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Standard User StuB
(committed) Mon 10-Mar-14 19:42:25
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Who to contact regarding fttc cabinet connection?


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We're currently looking at purchasing a property however the broadband speeds there are poor due to distance from the exchange and as I work from home a lot the connection wouldn't be sufficient.

I'm trying to find out if fibre will happen in the near future and I believe the RFS date on the exchange is May this year.

The exchange in question is the Rubery exchange and the cabinet I believe the property will be connected to is number 26 however I can't physically find it from looking around the local area.

There aren't many properties nearby so I'm doubtful it'll get upgraded to fttc but I'd like to find out for sure if it's going to happen in the near future.

Can anyone tell me if I can email someone to check about future availability or help me physically locate it to see if it has a fibre cabinet nearby?

Many thanks.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 10-Mar-14 19:49:25
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A postcode would help


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 10-Mar-14 19:58:38
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Re: Who to contact regarding fttc cabinet connection?


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Until a cabinet has its fibre twin that is live and taking orders you cannot be sure, since plans can change. Or problems with mains/cabling mean it gets delayed for months.

In short only buy property where the connection already available to it matches your requirements.

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Standard User equiton
(newbie) Mon 10-Mar-14 21:47:27
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Re: Who to contact regarding fttc cabinet connection?


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I have been trying to get further information about possible FTTC for 6 months now. Our exchange is operational, the cabinet is operational since last summer but nobody can give me any information about our village. Everybody just uses the bt wholesale ADSL checkers and says that is the only information available.
I am not sure why they are so tight lipped and do not take into account that people are making plans but I am starting to be impressed how secret they keep this information.
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(staff) Mon 10-Mar-14 22:01:45
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What do you mean by the cabinet is operational? That some people on the same cabinet as you actually have a service?

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 10-Mar-14 22:22:13
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If you put the full address into this checker, does it mention FTTC/FTTP? It should give you the cabinet number at least.

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Standard User equiton
(newbie) Mon 10-Mar-14 22:31:07
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
What do you mean by the cabinet is operational? That some people on the same cabinet as you actually have a service?

Yes people on the same cabinet & same ISP. I started a thread about this a while back and the general conclusion is that it is due to distance.
I have as yet never got any sort of clear answer from an ISP or bt wholesale, they generaly say the distance should not be a problem. This situation where nobody seems to be able to access information from open reach makes planning very difficult.
my message for the OP is despite many phonecalls and email enquiries I have found no better information than the bt wholsale adsl checker. I have also recieved contradictory information, letters from BT saying FTTC is in our area, TALKTALK telling me it will be available in a few weeks time 5 months ago and it been available at our adress according to samknows.
For the OP it was BT open reach engineers who told me where the cabinet was physicaly located.
Standard User StuB
(committed) Mon 10-Mar-14 23:07:18
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The postcode is B61 0RB which according to the ADSL checker is connected to cabinet 26 and then the Rubery exchange.
Standard User StuB
(committed) Mon 10-Mar-14 23:09:24
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
If you put the full address into this checker, does it mention FTTC/FTTP? It should give you the cabinet number at least.


I used that link to get the cabinet number 26 as mentioned in my original post, there is no mention of fttc there. The best available is ADSL2+.

Edited by StuB (Mon 10-Mar-14 23:17:09)

Standard User StuB
(committed) Mon 10-Mar-14 23:30:04
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Until a cabinet has its fibre twin that is live and taking orders you cannot be sure, since plans can change. Or problems with mains/cabling mean it gets delayed for months.

In short only buy property where the connection already available to it matches your requirements.


I appreciate that plans can change, I'm just trying to get the best indication possible.

Edited by StuB (Mon 10-Mar-14 23:30:45)

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