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Standard User ScottJames
(newbie) Sat 07-Sep-13 17:13:01
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Best way to find out when a cabinet will be switched on?


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Hi everyone

A new cabinet was installed across the road a couple of weeks a go, and I wondered if there is a good way to find out when it will be switched on and accepting orders? On the BT Fibre checker it just gives a date range of October 2013 - March 2014. The exchange is Plymstock and the cabinet is 18.

Thanks to anyone that help with anymore info smile
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 07-Sep-13 17:23:27
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That is the best estimate for now, range allows for events that delay it. Openreach got into trouble over keep moving dates back, so solution was to be more vague and give a wider range.

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Standard User ScottJames
(newbie) Sat 07-Sep-13 17:33:45
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Thanks MrSaffron

So is there a chance that it could be before October as well?


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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 07-Sep-13 17:43:15
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its just a case of wait and see. Once they start digging for the new cabinet, you know its going to be in the next 2 mths ish.

IanD
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(staff) Sat 07-Sep-13 17:43:33
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Yes and also a chance it could be 2015

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Standard User ScottJames
(newbie) Sat 07-Sep-13 18:05:53
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OK. Well there has been working going on around the estate with different parts being dug up the past week and a half, but i'm not sure if that is for Fibre or something else. Guess I will just have to wait and see.

Thanks for the answers though smile
Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 07-Sep-13 20:27:06
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you should see a new green cabinet and a link between your existing PCP green cabinet. If they are there then you are sorted.

IanD
Standard User trolleybus
(member) Sat 07-Sep-13 21:30:39
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So the cabinet arrives, it is kitted out, interlinking cables to the existing cabinet installed, power connected and fibre blown through to it. Yet I still can't place an order for FTTC. What else needs to be done to open for business? How do ISPs get to know that a cabinet is well and truly RFS?
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(staff) Sat 07-Sep-13 21:35:32
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Cabinet is usually in place before fibre is blown and a blocked duct can delay the blowing amongst other reasons

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Standard User trolleybus
(member) Sat 07-Sep-13 21:53:04
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Cabinet is usually in place before fibre is blown and a blocked duct can delay the blowing amongst other reasons


I did say that the fibre had arrived, I was there at the time to see it pop out of the tubing. I can't think what else needs to be done at the cabinet end and can only assume that further work needs to be done at the exchange or administration tasks are outstanding. So what time scale are we looking at for RFS?
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