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Standard User scottme
(newbie) Wed 26-Jun-13 18:49:07
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9 more months?


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There's been a lot of activity over the past few months on the local cabinets in my village and I've been keeping a regular eye on the BT Wholesale checker. I got quite excited today when I saw that fibre products are now showing as being available.

Until I spotted the date -- 31 March 2014! This seems like an awful long way off, given that there have been promises from local politicians of "by September 2013", and the Openreach website is still showing "end of 2013" for availability.

Is it really likely to take another 9 months to get all the new kit up and running?

Below is copy/paste of the checker result output - up until yesterday only ADSL Max and Fixed rate 2mbps were showing.

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Telephone Number 0125688**** on Exchange TURGIS GREEN is served by Cabinet 2
Available Products

Downstream Line Rate(Mbps)

Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)

Downstream Range(Mbps)

Availability Date

Featured Products

WBC FTTC Up to 66.5 Up to 20 -- 31-Mar-14
ADSL Max Up to 7.5 -- 6.5 to 8 Available
Fixed Rate 2 -- -- Available
Other Offerings
FTTP on Demand 330 30 -- 31-Mar-14
Fibre Multicast -- -- -- 31-Mar-14
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 26-Jun-13 19:19:04
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Re: 9 more months?


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The long dates are there as people complained when they kept changing

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Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 26-Jun-13 19:34:09
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Re: 9 more months?


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
The long dates are there as people complained when they kept changing


Which means it could be ready any time between now and March 2014, so just keep checking.


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Standard User garethr
(regular) Thu 27-Jun-13 15:17:33
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Re: 9 more months?


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If it helps.

One near me had no date for months - cab has been there for 6 months.

A date of Mar 2014 appeared about two weeks ago.

Cab went live late last week. Hopefully a good sign.


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Gareth

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Standard User arfster
(knowledge is power) Thu 27-Jun-13 16:23:07
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Re: 9 more months?


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In reply to a post by scottme:
There's been a lot of activity over the past few months on the local cabinets in my village and I've been keeping a regular eye on the BT Wholesale checker. I got quite excited today when I saw that fibre products are now showing as being available.

Until I spotted the date -- 31 March 2014! This seems like an awful long way off, given that there have been promises from local politicians of "by September 2013", and the Openreach website is still showing "end of 2013" for availability.


Yeah, happens. Mine has been "3 months away" for the last 3 years, although I was are that was a load of nonsense, as for most of that time they had never even applied for planning permission.

Cabinets started to go up early/middle of last year, but none are active yet - they haven't run the fibre out of the exchange yet (although didn't stop them marking the exchange is active).

Edited by arfster (Thu 27-Jun-13 16:26:25)

Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 27-Jun-13 18:40:20
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If the exchange is active then there will be at least one cab accepting orders.

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 27-Jun-13 19:58:24
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It's very rare for a cabinet to need planning permission.

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Standard User arfster
(knowledge is power) Sat 29-Jun-13 10:39:59
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Most of the area is a conservation site, so they were needed (although they were all accepted, it's just a formality).

They finally applied at the start of last year, despite fttc being constantly "3 months away" for 18 months before that.
Standard User scottme
(newbie) Mon 30-Sep-13 20:58:43
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In reply to a post by scottme:
Is it really likely to take another 9 months to get all the new kit up and running?

No, only 4 months! The BT Wholesale checker is now showing availability as 31 October, so I am now trying to get my order in, though PlusNet's change product page isn't (yet) offering a fibre option. Wish me luck.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 30-Sep-13 22:41:48
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No ISP will show you fibre available until your cabinet is actually enabled. On the grounds of "many a slip twixt cup and lip".

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 51.8/16.8Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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