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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 30-Mar-12 15:21:40
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My exchange has a June live date for FTTC and I can see the new fibre cabinets being installed. How do I find out which is the local phone cabinet I connect to? If I know this I might be able to work out my chances of getting FTTC near the live date for the exchange. My post code is WF9 4BE
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 30-Mar-12 15:31:21
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Cabinet is P16 and should see speeds increase by 2.65 times

Have you checked your phone number?

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 30-Mar-12 15:43:37
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Thanks. I'm with SKY currently so my phone number doesn't show on the BT checker


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 30-Mar-12 15:54:44
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The list is showing the cabinet as deployed.

Sky launched their fibre service in April, so they should be able to give better feedback then.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 03-Apr-12 11:50:19
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What does the "deployed" status mean? It is physically there. Is it possible that I will be able to get FTTC before the exchange estimated date of June 2012?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Apr-12 12:28:48
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It just means it is scheduled. It's phase 8a, but I have no idea when that is.

The 1 June date for Hemsworth could happen, but not necessarily all cabinets. There's no chance of it being before the exchange, but occasionally exchanges do go live before the date.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 03-Apr-12 12:31:05
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I'm at DH8 7QN, can you do the same for me please? Speed is poor here with 3.1Mbps. Also June for FTTC.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Apr-12 12:41:07
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
I'm at DH8 7QN, can you do the same for me please? Speed is poor here with 3.1Mbps. Also June for FTTC.
Cabinet 5, speed times 5.82, or cabinet 17, speed times 10.41. Phase 8a, FTTC.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 03-Apr-12 13:04:07
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I live on a new housing estate at the end of WF9 4BE. When I check on the BT site for a house number in original street it is showing as the cabinet being upgraded by end of June but when I put my house number in there is no mention of an FTTC date. There is a small phone line cabinet near the start of my part of the street with the number 15 on it. Is this one in the plans for FTTC?
Standard User greenglide
(member) Tue 03-Apr-12 13:18:12
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Shows as 100% on PCP 16.

Having said that there isnt a PCP15 on the spreadsheet!

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Apr-12 13:22:16
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
I live on a new housing estate at the end of WF9 4BE. When I check on the BT site for a house number in original street it is showing as the cabinet being upgraded by end of June but when I put my house number in there is no mention of an FTTC date. There is a small phone line cabinet near the start of my part of the street with the number 15 on it. Is this one in the plans for FTTC?
That postcode is supposedly on cabinet 16 with FTTC in Phase 8a, not 15. There doesn't seem to be a cabinet 15 on the December spreadsheet.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Apr-12 13:23:08
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In reply to a post by greenglide:
Shows as 100% on PCP 16.

Having said that there isnt a PCP15 on the spreadsheet!
I took too long tongue.

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Standard User Justo
(member) Tue 03-Apr-12 14:40:23
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
I'm at DH8 7QN, can you do the same for me please? Speed is poor here with 3.1Mbps. Also June for FTTC.
Cabinet 5, speed times 5.82, or cabinet 17, speed times 10.41. Phase 8a, FTTC.


I'd assume you're on 17 as 5.82 x 3.1 isn't a high enough value for sensible FTTC deployment.

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Standard User Aaron_01
(member) Tue 03-Apr-12 15:48:27
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I'm moving house to the BN27 4AF area in a few weeks and the local exchange there is getting FTTC this June. Are there any nearby cabinets at BN27 4AF?

Thanks smile

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Apr-12 15:49:34
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In reply to a post by Justo:
I'd assume you're on 17 as 5.82 x 3.1 isn't a high enough value for sensible FTTC deployment.
?
It is scheduled for deployment!

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Apr-12 15:53:39
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In reply to a post by Aaron_01:
I'm moving house to the BN27 4AF area in a few weeks and the local exchange there is getting FTTC this June. Are there any nearby cabinets at BN27 4AF?
frown
Not in the December 2011 spreadsheet.

Edit - new estate? Neither samknows not Plusnet exchange checker have an entry for that postcode.

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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 03-Apr-12 16:01:55)

Standard User Aaron_01
(member) Tue 03-Apr-12 16:15:53
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Yes, new Persimmons Homes built on land that previously had an abandoned hospital at, there are already new residents in most homes already.

Too bad about the lack of FTTC, at least I can move to ADSL2+ though!

edit: I don't have a full address yet, but I found the postcode via Royal Mail, it's supposed to be at The Drive, in Hellingly.

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Edited by Aaron_01 (Tue 03-Apr-12 16:18:02)

Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Tue 03-Apr-12 17:33:46
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The Drive was the main road up into the hospital.
I can't remember if the hospital had a direct cable back to the exchange (EO), but it wouldn't have been big enough for a new housing estate.
The nearest cab is/was in the hedgerow in New Road by the junction with Park Road.

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Standard User partial
(newbie) Tue 03-Apr-12 17:42:36
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I think it used to be fed by cab28 at New Road. The Social Club certainly was. smile But it may also have had e0 areas.

I have a hunch a blinking great 2000pr was huffed and puffed outta the exchange last year heading towards a new cabinet for that development.

Edited by partial (Tue 03-Apr-12 17:46:04)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 03-Apr-12 18:49:51
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Just drove past the cabinet at the end of the street and it has a 15 on it. On checking google street view it wasn't there when they came past then again neither is my housing estate. If number 15 is not on the spreadsheet what does that mean? Are they all listed and some show being FTTC enabled or are only the ones being enabled listed?

There is also a large BT covered manhole outside my house, which they were "playing" with when I moved in. As my house is new (well over a year old now) does it look like it's being missed out of the rollout?
Standard User ccxo
(committed) Tue 03-Apr-12 19:04:40
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From what source the spreadsheet is made from, all cabs and postcodes are present from that source, when it is updated is not known either.

The current list shows all cabs for a exchange and will show EO lines, cabs that are due to be enabled and those that have no dates left blank.
New estates generally will have a new cab and more postcodes, which would mean they would take time to appear in the Post office database and then into Openreach database.
New estates have been seen to miss the inital rollout on a exchange area, i have seen cabs for new estates planned later on in the rollout.

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Standard User peterthepiper
(experienced) Tue 03-Apr-12 19:58:58
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Being in the sticks tn330sf I suspect we will not be connected anytime soon even though Baldslow is. Could you put me out of my misery? Please.

Standard User R0NSKI
(regular) Tue 03-Apr-12 20:41:15
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Unfortunately your not scheduled in the December list

SAU_ID Name Postcode SAU_NODE_ID Exchange Only Flag Percent Lines Uplift Phase Deployed FTTC or FTTP
NDBAL BALDSLOW TN330SF {NDBAL}{P2} 0 100%

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(experienced) Tue 03-Apr-12 22:08:46
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Thanks I guessed as much, the benefit of being in the countryside I suppose.

Standard User ccxo
(committed) Wed 04-Apr-12 14:39:57
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Since you are in Kent is their no Wireless service in you area?

Most of the County Councils will be awarding there tenders over the summer so upgrades for the countryside are coming just will be either end of 2012 or start of 2013 when the work begins.

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Standard User R0NSKI
(regular) Wed 04-Apr-12 15:12:23
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I initially thought Tunbridge Wells, but he's in East Sussex and no wireless showing on Sam Knows, not even Vfast who cover a lot of Kent.

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 04-Apr-12 17:05:26
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
I'm at DH8 7QN, can you do the same for me please? Speed is poor here with 3.1Mbps. Also June for FTTC.
Cabinet 5, speed times 5.82, or cabinet 17, speed times 10.41. Phase 8a, FTTC.

Thank you, here's hoping for cabinet 17! Is there any way to change or will they automatically choose the highest speed? Thanks again.
Standard User ccxo
(committed) Wed 04-Apr-12 17:44:19
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The lines once enabled for FTTC will go as fast as the line allows, the 2 figures for cabinet 5 and 17 are the uplift.

This is what the expected line speed increase will be, cabinet 17 lines have a slower asdl speed then those on cabinet 5, hence the higher uplift figure.

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Standard User bladerider666
(newbie) Wed 04-Apr-12 20:55:21
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In reply to a post by ccxo:
The lines once enabled for FTTC will go as fast as the line allows, the 2 figures for cabinet 5 and 17 are the uplift.

This is what the expected line speed increase will be, cabinet 17 lines have a slower asdl speed then those on cabinet 5, hence the higher uplift figure.


HI, sorry to ask but how do you find out what speeds are expected to be on fttc? My postcode is nn18 8rr i think its to be done by june...

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Standard User ccxo
(committed) Wed 04-Apr-12 21:59:22
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EMGRETO GREAT OAKLEY NN188RR {EMGRETO}{P11} 0 100% 7.93 8a Yes FTTC

You are connected to cab 11, which is due to be upgraded in phase 8a- July to September.

The uplift is 7.93 so times that by your current speed will give a indication of what to expect on FTTC.

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Standard User bladerider666
(newbie) Wed 04-Apr-12 22:02:52
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thanks for that, the new fttc cabinet has been put in next to cab 11 but no idea if its connected up etc yet.

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Standard User ccxo
(committed) Thu 05-Apr-12 02:01:45
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http://g.co/maps/8hgw3

Is that cabinet 11?

Their is scheduled BT works between 10th-16th April on that location, looking at the Northamptonshire roadworks for works on Lyveden Way shows the cab being installed between end of last month and start of this month.

The next few steps will be to provide power to the new cabinet- via power contractors and then to connect the cab with the exisitng cab.
Once this work has been done the cab should go live, would keep an eye out for a enginner as they may be able to give a go live date roughly.

