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Standard User Dean83
(newbie) Wed 14-May-14 23:09:24
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Exchange under evaluation, but no BDUK fund?


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Hi I am after some advice on the openreach superfast site when it says exchange 'under evaluation'. Basically I am on the finningley exchange in South Yorkshire . It was not covered by the soon to be defunct digital region and was not on the openreach commercial plans. It does now however state ' under evaluation' . Does is mean that there is now a BDUK fund with the chosen partner as bt for the roll out? I had been looking at 2 wisp providers to replace my two 5 meg adsl connections ( one is used for on demand tv services for sky, smart tv's etc) the other is used by the hand held devices and PC .the 2 wisps are quickline and jibba jabba. My neighbour had jibba jabba and appears to have a min speed of 30 meg. However , if fibre is coming soon I am reluctant to enter a 24 month contract with the wireless services. Being just 300 metres from my cabinet I should expect good speeds from vdsl .
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(staff) Wed 14-May-14 23:42:24
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Either maybe under new south yorks project or the extra 50 mill of commercial rollout

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Standard User Dean83
(newbie) Thu 15-May-14 00:10:07
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Re: Exchange under evaluation, but no BDUK fund?


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From my basic research I think this is one of only 2 exchanges in the Doncaster area not currently fttc enabled (!neighbouring bawtry also has no fttc roll out ) it appears openreach installed cabs everywhere were digital region was installed . It's a shame that network failed, I know a number of users of this network and it performed brilliantly. It was let down by poor marketing . Suppose there is no way of bowing yet if OR will roll out so may have to settle with the wisp for now. Is anyone on these networks?


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Standard User mlmclaren
(member) Thu 15-May-14 01:13:18
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Just to confirm the digital region schemes that installed lots of fibre and even connected premises up failed and is now offline??

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Standard User tikka69
(member) Mon 19-May-14 13:54:49
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Re: Exchange under evaluation, but no BDUK fund?


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Hi Dean83

Just noticed your post on the finningley exchange changing status on the OR website, it appeared a couple of weeks ago if I recall. I am also on the same exchange at Auckey

I also used to work for Thales on the DR network and to say I was gutted when Finningley was removed from the rollout is an understatement !

From what I recall a few months ago South Yorkshire region has now qualified for some additional funding ( 10 million if I remember rightly ), to allow it to achieve the required coverage.

I suspect this is the reason Finningley and Bawtry have now changed status.

Cant see finningley taking that long to decide on, if I recall there are under 10 PCPs feeding into it ( from when I had the details at Thales ).

Regarding the Wireless providers, I also got interested in this and ended up mates with Steve Jagger from Quickline as we did some work with them on DR. I was going to go for there service as there was a mast near J4 of the M18 but when the guy got up on the roof he couldnt pick up any signal from any of there masts... [censored] trees !

Hadnt heard of the JJ one but I suspect it might be lakeside IT reselling the QL service at a guess. They have a office too at Keepmoat and QL also have a mast there on it.

What kind of service does your neighbour get with it ?

Cheers

Paul
Standard User tikka69
(member) Mon 19-May-14 15:08:07
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I think its being turned off in August at present, though obviously people are migrating away already
Standard User mlmclaren
(member) Mon 19-May-14 21:30:12
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In reply to a post by tikka69:
I think its being turned off in August at present, though obviously people are migrating away already


Terrible waste then.... I suppose the infrastructure installed will be sold off to someone else though if its shutting down then it can't of been sold yet.

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