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Standard User Jibbsy2
(newbie) Sun 08-Sep-13 14:00:57
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New cabinets being installed but exchange not set for Fibre?


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Hi

I am on the Old Whittington exchange and we currently are not in any roll out plans for Fibre. However there appears to be new cabinets being installed everywhere. Should I be getting excited or is this just a regular cabinet replacement programme?

Thanks

Lee
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 08-Sep-13 14:03:24
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Re: New cabinets being installed but exchange not set for Fi


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If the cabinets are the style with vents for air flow then they are FTTC ones, so get a little bit excited.

The fibre can run to a neighbouring exchange, which can confuse sometimes. A fair few BDUK roll-out areas don't appear on the checker until a lot of stuff has been done, and some others appear at the planning stage.

Same company so can only assume its differences in the councils.

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Standard User Jibbsy2
(newbie) Wed 25-Sep-13 22:00:36
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Looks like i was right to get a little bit excited, our exchange was on the announcement list yesterday smile

According to the BT Wholesale website I am connected to cabinet 16, which now has a nice new shiny cabinet installed across the road. Does the fact we have a new cabinet mean that our cabinet will definitely be installed with Fibre, or do we still have to play the waiting game and will see if it is on the list to be done?

Thanks

Lee


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 25-Sep-13 22:08:22
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If new cabinet has air vent slots then its your fibre cab. Otherwise reshelling existing cabinets is generally good news

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Standard User Jibbsy2
(newbie) Wed 25-Sep-13 22:51:58
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The new cabinet certainly has air vents, so hopefully not much longer to wait now.

Thanks

Lee
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Thu 26-Sep-13 01:02:25
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In reply to a post by Jibbsy2:
The new cabinet certainly has air vents, so hopefully not much longer to wait now.

Thanks

Lee


Don't get too excited. It could be 3, 6, 9 or 12 months before your service is LIVE and READY for ACCEPTING ORDER on bt checker.

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Thu 26-Sep-13 01:47:59
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It could also be 3 or 4 weeks if it's all powered up and ready to go.
Standard User simon194
(committed) Fri 27-Sep-13 00:19:27
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... or not. The one I'm connected to was powered up in June 2012 but I couldn't order until December.
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Fri 27-Sep-13 08:22:15
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There were some that were worse. For most though it's weeks not months.
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Fri 27-Sep-13 12:32:08
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Not everyones getting it. Some are lucky, some are unlucky. Some are connected within 2-4 weeks, some are connected within 2-4 months, 4-6 months or even worse case 8-12 months. BT never rush into this or speed it up.

Mine from NGA Openreach forecast: Aug 2013 put back to Nov 2013 and now put back to Mar 2014.

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Edited by adslmax (Fri 27-Sep-13 12:33:09)

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