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Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Tue 21-May-13 16:33:27
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Blantyre Exchange 2013 help me locate cab?


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Hi all I am wondering if anyone knows how to locate my cab?

i am on wsbla4 i would like to know my cab location

So i can check on it now and then to when

I got this email from Open reach

In your locality the assessment stage for cabinet wsbla4 has only recently been completed as part of a later phase of work in your area. At present not all the works estimates have been scheduled and until they are there is no meaningful estimated cabinet enablement date. Work on this phase is expected through to the latter part of 2013 if there are no issues.

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Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Tue 21-May-13 16:50:13
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Follow overhead cables, follow manholes, "walk" round with google streetview, look in likely places it may be "hidden".

From the naming I would expect it to have a "4" stencilled on it but some are very faint.

Normally people look for the PCP to find its number. You know its number.

Distance to the PCP (cable run, not as the crow flies) is important as this limits the speed you "may" get.

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Previously BE Unlimited - 21,000 Download 1,200 Upload but then moved house - 6,500 Down, 1Mb/s up - gutted!
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Standard User R0NSKI
(experienced) Tue 21-May-13 18:42:54
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Does the BT Wholesale checker give FTTC speed estimates yet?

If so it's possible to use that to home in on the location, the higher the speed the nearer to the cabinet.


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Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Tue 21-May-13 19:31:07
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My pole is in a field and I cant see the way the cables go


I hope my cab isn't skipped as we are in a bad area for adsl but we do have small world media that's like virgin but virgin is banned from this part of town by the council and small world is the only cable provider allowed!

I am getting around 5.5 / 1.2 at the moment with adsl24

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Standard User R0NSKI
(experienced) Tue 21-May-13 19:42:06
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You're going to need to post your post code, as WSBLA is not in the leaked 2011 spreadsheet, perhaps then someone will look on Google for it or you may find someone with the relevant access will find it for you.

Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Tue 21-May-13 20:26:32
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I have had a walk around and found no green cabs with 4 on it However I have found this manhole!
It got bt written on It and its next to a cable manhole!
http://cochrane.adsl24.co.uk/001.jpg

Could this be My cab?

I have had a look at all the green blue cabs around and cant find cab4

My postcode is ML39RQ and its Blantyre exchange Not Hamilton!
Wish it was Hamilton as its it's got fttc

Can anyone help me find my cab
If this manhole is my cab then its good as its about 1000 feet from house

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Standard User hippyharry
(learned) Tue 21-May-13 20:38:50
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Hey!

Amazed to see someone else on here who is on the Blantyre exchange. I've been watching this for weeks/months now as a lot of cabinets have been getting installed here. The first one I saw was at Carrigans pub at the cross roads in Blantyre and I've been seeing them pop up in Hillhouse, Westercraigs and actually down in Blantyre itself.

I'll have a look for your cab!
Standard User hippyharry
(learned) Tue 21-May-13 20:52:03
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Found your cabinet - http://goo.gl/maps/wnTBW

There is two cabinets there, so one of them is surely yours. Roadworks Scotland shows that Openreach are working there from the 27th May to the 31st May, so keep an eye out for the new cabinet popping up nearby.

This exchange isnt expected to go live until next March anyway, earliest I would think is September this year, so make of that what you will.

Edit:

Lastly, checked your postcode on BT DSL checker. Looks like you'll get a decent speed at 63.5mbit smile

WBC FTTC Up to 63.5 Up to 20 -- 31-Mar-14
Fibre Multicast -- -- -- 31-Mar-14

Edited by hippyharry (Tue 21-May-13 20:56:33)

Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Tue 21-May-13 21:46:33
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Thank you bud glad you found this I am at the top of the hill before you turn into town hill Funny thing is my mums house is the one at the back of the cabs!!

Both cabs are unmarked! had checked before Mum will be happy ...

May even swap Houses would be nice to be that close to the cab!

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Standard User ccxo
(experienced) Wed 22-May-13 00:09:21
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Those 2 are VM or cable cabinets, their are alot of small cabinets which im asuming must be cable.


http://goo.gl/maps/5BBhk

This is a Openreach cabinet and their is where the work is planned, most likely to be cabinet 4.

Orange BB 5856/448
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