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Standard User vfranchetti
(newbie) Fri 10-Feb-12 21:53:18
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Cabinet Upgrade


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Hi,

Could someone with a bit of know how find out when my cabinet might get upgraded? My postcode is G77 5ED.

Thanks in advance
Standard User mikecrawford80
(member) Fri 10-Feb-12 22:07:26
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Re: Cabinet Upgrade


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Hi,

Your post code does not seem to show on the December 2012 PCP spreadsheet here;

https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapi...

Are you Newton Mearns? if so, it looks like partial FTTC is already up and running, for some reason your cabinet is not showing for upgrade yet, but it may come up for upgrade in the future.

My exchange (Dunfermline) had some cabinets installed in phase 4a, some in 6a and now some new upgrades are to happen with phase 9b.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 11-Feb-12 00:40:58
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Re: Cabinet Upgrade


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You don't seem to be on a cabinet. That postcode is fed direct from the exchange so cannot have FTTC frown.

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Edited by RobertoS (Sat 11-Feb-12 00:41:27)


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Standard User vfranchetti
(newbie) Sat 11-Feb-12 12:52:33
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Re: Cabinet Upgrade


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I don't know how the phone lines work however I would have thought I would be to far away (1.6km) from exchange to be directly connected to it.

I phoned BT and they say June 30th but I felt they were just saying that so I would not go with Virgin.

Thanks for the replies.
Standard User WWWombat
(experienced) Sat 11-Feb-12 14:15:43
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I don't know how BT makes its decisions, or at least made them in the past. However, I suspect that the choice for a direct exchange line is not made on distance per se, but on a question of density out in that direction from the exchange.

I understand that the design of having cabinets dates back to post-WWII - so any decisions about what type of wiring layout dates back to decisions being made then.

I guess if you are on a sparsely-populated area, where most houses lie in a 1-dimensional line (long a road) from the exchange, then direct-exchange wiring happens. If there is a 2-dimensional spread of properties, then a cabinet gets involved, allowing the cross-connection of a number of smaller cable bundles.

That's speculation though...
Standard User lee111s
(learned) Sat 11-Feb-12 15:16:44
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I know of customers with lines that are >4Km long and are direct exchange lines with no cabs.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 11-Feb-12 21:35:58
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WSNEW	GLASGOW NEWTON MEARN	G775ED	{WSNEW}{M_F}	1	100%


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Standard User vfranchetti
(newbie) Sat 11-Feb-12 23:11:52
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
WSNEW	GLASGOW NEWTON MEARN	G775ED	{WSNEW}{M_F}	1	100%


Thanks for this info, I could not find this in the spreadsheet. Am I correct in saying this means I am connected directly to the exchange?

If so does that mean I will never get faster broadband?

I have just bought this house in a worn down state and can't actually find any incoming bt line. Looked under floors and in the loft. Previous owner had Virgin I think. BT have told me there is a line in the house somewhere and are sending an engineer out next week, what happens if they don't find the incoming bt line?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 11-Feb-12 23:32:28
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
WSNEW	GLASGOW NEWTON MEARN	G775ED	{WSNEW}{M_F}	1	100%
Thanks for this info, I could not find this in the spreadsheet. Am I correct in saying this means I am connected directly to the exchange?
Yes. That's what I said earlier but you seemed to doubt it tongue. It is from the original csvs that included the exchange-only data, which the multi-page fusion PCP document created from them does not.
If so does that mean I will never get faster broadband?
Many people here think you may in time get FTTP, but I don't know an what basis they say that. It may just be something that has been repeated so often it becomes accepted.
I have just bought this house in a worn down state and can't actually find any incoming bt line. Looked under floors and in the loft. Previous owner had Virgin I think. BT have told me there is a line in the house somewhere and are sending an engineer out next week, what happens if they don't find the incoming bt line?
I'd lay odds they will find it.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 11-Feb-12 23:34:34
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The FTTP on demand offers one possibility, i.e. back wire from a cabinet further down the road, or will cover EOL.

Cornwall is the place to watch for trials and developments

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