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Standard User R0NSKI
(member) Thu 21-Jun-12 16:54:25
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FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


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As the previous South East Kent thread has been closed due to it's size I thought I'd create one just for our local area.

I'll post any updates to this thread.

Edited by R0NSKI (Thu 21-Jun-12 20:57:19)

Standard User Muckluck
(newbie) Thu 21-Jun-12 23:12:32
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Thought I'd create an account just to say thanks for all the amazingly useful information you're providing on this thread(s).

For the past couple of months we've been having problems with BT and I've been wondering whether fibre optic will ever makes it way to the prehistoric status of broadband in Thanet. You've restored my faith, so thanks!

Especially to R0NSKI, your map is very useful. I live around the Ramsgate Synagogue where I see quite a few green pins, hopefully it won't be long now. It's a shame about the blue pin near the Marlowe Academy if that means no FTTC for Newington Library, or at least any time soon.

I'll certainly be keeping my eye on here, as well as the roadworks map.

Many thanks,
Muckluck

Edited by Muckluck (Fri 22-Jun-12 00:52:37)

Standard User R0NSKI
(member) Fri 22-Jun-12 08:03:20
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[re: Muckluck] [link to this post]
 
Thanks Muckluck.

I didn't realise Newington Library had moved, I thought it had just closed. The old library, I believe is now a boxing club, and is on P15 or P28, but your quite right the new library at the Marlowe Acadamy will not be getting FTTC anytime soon. I would of thought that being part of the school would use the schools connection or is it seperate?

If you post your postcode or PM me I can tell you which cabinet your on.

Edited by R0NSKI (Fri 22-Jun-12 08:04:20)


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Standard User R0NSKI
(member) Fri 22-Jun-12 08:39:57
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Forgot to add the current list of live cabinets which are accepting orders to the first post.

For Ramsgate, last checked on the 16 June the current list is:

NDRAM 4
NDRAM 14
NDRAM 23
NDRAM 33
NDRAM 34
NDRAM 50
NDRAM 51
NDRAM 55

And for Margate, which rjh321 is checking daily the current list is:

NDTHA 2
NDTHA 4
NDTHA 7
NDTHA 9
NDTHA 15
NDTHA 16
NDTHA 20
NDTHA 28
NDTHA 30
NDTHA 42

Currently there a none for Broadstairs when I last checked (16 June)

I'll aim to recheck Ramsgate/Broadstairs at least once a week if time permits.

Edited by R0NSKI (Fri 22-Jun-12 08:43:34)

Standard User R0NSKI
(member) Fri 22-Jun-12 13:16:22
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: Muckluck] [link to this post]
 
Muckluck, I've replied to your PM - it won't be obvious as unless you turn on email notifications you won't know you have a PM, but there will be a little flashing envelope at the top next to the forum index button.

Anyway your on P18, and I've put some additional info in the PM.

PS 100% of lines in your postcode are supplied from P18

Standard User R0NSKI
(member) Sat 23-Jun-12 17:39:06
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


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Just checked Broadstairs and Ramsgate, no new live cabinets. No reports of new live cabinets in Margate either.

I did notice that NDRAM 37 is now giving speed estimates, so perhaps that one will be live soon.

Standard User rjh321
(learned) Sun 24-Jun-12 07:55:36
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Just to confirm that all outstanding cabinets in Margate have been checked this morning and none are yet accepting connections or indicating that they soon will be.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 25-Jun-12 09:53:13
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[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
Sign up to the Make kent Quicker campaign that Kent County Council are running:

http://www.kent.gov.uk/community_and_living/communit...

If Thanet registers the most votes it will speed up the process for us getting faster Broadband. Thanet needs all the votes it can get to make this happen so please pass on the word.
Standard User R0NSKI
(member) Tue 26-Jun-12 09:34:44
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
Today Broadstairs (as has Sandwich) has slipped to September on the Super Fast Where and When site frown, I fully expected this. But I do expect the exchange to start accepting orders long before then smile

Still loads of duct works and blockage clearances around Broadstairs on Roadworks.org

rjh321 has advised me that the installation of NDTHA 8 did not proceed as scheduled on roadworks.org - it's still a building site.

Edited by R0NSKI (Tue 26-Jun-12 09:36:20)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 26-Jun-12 16:36:42
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lazy gits
Standard User R0NSKI
(member) Thu 28-Jun-12 19:45:07
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
You'll never guess what I saw at the Broadway traffic lights in Broadstairs tonight.........................yep men feeding tubing into the ducts, and that tubing was black with a yellow line along it, now thats got to be for the fibre optics to later be blown through.

I've also confirmed two more cabinets installed NDRAM 10 and NDBRO 4, not many left outstanding now smile

Outstanding cabinets, either not installed or unconfirmed:

NDTHA 8
NDTHA 17
NDRAM 1
NDRAM 21
NDRAM 38
NDRAM 41

Edited by R0NSKI (Thu 28-Jun-12 19:49:29)

Standard User R0NSKI
(member) Fri 29-Jun-12 20:00:31
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Just checked Ramsgate and Broadstairs, no new live cabinets to report, but loads of cabinets are now giving speed estimates, even Broadstairs cabinets.

All the ones with speed estimates state

Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 30th June 2012

Wonder if any will go live over the weekend, don't know if RJH321 has seen the same with Margate cabinets.

Standard User simon194
(member) Fri 29-Jun-12 21:42:07
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by R0NSKI:
Just checked Ramsgate and Broadstairs, no new live cabinets to report, but loads of cabinets are now giving speed estimates, even Broadstairs cabinets.

All the ones with speed estimates state

Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 30th June 2012

Wonder if any will go live over the weekend, don't know if RJH321 has seen the same with Margate cabinets.

When the cab I'm connected to started giving speed estimates it was a couple of weeks before it finally went live.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Fri 29-Jun-12 21:58:00
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: simon194] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by simon194:
When the cab I'm connected to started giving speed estimates it was a couple of weeks before it finally went live.


The BT checker gave me FTTC speed estimates as far back as Dec 2010. My cabinet was physically installed last Monday - and I'm still waiting to be able to order.

http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome

James - be* pro - 16.8mbps sync - BQM
FTTC cab arrived 18-jun-2012 (due Mar 2011) - Openreach estimate 44.6Mbps / 6.5Mbps
Standard User rjh321
(learned) Sat 30-Jun-12 10:57:27
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Just one cabinet showed a speed estimate on my regular check this morning of all outstanding Margate cabinets - NDTHA 29 with a date of 30th September.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!

Edited by rjh321 (Sat 30-Jun-12 10:59:19)

Standard User R0NSKI
(member) Sat 30-Jun-12 17:10:14
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


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Just checked all of the Broadstairs one again and some Ramsgate, now there's no speed estimate or date. strange.

Standard User Yaz
(experienced) Sat 30-Jun-12 23:42:28
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
This is apparently 'normal' before they go live (or at least what I have read across the FTTC forum).

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Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Sun 01-Jul-12 10:32:07
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: Yaz] [link to this post]
 
Just been made aware on the forums that NDRAM 35 is also live, the address I had been using was returning no FTTC info, so did another one I tried, but the third one gave FTTC as being live, as did a few others.

So current known live cabinets:


NDTHA2
NDTHA4
NDTHA7
NDTHA9
NDTHA15
NDTHA16
NDTHA20
NDTHA28
NDTHA30
NDTHA42

NDRAM4
NDRAM14
NDRAM23
NDRAM33
NDRAM34
NDRAM35
NDRAM50
NDRAM51
NDRAM55

Standard User jimbobharry2003
(newbie) Sun 01-Jul-12 19:11:02
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Hey, thank you very much for all the information! I've worked out that i'm closest to NDTHA45, but it is obviously not on the list. Is there a way for me to find out when that cabinet will be upgraded and somewhere for me to voice my early interest with the powers that be.

My expertise with anything more technical than setting up an OS is very limited so go easy tongue
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Sun 01-Jul-12 20:01:18
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: jimbobharry2003] [link to this post]
 
No need to voice your concerns, the cabinet is installed and should be going live soon. The one's listed above are the first to go live across Thanet, the other thats are scheduled will follow soon - see my map, link in signature, all the green ones have their FTTC cabinets installed.

