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Standard User durhamcowboy
(newbie) Mon 10-Sep-12 09:35:48
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Cabinet Query - Maesglas, Newport


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Hi

I wonder if any of you can help me solve an issue that I'm currently having with BT and Openreach.

My exchange Maesglas was recently Infinity enabled, however it would appear that the cabinet that I'm on isn't.

As a bit of background I live on a development of approximately 200 houses with one road in and one road out. At the entrance to the development is a BT cabinet - No 13 - I've spoken to a couple of Openreach engineers and they have told me that this cabinet has been Infinity enabled and to the best of their knowledge covers the entire housing on the development.

My problem is that BT and openreach say that I am on cabinet 4 (the engineers don't even know where this is!) and that it is not commercially viable to upgrade this cabinet. Is there anyway that I can ask Openreaxh to check that I am definitely off this cabinet or get them to change me over to another cabinet? Any other suggestions greatly received.

Thanks

Mark
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 10-Sep-12 10:12:37
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Re: Cabinet Query - Maesglas, Newport


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Outside Morlais Mews?
Standard User durhamcowboy
(newbie) Mon 10-Sep-12 10:41:02
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Re: Cabinet Query - Maesglas, Newport


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Hi

Are you saying that the cabinet is outside Morlais Mews? Are you in a similar position with your broadband?


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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 10-Sep-12 11:24:05
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Re: Cabinet Query - Maesglas, Newport


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One quarter of Oystermouth Way and roughly half of Grosmont Way are on SWMESp4 which only serves 134 premises and is not viable at present. The rest are on SWMESp13 which serves 499 premises and has already been upgraded. If you live on one of those two streets you may be able to get a line to SWMESp13.

Disclaimer - I am on SWMESp2 with full 80/20 speed. smile
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 10-Sep-12 11:30:43
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Re: Cabinet Query - Maesglas, Newport


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In reply to a post by durhamcowboy:
Are you saying that the cabinet is outside Morlais Mews?

Indeed it is - the green box to the right of the gates with the "4" on it! wink
Standard User durhamcowboy
(newbie) Mon 10-Sep-12 12:33:25
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Re: Cabinet Query - Maesglas, Newport


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I'm on Conwy Grove - which sits behind Grosmont (by the reen) - how would I go about trying to see if they can connect me to box 13 - or is it going to be a no go? Any idea how much it costs to upgrade a cabinet - the welsh assembly government will pay a grant of £1000 per household to upgrade your connection if your speed is under 2mbps. 134 x £1000 in £134,000 - surely it can't be anywhere near this cost - any idea how I would get a lsit of the 134 properties?

ps thanks for the responses so far.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 10-Sep-12 12:47:01
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Re: Cabinet Query - Maesglas, Newport


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List of properties - knock on their doors and ask? Ask local council?

Is under 2 Mbps really what all those properties can get?

Ball park is around £50,000 per FTTC cabinet

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 10-Sep-12 13:18:05
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Re: Cabinet Query - Maesglas, Newport


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This is a list:

NP10 8EA Oystermouth Way 49x 25.53% = 12
NP10 8EG Pennard Close 20
NP10 8EH Bronllys Grove 21
NP10 8EJ Bronllys Mews 11
NP10 8EL Llanidloes Mews 17
NP10 8EN Morlais Mews 13
NP10 8HW Conwy Grove 10x 50% = 5
NP10 8UQ Grosmont Way 78x 45.31% = 35

I'd be amazed if anyone on ADSL got anywhere near 2Mbit/s. This cabinet is the IDEAL candidate for FTTC as it is as far away as humanly possible from the exchange and still receive any kind of DSL signal. It has no CATV which stops about half way into the estate. Yet due to the low numbers of subscribers it won't be upgraded.
Standard User durhamcowboy
(newbie) Mon 10-Sep-12 14:43:22
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Hi Sorry to be thick - what do the sums below represent?

and is there anyway of getting Openreach or BT to sit up and notice!?

Thanks again for all your help

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This is a list:

NP10 8EA Oystermouth Way 49x 25.53% = 12
NP10 8EG Pennard Close 20
NP10 8EH Bronllys Grove 21
NP10 8EJ Bronllys Mews 11
NP10 8EL Llanidloes Mews 17
NP10 8EN Morlais Mews 13
NP10 8HW Conwy Grove 10x 50% = 5
NP10 8UQ Grosmont Way 78x 45.31% = 35

I'd be amazed if anyone on ADSL got anywhere near 2Mbit/s. This cabinet is the IDEAL candidate for FTTC as it is as far away as humanly possible from the exchange and still receive any kind of DSL signal. It has no CATV which stops about half way into the estate. Yet due to the low numbers of subscribers it won't be upgraded.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 10-Sep-12 15:36:14
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Re: Cabinet Query - Maesglas, Newport


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The Openreach data tells us that a certain number of lines from each postcode go to one cabinet, and thus the remainder to the other. The number after the street name is the number of addresses in question, so the calculation shows us roughly how many properties are connected to the cabinet in question.
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