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Standard User broadbandman
(newbie) Wed 29-May-13 22:55:52
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whats next step?


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The rollout is based on the commercial criteria for each cabinet. Unfortunately when assessed cabinet mrcol27, which serves a couple of the properties checked in your postcode, did not meet these and is not included in the rollout programme. Where areas are not included in the commercial programme Government funding is available to Borough and County councils to improve fibre coverage and it is worth contacting your Council in relation to this
Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 29-May-13 23:25:08
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Re: whats next step?


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"and it is worth contacting your Council in relation to this"

Have you tried this?

It seems that Greater Manchester has been allocated some BDUK funding (~£1m), but I don't think I've heard what the status is.

There has also been some Urban Broadband funding allocated to Manchester (~£12m), but again, I'm not sure what is happening to this. There have been complaints about using it to create competitive networks within the cities, so it might just get spent on WiFi and business voucher schemes.
Standard User broadbandman
(newbie) Wed 29-May-13 23:28:37
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Re: whats next step?


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no I shall do this, but really I'm the only one really interested in fibre round here so to speak


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Standard User da_flash
(committed) Thu 30-May-13 15:04:29
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Re: whats next step?


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Is VM cable available. That could be the reason why there is no interest in getting Fibre in there.

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Standard User broadbandman
(newbie) Thu 30-May-13 17:03:46
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no VM media isnt available either.. its a joke to be honest

Max speed I can get via be there is around 300k too
Standard User broadbandman
(newbie) Fri 31-May-13 12:35:35
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Im guessing wireless broadband or leased line is my only real opportunity for faster speeds now?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 31-May-13 13:12:45
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Without knowing the location beyond a vague Greater Manchester it is hard to say what your options are.

It may be the county council is planning to improve things in your area, what has been their response?

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Standard User broadbandman
(newbie) Fri 31-May-13 14:28:35
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Postcode - M40 .. is it safe to post the rest?

Council have said nothing
Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Fri 31-May-13 14:39:35
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Exchange "mrcol" is Collyhurst" greater Manchester.

There is no County Council - its part of Manchester.

Did anyone think about Manchester City Council and others when BDUK funding was being set up?

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Standard User broadbandman
(newbie) Fri 31-May-13 14:52:49
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In reply to a post by greenglide:
Exchange "mrcol" is Collyhurst" greater Manchester.

There is no County Council - its part of Manchester.

Did anyone think about Manchester City Council and others when BDUK funding was being set up?


Yep, thats the exchange, although I live 3 miles away in Moston
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