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Standard User Jayman77
(newbie) Mon 22-Oct-12 15:40:33
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Hi all,

My exchange has been enabled for fibre for quite some time & ive had a leaflet from BT saying fibre is available however whenever I check the BT or Sky fibre websites it says its not available yet.

So does anyone know how I can find out when the cab nearest my house will be fibre enabled? Quite often there is an open reach van down there.
Standard User greenglide
(committed) Mon 22-Oct-12 15:48:28
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The BT site can only give you information about fibre if the line is with them (ie not SKY or TT full LLU).

Have you checked any of the spreadsheets around to determine whether your post code is planned for FTTC? Should be able to find out the PCP which you "should" be connected to, presence of EO lines etc.

Just because a PCP is "at the bottom of the street" doesnt mean that you are connected to it!

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 22-Oct-12 18:13:32
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Yes, I've had a look at a spreadsheet & it says its on phase 5a, any idea what that means?


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 22-Oct-12 18:58:22
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It means it should have been done long ago, unless either:

- there is a big problem completing the job;
- there is an error on the BT Openreach or Wholesale database with your phone number.

Is there only one cabinet for your postcode?

What does this checker say about your phone number?

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Standard User Jayman77
(newbie) Tue 23-Oct-12 14:51:37
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That checker says...

For Telephone Number xxxxx on Exchange SWADLINCOTE

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 1Mbps. However due to the length of your line the 1Mbps service may require an engineer visit who will, where possible, supply the broadband service.

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL Max broadband line speed of 2Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 1.5Mbps and 4.5Mbps.

Our test also indicates that your line should be able to have an ADSL2+ broadband service that provides a fixed line speed up to 1Mbps. However due to the length of your line the 1Mbps service may require an engineer visit who will, where possible, supply the broadband service.

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL2+ broadband line speed of 3Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 1.5Mbps and 5.5Mbps.

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: If you already have a Broadband service enabled on this line and you want to switch service providers, you will need to contact both your current provider and your new provider to get your service changed over new and existing service provider to have this service transferred.

Also provision of some services may not be allowed due to product withdrawal, please contact your service provider for further details.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 23-Oct-12 16:50:03
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Are you supposed to be getting FTTC or FTTP in that phase 5a?

As I said, FTTC should be complete. Up-to-date info on whether your cabinet is already enabled so there is something wrong with the data about your line can be obtained however. Let me know if FTTC is what is expected.

FTTP phase 5a could very well still be a while off. So if that's what you are expecting, you just have to wait.

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Standard User Jayman77
(newbie) Tue 23-Oct-12 19:10:26
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FTTC is what I'm hoping to get, although I suspect its still being setup & as far as I'm aware no one else around where I live has it either as yet.
Standard User izools
(experienced) Tue 23-Oct-12 19:46:29
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In reply to a post by Jayman77:
FTTC is what I'm hoping to get, although I suspect its still being setup & as far as I'm aware no one else around where I live has it either as yet.


How do you know you'll get it at all? Not all lines on an exchange are made live, some aren't included as they aren't commercially viable for one reason or another.

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Standard User Jayman77
(newbie) Tue 23-Oct-12 21:23:14
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I dont know that I will get it. I just know that my local exchange is enabled, people in my town have it but the estate I live on currently does not despite BT sending out leaftets about it & the open reach van is down by the cab quite often. So im concluding its coming at some point, just no idea when :/
Standard User ccxo
(experienced) Tue 23-Oct-12 22:47:26
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What number is your cabinet, as it could have been refused planning permission, would be worth to check the local planning authority to see if their was a problem.

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