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Standard User bladerider666
(newbie) Thu 05-Apr-12 05:55:56
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yes mate that is cab 11, there is a much bigger cab 4 feet from that one now, i imagine that being the new cab for fttc. will keep my eyes peeled wink

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Standard User ccxo
(committed) Thu 05-Apr-12 14:40:50
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Should not be too long now till it goes live prehaps a few weeks at most though could be longer.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 05-Apr-12 17:21:14
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In reply to a post by bladerider666:
..., there is a much bigger cab 4 feet from that one now, i imagine that being the new cab for fttc. will keep my eyes peeled wink
Pictures of cabs.

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Standard User bladerider666
(newbie) Thu 05-Apr-12 20:22:52
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fttc cab 288 max is the new cab next to it mate, cheers for that. i hope not. took ages to download a hd movie from sky other day lol

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 05-Apr-12 22:45:22
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Good luck. Let us know how things go smile.

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Standard User Aaron_01
(member) Sat 07-Apr-12 00:32:48
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Hi, just an update. I asked near the end of first page if someone could find out about BN27 4AF, and the postcode wasn't listed by some of you.

But I have found a green cabinet literally just 207 feet away (63 meters) from my new house, and wondered if BT are obligated to update all cabinets in an exchange area chosen to receive FTTC? The Google street view image is at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12843960/green_cabinet.jpg It is a new estate area and has a lot of houses that have been built, most are done though.

I got really excited spotting that cabinet but I just want to be sure I really will get it frown

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 07-Apr-12 00:39:44
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What's the number of the cabinet? They don't have to do all cabinets, but we can check for the number to see if it is in the schedule.

Remember - the latest data is from December.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 07-Apr-12 00:42:03
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We need the name of the exchange as well.

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(member) Sat 07-Apr-12 00:47:01
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I will probably have to PM you when I find out, I don't know when I'm going to visit down there again yet.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 07-Apr-12 00:53:35
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The cabinet itself looks new, not a hangover from earlier in the site history. So unless it is a re-skin of an old one, I don't reckon there is much chance it is in the spreadsheets we have.

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Standard User BristolRuss
(newbie) Sun 08-Apr-12 12:12:00
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Hi, guys. Don't suppose you could help me out as well could you? I currently have Sky broadband (ADSL) but am interested in upgrading to their fibre service when it is available.

My postcode is BS16 1JF. And my current exchange is Fishponds.
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(newbie) Sun 08-Apr-12 12:15:53
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Hailsham
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 08-Apr-12 12:56:01
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[re: partial] [link to this post]
 
'Doh smile!

We still need the cabinet number from him though. Chances of there being anything though are remote, I expect you agree.

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(Unregistered)Mon 09-Apr-12 00:14:23
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I was wondering what cabinet I would be connected to and what the status of the fttc update was?

DE13 0GP

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(legend) Mon 09-Apr-12 00:26:10
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P27 phase 7b



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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 09-Apr-12 01:44:16
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Hi there,

FTTC was supposed to go live in September originally! Then pushed to 31st march but the address checker is still showing zilch, Been looking for some new info for a while now and hopefully you can tell me a little about my local cab? Postcode is W11 4QX.

Thanks alot!

Mike.
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(sensei) Mon 09-Apr-12 09:14:45
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Hi there,

FTTC was supposed to go live in September originally! Then pushed to 31st march but the address checker is still showing zilch, Been looking for some new info for a while now and hopefully you can tell me a little about my local cab? Postcode is W11 4QX.

Thanks alot!

Mike.
West Kensington is shown as "Live in some areas" by samknows.There are two cabinets for that postcode, 2 and 26.

Cabinet 2 has 2% of the lines and was not scheduled for anything in the December spreadsheets. Cabinet 26 has the rest and and is/was in phase 6a, so that must be live. You could be in the unlucky 2% frown.

Are you on an LLU phone? What about neighbours' phone numbers in the checkers?

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Standard User Tezz
(member) Mon 09-Apr-12 21:54:35
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I don't suppose someone could do the honours with whatever cabinet I'm connected to, please? My postcode is RG12 9JP. Bracknell wasn't enabled last time I checked but it's supposedly scheduled for 2012.

Thanks in advance.
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(sensei) Mon 09-Apr-12 22:14:13
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In reply to a post by Tezz:
I don't suppose someone could do the honours with whatever cabinet I'm connected to, please? My postcode is RG12 9JP. Bracknell wasn't enabled last time I checked but it's supposedly scheduled for 2012.

Thanks in advance.
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Phase 5b, so should be live by now on cabinet 58. Have you checked the Infinity checker? (Only because it is fairly reliable). Bracknell is enabled for some areas, and that should be one.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 10-Apr-12 01:06:09
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[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
Hi RobertoS,

Thanks for the quick reply, the strange thing is i'm usually connected to WRFULM, which is also now showing the same thing.

I'm with Sky (I understand the service is being sold from the 12th) at the moment so I guess that makes things difficult, also neighbors aren't with BT.

I'll give BT a call tomorrow. Thank you very much for your help,

Mike
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Can anyone please tell me when my cabinet might be upgraded? Postcode PO33 3EH. Samknows shows that FTTC is now available in some areas but i haven't seen any cabinets that have been upgraded in my travels around town.
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SDRYD,RYDE,PO333EH,{SDRYD}{P10},0,100%,3.55,8a,Yes,FTTC
Phase 8a. Whenever that might be.

All lines for your postcode are connected via P10, so that is the PCP to keep under observation.

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Standard User hifistud
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So, DH4 4UT - apparently the exchange is accepting orders, but my cab isn't done? Any clues anywhere??
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NEHLS,HOUGHTON- LE- SPRING,DH44UT,{NEHLS}{P18},0,100%,14.21,8a,Yes,FTTC
Phase 8a for you also.

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Can someone do the honors and tell me if and when i will be seeing FTTC. Postcode is NE62 5XA. Thanks
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Another newbie, currently on Be* looking to move to BT Infinity.
There are a few new cabinets around my house, the closest 'large' cabinet is at the end of the road/junction.

Can someone please tell me the closest cabinet to UB3 4AG (or UB3 4AH)?

Thanks in advance.
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NEAT,ASHINGTON; NORTHUMBERLAND,NE625XA,{NEAT}{P15},0,100%,11.98,8a,Yes,FTTC
Phase 8a for you, as well.

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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Can someone please tell me the closest cabinet to UB3 4AG (or UB3 4AH)?
All addresses, with either of those postcodes, are served from the same cabinet --
LWHAY,HAYES,UB34AG,{LWHAY}{P8},0,100%,3.99,6a,Yes,FTTC
LWHAY,HAYES,UB34AH,{LWHAY}{P8},0,100%,3.99,6a,Yes,FTTC
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(newbie) Tue 10-Apr-12 17:07:00
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In reply to a post by burakkucat:
NEAT,ASHINGTON; NORTHUMBERLAND,NE625XA,{NEAT}{P15},0,100%,11.98,8a,Yes,FTTC
Phase 8a for you, as well.


Would you be able to explain what all that info means. And what is phase 8a? Thanks
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Ashington is the exchange name, Northumberland is the region, postcode, exchange short name, what cab your line is connected to, 100% of the lines from your postcode go to cab 15, 11.98 is the expected uplift on your line so x's taht bu your current speed.

8a is the phase ( between July-September), Yes means your cab is planned and FTTC is the product being rolled out- its either FTTC or FTTP.

The cab if everything goes to plan will be enabled in the time period though it may be earlier or delayed further due to problems.

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Edited by ccxo (Tue 10-Apr-12 17:14:25)

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(newbie) Tue 10-Apr-12 18:23:27
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In reply to a post by ccxo:
Ashington is the exchange name, Northumberland is the region, postcode, exchange short name, what cab your line is connected to, 100% of the lines from your postcode go to cab 15, 11.98 is the expected uplift on your line so x's taht bu your current speed.

8a is the phase ( between July-September), Yes means your cab is planned and FTTC is the product being rolled out- its either FTTC or FTTP.

The cab if everything goes to plan will be enabled in the time period though it may be earlier or delayed further due to problems.


Much thanks
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The "header" information, to those ten comma separated fields, is as follows --

(1) SAU_ID
(2) Name
(3) Postcode
(4) SAU_NODE_ID
(5) Exchange Only Flag
(6) Percent Lines
(7) Uplift
(8) Phase
(9) Deployed
(10) FTTC or FTTP

'Deployed' Key
YES = Part of scheduled deployment
NO = Removed or Deferred from Scheduled Deployment
Blanks = Not part of a phase / untargeted cabinet


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hi i am new to forums .
just wondering when ol163ee will go live on rochdale exchange.
it is suposded to be live 1st june but no openreach dooing work in area.
thanks dave.
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As you say, its due in June. You're on cab 57.

SAU_ID Name Postcode SAU_NODE_ID Exchange Only Flag Percent Lines Uplift Phase Deployed FTTC or FTTP
LCROC ROCHDALE OL163EE {LCROC}{P57} 0 100% 27.36 8a Yes FTTC

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(newbie) Wed 11-Apr-12 19:56:53
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Could you check UB6 0QD please?

Thanks
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(knowledge is power) Wed 11-Apr-12 20:53:01
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The database said there are no plans yet for that postcode.


SAU_ID Name Postcode SAU_NODE_ID Exchange Only Flag Percent Lines Uplift Phase Deployed FTTC or FTTP
LWWEM WEMBLEY UB60QD {LWWEM}{P4} 0 100% 6.8 5b No FTTP

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(sensei) Thu 12-Apr-12 09:05:45
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smile
Ummmm.