You may not be on NDTHA 45, it's not always the closest, if you post your post code I'll have a look and see which cabinet your on.

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 01-Jul-12 21:39:48
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Cheers, its CT95RG
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Sun 01-Jul-12 21:56:24
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Cheers, its CT95RG


100% of lines for your post code are served by NDTHA 13, which is by All Saints Church, by the mini roundabout, your at most 400 meters from the cab, so will get very good speeds.

Edit: You can check here to see when the cabinet goes live, if it doesn't recognise your number (non BT line) then use the address checker and enter both house number and postcode - dont use post code only.

Edited by R0NSKI (Sun 01-Jul-12 21:59:30)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 01-Jul-12 23:54:20
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
hey could you clarify which cabinet my line goes through - CT11 9BH - your map shows my two nearest cabinets as live but BT's checkers say i cannot receive infinity, MAJOR CONFUSION!
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 02-Jul-12 00:14:56
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
hey could you clarify which cabinet my line goes through - CT11 9BH - your map shows my two nearest cabinets as live but BT's checkers say i cannot receive infinity, MAJOR CONFUSION!


all other roads around mine show up on but as being ok but not mine!!
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 02-Jul-12 00:43:28
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
hey could you clarify which cabinet my line goes through - CT11 9BH - your map shows my two nearest cabinets as live but BT's checkers say i cannot receive infinity, MAJOR CONFUSION!


all other roads around mine show up on but as being ok but not mine!!


ok found out my cab is NDRAM41 which is further from my address than 35 and 14. Is it possible for bt to re route my line through one of these cabs?
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Mon 02-Jul-12 04:40:07
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
Sorry no, not unless you want to pay vast sums of money.

Also some more bad news for you, when I last checked there was no sign of the FFTC cabinet, it was scheduled on Roadworks.org but never appeared, there are a few others which haven't appeared yet. Doesn't mean it won't they have slowly been doing a few other late comers as well recently.

On the other hand you are only about 300m from the cab, but this does depend on what route your line takes.

Standard User rjh321
(learned) Wed 04-Jul-12 08:50:37
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
More Margate cabinets are getting speed estimates. NDTHA 6 & 41 have estimates and a date of 30th September this morning, whilst NDTHA 29, which first had an estimate and a date (also 30th September) 4 days ago, is now live!
All the above are in the Cliftonville area.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!

Edited by rjh321 (Wed 04-Jul-12 09:19:45)

Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Wed 04-Jul-12 10:20:02
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[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for the update, I've updated the map

Standard User martyn
(committed) Thu 05-Jul-12 15:18:02
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
My cab went live on the Thanet exchange a couple of days ago. Couldn't order Sky fibre online due to some glitch, so phoned today and have it booked for the end of next week smile
They said I should be able to get the full download/upload and with Sky being increased to 40/10 that's excellent compared to 3/0.6 smile
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Thu 05-Jul-12 15:40:30
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[re: martyn] [link to this post]
 
I guess your on cab 29, I wish Broadstairs would hurry up.

Standard User martyn
(committed) Thu 05-Jul-12 18:50:49
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Yes, but I got the date wrong it's over 2 weeks, the 20th.

Strange just noticed downloads are faster, router stats show 5954 kbps, I've never got to 4000 kbps before. and a few weeks ago when I last checked it was only about 3000 kbps. Maybe they have replaced some cables or equipment in the cab!
Standard User rjh321
(learned) Fri 06-Jul-12 14:04:36
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[re: martyn] [link to this post]
 
One more cabinet nearly ready - NDTHA 19 - with a speed estimate and date of 30th September.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Fri 06-Jul-12 23:58:10
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[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
No new live cabs on Broadstairs or Ramsgate, not even a single RFS date or estimated speed either.

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 10-Jul-12 21:20:07
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Cabinet number 18 not showing as being enabled but plusnet said it is available and accepted order on it. Was told this is due to systems not being updated.
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Tue 10-Jul-12 22:18:11
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
Is that cabinet 18 in Margate or Ramsgate? Presume it's not Broadstairs as thats mine, and I don't think that would be live yet as they are still doing duct works along Rumfields Rd, and of course nothing else was live in Broadstairs when I checked at the weekend.

Just tried a fair few addresses on both Margate & Ramsgate 18 and nothing.

On another note I did see them (Tel-Lec or Tel-co) laying fibre along Canterbury Rd East this evening between cab 6 & 49 in Ramsgate.

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 11-Jul-12 02:51:23
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
sorry its cabinet NDRAM 18 that has been enabled and been ordered. However i notice that they could not give me an expected speed when ordering ad still not showing on BT website. this must be because they are taking there time updating the databases.
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Wed 11-Jul-12 08:18:44
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
Bit strange that, suggests either Plus Net or all ISP's have access to different data than the BT Wholesale checker.

I've updated it on the map, when is your install scheduled?

I'll check that specific cabinet over the next few days, wonder if this is a sign that others on that route from the exchange will go live soon.

It also looks like NDRAM 21 is finally going to be installed over the next few days, with just 3 left to do in Ramsgate after that one.

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 11-Jul-12 11:20:38
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
My FTTC broadband on NDRAM18 has been arranged to be installed on the 23rd of July.
Standard User Muckluck
(newbie) Wed 11-Jul-12 12:41:18
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
Hmmm well that is odd. I believe that's the cabinet I'm connected to, so I tried phoning up BT and ordering Infinity, hoping it would be enabled on their systems - no luck.

Seems very strange Plusnet are able to then. And also quite annoying.
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Wed 11-Jul-12 13:15:31
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[re: Muckluck] [link to this post]
 
Yep, thats the one the spreadsheet said your postcode was connected to.

BT does have access to two different systems, the wholesale checker showed my brother in Orpington could get it, but BT sales said he couldn't, when he questioned it they checked another system and told him he could.

Be interesting to hear if the install goes OK, but by then the cabinet may show as enabled anyway.

Edited by R0NSKI (Wed 11-Jul-12 13:16:55)

Standard User Muckluck
(newbie) Wed 11-Jul-12 14:09:32
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
All very odd but I'll keep checking daily anyway. In the mean time I've actually managed to increase my speed by removing the bellwire from the socket, so it's not too bad.

I really can't understand what's going on with Broadstairs either.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 12-Jul-12 16:09:19
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[re: Muckluck] [link to this post]
 
Order on NDRAM 18 was removed. This was because they only see the exchange was enabled then they could not finalize the order.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 12-Jul-12 19:35:59
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were so slow thanet is terrible for any new technology takes forever for anything to get done here
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 12-Jul-12 20:12:05
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
I would not mind as much if they just gave an date on when the cabinets are going to go live. Guess my cabinet will go live we all hope of it being live has gone.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 12-Jul-12 21:00:40
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they keep moving the dates , i keep seeing duct work in progress and other work in progress just seems to be an endless mess as usual
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Thu 12-Jul-12 21:21:35
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At least we're getting it, there's many that are not, even some area's of Thanet won't be getting it - my mates cabinet has been excluded (NDBRO 5) even though it covers a large residential area.

Edited by R0NSKI (Thu 12-Jul-12 21:23:00)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 12-Jul-12 21:46:36
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
well u say were getting it but we havent yet just cause there putting cabs up dont mean to say there all gonna come live anytime soon so we ill see
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 13-Jul-12 10:06:11
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
Hello all,

I've been watching this thread for a couple of weeks now. My cab is NDTHA36 in Palm Bay and 7 days ago it gave a speed estimate of up to 80mbps but no date. The next day it gave no FTTC information at all and stayed like that for a week.

At 7am today there was still no info but sometime after 9am that changed, the speed estimate is back but down to 49.2 mbps and it's showing the 30th Sept date, maybe they are about to switch it on? I haven't seen any openreach activity whatsoever though.

Just wanted to share the info for anyone else in my immediate area.
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Sat 14-Jul-12 08:57:16
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
Just checked all Broadstairs and Ramsgate cabinets, no new live cabinets. No updates on Margate cabinets from RJH321

NDRAM 13 & NDRAM 44 are giving speed estimates today.

