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Standard User Als
(experienced) Fri 07-Dec-12 12:38:10
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Cab relocation


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When I enter my postcode on www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/
It says the following;-
'This is the intended area for the cabinet that will provide fibre broadband services to your postcode. Unfortunately there are other underground utility services in the approved location for this cabinet. We are seeking an alternative location.

When we plan where to locate a cabinet it is done on the basis of underground utility records (for example gas, water and wastewater) available to us at the time. It is rare and unfortunate, but in the case of this cabinet the records were not complete or incorrect and we cannot install our cables in the position originally planned. We are therefore looking for an alternative solution but this will take some time'

I wonder what my chances are of getting fibre next year...

Als

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 07-Dec-12 12:39:09
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Re: Cab relocation


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Better than mine

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Standard User Als
(experienced) Fri 07-Dec-12 12:43:57
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Whys that, FTTP?

Als

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 07-Dec-12 12:49:53
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I have nothing fibre wise, and waiting on Surrey CC to get going.

So long as they are looking for a solution then there is hope for you.

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Standard User Als
(experienced) Fri 07-Dec-12 13:08:27
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So long as they are looking for a solution then there is hope for you.


I was thinking about asking for a retention deal from BE if I'm not going to get fibre for a while. I turned down a deal this time last year because I hoped the March date for fibre would materialise frown

Als

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 07-Dec-12 13:17:33
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You are not the first and will not be the last.

BT has excellent records of where their cables/ducts are - almost to the inch, so much so that when they visited a site near to me they said "do not drill here" but what did the idiot boring holes for piles do ... he read the old plans and ignored the warnings resulting in 20,000 lines being taken out.

The other utilities records are no where as good as BTs which can explain why British Gas take four attempts to find a gas main!

BT will have asked for the various location plans for gas, electricity, potable and waste water along with cable services and others such as traffic signals and based their design on that along with the guidelines for where each service should be located under a footway. It is only on digging will they find out that a service was not registered or is in the wrong place. So, back to the drawing board and towards the end of the queue.


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Standard User Als
(experienced) Fri 07-Dec-12 13:51:51
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The cabinet was moved about 30yds further down the road about 8 years ago to allow for a new road/site entrance & mini roundabout layout. I should think the unknown services would be from a demolished hospital & nurses accomadation which used to be a Victorian workhouse.

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Standard User SalJam
(newbie) Thu 27-Dec-12 16:53:29
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I think im in a similar position. I live right next to the cabinet you are talking about, on frederick road. Still waiting for a reply from open reach on a status update.
Standard User Als
(experienced) Thu 27-Dec-12 18:19:07
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Yes that's the one.

When I emailed Openreach I received this strange statement;-
'Hastings 29 is deferred and will continue to show deferred until it is enabled or cancelled
The reasoning behind this is that we cannot find a suitable location as unable to access the existing telephony cabinet.'

I think we will just have to wait & hope Openreach find a solution

Als

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Standard User simon194
(committed) Thu 27-Dec-12 21:47:33
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In reply to a post by Als:
Yes that's the one.

When I emailed Openreach I received this strange statement;-
'Hastings 29 is deferred and will continue to show deferred until it is enabled or cancelled
The reasoning behind this is that we cannot find a suitable location as unable to access the existing telephony cabinet.'

I think we will just have to wait & hope Openreach find a solution

I wonder which bright spark decided to fence off the PCP so that it is inside the area of what was the aborted Ore Valley Millennium Development.

Somehow I don't think Openreach are trying very hard because there's a padlocked gate next to it. Is it really that difficult to try and find out who has the key or get someone from the council to cut the padlock off???
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