To me, more like there is a problem. It doesn't have blanks after the percentage uplift.
'Deployed' Key
“YES” = Part of scheduled deployment
“NO” = Removed or Deferred from Scheduled Deployment
“Blanks” = Not part of a phase / untargeted cabinet


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Can anyone post the link to the 'database'? Thanks.

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https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_m5Gbpvm--mZDQ0Njgw...

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Thank you

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(Unregistered)Fri 13-Apr-12 12:02:46
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Hi
Can anyone tell me which cabinet I am connected to and when I should expect to be able to get fibre services. My exchange (EPSOM) is enabled and accepting orders (as per Openreach) but BT and Sky's checker shows no availability. Neither is sure why this is so, but their suggestion is that there possibly aren't enough ports.
My post code is KT19 8FQ. The cabinets in my area are all new AFAIK.

Thanks

Michael
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(sensei) Fri 13-Apr-12 12:18:20
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KT19 8FQ doesn't appear in the December data.

Have you tried this checker?

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(Unregistered)Fri 13-Apr-12 12:24:46
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I live in a fairly new (18month old) development so the post code doesn't always show up. A post code nearby is KT19 8QJ

That checker does not show fibre as enabled for my telephone number but my exchange has been enabled for FTTC.
Does this mean my cabinet hasn't been updated? is there any way I can check when my cabinet would be?

Michael
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(sensei) Fri 13-Apr-12 12:59:28
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
I live in a fairly new (18month old) development so the post code doesn't always show up. A post code nearby is KT19 8QJ

That checker does not show fibre as enabled for my telephone number but my exchange has been enabled for FTTC.
Does this mean my cabinet hasn't been updated? is there any way I can check when my cabinet would be?

Michael
Nearby postcodes are often irrelevant. That one happens to be on cab 30 and phase 6a, so is probably live. You would need a phone number close to it to check.

If you were connected to cab 30 then I would expect your number to show up with an estimate, even if the cab wasn't live.

Any other way of checking - not that I know of.

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(Unregistered)Fri 13-Apr-12 13:51:53
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Thanks Roberto.

That other post code is practically 100m from me and as its a new-ish development, I assume we are all using the same cabinets or rather one's installed and enabled at the same time.

I'm quite sure its live, as the sky person I spoke to confirmed. She just couldn't work out why my number didn't allow for fibre, which resulted in her suggesting there are no available open ports. I find this strange if my area was only expected to get enabled March and Sky launched today - I can't imagine they have already run out of ports.

I've tried my neighbours telephone number and its the same result.

Do you have an updated link for the list of cabinets / post codes / active dates?

Michael
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(sensei) Fri 13-Apr-12 14:46:03
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December 2011 is the latest known about, including by people who get it direct from Openreach.

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It could likely be that the development was not included in the orginal plans when OR planned the area or its just a postcode database error- not been updated.

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(newbie) Fri 13-Apr-12 17:28:31
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Can someone please confirm my local cabinet. My postcode is SS15 6GS House No. 40. Someone at BT recently told me it is currently 66% FTTC and 33% Exchange only. Bt don't seem to think I am able to get even normal BB.
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[re: leaky5] [link to this post]
 
A checker

Text
1
23
45
67
89
1011
Results for Postcode SS15 6GS
Postcode        Exchange        Service Type    Probability     Speed Increase  PhaseSS156GS LAINDON FTTC, but not available yet     33%             
SS156GS LAINDON FTTC    66%     3.59    8a 
 Where probability is less than 100% it means that not all telephone lines in that postcode are connected to an enabled/planned cabinet.
 Speed Increase means multiple your current speeds by this factor to get an estimate of possible download speeds e.g. a factor of 12.5 when you have 4 Mbps now suggests a speed of 50 Mbps after the upgrade.
 If you get multiple results, then the postcode is served by more than one cabinet, so further checks should be made before ordering a service.



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Edited by BatBoy (Fri 13-Apr-12 17:40:18)

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(sensei) Fri 13-Apr-12 18:41:22
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Sounds like to are talking to some dodgy people at BT.

It would be extremely odd if you can't get "normal BB", and unless the Openreach spreadsheet is wrong, (which it occasionally is), that missing 33% is on cabinet 1, but not scheduled. It is not showing as Exchange Only.

The scheduled 66% is cabinet 19.

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(Unregistered)Mon 16-Apr-12 17:40:54
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Hi

I'm still trying and failing to get Sky to place an order for my fibre.

I've now discovered which cabinet I'm on and according to Sky, this isn't enabled for fibre. The surprising thing is that I've checked 3 postcodes surrounding me (nearby) and all say fibre is available. I find it hard to believe I would be connected to a cabinet further than these which isn't enabled.
Also, Epsom exchange was upgraded in March.

Can someone point me in the direction (or check) if cabinet 45 for exchange Epsom (KT19) is FTTC enabled?

Thanks

Michael
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(knowledge is power) Mon 16-Apr-12 17:50:01
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I've searched for KT19 Epsom in the leaked BT file from December and can't see cabinet 45 as being enabled.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 16-Apr-12 17:55:24
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Thanks for checking.

Guess I will have to wait. Its really strange that they would have upgraded at least 3 post codes around me and not my cabinet, especially with a bunch of new houses going up.

Michael
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(newbie) Mon 16-Apr-12 17:56:41
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Hi

Can someone check G66 4DG for us? its for a friend

Thanks, Jeremy
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(knowledge is power) Mon 16-Apr-12 18:38:47
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That's on GLASGOW KIRKINTILLOCH exchange which BT added to the fibre roll out in their March 2012 update, linked below. The latest leaked BT postcode database pre-dates this announcement so we don't have much more info at yet.

http://www.openreach.co.uk/orpg/home/updates/briefin...

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Hello im wondering if anyone could tell me what cabinet im on for an idea of speed on fttc,,on sam knows it says im on mrpre and im 1.93km from the exchange am i correct in thinking that isnt what i go of and there is a nearer box to me that then connects to mrpre.

Bt says i can get 76mb but at 1.93km away seems far for that sort of speed

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(sensei) Tue 17-Apr-12 23:07:24
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We need the postcode.

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oops forgot that sorry m251pg thanks

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(sensei) Tue 17-Apr-12 23:40:39
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Cabinet 10. You should get at least 5.48 times what you get now. It is the distance from the cabinet that matters for FTTC, not from the exchange.

Does your phone number work in the BT Wholesale checker?

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excellent thanks, I'm getting about 9-10mb on 6db line, to it may be sky here i come.

i can indeed put my number into that checker, it says 76.9 down and 20 up, but i wasn't sure if it was unrealistic so i thought if i new the location of the cabinet i could roughly work it out,thanks for the check appreciated

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(sensei) Tue 17-Apr-12 23:57:52
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That's why I said "at least" smile. The estimates in the December spreadsheet are, I think, based on the old 8c profile. 17a are higher, and also the 40Mbps cap has gone.

Sky only goes up to 40Mbps of course, which gives a 38.72Mbps IP Profile.

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(learned) Fri 20-Apr-12 00:19:28
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My post code is cf334nz can you tell me if I will get fibre
Many thanks
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(sensei) Fri 20-Apr-12 00:29:59
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Cabinet number 1, FTTC, but it looks as though you could be a long waay away from it. Not a huge speed increase.

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Hi,

I'm in Mirfield (MIR) and FTTC has just been rolled out. The checker still isn't showing available for me. Postcode is WF14 0PW. Would it be possible to find out which cabinet I'm on and when FTTC will be deployed?

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(sensei) Fri 20-Apr-12 13:22:49
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Cabinet 5. Phase 7b. That's according to Dec 11 data. There is a new (April) spreadsheet. Where have you checked availability?

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Could you check mine please. The area was rolled out 12 months ago, but my cab was not. If you could take a look please and also tell me which cab i am on. Thanks SN5 5BW
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Could you check mine please. The area was rolled out 12 months ago, but my cab was not. If you could take a look please and also tell me which cab i am on. Thanks SN5 5BW.

I've logged in now.

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SN55BW
TOOTHILL
FTTC, but not available yet
93% of postcode covered

From http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/fibre/checker.php

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Any chance you can advise on my cab ? Postcode is SG8 5LG. FTTC cab installed round the corner from me last month. Local exchange (Royston) taking orders, but I can't sign up and the helpful folk at BT couldn't give me any indication as to when or if I,d benefit from FTTC. Currently only getting 1.7 mbs.

TIA.
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@polyfiller, good news, your on one of two cabinets (1 or 33), both were scheduled in December for FTTC

SAU_ID Name Postcode SAU_NODE_ID Exchange Only Flag Percent Lines Uplift Phase Deployed FTTC or FTTP
EARST ROYSTON; HERTFORDSHIRE SG85LG {EARST}{P1} 0 57% 29.19 8a Yes FTTC
EARST ROYSTON; HERTFORDSHIRE SG85LG {EARST}{P33} 0 42% 13.31 8a Yes FTTC

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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
There is a new (April) spreadsheet.


Any links, or has it not been leaked yet, or is that just a typo as have not seen any mention on here apart from speculation?

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Cheers. I checked on ADSL24 & the Infinity web site.

I got this from the BT online assistant:-

Right now we aren't able to offer you full Infinity because of your location.
My cabinet number is 5 and should have been upgraded during phase 7b
It has, but because of the location and infrastructure we've only been able to increase your speed to 10.76mb.

The BT wholesale checker says :-
Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 10.7Mbps and upstream line speed of 1Mbps.

What would cause this. I'm only about a mile from the exchange, and would have expected better from FTCC?