It looks like 3 cabinets in Broadstairs are being re-shelled this week NDBRO 4, NDBRO 10 & NDBRO 33, 11 metes of poly duct in Salisbury Ave and also a new chamber in Lindenthorpe Rd

The roadworks at the roundabout on Pysons/Rumfields Rd look to have been completed (drove past yesterday), so hopefully thats all they need to do to get fibre to my cabinet smile

I notice there is roadworks scheduled (o/s 27 across c/w to jcn Cecilia Grove on BEACON ROAD) for the start of August

So there seems to be a reduction in the related works in Broadstairs, so hopefully we'll start seeing some cabinets go live soon.

As for Ramsgate there is also very little related work, cabinet 22 is still scheduled, and I'll check if it is being installed on Monday.

Current live cabinets*


NDTHA2
NDTHA4
NDTHA7
NDTHA9
NDTHA15
NDTHA16
NDTHA20
NDTHA28
NDTHA29
NDTHA30
NDTHA42

NDRAM4
NDRAM14
NDRAM23
NDRAM33
NDRAM34
NDRAM35
NDRAM50
NDRAM51
NDRAM55


*Please note other cabinets may be live, we only use one address to check on each cabinet, I've already had one where the address used didn't show live but another did.

Standard User rjh321
(learned) Tue 17-Jul-12 16:27:25
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
I've been away for a few days but on my return, I have checked all outstanding Margate cabinets. As previously indicated by an anonymous poster on 13th July, NDTHA36 is now giving a speed estimate. Also, NDTHA41 is now live, having previously given a speed estimate.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!
ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Tue 17-Jul-12 20:26:42
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[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
The full list of NDTHA that are live as follows:

2
3
4
5
7
15
16
20
28
29
30
42

Cheers

James
Technical Director, ADSL24

We supply ADSL, ADSL2+, LLU and FTTC VDSL2 services as well as cheap line rental and bundle deals!
Visit our website for the latest offers.
The above post has been made by an ISP REPRESENTATIVE (although not necessarily the ISP being discussed in the post).
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 18-Jul-12 09:19:57
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Any news on ndram 6 ?
Standard User rjh321
(learned) Wed 18-Jul-12 10:07:16
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[re: Adsl24] [link to this post]
 
A couple more Margate cabinets have gone live - NDTHA6 & NDTHA19.

James, I'm interested that you say that cabinets 3 & 5 are live as my tests don't indicate that to be the case.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!
ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Wed 18-Jul-12 10:12:33
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[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
Those 2 went live with the others:

Cab Planned Status RFS Date
3 Yes - FTTC LIVE 14th May 2012
5 Yes - FTTC LIVE 14th May 2012

James
Technical Director, ADSL24

We supply ADSL, ADSL2+, LLU and FTTC VDSL2 services as well as cheap line rental and bundle deals!
Visit our website for the latest offers.

Edited by Adsl24 (Wed 18-Jul-12 10:53:05)

The above post has been made by an ISP REPRESENTATIVE (although not necessarily the ISP being discussed in the post).
Standard User rjh321
(learned) Wed 18-Jul-12 10:40:59
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[re: Adsl24] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for that. Tests on different addresses in the same area confirm that NDTHA3 & NDTHA5 are indeed live. Presumably the dates you give were originally planned dates as I'm sure none were live then.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!
ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Wed 18-Jul-12 10:48:41
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Those dates are when Openreach released the cabs as RFS, so AFAIK those dates were indeed correct and not just "planned" dates. Wed on't get any planned dates, just a weekly update containing which cabs have gone live in the past week. Those cabs were on that list back in May

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Edited by Adsl24 (Wed 18-Jul-12 10:52:45)

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Standard User rjh321
(learned) Wed 18-Jul-12 10:59:30
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[re: Adsl24] [link to this post]
 
Thanks, James. That's very useful information. We ordinary mortals can't get this kind of data!

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Edited by rjh321 (Wed 18-Jul-12 13:38:31)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 18-Jul-12 16:07:59
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Any news on NDTHA25? oh and more importantly thank you to everyone who is doing this hard work finding out all the information!
Standard User rjh321
(regular) Wed 18-Jul-12 16:16:46
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No sign yet of NDTHA25 coming to life. It's on the west side of Margate, the same area as mine. They seem to be concentrating on Cliftonville, which is a shame as they already have the highest speeds....

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 18-Jul-12 17:09:30
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Seems to be even less happening in Ramsgate: NDRAM5 installed back in February - since then, nothing at all. Don't know if it's got power, if fibre has been connected or what! No phone numbers or email adresses from where one can get firm information...disgraceful behaviour on BT's part really. Andrew.
Standard User rjh321
(regular) Wed 18-Jul-12 17:38:04
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Same pattern, non-central cabinets being delayed.....

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Edited by rjh321 (Wed 18-Jul-12 17:39:50)

ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Wed 18-Jul-12 21:41:12
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That's nothing, we still have 5 cabinets in Saddleworth that Openreach physically installed a YEAR ago (last July!) and they have not yet gone live!

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 19-Jul-12 08:15:37
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NDTHA36 is now live and my order has been placed with Sky, installation date is 2nd August.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 19-Jul-12 08:25:36
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Just for reference, NDTHA36 took 6 days from displaying the first speed estimate and date to actually going live.
Standard User rjh321
(regular) Thu 19-Jul-12 08:49:31
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Thank you. I'm checking each cabinet daily with the BT checker and trying to keep a record of times so that's very helpful. It's good to see that someone like me with a low speed is about to get a big improvement. Hope it goes well.

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Edited by rjh321 (Thu 19-Jul-12 10:59:16)

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(committed) Thu 19-Jul-12 21:22:14
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
NDTHA36 is now live and my order has been placed with Sky, installation date is 2nd August.


A word of warning, mine is due for install tomorrow morning with Sky and still no router and will take another 5-10 days before I get it. Even though I phoned twice to check it would be with me and was assured it would be. Not happy obviously. And of course, because Sky lock you into their router there is nothing I can do.
ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Thu 19-Jul-12 21:30:17
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[re: martyn] [link to this post]
 
Will Sky not supply a PPP username and password if you call support? You could then connect the Openreach modem direct to a PC and set up a PPPoE connection.

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(committed) Thu 19-Jul-12 21:59:17
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In reply to a post by Adsl24:
Will Sky not supply a PPP username and password if you call support? You could then connect the Openreach modem direct to a PC and set up a PPPoE connection.


I did ask them about that and they said no, they had no way of doing that. Do you think it would be possible then?
ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Thu 19-Jul-12 22:01:35
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Don't see why not. Although I think they may use MER encapsulation now rather than PPP? If that is the case any router that supports MER should work without any extra config.

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Standard User martyn
(committed) Thu 19-Jul-12 22:19:12
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In reply to a post by Adsl24:
Don't see why not. Although I think they may use MER encapsulation now rather than PPP? If that is the case any router that supports MER should work without any extra config.


Thanks for your help again James, but that's gone whoosh over my head. smile

I take it I would need to buy a router that supports MER which wouldn't be cheap and take a few days to be delivered. Then I suppose there would be no guarantee Sky would give me a login/password frown
Standard User rjh321
(regular) Fri 20-Jul-12 08:16:31
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2 more Margate cabinets are nearly ready. NDTHA10 & NDTHA18 are both now giving speed estimates.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Fri 20-Jul-12 08:43:41
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[re: Adsl24] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Adsl24:
Don't see why not. Although I think they may use MER encapsulation now rather than PPP? If that is the case any router that supports MER should work without any extra config.


Nope!

You need a router than lets you enter the authentication into DHCP Option 61. Currently Bililion has a specific firmware, and Draytek is doing a beta.

http://wiki.ph-mb.com/wiki/MER

James be* pro (16.8 / 1.2 sync) - BQM - FTTC cab installed 18-jun-2012 - not yet active - est 44.6 / 6.5
ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Fri 20-Jul-12 09:15:01
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That's pants! frown

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Standard User martyn
(committed) Fri 20-Jul-12 11:10:22
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Sitting here waiting for BT, appointments booked 8am-1pm but got a bad feeling about it.

