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Standard User Grzyb
(member) Tue 25-Mar-14 22:10:24
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Fibre Broadband Availabiliy Question?


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Hi,

I am currently with Be Unlimited & Connected to the Claughton Exchange on the Wirral. I check the Availability of Fibre, every couple of weeks or so & It is always the same...The Exchange says it's "Accepting Orders" But nothing changes with when I may be able to get it?

I read on this Forum, that if our Road has Virgin, then we are unlikely to get Fibre Broadband, Is this true?

I have seen some Roadworks outside the Exchange, but this could be anything....,!!!!!

Where can I get a definite answer if my street will be Fibre Broadband enabled in the Future or should I bite the bullet & get Virgin Fibre?

Thanks

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 25-Mar-14 22:17:17
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Please put your phone number into this checker, (it's one of the only two reliable ones), and copy/paste the results. Blanking out your phone number of course.

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Standard User Grzyb
(member) Tue 25-Mar-14 22:24:14
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Featured Products

Downstream Line Rate(Mbps)

Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)

Downstream Range(Mbps)

Availability Date

WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 11 -- 6.5 to 15 Available
WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M Up to 11 Up to 1 6.5 to 15 Available
ADSL Max Up to 6 -- 5 to 8 Available
WBC Fixed Rate 2 -- -- Available
Fixed Rate 2 -- -- Available
Other Offerings
Copper Multicast -- -- -- Available

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Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 25-Mar-14 22:33:22
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Does the checker give a cabinet number?

Standard User Grzyb
(member) Tue 25-Mar-14 22:40:54
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Does the checker give a cabinet number?


Not as far as I can see, the Only information that I can see, is the Paste that I have done in the previous Post...

The Exchange is this one here...

http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/LVCLA

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Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 25-Mar-14 22:48:44
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The line above the table will usually say something like the following.

Telephone Number 01234567890 on Exchange BROADSTAIRS is served by Cabinet 18

If there is no mention of a cabinet then you are most likely to be on an exchange only line . These lines can't have FTTC without a new PCP and FTTC cabs being installed, this is starting to happen but it is very rare.

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(staff) Tue 25-Mar-14 22:48:58
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If no cabinet number given to the right of the telephone number then suggests an exchange only line, and as the current BDUK projects are not allowed to roll-out in areas where one super fast service is already available, then probably the case you will not see FTTC.

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Standard User Grzyb
(member) Wed 26-Mar-14 05:02:53
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In reply to a post by R0NSKI:
The line above the table will usually say something like the following.

Telephone Number 01234567890 on Exchange BROADSTAIRS is served by Cabinet 18

If there is no mention of a cabinet then you are most likely to be on an exchange only line . These lines can't have FTTC without a new PCP and FTTC cabs being installed, this is starting to happen but it is very rare.


Hi,

Thanks for your replies...

A further query, if I may? My Brother sent me a Txt yesterday, saying that he was being moved to Fibre. I entered his number into the Checker mentioned above & it said No Phone Installed at this Address????

When I entered his postcode, it came back with the following


Featured Products

Downstream Line Rate(Mbps)

Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)

Downstream Range(Mbps)

Availability Date

WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 1.5 -- 1 to 3.5 Available
ADSL Max Up to 1 -- 0.75 to 2.5 Available
WBC Fixed Rate 0.5 -- -- Available
Fixed Rate 0.5 -- -- Available

No mention of Fibre at all, so I'm a little bit confused, how accurate is the Phone/Post Code Checker?

He is with TalkTalk by the Way.....

Like mentioned above, I am with Be Unlimited, for now, until Sky take over, Could the lack of a Cabinet Number be because, my Line has been Unbundled to BE? Or Am I clutching at straws here!!!!!

Thanks

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Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 26-Mar-14 06:27:57
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If the phone is LLU such as TalkTalk and Sky then the number will not work. The postcode checker is inaccurate. You should use the address checker, you just need the postcode and house number, or postcode only and select from the list of addresses on the next page.

Standard User Grzyb
(member) Wed 26-Mar-14 06:36:59
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In reply to a post by R0NSKI:
If the phone is LLU such as TalkTalk and Sky then the number will not work. The postcode checker is inaccurate. You should use the address checker, you just need the postcode and house number, or postcode only and select from the list of addresses on the next page.


Cheers, Put his Address in & It comes up with the correct Information with Fibre Available...

Quite Gutted TBH, Was hoping to move to Fibre when it was offered, But from the look of things, It might be a very long wait, if not at all, rather envious of the People that can get it now, with all the Good Deals on Offer...

Don't really want to go to Virgin, But it looks like I have no Choice, If I want want Faster Speeds....

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