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(sensei) Fri 20-Apr-12 22:12:19
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In reply to a post by R0NSKI:
In reply to a post by RobertoS:
There is a new (April) spreadsheet.
Any links, or has it not been leaked yet, or is that just a typo as have not seen any mention on here apart from speculation?
Fact. Two of us have been told by ISP contacts, and I'm pretty sure different ISPs. There was a post yesterday by an ISP rep that implied there was an update since Dec 2011, so I asked my contact.

Ther's no way I will get a copy from them. I only got the Dec 2011 one when someone posted the googledocs link - I think I gave you that?

I think the next leak wil be traceable to source through dummy data in it.

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Standard User Metallifux
(newbie) Wed 25-Apr-12 21:38:23
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Hi I'm due a go live in June this year postcode NE63 9YE can you check out my cabinet details please.

Thanks.
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(sensei) Wed 25-Apr-12 22:33:33
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Cabinet 13. Speed multiplier 7.58.

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Standard User restrictedbeef
(newbie) Fri 27-Apr-12 09:17:47
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Hi - please could someone help me?
I am trying to sign up for sky fibre but it looks like my cabinet has not been upgraded yet. My exchange (Laindon EALAI ) has been upgraded to FTTC.
Is there a way of telling me when my cabinet is due for an upgrade?
My postcode is SS15 6GQ

Thanks
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As for when? No, only that its on the lists to be done.

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Standard User dean_dodd
(regular) Fri 27-Apr-12 15:25:31
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Can someone tell me what cabinet I'm connected to and if there is a planned upgrade date. TF4 2FX - thanks

Dean.
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http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/fibre/checker.php
(shows cabinet info now)

No data from December, but who knows what may be in the April release.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 27-Apr-12 16:08:51
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Hi, where does that information come from and where can I get more info?

My check says 'FTTC, but not available yet' Probability 100%

Has a cabinet number of P35 but Speed and Phase are both empty, is there anywhere I can check how long it is likely to take?

Thanks

Neil
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(sensei) Fri 27-Apr-12 18:04:37
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Hi, where does that information come from and where can I get more info?

My check says 'FTTC, but not available yet' Probability 100%

Has a cabinet number of P35 but Speed and Phase are both empty, is there anywhere I can check how long it is likely to take?

Thanks

Neil
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(member) Fri 27-Apr-12 22:11:17
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is there anywhere I can check how long it is likely to take?


Unfortunately not. BT don't believe in the free flow of information between itself, and its customers frown

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 28-Apr-12 11:15:50
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Thanks for the replies but I still don't get exactly what FTTC, but not yet available means?
Is it saying that the cabinet has already been upgraded or just that the exchange is ready?
Thanks again
Neil
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It means it is planned, but not available to order.

The metal cabinet may be in place, but other work to put the innards in it, connect mains, link it to the other cabinet, or upgrade work at the exchange may still be under way.

Or there may be planning delays and teams have gone to another town, and will one day come back.

So many variables and no public information, hence the not yet available, as in it should arrive at some point, but no one can say when

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 30-Apr-12 11:37:55
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Ah ok, thanks for clearing that up.
I still have no date on the BT website but have put up with 2 meg for over two years so can wait a while longer.
Standard User Metallifux
(newbie) Mon 30-Apr-12 12:44:04
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I can actually see that cabinet from the front window it's just over the road maybe 30 metres away. How is the uplift calculated? Seems low considering my proximity and the fact I can only get 4.5Mb on adsl2+.
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Have a look at what this checker says for FTTC and for ADSL2+. I expect it is a lot lower than 4.5Mbps for ADSL2+. They tend to be conservative on FTTC as well.

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Standard User wonneil
(newbie) Wed 09-May-12 10:57:29
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Hi all,
Can anyone who has access to the April rollout sheet check my postcode please?
ME19 4NH
As it is only a two year old estate I'm guessing it will be one of the cabinets left out as not commercially viable frown
Thanks
Standard User greenglide
(member) Wed 09-May-12 11:36:05
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In reply to a post by wonneil:
Hi all,
Can anyone who has access to the April rollout sheet check my postcode please?
ME19 4NH
As it is only a two year old estate I'm guessing it will be one of the cabinets left out as not commercially viable frown
Thanks


Well it is on the December spreadsheet but not planned to roll out frown

I dont suppose it will have changed. Have you tried the BT checker for your number (unless it is SKY or TalkTalk), near neighbours telephone number or the house number and post code?

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Standard User wonneil
(newbie) Wed 09-May-12 11:53:13
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Thanks for the reply.
There is nothing at all on any of the checkers or websites, my next door neighbour said he rang BT and they said it will be upgraded this month but as I thought they went by the openreach spreadsheets I am not sure how they knew this. I am guessing it was a standard answer without actually knowing any true details, that's why I wanted to know if there was any change in the April spreadsheet?
Standard User Justo
(member) Wed 09-May-12 13:57:43
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In reply to a post by wonneil:
he rang BT


Well, they were hopeful, WEST MALLING Cabinet 35 (which is what you're on) is not planned for 2012.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 09-May-12 16:38:47
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In reply to a post by Justo:
WEST MALLING Cabinet 35 (which is what you're on) is not planned for 2012.
Is that from the December spreadsheets, or the new April ones?

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(Unregistered)Thu 10-May-12 13:10:05
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Does anyone have sight of the new April spreadsheet. Going back to my original post does a cabinet with the number 15 show up for WF9 4BE?
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 10-May-12 20:30:44
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I'm a bit confused now by MrSaffron's rather swish checker. That says a service type of FTTP with 100% probability from Phase 4B (March 2010) on cabinet P32.

But all the other checkers say the exchange for my postcode (E11 4DG) is FTTC enabled, however i am told FTTC is unavailable to me by every ISP ( i assumed because the cabinet wasn't and never will be upgraded, given the exchange was done over 2 years ago).

Is any ISP even offering FTTP services?
Standard User MCM
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 10-May-12 21:17:18
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Note March 2010 is when it was announced that E11 4DG on the Leytonstone exchange would have FTTP installed. Other lines at other post codes served by Leytonstone are getting or already have FTTC. Currently it is either FTTC or FTTP, end users don't have a choice as to which wil be installed. Note also that FTTP installs are running well behind schedule and to date FTTP is only available at around 10 exchanges.
Standard User testforecho
(newbie) Thu 10-May-12 21:34:44
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Hi there, I am in Epsom, Surrey. Openreach has the exchange FTTC enabled in March and sent my notification to my provider immediately. The checker has 100% probability, speed increase 8.13, phase 9a, cabinet p53. My postcode is KT197LH, I am with Talk Talk, so the BT checkers do not work. Wondering when I can expect FTTC/FTTP to be delivered, Talk Talk originally mentioned July or August as possible but was pretty vague and seemed like a long time away from the exchange being enabled. Please help.
Standard User R0NSKI
(member) Thu 10-May-12 22:47:50
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@testforecho, the 100% refers to the percentage of lines at that postcode supplied by cabinet 53.

Only BT know roughly when it's planned for, however you could find your cabinet and see if it's fibre pair is there. It will be located somewhere near the entrance to your estate, probably Mckenzie Way as thats nearer the exchange. Here's a map of the post codes covered by your cabinet http://batchgeo.com/map/165e839b82d7061545a90570f12b...

You can also look on www.roadworks.org and see what works BT have scheduled, you can also set up email alerts on there.

Standard User simon194
(regular) Fri 11-May-12 00:51:48
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In reply to a post by testforecho:
Hi there, I am in Epsom, Surrey. Openreach has the exchange FTTC enabled in March and sent my notification to my provider immediately. The checker has 100% probability, speed increase 8.13, phase 9a, cabinet p53. My postcode is KT197LH, I am with Talk Talk, so the BT checkers do not work. Wondering when I can expect FTTC/FTTP to be delivered, Talk Talk originally mentioned July or August as possible but was pretty vague and seemed like a long time away from the exchange being enabled. Please help.

Phase 9 is, I think, supposed to be completed by September this year although with the general slipage it will probably be December or Q1 next year.
Standard User testforecho
(newbie) Sun 13-May-12 17:44:06
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HI, you are right, the green boxes are at the roundabout on the main road. What would the right box look like?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 13-May-12 17:48:51
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http://www.robertos.me.uk/html/street_cabinets_etc.html

The existing phone one should have 53 on it?

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Standard User vf12vf
(learned) Sun 13-May-12 22:14:24
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this is what it says for my address....

could some1 tell me what it all means?

ta

Information on your search is displayed below. Note: You may have more than 1 cabinet serving your postcode.



Cabinet p5

Probability 100%

Uplift 2.96

Phase 8a

Status part of deployment

Type fttc

Edited by vf12vf (Sun 13-May-12 22:16:03)

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(sensei) Sun 13-May-12 22:15:51
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In reply to a post by vf12vf:
this is what it says for my address....
?
Missed something out? smile

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Standard User vf12vf
(learned) Sun 13-May-12 22:17:37
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yeah...realised ....smile
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 13-May-12 22:54:51
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It's a bit confusing, as it says your postcode may be served by more than one cabinet. The 100% should mean there is only one. If you tell me your postcode I can check against the raw data that site checks.

The rest of it is easy. The cabinet (if there is only one for thr postcode) is number 5. So you can go and find it. It will be getting FTTC in phase 8a, which should be some time this year. The phase dates get very woolly as all sorts of things cause delays.

You should get roughly 2.96 times the speed you get now.

That data may have been updated this April. I expect you noticed the site said it is based on last December data, which is the latest publicly available.

