Essentially I think the thing that best describes my frustration, is seeing one cabinet that only requires 23 metres of trunking to be installed continually pushed back while other cabinets are announced on the DSL Checker, installed, fibre blown and installed while the other sits waiting. ie new cabinets are being installed and coming online before cabinets that have sat waiting for several months.
Cabinet 13 (my cabinet) appears to be so bad for infrastructure, they were hoping to bring in the FTTC via an Aerial solution. However it would appear that this is taking too long and lo and behold, they've found an alternative solution to get the fibre to the cabinet. As there are at least five different short road paths to this cabinet, Im bewildered as to why it's taking so long to find the solution. Of course I quite accept that a road path and visibility of BT junction boxes on the pavements with clear tarmac lines between them showing the path of ducting, plays only part of the picture. There could be a lack of other crucial junctions between the areas.
Yet I do stand by my previous comments, that if they can install 23 metres of new trunking to connect a new FTTC cab to a PCP cab within a few short weeks, why do other cabs wait several months for the same work.
No one knows.
The route for Cabinet 14, goes Exchange > Cabinet 14 > Cabinet 22. Cabinet 22 lies beyond Cabinet 14.
One person at NGA has advised that there are several blockages to reach 14. Fair enough. Another says that there are actually collapsed ducts. All I know is that they've obviously installed the sub duct to get to cabinet 22 past cabinet 14.
I have had confirmation that everything is installed to cabinet 14 except for fibre
Apart from the last 23 metres to Cabinet 14, Im not sure what's going on. NGA have made comments that I haven't seen any work on this due to the "short stretches of trunking". But there has been no road works unless everything is under ground. However that doesn't appear to be an accurate answer, as they are now installing 23 metres of trunking which they believe to be the "last blockage".
Now unless Cabinet 14 utilises completely different ducts along the same stretch of road than Cabinet 22 (of which yes, I cannot be sure) then I believe what they really mean, is that they have a blockage in the last 23 metres that it has taken them at least two months to find and fix.
It does just seem really strange that these last few cabinets have been left til last, and, not just left to last, they have been ignored while other new cabinets have been installed.
Yes, I accept Im not privvy to BT schedules, but come on, 23 metres of trunking taking several months? It doesn't sound right.
On top of that, one person at NGA says it will be enabled end of January 2014 (should have been September 2013), while a week later, someone else has reported that NGA are saying March 2014! Wow, six months to install 23 metres of trunking and install fibre to a cabinet even though there is a fully activated cab not 100 metres away.