What's the chances Sky have messed up the installation appointment as well as the router order.
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(committed) Fri 20-Jul-12 12:02:15
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In reply to a post by martyn:
Sitting here waiting for BT, appointments booked 8am-1pm but got a bad feeling about it.

What's the chances Sky have messed up the installation appointment as well as the router order.


Nice BT guy just turned up smile
Standard User rjh321
(regular) Sat 21-Jul-12 08:52:24
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How did your installation go?

Today another 2 cabinets are giving speed estimates - NDTHA22 & NDTHA25.

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Standard User rjh321
(regular) Sun 22-Jul-12 08:01:18
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Margate speed estimates are now coming thick and fast. Another 4 today - NDTHA1 NDTHA17 NDTHA21 & NDTHA26. NDTHA17 is interesting as it doesn't seem to have an FTTC cabinet! But it is very close to NDTHA1.There are no new live ones, however.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 22-Jul-12 10:57:12
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NDRAM5 is now giving a speed estimate for postcode (CT11 0ND) but not my phone number. Hopefully a good sign anyway!
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Sun 22-Jul-12 17:32:13
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Nice to see lots happening, I'm in Turkey at the moment so can't check any apart from mine, which still shows nothing.

ADSL24 anything for Broadstairs yet?

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(isp) Sun 22-Jul-12 19:08:56
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THA17 is located at S/O 35 Hawley St, Margate, CT91QA (apparently)

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Standard User rjh321
(regular) Sun 22-Jul-12 22:02:28
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Yes, I know. I've been there several times but there seems to be no FTTC cabinet, just the PCP. I'll check again...

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Edited by rjh321 (Sun 22-Jul-12 22:11:50)

Standard User rjh321
(regular) Mon 23-Jul-12 10:36:00
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I've been again to check. There is still no FTTC cabinet anywhere near NDTHA17. I can only imagine that it's a data error that some (but not all) addresses apparently attached to NDTHA17 are giving FTTC speed estimates.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 23-Jul-12 17:38:02
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this is what its saying for the green lane 1 in st peters
Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 30th September 2012. 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 66 Mbps and upstream line speed of 20 Mbps.

so progress is being made i guess
Standard User rjh321
(regular) Tue 24-Jul-12 08:26:00
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On current form, that probably means it will be live within 2 weeks. However, I've just checked the first 10 addresses in Green Lane and none are giving speed estimates. On the other hand, the postcode checker, which is less accurate, does give a speed estimate. So it's anybody's guess.

Another 3 cabinets in Margate are now giving speed estimates - NDTHA11, NDTHA32 & NDTHA39.

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Edited by rjh321 (Tue 24-Jul-12 17:35:19)

Standard User martyn
(committed) Wed 25-Jul-12 11:46:38
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In reply to a post by rjh321:
How did your installation go?


Installation went fine, BT Openreach guy very good. He said I would get 40/2 at the moment and 80/20 if I went for Pro.

Router from Sky only arrived today so just checked the stats.

Modem Status Connected
DownStream Connection Speed 35716 kbps
UpStream Connection Speed 2000 kbps

I'm disappointed only getting 2Mb upload as I thought Sky had gone to 10Mb and that was the reason I didn't go with BT.

Accessing the Sky router web page is so slow, even slower than the ADSL one and that was very slow.
Standard User simon194
(member) Wed 25-Jul-12 14:34:16
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[re: martyn] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by martyn:
In reply to a post by rjh321:
How did your installation go?


Installation went fine, BT Openreach guy very good. He said I would get 40/2 at the moment and 80/20 if I went for Pro.

Router from Sky only arrived today so just checked the stats.

Modem Status Connected
DownStream Connection Speed 35716 kbps
UpStream Connection Speed 2000 kbps

I'm disappointed only getting 2Mb upload as I thought Sky had gone to 10Mb and that was the reason I didn't go with BT.

Accessing the Sky router web page is so slow, even slower than the ADSL one and that was very slow.

It will probably change to 10 up in a day or few, the fibre unlimited is always provisioned at 2 up. Mind you that download connection speed is a bit low even for a new 40/2 provision especially if the OR guy said your line would support 80/20, I would have expected at least 39995/2000 which is what my line connected at initially. My line will support around 75/20.

Accessing the web interface on my router is very fast, click on a link and it changes almost immediately. There new firmware being rolled out for the fibre routers but I'm not sure if it fixes the slow interface on "slow" routers.
Standard User martyn
(committed) Wed 25-Jul-12 14:58:24
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Well that didn't.last long. 4 hours and now nothing. Sky run some tests and have given the problem to Openreach. frown

Tetheredto my playbook to post this.
ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Wed 25-Jul-12 21:03:11
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With that SYNC you won't get much better on the 80/20 service as if your line was capable of more it should be connected at 39999 or 40000. With it being lower than this it means that's all you can eek out the line.

James

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Standard User rjh321
(regular) Thu 26-Jul-12 09:53:40
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No more cabinets are indicating that they are about to go live in Margate. However, the BT Broadband Checker is giving some strange results. Without exception, using the Postcode Checker, every postcode for a non-live cabinet which is scheduled for FTTC is giving a speed estimate and a planned date of 30th September. The ones that have gone live generally indicate that it isn't available! I did find one that was live that was only giving a speed estimate. Sometimes the Address Checker says that different parts of the same building will or won't have FTTC. As they say, only the Telephone Number Checker can be replied upon....

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ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Thu 26-Jul-12 10:35:33
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Ignore the postcode checker, it is not basing it on the postcode but the exchange. So it will always say FTTC is available when you check using the postcode checker even though its not coming to that cabinet.

The address checker and/or telephone number checker is the only one you can rely upon.

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Standard User rjh321
(regular) Thu 26-Jul-12 15:18:41
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I presume that's BT logic - the Postcode Checker isn't based on postcodes! Anyway, the address checker is a bit suspect as it is showing availability to only some parts of a small building e.g. 1 Westbrook Avenue in CT9 5HA. This contains "1 Westbrook Avenue" (no FTTC indication), "Upper Fl" (no FTTC indication), then "Lower Flat" and "Upper Flat", both of which have a scheduled date and speed for FTTC. Rather confusing .....

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Standard User rjh321
(regular) Fri 27-Jul-12 10:59:40
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Another bunch of cabinets has gone live - NDTHA10 NDTHA11 NDTHA18 NDTHA22 NDTHA25 NDTHA32 NDTHA39. It's getting exciting now. smile One day they might even do mine.

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Edited by rjh321 (Fri 27-Jul-12 11:00:32)

Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Fri 27-Jul-12 13:51:08
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Still nothing showing for my number, has any where in Broadstairs gone live yet?

Standard User rjh321
(regular) Fri 27-Jul-12 17:19:30
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I don't think Broadstairs exchange has gone live yet, it's still shown on BT's map as "Coming Soon" with a forecast date of September, but we know how useless those dates are frown.
Hope it's nice in Turkey. Summer has finally arrived here!

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 28-Jul-12 08:06:21
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Well i am sure that the Broadstairs Exchange will go live soon i have seen BT laying new cables every where in Broadstairs. Now i just want them to move to Ramsgate and start work on mine , Guess that wont happen any time soon lol
Standard User rjh321
(regular) Sat 28-Jul-12 09:17:25
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Another 1 cabinet in Margate/Thanet is giving a speed estimate today. That's NDTHA35.

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Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Mon 30-Jul-12 10:21:57
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Yes! Finally getting a speed estimate for my number:

Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 30th September 2012. 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 57Mbps and upstream line speed of 20Mbps.


Good to hear they have been busy laying fibre in Broadstairs, also good to hear that summer has arrived in Thanet. We're due back tomorrow, it's been really nice two weeks in Icmeler Turkey with temperatures around 35/40 in the day time so it's going to feel cold when we get back. I'll get the map updated Wednesday sometime with all the new info and also check Broadstairs and Ramsgate cabinets.