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Standard User vf12vf
(learned) Mon 14-May-12 08:52:55
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postcode is po226rd

there is a green cabinet at the end of our road approx 100yds but its a really old double door box, outside my house though i do have a double Manhole for BT cables....would this be where the fibre goes if / when its installed, or does it have to go to the cabinet?

thx
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 14-May-12 09:44:38
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Yes there is only that one cabinet, No. 5, serving the postcode. All BT phone cabinets, (PCPs) have their number on, unless it has worn off or been vandalised.

FTTC needs a second cabinet to be installed within 50 cable metres of the PCP. So check that is the PCP and watch out for any markings or road/pavement works near it.

I have some cabinet pictures.

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Standard User Pyrotequila
(newbie) Wed 16-May-12 17:46:14
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Can someone please have a check on my postcode?

S7 2QX

Thanks.
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(Unregistered)Wed 16-May-12 22:21:10
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If somsome could check my parent's too - SY23 3HF i would be extremely grateful.

Thanks - Tel
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(sensei) Wed 16-May-12 23:35:07
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In reply to a post by Pyrotequila:
Can someone please have a check on my postcode?

S7 2QX

Thanks.
frown
BEAUCHIEF, all lines for that postcode - exchange only.

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(sensei) Wed 16-May-12 23:40:49
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
If somsome could check my parent's too - SY23 3HF i would be extremely grateful.
Not listed at all in the December data. Don't forget, there is an April issue.

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Standard User Pyrotequila
(newbie) Wed 16-May-12 23:45:59
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So no fibre for me tongue

What are the chances that BT might consider putting a cabinet down, or opening us up to FTTP?
A man can hope!
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 17-May-12 02:09:03
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does this fibre optic not work the same as virgin's? as in You won't get max speed even if you live quite far from the exchange?

using a link i found mentioned earlier... it says I would get a max of 30ish (3ishx11.4?).

Post code: ex4 1lp if anyone could confirm... thanks
Standard User ccxo
(committed) Thu 17-May-12 02:28:34
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This is from one of the news articles on the site

Update 1:30pm: We asked Openreach about the issue of Exchange Only lines back in April 2012, and received a response regarding those lines or groups of lines run directly from the exchange, which is usually those closest to the exchange or new estates located further from the exchange. Openreach has said that where technically and economically feasible they will provide either a FTTC (via new cabinet) or FTTP service, this is done on a case-by-case basis as the roll-outs progress. We believe pressure to hit the 66% figure as soon as possible, means these areas will mainly be waiting until 2014, or for the various BDUK projects to start producing results.

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(committed) Thu 17-May-12 02:38:39
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Post code: ex4 1lp if anyone could confirm... thanks
Here you are --
WWEXTR,EXETER,EX41LP,{WWEXTR}{P45},0,100%,11.4,5a,Yes,FTTC


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 17-May-12 08:26:54
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
does this fibre optic not work the same as virgin's? as in You won't get max speed even if you live quite far from the exchange?

using a link i found mentioned earlier... it says I would get a max of 30ish (3ishx11.4?).

Post code: ex4 1lp if anyone could confirm... thanks
From what burakkucrat has posted, you should already be able to get it, with something like the speed you have found elsewhere. You can get an estimate using your phone number here. That might be more accurate than the other one.

It's called Fibre To The Cabinet, right? That means it depends on your distance from your green cabinet, instead of from the exchange. YOu are connected to cabinet 45 so maybe go and find it?

There will be a new fibre cabinet within 50 metres/yards of it.

See here for some pictures of what you are looking for, and here for a longer description of how FTTC is connected up.

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Standard User jim_P
(newbie) Thu 17-May-12 10:28:21
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when there are 2 cabinets ( 1 fttc , there other not) showing for your postcode ( OL12 8UY ) how can you tell which one you are connected to ??
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You can't, only Openreach know the answer unless you ask a BT engineer yourself...

You should always perform an FTTC check on the phone number rather than address/postcode as this will be accurate.

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Hi R0nsky

How do you check which postcodes are served by which cabinet ?

I am also on the Epsom exchange, KT19 8FQ (new postcode for new development - living there <1 year) and am told I'm on cabinet 45.

Still no idea when / if this cabinet is being upgraded. Adsl checker for my telephone number says I can't get it but I would love to know if I can hope for fibre in the future.

Thanks

Michael
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(Unregistered)Thu 17-May-12 19:46:25
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
does this fibre optic not work the same as virgin's? as in You won't get max speed even if you live quite far from the exchange?

using a link i found mentioned earlier... it says I would get a max of 30ish (3ishx11.4?).

Post code: ex4 1lp if anyone could confirm... thanks
From what burakkucrat has posted, you should already be able to get it, with something like the speed you have found elsewhere. You can get an estimate using your phone number here. That might be more accurate than the other one.

It's called Fibre To The Cabinet, right? That means it depends on your distance from your green cabinet, instead of from the exchange. YOu are connected to cabinet 45 so maybe go and find it?

There will be a new fibre cabinet within 50 metres/yards of it.

See here for some pictures of what you are looking for, and here for a longer description of how FTTC is connected up.


Thanks for your reply robertoS

I can not check my speed via phone # as I do not have a BT line at the moment (virgin media), I check via postcode and it tells me about 3MB...

I see a couple boxes when I am out walking the dog with the openreach signs on saying Fibre available here etc... which are about a 1 minute walk away....

So how Am I able to see what speeds I can get?
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(sensei) Thu 17-May-12 22:31:17
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Well mine is 600 metres/yards away and I get 40Mbps sync as I'm not on an 80Mbps connection. My modem stats say I should get 58.9/15.6Mbps if I upgrade.

You sound to be much closer.

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(member) Fri 18-May-12 08:33:55
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Thanks for your reply robertoS

I can not check my speed via phone # as I do not have a BT line at the moment (virgin media), I check via postcode and it tells me about 3MB...

I see a couple boxes when I am out walking the dog with the openreach signs on saying Fibre available here etc... which are about a 1 minute walk away....

So how Am I able to see what speeds I can get?


You need to check using your house number and postcode, checking for FTTC by postcode will not return any FTTC results.

Click Proceed on this web page http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/pls/adsl/ADSLChecker.Ad... then enter your address details.

Edit:

Just spotted your post code, for a random house 17 EX4 1LP the checker states:

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 31 Mbps and upstream line speed of 5.9 Mbps.


The spreadsheet shows 100% lines at postcode are supplied from cabinet P45, you may not be on the closes cabinet, hence the lower estimate above.

Here's a map of postcodes supplied by P45 http://batchgeo.com/map/4f07ef4fecaa6fa17777dbe26aef...

And here's ( http://g.co/maps/udb4e ) your cabinet, at the end of Dorset Avenue, I think the ones you've seen may be Virgin Media cabinets, I saw plenty of them when looking for this one.

It's about 550 meters by road, but depends on the route the line actually takes.

Edited by R0NSKI (Fri 18-May-12 09:08:57)

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Hi R0nsky

How do you check which postcodes are served by which cabinet ?

I am also on the Epsom exchange, KT19 8FQ (new postcode for new development - living there <1 year) and am told I'm on cabinet 45.

Still no idea when / if this cabinet is being upgraded. Adsl checker for my telephone number says I can't get it but I would love to know if I can hope for fibre in the future.

Thanks

Michael


That postcode is not in the December spread sheet, nor any mention of a cab 45 for Epsom, this often happens with new estates.

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You need to check using your house number and postcode, checking for FTTC by postcode will not return any FTTC results.

Click Proceed on this web page http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/pls/adsl/ADSLChecker.Ad... then enter your address details.

Edit:

Just spotted your post code, for a random house 17 EX4 1LP the checker states:

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 31 Mbps and upstream line speed of 5.9 Mbps.


The spreadsheet shows 100% lines at postcode are supplied from cabinet P45, you may not be on the closes cabinet, hence the lower estimate above.

Here's a map of postcodes supplied by P45 http://batchgeo.com/map/4f07ef4fecaa6fa17777dbe26aef...

And here's ( http://g.co/maps/udb4e ) your cabinet, at the end of Dorset Avenue, I think the ones you've seen may be Virgin Media cabinets, I saw plenty of them when looking for this one.

It's about 550 meters by road, but depends on the route the line actually takes.


Thanks very much for your help (just remembered my login for this site)

Yes those are the boxes I have seen (walk the dog along the grass behind...)... maybe I exaggerated a 1 minute walk!

So my original guess of 30Mbps was correct then? (It says to take your max current speed " 3ish" and multiply it by the "uplift" which is 11.4.?)

I was hoping for a faster speed (one to match my current VM which is 50).

Will 31 be the maximum I will be likely to see then for a while anyway?

Thanks again for your help.
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The estimates tend to be rather conservative, if you look at Robertos post above, he's about 600 meters and his modem stats show he should get about 59ish (if he was on a faster product), but it all depends on the quality of the line from the cabinet to your modem.

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Note March 2010 is when it was announced that E11 4DG on the Leytonstone exchange would have FTTP installed. Other lines at other post codes served by Leytonstone are getting or already have FTTC. Currently it is either FTTC or FTTP, end users don't have a choice as to which wil be installed. Note also that FTTP installs are running well behind schedule and to date FTTP is only available at around 10 exchanges.


Hi, i'm pretty sure that Leytonstone is 100% done as BT are apparantly using it as one of the FTTP test exchanges at the moment (never heard anything about the trial though frown ). What i'm confused about is does this mean my house is definitely FTTP? If it is does it mean for me to get fibre BT would need to come round and take out the entire phone line from the exchange and down my whole road and going into my house from the telegraph pole and replace it with fibre?
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Installing FTTP is independent of any existing phone connection that you might have so nothing will be "ripped out". Instead a new fibe optic cable would be strung from the pole to the property and a new outlet installed.
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Hi,

Can someone please advise if our cabinet is down in the latest list for an upgrade. Post code is NN4 5AR. We are on the Hardingstone exchange which is now starting to take orders on FTTC.

