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Standard User digitalis
(newbie) Thu 27-Feb-14 01:42:29
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Where is my cabinet, and why can't I get FTTC?


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Hi,

My exchange is Woolston,Southampton. It has been fibre enabled for a couple of years now. Houses up and down the street near me can get FTTC but I can't.

I've checked on the BT wholesale site to see I'm connected to Cab 49.

Address FLAT XXX, 180 BURSLEDON RD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO19 8NB on Exchange WOOLSTON is served by Cabinet 49



VirginMedia is available to all homes near us too, but not to our flat. It seems we're in a proper 'not spot' of 3mb~ average ADSL where everyone around us can get proper broadband speeds.

My questions then are 1.) where physically is the cab,I've driven round and can't find it anywhere (this is more for my own geeky curiosity than anything else...) 2.) as NGA enquiries no longer works does anyone have an idea why cab 49 wasn't upgraded and if it will be done in the future?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Edited by digitalis (Thu 27-Feb-14 02:06:33)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 27-Feb-14 01:51:34
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I suggest you edit out your address at least as fare as the house number smile. These posts get onto google search results.

Sorry I can't help much with the actual question, too tired. It could be you are too far from the cabinet for VDSL2 to be any good. If you are, the FTTC estimates don't appear. You will only know if you find he cabinet, to see if it has a fibre mate.

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Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 27-Feb-14 06:36:30
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I'm on my phone at the moment, but have done a little investigating. If you enter just the postcode into the FULL ADDRESS checker you are given a list of addresses for that postcode.

Seems the flats are on cab 49, as are houses up to 210
If you select the house address (180) it is on cab 14, with full FTTC
Selecting other house addresses 212 and above are on cab 28 with FTTC

It would be worth using this method to check all the flats and surrounding houses.

It may be just your area happens to be covered by 3 cabs, but Something seems a little odd somewhere.

Edited to add further info above, also it seems odd that there is a house number 180, and flats listed for 180, is there a separate house or was it knocked down to make way for the block of flats? Seeing as these houses & flats are relatively new they may have been connected to different cabinets as there wasn't enough capacity in one.

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Standard User noinchki
(member) Thu 27-Feb-14 06:39:39
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Hi Digitalis,

I think I've found your cabinet. It's on the corner of Caerleon Drive and Brecon road.

I found it using this useful lookup site:

Codelookup

You can get a map of all the fiber cabinets for the exchange, and if you hover the mouse over the green dots it displays the cabinet number.

Regards, Noinchki

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Standard User Ribble
(experienced) Thu 27-Feb-14 10:25:56
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Cab 49
Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 27-Feb-14 13:38:38
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In reply to a post by Ribble:
Cab 49
If that's BT's new logo I'm not very impressed laugh

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 28-Feb-14 00:05:02
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You sure that's Cab 49? It looks more like a VM one to me.

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Standard User Ribble
(experienced) Fri 28-Feb-14 07:31:46
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I'm sure it is
Standard User btbert
(member) Fri 28-Feb-14 18:32:01
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I think Bob is right looks like a VM cab to me.

these comments are my own and in no way represent any company that i may or may not be linked too.

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Standard User Ribble
(experienced) Fri 28-Feb-14 18:43:49
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Nah, it's BT with an anti climb top
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