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(regular) Mon 30-Jul-12 10:58:45
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Good to hear it's OK in Turkey. We went to Icmeler not long ago. Nice place but a long way from the airports.
Anyway, glad you're getting a speed estimate, although Broadstairs exchange still isn't live. I get the feeling that they may surprise us by suddenly enabling the exchange and all the cabinets together - or maybe not!
I'm still waiting, although some houses in my road are getting an estimate using the address checker, so I'm hoping it will be soon.

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Edited by rjh321 (Mon 30-Jul-12 12:12:16)

Standard User GhostsSeven
(newbie) Mon 30-Jul-12 13:55:14
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Hooray! Just placed my order with A&A on NDTHA25 smile Boo have to wait two weeks for engi visit
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Tue 31-Jul-12 11:46:28
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Still getting speed estimate for my number smile

Just checked my old house in Church Road Ramsgate (NDRAM 37) and that is live, can't remember any others - waiting for the wife and daughters to get their hair done.

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(Unregistered)Tue 31-Jul-12 19:15:56
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Hey, I'm not sure if you can help, iv been searching everywhere, bt websites,forums, went through as many links, I'm trying to find out if my postcode CT119LP would be getting fibre soon? I don't know if this is accurate but iv read that if your lines connected to the exchange directly your unable to get a fibre service!? I don't know if my line is. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Standard User rjh321
(regular) Tue 31-Jul-12 20:42:43
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Good news! You are on cabinet NDRAM13 or NDRAM27. Your postcode is split between these two. Both are scheduled to have fibre broadband soon. I presume you are in Grange Road, Ramsgate. Your postcode seems to cover some of the numbers between 30 and 81a plus a couple in Steeple View. If you're at the low end of those numbers you may have fibre availability now. You can check by putting your phone number into the BT checker here: www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/.

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Edited by rjh321 (Tue 31-Jul-12 21:13:40)

Standard User rjh321
(regular) Wed 01-Aug-12 08:52:11
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The only item of interest today on the Thanet (Margate) exchange is that NDTHA26, which since the 22nd July has been giving speed estimates, is now not doing so! Not sure what that means....

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 01-Aug-12 09:37:02
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Does anyone have any information about the nonington exchange? (postcode ct15 4ja) we've had an open reach van in aylesham everyday for the past 2 weeks. I'd quite like to get more than 2mbps smile
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Wed 01-Aug-12 12:37:33
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Sorry but Nonington exchange is not currently in the FTTC rollout plans according to Superfast Where and When. Your postcode is not listed in the December spreadsheet either, and going by the above I doubt it's in more recent lists. There was another 98 exchanges announced in June and it's not on that list either.

It may eventually come, but I'm afraid not anytime soon.

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(committed) Wed 01-Aug-12 14:35:45
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Well I'm back home now frown

So I've updated the map and checked all Ramsgate and Broadstairs cabinets.

Live cabinets are as follows*


NDTHA 2
NDTHA 3
NDTHA 4
NDTHA 5
NDTHA 6
NDTHA 7
NDTHA 9
NDTHA 10
NDTHA 11
NDTHA 15
NDTHA 16
NDTHA 18
NDTHA 19
NDTHA 20
NDTHA 22
NDTHA 25
NDTHA 28
NDTHA 29
NDTHA 30
NDTHA 32
NDTHA 36
NDTHA 39
NDTHA 41
NDTHA 42

NDRAM 4
NDRAM 13
NDRAM 14
NDRAM 23
NDRAM 30
NDRAM 33
NDRAM 34
NDRAM 35
NDRAM 37
NDRAM 44
NDRAM 50
NDRAM 51
NDRAM 55

Broadstairs cabinets now giving speed estimates: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 23, 25, 26, 27 & 29
Ramsgate cabinets now giving speed estimates: 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 21 & 48

*Please note we only use one address to check if a cabinet is live, it's possible for reasons unknown the address used may not show FFTC as being available for the cabinet in question - this has happened on a few occasions.

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(regular) Thu 02-Aug-12 08:52:11
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Welcome back to our wonderful British weather!
Thanks for updating the map. No change from yesterday's position in Margate. There are one or two cabinets which give estimates on some addresses and not others in the same postcode. Where I find those, I am not reporting them until I am sure. This doesn't seem to happen to the live ones.
I'll be out of the loop until Saturday - moving things from South Wales to Margate.

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(Unregistered)Thu 02-Aug-12 18:29:21
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[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
Hi, thank you for the reply, are all lines in those cabinets gonna get fibre? My number is 63 grange road, so I am at the lower end, have seen bt vans, toying with cabinets in and round grange road, so fingers crossed smile, thank you for all your information.
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Thu 02-Aug-12 19:31:33
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
It would appear that you are on cabinet P27, as P13 is already live.

Your address on the checker brings up 5 Flats and the address you posted, only the address you posted and the basement flat are bringing up the following:

Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 30th September 2012. 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 80 Mbps and upstream line speed of 20 Mbps.


The fact the other flats do not mention FTTC is probably a database error, so just be aware of that when checking, if you are in one of the flats use the house number and postcode you posted to check here, once that says you can get FTTC use your telephone number or actual address, any problems post back here.

The cabinet will most likely go live long before the end of September, that is just a place holder date, but sometimes problems can delay cabinets going live.

In answer to your question, the FTTC cabinets are the smaller type and only support 128 lines, so yes all lines should be able to order FTTC, that is until all 128 FTTC ports are used. There could also be a DACS on the line which would stop you getting FTTC (and broadband), but if you already have broadband, which I suspect you do then you won't have a DACS

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 02-Aug-12 19:38:14
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Well the long two week wait is finally over, my order for Sky fibre unlimited was fulfilled today. The BT Openreach engineer would only connect the Openreach modem to a 'proper' extension, not the cheapo 15m inline extension from b&q. He ended up connecting it directly to the master socket. My connection has gone from a measly 3002 down and 786 up to a quite frankly pants wettingly exciting 39992 down and 9996 up on NDTHA36

I'd like to point out that Sky kept me up to date via text all the way, the router was delivered 5 days before the install date and they stalked me via text all the way. Even royal mail sent a text on Saturday to say they would try to deliver the router later that day.
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(Unregistered)Fri 03-Aug-12 09:43:24
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Checking ndram6 this am got thr following response which is the first time i have seen fttc and speed mentioned
Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 30th September 2012. 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 between 52.7 to 54.6 Mbps and upstream line speed between 15.7 to 18 Mbps
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Sat 04-Aug-12 07:34:49
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
Broadstairs is live! smile smile

At 2:00am this morning my page watcher email arrived stating the page content had changed:

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 57 Mbps and upstream line speed of 20 Mbps.


I'm off to order fibre......finally, I'll then check all PCP's


Edit: Order placed, engineers appointment booked for PM Monday 20th August smile

Edited by R0NSKI (Sat 04-Aug-12 07:52:13)

Standard User rjh321
(regular) Sat 04-Aug-12 08:38:45
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Broadstairs has certainly taken its time!
Margate/Thanet is trickling along - 2 changes today, NDTHA35 is now live and NDTHA40 is giving estimates.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Sat 04-Aug-12 08:42:50
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[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
Hurry up and get your Broadstairs orders in, earliest I was offered was PM 20 August.

These twelve Broadstairs cabinets are now showing as live:

NDBRO 6
NDBRO 8
NDBRO 10
NDBRO 11
NDBRO 12
NDBRO 13
NDBRO 14
NDBRO 16
NDBRO 18
NDBRO 25
NDBRO 27
NDBRO 29

As before there may be others, but the addresses I'm using may not show them live.

Now to check Ramsgate.

PS. Thanks for the update rjh321

Edit: No changes to Ramsgate cabinets, although NDRAM 21 has been re-shelled yesterday, and it looks like they've left space next to it for the FTTC cabinet.

Edited by R0NSKI (Sat 04-Aug-12 08:56:18)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 04-Aug-12 20:32:24
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
finally ive ordered mine too talktalk fibre in broadstairs the harowdene cabinet 21st pm
god knows why so far away but that was the earliest time
Standard User rjh321
(regular) Mon 06-Aug-12 08:26:22
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
This morning, the only change I can see is that NDTHA40, which was giving estimates 2 days ago now isn't!

