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Standard User don0301
(member) Fri 01-Mar-13 17:43:16
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Colchester Council PART 2


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Link from previous thread:

http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/fibre/4137815-colch...

Latest update:

Power connection for the cabinet now earmarked for 15-21 March 2013.

Edited by don0301 (Fri 01-Mar-13 17:44:15)

Standard User datalore44
(newbie) Mon 11-Mar-13 20:44:07
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Re: Colchester Council PART 2


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I was keeping an eye on your older posts but it wasn't so easy to find part 2.
I may be moving soon to Abbey field view from the "quarters" which is off berechurch hall road.
The broadband here is 1.1 meg max, so not so great. I did make a number of phone calls but got nowhere fast.
It is nice to see someone who is pushing so hard to get decent broadband in their area.
So how long do you think it will be before fiber optic is available in your area.
Standard User don0301
(member) Sun 17-Mar-13 21:32:36
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Re: Colchester Council PART 2


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the FTTC cabinet is there now. power is supposed to be connected to it this coming week. been told service will be available in may 2013. don't have any more accurate info than that at the moment.


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Standard User don0301
(member) Mon 18-Mar-13 16:21:08
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Re: Colchester Council PART 2


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Power network started work today, to connect power to the cabinet.

Digging up the same place BT contractor dug up last month....

Standard User datalore44
(newbie) Mon 18-Mar-13 16:31:59
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Good stuff, another step in the right direction.
Why can't they get a company to do all the work at the same time, instead of drip feeding a job. It must cost considerably more money to keep digging up the same piece of ground?
Standard User eckiedoo
(member) Mon 18-Mar-13 16:49:40
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I suspect that it is to do with Health & Safety and long-term liability.

A recessed Bus Stop is being installed outside the local newsagent.

The existing footpath is wide, so no problems regarding location.

The outer two-thirds has been dug and filled four times in the past two months, phone, water, gas and electricity.

The surface is now lifted once more for the actual bus stop, re-routed kerbing and final paving to be done.

The intermediate fills have been finished to a higher standard than many "permanent repairs".

There are two more similar bus stops constructed in the 1/2 mile length, going through the same rigmarole, starting four months back. One is at an existing Bus Stop, the other is a new location.

Although the main physical work including road surfacing, has been completed at those two for about four weeks, they have not got surface markings as being "BUS STOPs", so are already cluttered with parked cars etc.
Standard User datalore44
(newbie) Mon 25-Mar-13 15:00:51
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Well I have just been to the house we are moving into up Abbey Field View and it looks like there is more work going on at the new box.
I do believe they are digging another big hole!
The guys doing the work do look very cold.
Alan.

Edited by datalore44 (Mon 25-Mar-13 15:03:08)

Standard User gazzyk1ns
(committed) Mon 25-Mar-13 16:29:32
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Go out there and give them cups of tea, in exchange for information and photos of the work for us all to examine !
Standard User don0301
(member) Mon 25-Mar-13 16:52:41
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That was the power company putting in power cables last week. Looks like they've finished now, just barriers left.

Standard User datalore44
(newbie) Mon 25-Mar-13 19:39:48
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I just can't wait to move and get a broadband connection better than 1.1 meg.
Amazing how much time we all spend on the internet these days.
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