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ISP Representative Dreynolds
(isp) Tue 14-Feb-12 12:42:24
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FTTC Cabinet Checker


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Hi,

I hope someone can help me out, I can see using various tools which exchanges are enabled for FTTC services. Are there anyways to check which cabinets have the service?

Many Thanks

Dave

Regards,

Dave
Pre Sales
Intercity
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 14-Feb-12 13:12:46
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Re: FTTC Cabinet Checker


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Providers should have access to more information, as Openreach provide it to the wholesalers.

One ISP did a public cabinet checker, but Openreach requested it removed.

The BT Wholesale checker is publically available, and given a phone number of a property, gives a very good amount of feeback. Accuracy is reduced with a postcode, as a postcode can be served by two or more cabinets.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User _Sin
(newbie) Thu 16-Feb-12 17:32:51
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Re: FTTC Cabinet Checker


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Accuracy is reduced with a postcode, as a postcode can be served by two or more cabinets.


It's worse than that. Even if 100% of a postcode is served by one cabinet, the checker can show a positive for a postcode when not a single line in that postcode or any other served by the cabinet is planned to be enabled.


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Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 16-Feb-12 20:26:53
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Its even worse than that sometimes. I've see postcodes show FTTC available when on a cab thats 100% coverage and no planned FTTC. E.g. the postcode check seems to just go off whether the exchange is live, and disregards the actual property/cab

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Standard User Croftie
(member) Thu 16-Feb-12 23:25:47
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What does it mean if your cab is live and you have fttc but your postcode doesn't mention fttc anymore? Full cab/awaiting new line card?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 16-Feb-12 23:27:19
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Re: FTTC Cabinet Checker


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In reply to a post by Adsl24:
Its even worse than that sometimes. I've see postcodes show FTTC available when on a cab thats 100% coverage and no planned FTTC. E.g. the postcode check seems to just go off whether the exchange is live, and disregards the actual property/cab
And if national coverage in terms of percentage of homes just happened to be based on post codes covered ....

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