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Standard User aduk85
(newbie) Sat 15-Jun-13 09:35:07
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FTTC Cabinet 8 Burton on Trent


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Thank you for your email. From the address details provided you are connected to the Burton on Trent Exchange, cabinet 8.

This cabinet was deemed to be not commercially viable as part of the Openreach rollout programme. Where cabinets are not commercially viable Government funding is available to county and borough councils via the BDUK initiative, (details available here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bduk-broa... ).

Your council may be taking steps to appropriate funding from the BDUK initiative to increase the broadband penetration beyond the Openreach commercial footprint. Can I suggest that you contact them to enquire if your cabinet has been included in their programme.

Regarding speeds please contact your Service Provider who will be able to investigate and make sure you are getting the correct speeds.

Regards,
Julie

Julie Cummings BWA613

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There we have it folks for anyone whos on the Burton exchange connected to cabinet 8 were not getting FTTC unless the new BDUK decides we can have it but we will have to wait upto 2016 for the full roll out!

Not holding up any hopes.

Don't understand why 300 brand new homes connected to this cabinet cant get FTTC surely this would be more than commercially viable ?
Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jun-13 09:38:54
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FTTC in Burton and Swadlincote is a complete and utter joke and half effort. When you do get it you get sub 5mbs speeds from a max ip profile.

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Standard User aduk85
(newbie) Sat 15-Jun-13 09:45:14
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Re: FTTC Cabinet 8 Burton on Trent


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Stuck on max 1mb broadband here, where we were living before we used to get the full 80/20 its extremely annoying.

We shouldn't of brought this house if they never had plans to offer FTTC okay I know its not a deal breaker but we cant do much at all with 1mb speeds, no streaming nothing and were still stuck paying £26 a month till January for a service we cant even get close to.


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Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jun-13 10:09:09
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Re: FTTC Cabinet 8 Burton on Trent


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Where abouts is cab 8?

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Standard User aduk85
(newbie) Sat 15-Jun-13 12:05:46
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Horninglow Road,

Every cabinet along the road has a fibre optic cabinet next to it accept cabinet 8, ironic thing is the physical fibre optic cable will run straight past it in the underground ducting
Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jun-13 13:08:21
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It is possible that when this cabinet was deemed not viable the new estate was not built, it might be worth a polite email back to explain that there is now a large estate there, that BT might not be aware of.

The fact that the fibre cable runs right past the cabinet would also make it cheaper to install, so that coupled with the increase in houses may now make it viable.

Standard User ccxo
(experienced) Sat 15-Jun-13 17:27:56
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Cabinets do get re-assed and upgraded later on it the rollout, get as many of the 300 homes to register on the Openreach site and show the demand for the service.

When the BDUK project for your area does start work you will likely find your cabinet will be upgraded towards the start as the infill is very quick and easy to increase the coverage %.

The other option you could look to raise the gap funding for the cabinet, it could be anywhere from £15,000 to £30,000+, you can email Openreach to find out if they will consider gap funding.

ngb@openreach.co.uk

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Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 17-Jun-13 17:44:53
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Re: FTTC Cabinet 8 Burton on Trent


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In reply to a post by aduk85:
We shouldn't of brought this house if they never had plans to offer FTTC

Yup. Doing the homework pays.

we cant do much at all with 1mb speeds, no streaming nothing and were still stuck paying £26 a month till January for a service we cant even get close to.

Everyone complains when they can't get top speed, but always fails to realise that they're paying for a connection to a particular lump of technology at the far end of the cable. It costs just as much to give that service to you 4km down the line as it does to someone 100 metres from the exchange.

Someone else mentioned that an email to BT pointing out that the cabinet has a new housing estate attached. This email could help, but there is probably a better way...

If you let the Staffordshire BDUK project know these facts, they will be keen to make sure BT re-evaluate it for the commercial rollout. That way, more funds may become available to fund another cabinet elsewhere in the county. The county BDUK project will be much more motivated to try on your behalf.

It would have been better to do this a few months ago, before the Staffordshire contract was signed. Warwickshire sent a newsletter out in the middle of their public consultation to show they'd got BT to put an extra 45,000 lines (maybe 100 cabinets) into the commercial rollout. But it probably isn't too late.
Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 17-Jun-13 18:06:25
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Is this cab you are talking about?

http://goo.gl/maps/09zJL

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Standard User aduk85
(newbie) Tue 18-Jun-13 15:49:26
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I got frustrated and got in touch with the local council member dealing with this and he emailed me the following

Morning Adam

Staffordshire County Council have recently signed a contract with BT to extend the fibre network, beyond the commercial roll-out as you are aware. This should see 97% of the premises in Staffordshire get access to the fibre network.

We do not have a detailed implementation plan at the moment, as this is being developed over the coming months, so I cannot tell you which cabinets are included. However if you give me your postcode I will be able to confirm whether you are in the project intervention area.

Regards

Paul

Paul Chatwin
Project Manager
Superfast Broadband
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