange new Pole next to Cab


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Hi, welcome to the forums smile.

Can't help re the pole, but you can check your line (to some extent) for coming FTTC by putting the number into this checker.

If you feel safe PM'ing me your postcode I can see if there is any cabinet info for it. Not the number or address!

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Standard User broadbandjockey
(member) Sun 19-Jun-11 12:54:22
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Re: Strange new Pole next to Cab


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In reply to a post by shawkyuk:
https://picasaweb.google.com/paul.shawcross/NewPole#...
https://picasaweb.google.com/paul.shawcross/NewPole#...


The pole is a Mobile Phone mast
Standard User ggremlin
(member) Sun 19-Jun-11 13:29:12
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Re: Strange new Pole next to Cab


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its a vodaphone and telephonica o2 mobile mast, replacing the fake telegraph pole one that was there.
Standard User FRS_Plunderer
(experienced) Sun 19-Jun-11 14:09:55
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mobile phone mast... hope you don't get cancer...

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Edited by FRS_Plunderer (Sun 19-Jun-11 14:11:09)

Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Sun 19-Jun-11 16:00:41
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mobile phone mast... hope you don't get cancer...

Don't be silly.

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