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Standard User JackMarch
(newbie) Mon 20-May-13 18:49:24
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Are the dates from nga.enquiries@openreach.co.uk reliable?


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Hey, most of my town can get BT infinity since last month, my cabinet is still unavailable, I emailed openreach and here is what they said:

Dear Sir

We are currently waiting for the power utility company to connect power to the fibre cabinet. Unfortunately, some of the work is required overhead and we have to wait for a specialised team to become available.
As such, we do not expect the cabinet to go live until around August 13.

Can anyone tell me if these dates given are always accurate? Do they sometimes come earlier? Or is it usually later?

-Jack

P.S Can someone also tell me if that means August 13th or August 2013?

Edited by JackMarch (Mon 20-May-13 18:57:20)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 20-May-13 18:56:37
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Re: Are the dates from nga.enquiries@openreach.co.uk reliabl


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Throw a pile of coins in the air, how many fall heads up?

Same answer, we don't know. It could be delayed, it could happen on time, it could be early. While there are contracted response times for power, sometimes things happen that mean dates slip

The August '13 will be August 2013.

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.
Standard User JackMarch
(newbie) Mon 20-May-13 18:59:10
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Ah! Thanks for the help.

In my area I've seen these vans labelled "Murphy" I googled them and they are a power company, I saw one of the vans parked outside my FTTC cabinet, are these the people that do the power for BT?

Here is their website: http://www.murphygroup.co.uk/

-Jack


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 20-May-13 19:01:39
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Re: Are the dates from nga.enquiries@openreach.co.uk reliabl


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Openreach use a variety of contractors for their part of the work, as do the power companies. Only way to know often is if they put up a 'working on behalf of' sign.

A lot of the Openreach contractor vans also have a working for sign on them these days too.

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.
Standard User JackMarch
(newbie) Mon 20-May-13 19:04:03
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I don't believe they did have a BT sign on them, but they seem to be a pretty big company, I saw a van with "MJ Quinn working on behalf of BT" today but they were probably just installing fibre into somebodies home.
Standard User Tam
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 20-May-13 19:31:56
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check out www.roadworks.org navigate to your postcode then select the planned works check box, see whats going on around your area.

Tam

Powered By O2 - Sync'd at 2756 / 916 (ATTN 63dB / SNR 6dB) - LLU The entire town has FTTC except my estate! - Blooming BT!!! frown!
Standard User JackMarch
(newbie) Mon 20-May-13 19:36:54
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Very helpful link! I think I've found future roadworks on my cabinet, here is what it says:

Works Start: 02 Jul
End: 12 Aug

High impact, delays likely
Description : RC for UKPN cabling works TRO sent to RC's 16/04/13...
Current status: Forward planning
Traffic lights, etc: Road closure


Here is another one closeby with a lightning bolt as the thumbnail:

Works Start: 26 Jun
End: 20 Aug

High impact, delays likely
Location : JOINT BAY 5/6 OPP DELAMERE 30M FROM *******. c\w....
Description : Capital Programmes:PROJECT::EXCAVATING JOINT BAYS/132KV CABLE LAYING...
Current status: Advanced planning
Traffic lights, etc: Road closure


Can anyone translate in plain English the "description" line for me?

-Jack

Edited by JackMarch (Mon 20-May-13 19:41:57)

Standard User R0NSKI
(experienced) Mon 20-May-13 20:08:36
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If you post the postcode for where the cabinet is then people could take a more informed look.

In my experience with our local cabinets, any power work relating to the cabinets was still shown with a telephone symbol, although this may not apply everywhere.

Standard User JackMarch
(newbie) Mon 20-May-13 20:14:59
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I would assume the reason It isn't a telephone symbol is because the cabinet is already installed and they just need to supply power to it, as said in the email.

There is nothing more to see on the page but that :/
Standard User R0NSKI
(experienced) Mon 20-May-13 20:31:34
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Even when the cabinets where installed they still show as a telephone symbol, at least around here.

Take a look on Roadworks.org for CT88RS, you'll see a few around there scheduled for power connection, all show as telephone symbols.

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