Thanks
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Can someone please advise if our cabinet is down in the latest list for an upgrade. Post code is NN4 5AR. We are on the Hardingstone exchange which is now starting to take orders on FTTC.
As of the December 2011 document, the record for your postcode shows the following --

EMHARDI,HARDINGSTONE,NN45AR,{EMHARDI}{P80},0,100%,,,,

From that we see all telephone lines for your postcode are connected via P80 and that PCP was not scheduled to be enabled for fibre services.

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My postcode gives {WMWR}{p10},0,100,3.04,5b,Yes,FTTC

If I'm reading it right this means I should be able to get FTTC, but the checker says no (even though every street surrounding me can get it) any idea what's up?
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Hi I am in Worksop, I am with Sky, so the BT checkers do not work. I have been trying to find out if I am connected to cabinet P2 and what area cabinet P2 covers. Can someone Please help.

Postcode
S802BA

Exchange
WORKSOP

Service Type
This postcode has some Exchange Only lines
This means there is currently no cabinet to run FTTC from.
Openreach may deploy FTTC/P in the future to this area.

Probability
77%

Cabinet
M_A


Postcode
S802BA

Exchange
WORKSOP

SAU_NODE_ID
{SLWW}{P2}

Service Type
FTTC

Probability
22%

Speed Increase
3.56

Phase
6B

Cabinet
P2
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My postcode gives {WMWR}{p10},0,100,3.04,5b,Yes,FTTC

If I'm reading it right this means I should be able to get FTTC,
I agree. smile
but the checker says no (even though every street surrounding me can get it) any idea what's up?
No, sorry. frown

Which checker are you using? I recommend you enter your telephone number into the BT Wholesale Broadband Checker.

Do you know any of your near neighbours' telephone numbers? Have you checked with one of them?

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First things first. For the postcode S80 2BA there are two records in the December 2011 file --
SLWW,WORKSOP,S802BA,{SLWW}{M_A},1,77%,,,,
SLWW,WORKSOP,S802BA,{SLWW}{P2},0,22%,3.56,6b,Yes,FTTC
So we can see that approximately 77% of lines from that postcode area go directly to the exchange without passing through a PCP and 22% of the lines from that area are connected via P2. (The missing 1% must, therefore, be a rounding error.) Those percentages are not probabilities, as you seem to have assumed.

Do you know any of your immediate near-neighbours' telephone numbers? Could you check in the BT Wholesale Broadband Checker with one of those numbers?

If I perform a different type of search of that document, I can see all the postcodes that are served by {SLWW}{P2} --

Text
1
23
45
$ awk -F, '/{SLWW}{P2}/ {print $3}' *.csv | sort | uniq | sed 's/^S80/S80 /' | pr -t -4
S80 1DT           S80 1EE           S80 1PH           S80 2BAS80 1DX           S80 1JR           S80 1RH           S80 2EH
S80 1DY           S80 1JS           S80 1RX           S80 2EJS80 1EB           S80 1PD           S80 1RZ           S80 2ER


Hope that will be some help. wink

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In reply to a post by burakkucat:
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
My postcode gives {WMWR}{p10},0,100,3.04,5b,Yes,FTTC

If I'm reading it right this means I should be able to get FTTC,
I agree. smile
but the checker says no (even though every street surrounding me can get it) any idea what's up?
No, sorry. frown

Which checker are you using? I recommend you enter your telephone number into the BT Wholesale Broadband Checker.

Do you know any of your near neighbours' telephone numbers? Have you checked with one of them?


Thanks for replying... yes, that's the checker I'm using. As far as I can tell, the whole street gets the same results (I don't know their numbers but their addresses come up the same as mine). Any guesses why?
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Thanks for replying... yes, that's the checker I'm using. As far as I can tell, the whole street gets the same results (I don't know their numbers but their addresses come up the same as mine). Any guesses why?
My best guess is that there might be defective information in the database . . . frown

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In reply to a post by burakkucat:
First things first. For the postcode S80 2BA there are two records in the December 2011 file --
SLWW,WORKSOP,S802BA,{SLWW}{M_A},1,77%,,,,
SLWW,WORKSOP,S802BA,{SLWW}{P2},0,22%,3.56,6b,Yes,FTTC
So we can see that approximately 77% of lines from that postcode area go directly to the exchange without passing through a PCP and 22% of the lines from that area are connected via P2. (The missing 1% must, therefore, be a rounding error.) Those percentages are not probabilities, as you seem to have assumed.

Do you know any of your immediate near-neighbours' telephone numbers? Could you check in the BT Wholesale Broadband Checker with one of those numbers?

If I perform a different type of search of that document, I can see all the postcodes that are served by {SLWW}{P2} --

Text
1
23
45
$ awk -F, '/{SLWW}{P2}/ {print $3}' *.csv | sort | uniq | sed 's/^S80/S80 /' | pr -t -4
S80 1DT           S80 1EE           S80 1PH           S80 2BAS80 1DX           S80 1JR           S80 1RH           S80 2EH
S80 1DY           S80 1JS           S80 1RX           S80 2EJS80 1EB           S80 1PD           S80 1RZ           S80 2ER


Hope that will be some help. wink


burakkucat thanks for taking the time to reply and finding this information. If I am on the right lines does that mean that I am being served by {SLWW}{P2} and I am not a direct exchange connection ?

If I am correct about the above how do I find out if I will be one of the 22% being served by {SLWW}{P2} to get FTTC ?
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burakkucat thanks for taking the time to reply and finding this information. If I am on the right lines does that mean that I am being served by {SLWW}{P2} and I am not a direct exchange connection ?

If I am correct about the above how do I find out if I will be one of the 22% being served by {SLWW}{P2} to get FTTC ?
Hmm . . . Let's look at the facts. Your postcode is S80 2BA. Of all the telephone lines installed in that postcode area, 22% are connected through {SLWW}{P2} and all the rest go directly to the Worksop exchange.

The remaining capacity of {SLWW}{P2} is used by telephone lines originating from those other sixteen postcode areas, shown at the bottom of my previous post.

Even if you sent me a PM containing your exact address and full telephone number, I would not be able to answer the most important question . . . is your line one of the 22% connected via the cabinet or is it one of the 77% that go directly to the exchange. Sorry. I just don't have those powers of divination. frown

There is one way to obtain the answer. Keep that PCP under close observation. When you see an Openreach engineer working there, approach her/him and ask if s/he would look up the status of your line in the database, via her/his laptop computer.

[A mug of tea or coffee, chocolate biscuits, bacon sandwiches . . . are all means of inducement.]

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I have already found out that my line is not connected to a cabinet so the option for me is FTTP and if you look I never directly asked you if you knew if I was one of the 22% that was connected I was just saying I hope I was

Edited by KJ31 (Wed 23-May-12 00:56:39)

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I have already found out that my line is not connected to a cabinet so the option for me is FTTP and if you look I never directly asked you if you knew if I was one of the 22% that was connected I was just saying I hope I was
O.k. If you say so!

Although I have checked both of your two sentences that end with a question mark, I cannot see any evidence for the above assertion. smile

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In reply to a post by burakkucat:
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Can someone please advise if our cabinet is down in the latest list for an upgrade. Post code is NN4 5AR. We are on the Hardingstone exchange which is now starting to take orders on FTTC.
As of the December 2011 document, the record for your postcode shows the following --

EMHARDI,HARDINGSTONE,NN45AR,{EMHARDI}{P80},0,100%,,,,

From that we see all telephone lines for your postcode are connected via P80 and that PCP was not scheduled to be enabled for fibre services.


Thanks for this
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You're welcome.

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Hello.

Could I possibly get a couple cabinet checks please?
Both on exchange SDRYD. Postcodes: PO333RT & PO331EQ

Thanks for your time.
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Both cabinets are planned to have FTTC and 100% of the lines on theose postcodes go to their cabinet.

SDRYD RYDE PO333RT {SDRYD}{P15} 0 100% 6.86 8a Yes FTTC

SDRYD RYDE PO331EQ {SDRYD}{P3} 0 100% 3.85 8a Yes FTTC


8a is the phase roughly July-September, if roadworks covers youre area can set it so it will send u a email when works are scheduled for those cabs.

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(Unregistered)Sat 26-May-12 23:36:58
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Hi All

Just cheked using the april data and according to my postcode i get the following:


Exchange Code Name Postcode PCP Cabnet lines served Phase Deployed FTTC/FTTP
SMWI WITNEY OX281GB {SMWI}{p54} 100

So no phase number means “Blanks” = Not part of a phase / untargeted cabinet. What are the current phase timescales and is it likely my cabinet will be included once all current phases are complete?
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Hi All

Just cheked using the april data
????
Where have you found that please?

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sorry I was being a retard, it was april 2011 not 2012!
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I'm afraid the December 2011 data shows the same frown. There is an April 2012 one but it hasn't been leaked yet.

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He can anyone help, I have looked around and can not see any cabinets locally. I was wondering could they be manholes?
I am looking for info on PR4 6NG

I have had a look round and I am being told June2012 but have not seen any work around.

Can anyone give me the Cabinet info and projected speed increase

Thanks
Darren
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Most grateful for any fttc/fttp info re post code TR13 8YE.

Thanks in advance
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In reply to a post by PR9toPR4:
He can anyone help, I have looked around and can not see any cabinets locally. I was wondering could they be manholes?
I am looking for info on PR4 6NG

I have had a look round and I am being told June2012 but have not seen any work around.

