Yes, my cabinet, Cabinet 13 on the CMSPR Birmingham Exchange, is now the only cabinet in this exchange area to still be waiting for fibre to the cabinet. It is the closest to the Exchange, barely half a mile from two cabinets to the west and one cabinet to the east.
It was one of the first to have had its fibre twin installed and a new shell on the PCP at the start of July and was hopeful for a roll out by the end of September.
Engineers worked til about 9pm at night in the dark uncovering blockages and filling them in for 11 and 12 to the west about three weeks ago.
They've even got the cable to the manhole cover on the main road about 220 metres away - I looked in when they were doing 11 and 12 and it's all there ready to go. That was getting on for three weeks ago.
Latest thing now on my cabinet, they need to install two metres of trunking right next to the cabinet.
That's it? That's the hold up? So far, that cabinet has had about 10 metres trunking installed across a side road to join the PCP and FIbre Cab and now needs an additional two metres trunking.
Wow. World record.
Seven months to decide they need to install 12 metres of trunking? The latest one requiring two metres, what are OpenReach doing? Do they bother checking the trunkning in the immediate vicinity when laying a cab so that they can schedule similar works in the same vicinity? It's like they find a blockage, don't bother checking anything else, give up and raise with BT planners who spend five weeks drawing up plans then clearing that blockage. Wait another two weeks for the cablers to come and find another blockage, and then do that one! You seriously telling me that when they were looking at 11 and 12 and 14, that some bright spark never thought about checking the trunking at 13? It's in the vicinity, less than half a mile away, could be done at the same time? 11 and 12 were done at the same time (100m away from each other). 13? Nope.
You realise all that inefficiency costs us money?
BT can stuff off. I would like fibre, but waiting this length of time for 12 metres of trunking, I realise Im happy with my ADSL connection. Im not going to make a rash decision. Might order it some time in September if I get any offers through.
Edited by sjdean (Sat 15-Feb-14 11:44:16)