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Standard User nelix01
(committed) Fri 07-Oct-11 18:36:13
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Should we be able to get FTTC


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Can someone help me interpret this info taken from the Openreach PCP document?


NIFCT FLORENCECOURT BT922AB {NIFCT}{p4} 0 100 999999 NI 5b YES FTTC

I believe that according to this, 100% of lines in this post code should be able to get FTTC broadband however, I know of a number of lines in this post code where the checker shows that no FTTC is not available.

Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 07-Oct-11 19:06:18
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You should...if the cabinet exists yet wink

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> Comparison chart of FTTC ISPs
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BT Infinity 8th July 2010
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600m (approx) to cabinet
23.5mbit down / 8mbit up
Standard User nelix01
(committed) Fri 07-Oct-11 19:17:19
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The CAB deffo exists and according to BT/DETI it is live but I have a feeling that there is a problem as not one number I have put into the checker shows as FTTC available!!!


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 07-Oct-11 21:17:49
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What is BT/DETI?

The spreadsheet you have quoted from shows Deployed = Yes if the cabinet is scheduled for FTTx. It doesn't mean it is live.

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Standard User nelix01
(committed) Fri 07-Oct-11 21:44:54
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I see what you are saying Robert but according to BT/DETI that CAB is ready for orders:


Results for Florencecourt
# Cabinet Address Install Date
1 Bellenaleck & Five Points Roads Ready for Customer Orders
2 Msuber Swanlinbar & Innishmore Roads Ready for Customer Orders
3 Opps Currys Shop Kinawley Ready for Customer Orders
4 Fives Points X Roads Ready for Customer Orders

Just checked and it is around 600m from the CAB via a straight road to where we are looking for FTTC.

Edited by nelix01 (Fri 07-Oct-11 22:27:29)

Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 08-Oct-11 18:48:59
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It's the Next Generation Broadband Project, a scheme dreamt up by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) (a devolved government department here in N.Ireland).

http://fasterbroadbandni.com/ has more information. Basically it was a contract put out to tender (which BT won obviously). BT invest a chunk of money and the government (via European funds) invests a chunk too (mainly to help out the rural areas quicker).

It's why places like Florencecourt, as referenced by the nelix, have FTTC or will be soon. For your info - Florencecourt is a small village (less than 200 people) in the countryside down near the border with the Republic but even the cabinets get done down there as part of the scheme. I believe nearly every exchange here is covered (except for some in Belfast ironically) While rural parts of the mainland will be waiting a number of years more or won't get FTTC at all.

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> Comparison chart of FTTC ISPs
> Got FTTC? Complete the survey

BT Infinity 8th July 2010
(NIBA)
600m (approx) to cabinet
23.5mbit down / 8mbit up

Edited by orly (Sat 08-Oct-11 18:52:49)

Standard User nelix01
(committed) Sun 09-Oct-11 09:44:12
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I have sent an email to the BT/DETI team to see if I can get an answer on this.

Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Sun 09-Oct-11 10:34:45
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In reply to a post by nelix01:
Just checked and it is around 600m from the CAB via a straight road to where we are looking for FTTC.

You might not be connected to your nearest cabinet. I am not connected to my nearest one but my second nearest.
Good luck in your quest.

DrT

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Standard User nelix01
(committed) Sun 09-Oct-11 14:47:22
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DrT,

We are in a very rural area and there is just this one CAB serving the us. Pretty sure we are connected to it.

Standard User nelix01
(committed) Fri 14-Oct-11 21:42:22
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Had a reply from BT Wholesale on this. We are connected to the CAB however the checker is not showing the number. They are going to update the database and this should take effect from next month.

On the downside, the tests they carried out shows the distance as 1750 metres from the CAB and not the 550 metres we estimated.

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