Can anyone give me the Cabinet info and projected speed increase

Thanks
Darren
Cabinet number 6, all lines of that postcode, phase 6b so looks like there has been some delay, and may still be frown.

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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Most grateful for any fttc/fttp info re post code TR13 8YE.

Thanks in advance
Not good frown.

95% of lines there are exchange only, so no fibre under current plans. 4% are on cabinet 7, and scheduled foe "Tranche 2". I assume that's to do with the special arrangements going on in Cornwall.

Bought my chilled lasagne in Tesco up the road this evening, (yesterday evening by the time I post this as midnight is striking) smile. Wasn't bad.

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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Most grateful for any fttc/fttp info re post code TR13 8YE.

Thanks in advance
Not good frown.

95% of lines there are exchange only, so no fibre under current plans. 4% are on cabinet 7, and scheduled foe "Tranche 2". I assume that's to do with the special arrangements going on in Cornwall.

--------------------------------------------------

Thanks for that Bob, info much appreciated.
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
In reply to a post by PR9toPR4:
He can anyone help, I have looked around and can not see any cabinets locally. I was wondering could they be manholes?
I am looking for info on PR4 6NG

I have had a look round and I am being told June2012 but have not seen any work around.

Can anyone give me the Cabinet info and projected speed increase

Thanks
Darren
Cabinet number 6, all lines of that postcode, phase 6b so looks like there has been some delay, and may still be frown.

Speed multiplier 3.57



Thanks Bob. For the info I just need to find the location of Cabinet 6 so I can see if and when the new fibre cabinet goes in. Is there anyway to find out the location of the cabinet, without walking the village, do you know?

I am on Sky Broadband and getting about 10Mb so 30Mb+ would be nice

Cheers
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Can any kind soul help me out. Im checking SamKnows and BT openrreach every day for updates but nothing seems to be happening at my postcode SR6 8LT Exchange:Sunderland North [RFS June 2012] although there are BT Openreach vans in other local postcodes installing fibre I presume.

Any help greatly appreciated

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Is there anyway to find out the location of the cabinet, without walking the village, do you know?
Not that I know of, sorry. Have a look also at the BT Wholesale Checker give as the speed estimate?

At 30Mbps or so you would be looking at well over 600 copper metres from the cabinet, but routes can be wierd so maybe less walking distance.

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SR6 8LT Exchange:Sunderland North [RFS June 2012]
frown
Nothing scheduled in the December 2011 data. I don't know about the April 2012 stuff. Cabinets 33 and 34 service that postcode.

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Thanks mate Ill have a look around
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Hey, im totally lost now. from all the information i can find, my local exchange supports fibre optic broadband but my phone number still isnt allowing me to order, so im assuming my local cabinet isnt upgraded, my post code is BT92 5DZ if anyone is able to help me find out anything.
Thanks in advance!
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I rang bt for a infinity price and check availability, but hey only have the same information as you get online.

My cab is showing as June 2012..at some point, the cabinet was installed by a subbie for bt wholesale last week in area SR6.
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I take it they plugged the hole that leaked the last cabinet data? I'd love to see new info on my postcode. :[
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Anything for BN27 4AF on any PCP spreadsheets later than December 2011 (there was an April 2012 and December 2012 spreadsheet afaik?)

Thanks

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The April spreadsheet has not been leaked yet, and December 2012 is the December 2011 spreadsheet just named incorrectly.

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December 2012 is the December 2011 spreadsheet just named incorrectly.
Interesting smile. Where's that? I haven't seen it. There is a version somewhere around that isn't correct - though how that happened I don't know. I wonder if that is the one.

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(sensei) Mon 11-Jun-12 20:11:46
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(sensei) Mon 11-Jun-12 20:18:48
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(newbie) Mon 11-Jun-12 23:21:23
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Hello,

I have checked the December PCP document and have seen my postcode IP14 5GY is served by two cabinets and direct exchange lines. It's a new build estate so it seems like Openreach have just shoehorned it into it's network.

40% on Cabinet P28, 30% on Cabinet P37 and 30% direct to the exchange. So a 40% chance of FTTC as only Cabinet P28 is being enabled. Can anyone enlighten me as to which is serving my property *fingers crossed for 28*? Also, if I am unlucky, is there any chance of getting a new line in to the enabled cabinet? It would be pretty annoying that a house 10 metres away in a different postcode (IP14 5GX all 100% on Cabinet P28) will be able to get it and I can't!

Many Thanks,

D.

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(Unregistered)Mon 08-Oct-12 00:48:04
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Anyone know what cabinet I'm on, please? - postcode FK77UQ

Thanks!
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(sensei) Tue 09-Oct-12 08:36:18
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17

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(Unregistered)Tue 09-Oct-12 13:06:18
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Thanks! I thought I may be on cab 17... they installed a brand new cab 17 last Friday, but hrm.... it doesn't look like a fibre cabinet, or does it?


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(committed) Tue 09-Oct-12 13:13:37
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That's just a new cabinet shell, sometimes they do this prior to installing the FTTC cab, sometimes it's for other reasons.

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(sensei) Tue 09-Oct-12 14:35:22
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As R0NSKI says.

The usual reason for a reshell like that, (assuming FTTC is on its way), is that there isn't room in the old one for the patch panel and cabling to connect to the fibre cabinet.

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(experienced) Tue 09-Oct-12 14:37:20
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Interesting that the greenery around the jointbox seems to have been trimmed too. Was some work done on that at the same time?
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(sensei) Tue 09-Oct-12 16:14:13
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Interesting that the greenery around the jointbox seems to have been trimmed too. Was some work done on that at the same time?
Ummmm.

I went to look what you meant, and noticed there seems to be a newly dug and re-covered trench bottom left, to the first flagstone.

I wonder where that starts.

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(Unregistered)Tue 09-Oct-12 22:50:33
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My exchange (Bannockburn) was fibre enabled a few weeks ago, and the old cab 17 http://goo.gl/maps/Q1EaJ was smaller than this new one, so yeah.... makes perfect sense that they would re-shell cab 17 to give them a bit more space inside for the stuff they need to connect to a fibre cabinet, once they install one. BT are meant to be returning to do some more work between the 10th and 15th of Oct - so hopefully it will be to install a fibre cabinet. I live in the next street... so I'm just hoping this really is the cab I'm on.

I don't think there's a trench been dug there, and covered up again Roberto, I think that's just a mark on the grass where their equipment has been laying or something... could even be a mark where they sat the new cab shell, before they installed it.

The council are pretty active around this area when it comes to cutting grass and triming greenery etc. - so all that was likely down to them.

Thanks for the replies guys!
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(sensei) Tue 09-Oct-12 23:46:46
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All lines at that postcode are served by that cab.

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(learned) Mon 07-Jan-13 21:34:57
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hi guys i may be moving house, to postcode nn18 8lb, i know that emgreto is my exchange however i dont know what cabinet i may be connected to and/or if it has fibre...can anyone help please?

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(sensei) Mon 07-Jan-13 22:39:39
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Cabinet 9, and if all went according to the December 2011 schedules FTTC should have been live long ago. But things have gone wrong in many other areas, so I don't know.

Checks ... frown frown
For Postcode NN18 8LB

Your exchange is ADSL enabled, and our initial check on your postcode indicates that your line should be able to have an ADSL broadband service that provides a fixed line speed up to 2Mbps.

Our check also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL Max broadband line speed of 6.5Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 5.5Mbps and 8Mbps.

Our check also indicates that your line should be able to have an ADSL2+ broadband service that provides a fixed line speed up to 2Mbps.

Our check also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL2+ broadband line speed of 12Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 7Mbps and 17Mbps.

The actual stable line speed supportable will be determined during the first 10 days of use. This speed may change over time, to ensure line stability is maintained.

If you decide to place an order, a further test will be performed to confirm if your line is suitable for the service you wish to purchase.

Thank you for your interest.
That is a check on the live data for the postcode. Looks like something has caused a delay, or even a cancellation. There is an Openreach email address that I haven't got available but many here have, to ask them what the problem is and when it might be fixed.

The downstream speed estimate looks like 40-50Mbps to me, when it is available. (3.01 times the ADSL2+ speed, and those estimates above are usually conservative).

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(newbie) Thu 10-Jan-13 01:28:17
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Any chance someone can help me out with the latest info for B5 5JN ?

Considering my exchange (CMCEN) has finally gone to Accepting Orders after so many reschedules from Openreach it was getting a bit silly, yet I can't actually order FTTC from anyone and the BT Wholesale checker doesn't mention anything about FTTC, it'd be nice to know how much longer I'm going to have to wait.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 10-Jan-13 05:18:12
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looks like your cabinet isnt in plans. I just checked on a postcode checker.

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(experienced) Thu 10-Jan-13 10:11:18
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Which post code checker did you use that has up to date information to qualify that reply?

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(newbie) Thu 10-Jan-13 10:26:24
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Can somebody check M336DA ?

The exchange was enabled a long while ago, and I'm almost spitting distance from the exchange.
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(sensei) Thu 10-Jan-13 10:48:55
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"Please" tongue.

Bad news I'm afraid. Too close!

It's an "Exchange-only (EO)" area. You don't have a cabinet.

What will be done about such as yours isn't yet decided. For some, Openreach may install a cabinet, others get FTTP, maybe others hard luck. It doesn't seem to be top of the priority list.

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(newbie) Thu 10-Jan-13 11:05:54
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"Please" tongue.

Bad news I'm afraid. Too close!

It's an "Exchange-only (EO)" area. You don't have a cabinet.

What will be done about such as yours isn't yet decided. For some, Openreach may install a cabinet, others get FTTP, maybe others hard luck. It doesn't seem to be top of the priority list.


