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Standard User alloneword
(regular) Sat 13-Jul-13 01:40:04
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How to find out what cabinet i'm on


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I was told by some BT bod about a year ago that my flat had it's feed coming in direct from the exchange so that would be FTP (if we had it round here) but having some some enquirers on sam knows etc it would seem my exchange is taking FTC, so i rang my telco BT and asked them how could i find out if my line was indeed to the exchange or to a cabinet well BT in there wisdom told me only way i could find out was to ring the council, [censored].

So does anyone know how i can find out for sure if my line goes to a cabinet or the exchange if a cabinet what cabinet it is? As I'm told that i need to know the cabinet in question [censored] knows why though.


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Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Sat 13-Jul-13 01:50:01
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The BT Wholesale ADSL checker will tell you which cabinet you are connected to;

https://www.btwholesale.com/pages/static/Community/B...

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 13-Jul-13 01:52:53
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Put your phone # in BT BROADBAND AVAILABILITY CHECKER. If it states a cab # in:
Telephone Number 0118nnnnnnn on Exchange READING is served by Cabinet 10
that's the 1. Otherwise you are Exchange only (EO).

It will also tell you whether you can get FTTC/P.

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Standard User alloneword
(regular) Sat 13-Jul-13 21:43:59
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Well i'm far from an expert but it looks like i'm a FTP job which means years of waiting.


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Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 14-Jul-13 14:21:59
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In reply to a post by alloneword:
Well i'm far from an expert but it looks like i'm a FTP job which means years of waiting.

I think you have the wrong end of the stick...

Being on an EO line does NOT mean that BT will deploy SFBB to you using FTTP, either in the near future or far future. It's way more complicated than that!

EO lines *may* be given SFBB using FTTP, but there is no guarantee, and the likelihood is pretty low anyway.

EO lines *may* alternatively be given SFBB using FTTC, in a procedure known as a "network re-arrangement" where a new PCP is added to the copper lines, and then an FTTC cabinet connected to it.

This latter method is, perversely, much more likely. However, it is also more costly than standard (though still cheaper than FTTP), and usually fails to meet the commercial viability tests - so most EO lines are being left out of the commercial rollout and relegated to the BDUK projects. And no matter whether the line ends up being done as part of the commercial or BDUK rollout, it is likely to be left towards the end.

This process is currently going on in Cornwall, but nowhere else yet

So you're probably right that it is going to be a few more years, even to find out.
Standard User alloneword
(regular) Tue 16-Jul-13 09:15:14
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OK Wombat thanks for that, i thought my only option was FTTP, however from what you say i'm not going to be looking at anything better then ADSL2 for a long time to come, the joy's of living in central London for you.

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