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Standard User jphilip
(member) Thu 13-Feb-14 09:57:54
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Glasgow Central - Fibre Status ?


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On the Where and When site this exchange is showing as Under Evaluation as part of public funded programme. On the Digital Scotland site entering a post code served by that exchange returns not part of the programme because European rules exclude centres of large cities.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 13-Feb-14 10:02:23
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Re: Glasgow Central - Fibre Status ?


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Whose where and when? The Openreach one shows their commercial operations too, and thus the area may be under evaluation as part of that still, particularly given another £50m of commercial money for cities has been found.

i.e. http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6259-bt-to-invest...

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Standard User jphilip
(member) Thu 13-Feb-14 10:13:46
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Re: Glasgow Central - Fibre Status ?


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http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/

They only have one UE tag so maybe it includes remaining commercial roll-out as well as public funded.


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Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 13-Feb-14 11:39:00
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Re: Glasgow Central - Fibre Status ?


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BT announced recently that they were spending an extra £50m on infill of cities that previously missed out, or rather the few cabinets within cities that missed out. Perhaps your exchange is being evaluated for that.

And while BDUK funds might be a no-no for central Glasgow, there is also the prospect of vouchers from the connected-city fund, if you are a business. I believe Glasgow is one of the cities that has access to these funds.

[I suspect that the voucher scheme might be one of the aspects prompting BT to go back and add some cabinets - the prospect of a slight uplift in demand caused by the voucher scheme could be enough to raise viability of some cabinets.]
Standard User flipdee
(learned) Thu 13-Feb-14 12:45:25
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Re: Glasgow Central - Fibre Status ?


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Hey WWWombat,
I was wondering if there was any more information available on the infill?
Highly unlikely that BT have publicised where the £50M worth of infill is being carried out?
cheers,
flipdee
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 13-Feb-14 13:49:33
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No news on which areas will get the £50m yet

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Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 13-Feb-14 14:41:34
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Re: Glasgow Central - Fibre Status ?


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The only real news was that it was to be at least 30 cities.

From early announcements in BDUK (North Yorkshire's £35m funding 211k premises with 700+ cabinets), we can guess that the £50m may well fund 300k premises and 1,000 cabinets in those 30 cities.

[I'm presuming that city-based cabinets that have not yet been converted are going to be of a similar cost to those rural ones that get included within BDUK projects]

That would average out at 33 cabinets per city, 10k premises (or about 24k population) in each.
Standard User jphilip
(member) Thu 13-Feb-14 15:46:42
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Re: Glasgow Central - Fibre Status ?


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In fact Glasgow is not in the Superconnected cities list. Will just need to keep an eye on it and see what happens. Suspect there is too high a proportion of business premises and/or too many profitable leased lines there to make it a commercial proposition.
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