Yes - sorry, very rude of me! I'm normally more polite honestly...

Weird thing is; we do have a green cabinet right outside our building....not sure what it is though exactly; might not be a proper cab.

Don't think FTTP will happen unless it was forced, as it's an apartment so would mean external cabling.

Probably Hard Luck I'm guessing; currently 19.8mb sync isn't bad but I'd jump at the chance to have fibre.

Ack well, thanks for checking
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(sensei) Thu 10-Jan-13 11:19:58
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'Twas only tongue-in-cheek smile.

Re the cabinet, have a look through these pics.

At least you have decent speed. Think of the poor blighters a long way from the exchange who either aren't getting FTTC/P as non-viable, or there are some EO ones even there as well. That last is a double-whammy.

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(newbie) Thu 10-Jan-13 11:25:57
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'Twas only tongue-in-cheek smile.

Re the cabinet, have a look through these pics.

At least you have decent speed. Think of the poor blighters a long way from the exchange who either aren't getting FTTC/P as non-viable, or there are some EO ones even there as well. That last is a double-whammy.


I thought so! But my Mum would still kill me for not saying please (even if I'm in my 30's now!)

I'll take a look tonight; thinking it might be a C&W/Virgin cab now. We have Cable in the street but when they built the apartments 6 years ago they decided not to run cable to them for some reason...

Yeah - I can't complain too much. Just spoilt with Infinity at work!
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 10-Jan-13 11:41:29
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BT wholesale's.

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(experienced) Thu 10-Jan-13 12:54:25
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That's not reliable for checking whether a cabinet is planned or not, I've checked plenty of cabinets on a regular basis and it took a long time for some to show a place holder date/mention FTTC . In fact one I checked last weekend does not mention FTTC although the cab has been in for many months, and it was showing an estimate previously. This sometimes seems to happen just before they go live.

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(newbie) Thu 10-Jan-13 13:34:57
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In reply to a post by Chrysalis:
BT wholesale's.


While I appreciate you trying to help, I did mention that I'd tried the BT Wholesale checker in my original post.

Any chance someone with access to more recent cabinet info could check (B5 5JN), as the leaked December 2011 list that's floating around doesn't even have my postcode, most likely due to the building being being new build etc.
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 10-Jan-13 13:59:41
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BT wholesale checker is recent, its a live db.

The only possible reason it could be wrong is if your psotcode is served by multiple cabinets, in that case using the address checker is better or phone number.

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then he should email the nga email addy instead of asking on here.

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(newbie) Thu 10-Jan-13 14:14:57
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In reply to a post by Chrysalis:
then he should email the nga email addy instead of asking on here.

I actually have emailed Openreach already (and gotten a "we're very busy" autoresponse), I was just hoping someone with more recent postcode/cabinet info could give me a bit more information, particularly if it turns out my building is served with EO lines and I should just abandon all hope of FTTX right now.
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(experienced) Thu 10-Jan-13 14:47:39
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Have to wait on the nga response, usually takes 7-10 days or less but they are the only ones with the most recent data.

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(experienced) Thu 10-Jan-13 15:40:12
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Unless the database is now updated as soon as a cabinet is planned for installation then it is not reliable for finding out if you're going to get fibre. My experience of checking three exchanges (every planned cab) on a weekly basis since last August (see map in sig) using addresses which are supplied by the cabinet in question proves this to me.

If I get chance I will check some tonight and post details tonight to prove this to you, or see if it's now kept up to date.

Edit: It's quiet here at work so to prove that the BT wholesale checker is unreliable for predicting FTTC

We take cabinet NDWES 9, which has just been scheduled for installation between 18 - 24 January on www.roadworks.org

Opposite this cabinet is a pub, their postcode is CT88JT
We check the postcode in the December 2011 spreadsheet, it is 100% supplied by cabinet NDWES 9

We put the pubs phone number into the BT Wholsale checker and get the following:

For Telephone Number (look it up if you want to check) on Exchange WESTGATE

Your exchange is ADSL enabled, and our initial test on your line indicates that your line should be able to have an ADSL broadband service that provides a fixed line speed up to 2Mbps.

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL Max broadband line speed of 8Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 7Mbps and 8Mbps.

Our test also indicates that your line should be able to have an ADSL2+ broadband service that provides a fixed line speed up to 2Mbps.

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL2+ broadband line speed of 18.5Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 17Mbps and 20.5Mbps. Our test also indicates that your line could support an estimated ADSL 2+ Annex-M broadband upstream line speed of 1.5Mbps and downstream line speed of 18.5Mbps; typically the downstream speed would range between 17Mbps and 20.5Mbps.

The actual stable line speed supportable will be determined during the first 10 days of use. This speed may change over time, to ensure line stability is maintained.

If you decide to place an order, a further test will be performed to confirm if your line is suitable for the service you wish to purchase.

Thank you for your interest.

Please note that postcode and address check results are indicative only. Most accurate results can be obtained from a telephone number check.
Note: Provision of some services may not be allowed due to product withdrawal, please contact your service provider for further details.


Now I take my post code, with 100% lines supplied and feed it in to the infinity checker here.

Where it says 'Check if you can get BT infinity' select I'm not with BT, enter the postcode and 999 as the house number (we want a number that won't be found)
Now when it complains it can't find the address just enter only the postcode and click find.
It will now give you all addresses supplied in that postcode, and as that postcode was 100% from the cab we know they are all on the cab in question. Sometimes it will even show the PCP and/or DSLAM, in this instance it does show the DSLAM which has not been installed, so it is in a BT database, even though it is not yet installed.

Now take any of those addresses and try them in the address checker, I'll try number 41.

I get the same result as above, no mention of FTTC, yet we know the cabinet is planned and scheduled for installation soon, therefore you can not rely on the wholesale checker to know if you are going to get fibre or not.

Edited by R0NSKI (Thu 10-Jan-13 16:19:07)

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(newbie) Fri 11-Jan-13 12:33:34
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Re the cabinet, have a look through these pics.


It matches a TW cabinet perfect. Guess I'm going to be stuck on copper; but better than nothing.

Cheers guys
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(newbie) Mon 14-Jan-13 02:44:45
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While I'm not sure quite what just happened, after popping my full address into the BT Wholesale checker, it just gave me a results screen I've never seen before and told me I'm apparently on CMCEN's Cabinet 28, though without any mention of FTTC frown. Still, I guess at least it's not an EO line.
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The BT Wholesale checker has been upgraded. The new checker often shows the cabinet number, though does not always do so. Obviously, in your case, as cabinet details are displayed, your line comes via a cabinet.

New builds can be picked up via in-fill. I put the details of a new build (2 years old) flat that we have family ties to into the new checker, which told me that it is now scheduled for FTTC by the end of the quarter. Obviously this date may slip, but this is much better news that the previous position of being tentatively slated for much-delayed FTTP that still has no widely deployed solution for blocks of flats.
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Hi, first post here so I hope this is the correct thread / forum. Wondering if anyone can tell me what cabinet I am connected to? Post code is G66 3DH (Partridge Place, Lenzie).

When I plug my phone number into samknows it says my exchange is Kirkintilloch and it will get the BT Wholesale FTTC status is: RFS date set : 31/03/2013

That poses another question. If my cabinet gets BT Wholesale FTTC does that mean I can only get BT Infinity or can the other providers such as Talk Talk or Sky provide me with "Superfast" internet?

Cheers,
Jon.
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(legend) Tue 15-Jan-13 22:57:11
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Put your phone number in this checker; you can also try the address checker (link in that page). This should show the cabinet (but occasionally it doesn't...)
If your cabinet gets enabled, you'll be able to order FTTC witgh any provider who offer it, although some may take a bit longer to start accepting order than others.
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(sensei) Tue 15-Jan-13 23:16:06
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The Dec 2011 data doesn't list your postcode, so your only hope is the link Uilebheist just gave you.

That 31/3/2013 is probably just a holding data, meaning they hope by then but a high possibility of slippage I'm afraid.

I've had FTTC from IDNet and now Plusnet. Just like on ADSLx you need to ask around as to which people suggest for your type of usage. Most will have it showing as available within two days of the first one, which isn't always Infinity. The ones that lag most are usually Sky and TalkTalk, as they have to get an extra link put in at the exchange to take the FTTC feed from Openreach, and they aren't always as on the ball as BT Wholesale who the others all use.

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Edited by RobertoS (Wed 16-Jan-13 09:50:52)

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(legend) Wed 16-Jan-13 07:15:15
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
That 31/3/2103 is probably just a holding data, meaning they hope by then but a high possibility of slippage I'm afraid.

I should hope 90 years are enough...
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(sensei) Wed 16-Jan-13 09:53:44
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Ninety years and abour 2.5 months actually. By which time there may be a problem with the copper to the premises.

It seems I should have given up earlier last night smile. Thanks.

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(regular) Wed 16-Jan-13 11:17:49
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Thanks mate...
Is this a new checker.. Havent seen this before..

Yes it gives my cabinet number....

Plusnet Unlimited fibre from 14.01.13

Current line speed : 14.7 Mb

Estimated line speed : 34 Mb


What I get now: 14 Mb
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(experienced) Wed 16-Jan-13 13:10:22
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Yes, it was updated over the weekend.

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(regular) Wed 16-Jan-13 16:32:00
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Thats really good work...

Hope they add a distance calculator in the next update..High expectations wink
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(newbie) Mon 25-Mar-13 17:31:33
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Is there any possibility somebody can check the fibre ETA of; Exchange ALTRINCHAM, served by Cabinet 44 for me?

Many thanks in advance.
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