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!
Standard User jimbobharry2003
(newbie) Mon 06-Aug-12 13:09:33
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Hey, i saw in a previous post that "martyn" had had some success with sky ordering an openreach engineer to sort out the fibre lines to his house.

I just contacted Sky about 30 mins ago and they told me they can't do mine yet. I'm at CT95RG and i think that on the NDTHA13 cabinet. My home is already setup with sky phoneline, broadband and tv. I want to get their [censored] in gear.

Any ideas?
Standard User rjh321
(regular) Mon 06-Aug-12 14:38:02
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[re: jimbobharry2003] [link to this post]
 
You're pretty close to me and I'm in the same boat - neither cabinet has been enabled yet for fibre. It looks like we've just got to wait until Openreach decide to do it.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!
Standard User jimbobharry2003
(newbie) Mon 06-Aug-12 19:34:22
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[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
Ah ok, thank you very much smile
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(Unregistered)Mon 06-Aug-12 23:30:24
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Hey,
Thank you again for the information. Iv checked and double checked, when I use the checker to just check number 63, it shows as the 30th sept as you've mentioned, but when I try it with my BT phone number / try the flat number as well, it gives no indication of FTTC services. I guess that's just the error you mentioned. Thank you for your help, I will have to be patient until come september time I guess.
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Tue 07-Aug-12 08:01:52
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
I would continue to check number 63 perhaps once a week, then once that is showing FTTC is available then check your phone/flat number. If that still doesn't show FTTC available then you'll need to take some additional steps to get FTTC as most ISP's will just check your details and see it's not available, although as the main house number is showing it this may help in your case.

The September date is pretty meaningless, it's just a placeholder date, and if your cabinet is not live by then it will change to December - they go in three month steps, or it could go live anyday.

On another unrelated note, I checked NDRAM 21 this morning, they have only reshelled the old cabinet, the space next to it has just been tarmacked over.

Edited by R0NSKI (Tue 07-Aug-12 08:03:55)

Standard User rjh321
(regular) Tue 07-Aug-12 10:20:34
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
A backward step for cabinet NDTHA1. It has been giving speed estimates for over 2 weeks but has now stopped.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!

Edited by rjh321 (Tue 07-Aug-12 10:39:37)

Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Tue 07-Aug-12 13:29:46
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[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
This happened with a few of the cabinets I've been checking to, but then they seemed to settle down.

Standard User PatrickMullin
(committed) Tue 07-Aug-12 16:06:15
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Would you be able to tell which cabinet is meant to be servicing CT10 2SW? From your very useful map, it seems that all the surrounding cabinets are enabled, but I wanted to check before approaching BT.

Cheers,

Patrick

Patrick Mullin,
Talk Talk Essentials
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Tue 07-Aug-12 17:51:21
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Patrick, 100% of lines in your postcode are served by cabinet 13, which went live at the weekend, you should be good for at least 50 - 60Mbps

PS, my mate John lives there, and my boss Kevin used to.

Standard User PatrickMullin
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Fantastic news - many thanks for taking the time to check for me.

Let's see whether my ISP can deliver smile Gives me a major boost to my ongoing campaign to convince my boss to let me work from home more often....

Patrick Mullin,
Talk Talk Essentials
Standard User Muckluck
(newbie) Wed 08-Aug-12 14:13:41
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[re: PatrickMullin] [link to this post]
 
Well it seems BT are finally getting things done at a nice speed - lots of nice news on this thread!

Thought I'd just add that something's finally changed for me - before, using my number would give nothing and only the address would show FTTC for cabinet P18. Now it's finally showing for my number, which I think is a good sign? Still says 30th of September but I'm ignoring that part altogether.

So I'm hoping after Margate and Broadstairs, Ramsgate's going to get a few more live cabinets.
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Wed 08-Aug-12 15:50:21
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[re: Muckluck] [link to this post]
 
I'm not sure the fibre has been blown into NDRAM18 yet , a new junction box chamber has been built in the pavement near the cabinet. Shouldn't be long though, although I wonder if they control the amount of cabinets switched on so that the engineers are not overwhelmed with installs. People really would be upset if they had to wait 3 or 4 weeks for an engineer visit, two is bad enough.

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 09-Aug-12 07:43:02
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
At last - NDRAM5 has gone live this morning!! Upgrade order placed with A&A - provisional install date of the 17th. Hope everyone else in Ramsgate can soon get their upgrade as well. Andrew.
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(regular) Thu 09-Aug-12 08:18:58
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
It's gradually working its way towards me on NDTHA31. Not there yet but today NDTHA12 (not far away) is giving speed estimates.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 09-Aug-12 10:11:19
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
At last - NDRAM5 has gone live this morning!! Upgrade order placed with A&A - provisional install date of the 17th. Hope everyone else in Ramsgate can soon get their upgrade as well. Andrew.


Install date now gone out to the 28th - lead times are getting longer frown !
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Thu 09-Aug-12 19:00:30
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for the info - I've updated the map.

Standard User Muckluck
(newbie) Fri 10-Aug-12 12:24:26
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Oh my goodness it's finally happened!

Checked this morning and miraculously it said I could place an order so lightning speed I grabbed the phone and did so. August 29th which I don't think is bad, I was expecting worse to be honest.

Even taking their predicted speeds with a large pinch of salt, it will be bliss!

So judging from this, it only took a couple of days from estimates showing to going live, which makes me think quite a few other cabinets are now live in Ramsgate.
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Fri 10-Aug-12 13:16:35
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[re: Muckluck] [link to this post]
 
That's good to hear, I'll check all other cabinets over the weekend.

Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Sat 11-Aug-12 09:13:47
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Well it's been a busy week for Ramsgate:

These cabinets have now gone live: 3,9,15,16,18,24,40,49 & 53
These are giving speed estimates 7,8,11,21,32 & 48

Just cabinet 15 has gone live in Broadstairs, with 7, 8, 11, 21, 32 & 48 giveing speed estimates.

All live cabinets as follows:

NDBRO 6
NDBRO 8
NDBRO 10
NDBRO 11
NDBRO 12
NDBRO 13
NDBRO 14
NDBRO 15
NDBRO 16
NDBRO 18
NDBRO 25
NDBRO 27
NDBRO 29

NDTHA 2
NDTHA 3
NDTHA 4
NDTHA 5
NDTHA 6
NDTHA 7
NDTHA 9
NDTHA 10
NDTHA 11
NDTHA 15
NDTHA 16
NDTHA 18
NDTHA 19
NDTHA 20
NDTHA 22
NDTHA 25
NDTHA 28
NDTHA 29
NDTHA 30
NDTHA 32
NDTHA 35
NDTHA 36
NDTHA 39
NDTHA 41
NDTHA 42

NDRAM 3
NDRAM 4
NDRAM 5
NDRAM 6
NDRAM 9
NDRAM 13
NDRAM 14
NDRAM 15
NDRAM 16
NDRAM 18
NDRAM 23
NDRAM 24
NDRAM 30
NDRAM 33
NDRAM 34
NDRAM 35
NDRAM 37
NDRAM 40
NDRAM 44
NDRAM 49
NDRAM 50
NDRAM 51
NDRAM 53
NDRAM 55

As before there may be other cabinets live but the addresses we use to check may not show them live due to unknown problems.

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 11-Aug-12 11:39:25
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Hey, so surprised at the pace at which BT appear to be doing their job!
However, does anyone have any news on my postcode CT11 9BH - I believe it is on NDRAM 41 (for some bizarre reason), I asked a while and no one had any news but you never know!
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 11-Aug-12 11:42:46
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Hey, so surprised at the pace at which BT appear to be doing their job!
However, does anyone have any news on my postcode CT11 9BH - I believe it is on NDRAM 41 (for some bizarre reason), I asked a while and no one had any news but you never know!


forgot to mention, I have checked the map and its red as before but does anyone know when the fttc cabinet will be installed
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Sat 11-Aug-12 14:17:34
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No, sorry no idea when it will be done. It was scheduled for installation end of March, but it never happened, been a few like that.

