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Standard User AndyPandy
(experienced) Mon 13-Jan-14 11:40:58
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Superfast Herts & Bucks


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Now that we have funding and rough dates for the deployment, does anyone know when things are going to start moving?

My exchange is due to start work in 2014, and they're touting that superfast is actually coming in 2014 (rather than just work starting), but no signs of activity on roadworks.org, and the BT checker etc. don't show anything even planned.

How long does the process usually take from start to finish? This is a non-fibre enabled exchange right now.

Cheers,
AP

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 13-Jan-14 11:54:35
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How long is the piece of string I am holding?

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Standard User AndyPandy
(experienced) Mon 13-Jan-14 12:01:36
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Excactly 7.49 Inches; so when am I going to get fibre? ;oP

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Standard User Seansmit17
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 13-Jan-14 12:02:56
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In 7.49 Inches time haha

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Standard User kitcat
(committed) Mon 13-Jan-14 13:07:57
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Re: Superfast Herts & Bucks


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Andy

As Herts and Bucks have no track record of delivery it is difficult to say.

However looking at other areas where there is a delivery record, Wales for instance, they have delivered a substantial number of new exchanges since they started last June. See the area from around Anglesey down the coast towards Aberystwyth as an example.

They appear to be doing all the Cabinets straiight away ( Except where there are particular problems), leaving the EO ( Served direct from the exchange) customers until later. Following the more customers per £ principle.

The Wales map is based around exchange areas so is clearer in one way but doesn't show the detail that the Herts map so is harder to pinpoint premises. Most of Wales didn't have superfast so infill wasn't an issue!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 13-Jan-14 13:12:04
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Hopefully sometime in 2014, my cab was slotted for end of 2013 under Surrey BDUK project but even though its been stood for some months it has not gone live yet....so even if the cabinet appears it could two weeks away or 3 months.

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Standard User IranianGiraffe
(newbie) Mon 13-Jan-14 13:35:11
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My cabinet install on roadworks.org didn't appear until 3 weeks before it was installed. BT checker also only showed FTTC when the cabinet was live and available to order, at no point before did it show that it was coming soon etc so I wouldn't worry that there is no info yet.
Standard User AndyPandy
(experienced) Mon 13-Jan-14 16:51:53
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Thanks for the comments all. I guess I'm a bit too eager, but it'd good to hear other's epxeriences so I (and others) can know what to expect.

I had an openreach engineer over at work for something different, and he didn't know anything much, but perhaps he was a different "branch".

Cheers,
AP

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Standard User NeoLojik
(newbie) Mon 13-Jan-14 20:43:36
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I actually contacted connected counties today about this, as the local exchange, Lane End, was showing as "No plans" whilst others in the HP14 area were now updated to "Under evaluation".

Had a lovely reply letting me know that Lane End was indeed due for update *this year* and that the OpenReach "Where and when" checker was wrong & would be corrected.

Hopefully this helps =)
Standard User AndyPandy
(experienced) Tue 14-Jan-14 10:56:24
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That's great information NeoLojik - as that's my Exchange too!

I hope that they mean the exchange, and the cabinets in 2014 as well...

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Edited by AndyPandy (Tue 14-Jan-14 11:03:24)

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