I have involvement in a group campaigning for broadband in our town.
We've just (after a lot of issues with OR claiming lack of demand) had 3 cabs installed in a new development of around 1500 houses which gets poor ADSL.
One cab in particular has gone live at the end of July. *MANY* people have placed orders with their providers against this cab. All appeared to be ok then certain providers started to cancel the orders and the cab has been removed from the checker. Many installs have occurred so that cab is live.
Does anyone have knowledge of the process? The dates given by two providers in particular were pretty close to the activation date of the cab - do they get priority? However, other providers dates were some 15 days after activation. There doesn't appear to be a pattern except that the two provider giving quick install dates appears to have made cancellations.
The problem is that people who ordered the morning the cab went live have had their order cancelled and now can't reorder as the checks swears blind the cab ins't live.
I think the issue is that the cab has reach capacity (for its current configuration). I suspect OR will be along with a new card and some copper RSN but just wanted some confirmation of my suspicions.
Anyone got ideas on this one.
Also anyone aware of BT giving 25 day lead times on moving from LLU back to 21CN ADSL?
BT Internet 21CN ADSL 1.4Mbps/400Kbps
BT Infinity FTTP 166Mbps/20Mbps soon