Standard User GILBY
(newbie) Mon 13-Aug-12 14:20:37
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
NDBRO 1 is now giving a speed estimate

"cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 30th September 2012. Our test also indicates that line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 72.4 Mbps and upstream line speed of 20 Mbps"
Standard User GILBY
(newbie) Mon 13-Aug-12 14:27:57
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[re: GILBY] [link to this post]
 
Also thanks to RONSKI for confirmation of status of NDRAM 41! Wish I knew why they hadn't installed cabinet - they excavated some ground just to tarmac a path leading round the corner to a patch of tarmac where i can only assume the cabinet is planned to be located. As usual no one at BT Retail or Openreach is able to divulge any information. And despite resetting the line profile and actually 'repairing the line' my ADSL2 connection, though relatively fast, is horrendously unreliable!
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(Unregistered)Mon 13-Aug-12 16:07:55
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[re: GILBY] [link to this post]
 
If they don't get to NDTHA31 soon, it will be completely overgrown with Virginia Creeper. Even then I am not sure I am near enough to it. Carry on waiting patiently and thanks to all for keeping this information updated, especially Ronski.

Best regards

David
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(regular) Tue 14-Aug-12 09:59:31
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[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
That's my cabinet too and I'm concerned about the state of it. It's now almost invisible. Presumably when they do turn it on they will clear the foliage. If not, I might do it myself!

Anyway, no changes to Margate/Thanet cabinets again. It looks like the last few remaining ones are going to take some time.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!

Edited by rjh321 (Tue 14-Aug-12 10:01:44)

Standard User Cstark
(newbie) Thu 16-Aug-12 12:28:31
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[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
I'm on CAB25... no FTCC shell yet... however noticed this on roadworks.org:

Low impact, delays unlikely
Location: in f/w o/s 69 MANSTON ROAD
Description: Locate and excavate 1 blockage in existing duct
Current status: Planned work about to start
Permit status : Granted
Traffic lights, etc: None/signing only
Queries should be addressed to BT quoting reference BC005WP00100500085726401
Work info last modified 14:17 on 14/08/2012
Last updated on roadworks.org 12:17 on 16/08/2012
Data source Kent County Council

Could that be to clear the duct ready to lay fibre in and then put a shell up? Think I'm hoping for too much... could be for CAB 8 but that's further down...

Might see If I can ask the guys doing the work... though they never know anything!

Edited by Cstark (Thu 16-Aug-12 12:29:37)

Standard User R0NSKI
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If I remember correctly Cab 25 is on the new Meridian Village, and wasn't scheduled in the December 2011 list, however it might have been added to a more recent list.

Must agree the works do appear to be in the wrong place to be related to PCP 8, although there are a multitude of other things it could be for.

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(newbie) Thu 16-Aug-12 13:21:15
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
That's correct and yup isn't in the December spreadsheet. There hasn't been a new spreadsheet leaked yet has there?
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Thu 16-Aug-12 15:35:43
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There's newer spreadsheets, but unfortunately not leaked frown

Standard User slimj
(member) Thu 16-Aug-12 16:00:12
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Such a shame Manston isn't covered in the roll out of Thanet, as the exchange is in Minster it's unlikely to be done in the next few years. frown

Just checked a mates address, he's going from about 2mbit to 50mbit! Lucky for some! Looks like I'll have to make do with the VFast connection for a while longer - just hope they up the speeds a bit soon.

VFast Wireless Broadband.
My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Thu 16-Aug-12 20:47:43
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My mates been on Vfast for a few years, and he lives near Westwood Cross (Manston Court Rd) and couldn't even get broadband as he's also on the Minster exchange.

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(newbie) Thu 16-Aug-12 21:35:50
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[re: slimj] [link to this post]
 
Hi Slimj

I'd hate to think that you "have to make do with Vfast..."

The topic of next-gen speeds has be discussed a lot recently and we are working on packages that will compare well with FTTC yet are available in non-FTTC areas as well as FTTC areas, giving people the choice to ditch BT.

We've got a lot of upgrades to do and Staner Flats (Manston) is very high on the list. Once complete we'll have a licensed microwave radio link capable of several hundred Mbps (upgradable to Gbit) to supply Manston and the Thanet area.

We will then be able to increase speeds and packages similar to that offered by FTTC.

Regards,

Tim Higgs
Vfast internet | Technical Support
0845 121 1257 | support (at) vfast.co.uk | twitter: @vfast_net
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Fri 17-Aug-12 10:19:20
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Last night I emailed Open Reach about various cabinets and they replied with the following:

NDRAM 1 - There is a delay delivering this cab due to blockages in the underground ductwork.
NDRAM 21 - This is scheduled for Phase 9a delivery, Dec 12
NDRAM 38 - This has currently been deferred out of the program for technical reasons
NDTHA 8 - - This is in Delay, multiple delays inc, blockages. No date for deployment
NDTHA 17 - As Above
NDBRO 5 - This is scheduled for Phase 10a delivery, Mar ‘13
NDBRO 21 - This cab is not in the roll-out for Fibre Broadband
NDBRO 28 - This is scheduled for Phase 10a delivery, Mar ‘13
NDRAM 25 - This cab is not in the roll-out for Fibre Broadband
NDRAM 42 - This cab is not in the roll-out for Fibre Broadband


Following the local roadworks list is not the best way of finding out about our deployment. We may have multiple roadworks and still be unable to deploy


From next month our website will show deployment at cabinet level. Please monitor progress from there.


I'll update the map tonight to reflect this new information.

Standard User rjh321
(regular) Fri 17-Aug-12 10:36:09
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
It's useful that you can now get information about multiple cabinets. I emailed Openreach too about my cabinet (NDTHA31) and they replied as follows:

Your cabinet is indeed cab 31, the weeds would actually be the responsibility of the landowner, (usually the council), however, once your cabinet is enabled there will be regular visits by engineers who will clear the growth to enable access.

However, regarding the enablement of your cabinet for fibre broadband. We have been experiencing difficulties providing the fibre optic cable to your cabinet. We install special tubing in our existing ductwork and then ‘blow’ the fibre optic cable down the tubing from the exchange to the cabinet. However, whilst doing this, we have found a number of blockages which is preventing the provision of the tubing. We are excavating where necessary, this involves notices to the council, which can slow things down, prior to excavation. The project manager now believes we will be enabling your cabinet for service at the end of September/ early October.

You should then be able to place your order.

Regards

Tony Franklin
Network Investment Customer Engagement
Email:- nga.complaints.or.enquiries@openreach.co.uk|


My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Fri 17-Aug-12 10:45:35
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Same guy that replied to me, at least you now know what the holdup is.

Standard User slimj
(member) Fri 17-Aug-12 11:56:17
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[re: vfast_tim] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by vfast_tim:
Hi Slimj

I'd hate to think that you "have to make do with Vfast..."

The topic of next-gen speeds has be discussed a lot recently and we are working on packages that will compare well with FTTC yet are available in non-FTTC areas as well as FTTC areas, giving people the choice to ditch BT.

We've got a lot of upgrades to do and Staner Flats (Manston) is very high on the list. Once complete we'll have a licensed microwave radio link capable of several hundred Mbps (upgradable to Gbit) to supply Manston and the Thanet area.

We will then be able to increase speeds and packages similar to that offered by FTTC.

Regards,


Hi Tim, apologies if my comment came across sounding as if I'm fed up of VFast, I'm certainly not, the service has been fab! smile

I think my thoughts are more around the fact that Thanet is being fibre'd up while missing some of the rural areas which is a little unfair although I understand that these exchanges serve far less people than those in Ramsgate and Margate so it's not cost viable to upgrade these exchanges. Just over the road (near Staner) will be sitting pretty with up to 80mbit connections while our village of Manston is stuck on 1-2mbit, if it wasn't for VFast then I can't imagine how painful the internet would be to use!

Great to hear about the plans. I'm sure customers would appreciate regular (monthly / quarterly updates) on news from VFast similar to what was issued back in October last year (http://www.vfast.co.uk/news/blog/?p=84) so we can hear about the latest news and plans just for peace of mind that the company and service is always moving forward. smile

VFast Wireless Broadband.
My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User vfast_tim
(learned) Fri 17-Aug-12 12:09:23
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HI Slimj

The website is being redesigned and will give us a much better way to keep people updated.

