The CEO of West Sussex County Council has told me* that the cabinet that serves my house is earmarked for Phase 2 of their BDUK funded project... all of which of course is 'subject to survey'. Given that our cabinet is just a few metres from the fibre that serves there rest of my village I can't imagine the survey saying it's not possible.
(The reason for BT not upgrading our cabinet when the rest of the village's were was because our cabinet only serves 62 properties)
I was told me that the survey for my cabinet was due to take place this month and this week I noticed spray painted marks on the pavement.
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to see a photo. Where the white box is marked out is the closest pieces of hardstanding to where our existing box is, so if it is for anything else it's a bit of a coincidence. I understand the LV is marking out 'low voltage' - possibly street lighting, which makes sense as there is a street light in that direction.
Can anyone say if the markings mean an FTTC box is coming anytime soon?
I'd also be interest to know if any one knows how these roll outs happen, i.e. do BT complete all the surveys in each phase, regroup to decide which can be done, then plan the actual engineering and installation; or do they do the survey, if all is good start the installation?
After such a long wait for a crazy decision that BT made I'm keen to know if us finally getting fibre - albeit cheap FTTC - is actually within sight, or if its still months/years away
All comments gratefully received.
* amazing what response you get when you copy in journalists, your local MP and the CEO of BT!