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Standard User bdo21
(newbie) Sat 08-Jun-13 14:18:53
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New Cabinet - Does This Make Sense?


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The house we are moving in to (in Elstree) is connected to an FTTC enabled cabinet 3-4km away (instead of the nearest cabinet 250m away...). Our new neighbours say BT/Openreach have said a new cabinet will be installed to reduce the distance and improve speeds. It is a rural area so I doubt there are many users but I may be wrong.

Does this make sense? Do BT install new FTTC cabinets where there were no cabinets before? If so, is there any way to get an estimate on timing from Openreach?

Thanks very much
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sat 08-Jun-13 15:04:26
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Re: New Cabinet - Does This Make Sense?


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they were asked to provide a "new cabinet" item for the BDUK projects, to increase coverage of superfast, so it's possible.

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Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 08-Jun-13 18:26:42
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Re: New Cabinet - Does This Make Sense?


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Technically, it makes sense - it is the obvious solution in cases like this.

Some locations (not many) have a secondary connection point (SCP) cabinet, located between the PCP and the home. One village, that paid for a couple of cabinets itself, seems to get BT to install them at their SCPs.

Financially, it probably doesn't make so much sense - but it still depends on numbers, and on whether there is already an SCP there.

As for the estimate on timing... If this is a commercial rollout, email nga.enquiries at openreach.co.uk


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