Everything is moving forward, just this week we've taken on another engineer who is being trained so that we can keep up with demand.

Regards,

Tim Higgs
Vfast internet | Technical Support
0845 121 1257 | support (at) vfast.co.uk | twitter: @vfast_net
Standard User R0NSKI
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Just checked Broadstairs and Ramsgate, another three gone live for Ramsgate 2, 11 & 32

I've updated the map and changed the colours, hopefully things are clearer, and I've not confused too many people!

Green = FTTC Available & accepting orders
Yellow = FTTC cabinet is installed
Cyan = FTTC installation scheduled on Roadworks.org
Red = Scheduled but no FTTC cabinet
Blue = No FTTC scheduled in December 2011 spreadsheet
Purple = unknown cabinet

Live cabinets:

NDBRO 6
NDBRO 8
NDBRO 10
NDBRO 11
NDBRO 12
NDBRO 13
NDBRO 14
NDBRO 15
NDBRO 16
NDBRO 18
NDBRO 25
NDBRO 27
NDBRO 29

NDTHA 2
NDTHA 3
NDTHA 4
NDTHA 5
NDTHA 6
NDTHA 7
NDTHA 9
NDTHA 10
NDTHA 11
NDTHA 15
NDTHA 16
NDTHA 18
NDTHA 19
NDTHA 20
NDTHA 22
NDTHA 25
NDTHA 28
NDTHA 29
NDTHA 30
NDTHA 32
NDTHA 35
NDTHA 36
NDTHA 39
NDTHA 41
NDTHA 42

NDRAM 2
NDRAM 3
NDRAM 4
NDRAM 5
NDRAM 6
NDRAM 9
NDRAM 11
NDRAM 13
NDRAM 14
NDRAM 15
NDRAM 16
NDRAM 18
NDRAM 23
NDRAM 24
NDRAM 30
NDRAM 32
NDRAM 33
NDRAM 34
NDRAM 35
NDRAM 37
NDRAM 40
NDRAM 44
NDRAM 49
NDRAM 50
NDRAM 51
NDRAM 53
NDRAM 55

There may be other live cabinets, as the addresses we use to check each cabinet may not show it as live.

Standard User rjh321
(regular) Sat 18-Aug-12 08:28:29
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
No new live ones in Margate/Thanet but a few are now giving speed estimates - NDTHA1 (a reappearance!), NDTHA34 & NDTHA45. 2 days ago NDTHA21 lost its speed estimates after over 3 weeks of showing them.

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!

Edited by rjh321 (Sat 18-Aug-12 19:22:48)

Standard User rjh321
(regular) Sun 19-Aug-12 08:23:44
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
It's probably best if I stop reporting speed estimates as all the ones I reported yesterday have gone again!

My Broadband Speed Test

Looking forward to a speed increase!
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 19-Aug-12 08:47:35
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[re: rjh321] [link to this post]
 
Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has managed to complete an order on NDTHA18?

I placed an order with BT on the 27th and everything was going well. Now they have told me that its not available, trying to get down to the bottom of it as the original person I spoke with was far from helpful. Emailed BT but only got what seemed to be a template response to Infinity enquiries about how the council ma effect if a cabinet can be put in. This further served to frustrate me as I can see the cabinet at the end of the road so they clearly didn't look in to it so I have escalated my complaint. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas?

Thanks, Edd
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Sun 19-Aug-12 09:07:46
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
I've just checked 6 addresses on NDTHA 18 and all are showing FTTC available to order.

Can you PM me you your address (I guess your in Nash Lane or Nash Court Rd) and I'll check what the checker shows for your specific address, it may be a database error in which case you'll need to email Open Reach to get the error corrected.

Edit: You may need to register to send a PM, or just post your post code

Edited by R0NSKI (Sun 19-Aug-12 09:13:42)

Standard User XboxEdd
(newbie) Sun 19-Aug-12 09:27:38
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
Have just PM'd my details although I have checked using my address and it shows as available on the BT wholesale ADSL checker. How do I go about contacting openreach?

Thanks,
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Sun 19-Aug-12 09:34:43
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XboxEdd, I've replied to your PM, you should have a little flashing envelope at the top of the page, you won't get an email notification unless you change the settings.

Edited by R0NSKI (Sun 19-Aug-12 09:35:25)

Standard User Daemos
(newbie) Mon 20-Aug-12 16:55:59
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
I followed the example of a couple of you and emailed openreach about my cabinet NDRAM 17 - so this may fill in a gap on your list and be of interest to anyone else on the cab.

The reply was :

"As you state, you are connected to cab ND/RAM17.
We are currently experiencing problems with the provision of the fibre optic cable to this cabinet.
This is due to the blockage and collapse of the underground ducts. We are currently working on these problems.
We currently have a go live for your cabinet of the end of Sept '12. (However, please be aware this could slip, dependant on progress with dealing with the blockages)."
Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Mon 20-Aug-12 17:07:03
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: Daemos] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for the info Daemos.

Just had mine connected, first person on NDBRO 18 smile

Sync is not quite as fast as I hoped for, estimate was 57/20 and I'm synced at 55/14, still very good but was hoping to get higher than the BT estimate. I'm about 450 meters from the cabinet. Unfortunately the engineer didn't have JDSU, just an X something, which didn't show much info apart from the speed profile.

Just need PN to change the profile as currently on a 40/2 profile

XboxEdd, I asked the engineer if he'd done any installs on NDTHA 18, he knew where it was and said he'd done two, so there shouldn't be any problems with it.

Standard User simon194
(member) Mon 20-Aug-12 17:46:30
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by R0NSKI:
Thanks for the info Daemos.

Just had mine connected, first person on NDBRO 18 smile

Sync is not quite as fast as I hoped for, estimate was 57/20 and I'm synced at 55/14, still very good but was hoping to get higher than the BT estimate. I'm about 450 meters from the cabinet. Unfortunately the engineer didn't have JDSU, just an X something, which didn't show much info apart from the speed profile.

Just need PN to change the profile as currently on a 40/2 profile

XboxEdd, I asked the engineer if he'd done any installs on NDTHA 18, he knew where it was and said he'd done two, so there shouldn't be any problems with it.

Change the flat modem cable for a Cat 5 one. I gained 5Mbps just by doing that.

Are they rolling out ECI kit round your way?

Edited by simon194 (Mon 20-Aug-12 17:47:21)

Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Mon 20-Aug-12 18:08:03
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Thanks, already using a twisted pair modem cable - had to stop the engineer swapping it to the standard cable smile

Meant to say, he left me with a nice shiny new EchoLife HG612, so got me eBay special and a new spare one smile

Edited by R0NSKI (Mon 20-Aug-12 18:08:34)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 20-Aug-12 18:14:45
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[re: simon194] [link to this post]
 
thanks for the info on ndram 17

i am 100 yards or so away from it and been waiting impatiently for it to go live

have just ordered infinity for a friend who is on the cabinet where Focus used to be in pysons road

he got an install date of 6th sep and estimate of 62mbs and 20mbs
Standard User simon194
(member) Mon 20-Aug-12 21:56:27
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Re: FTTC in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by R0NSKI:
Thanks, already using a twisted pair modem cable - had to stop the engineer swapping it to the standard cable smile

Meant to say, he left me with a nice shiny new EchoLife HG612, so got me eBay special and a new spare one smile

I was left with an ECI. frown So it was on to Ebay and picked up a Huawei HG612 3B for £20.

As has been reported on various forums the Huawei syncs faster than the ECI, in my case about 8Mbps faster.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 21-Aug-12 22:25:45
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[re: simon194] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for the update on nbro21 (botany road) even if it's bad news, it shocks me that they are not enabling a cabanit than serves over 200 houses!
Moderator Sadoldman
(moderator) Wed 22-Aug-12 06:48:52
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Pointed out to me it is long and is difficult for those who use threaded mode, so closing.

Suggest a Part Two with a link to this thread.

Closed.

Sadoldman

Just a tad sad..a wee bit old...wink

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