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Standard User kebabselector
(learned) Fri 01-Aug-14 08:47:14
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Birmingham Broadband Question


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Just a quick question (cos I'm curious about it) is there anyone in Birmingham that isn't served by Virgin and are currently not able to get fibre via Openreach as we're not part of the 66%

I know user B31 is probably one on the list. I'm looking at an informal list of Postcodes or suburbs.

Current on Zen, getting 4876 down - 744 up
Exchange is Fibre enabled, street cab not economically viable to upgrade.
Could get V*rgin, but I'd rather not.

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Standard User MCM
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 01-Aug-14 09:28:34
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Re: Birmingham Broadband Question


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Such a list is going to include everyone on an EO line where there is no cable regardless of whether nearby PCPs are FTTC enabled or not.
Standard User mlmclaren
(committed) Fri 01-Aug-14 09:53:40
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Re: Birmingham Broadband Question


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There's a few streets/ houses that I know of in B31,B38,B30... But Virgin is starting to fill most of these in now as they supposedly got some funding.

As mentioned on here before, most of the properties/streets are new build developments...

and virgin seem more interested in getting new builds on their network now.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 01-Aug-14 10:10:23
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Re: Birmingham Broadband Question


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Funding from who? What procurement process was there if this is public money?

People currently think BT is the only people to have got money, so highlighting others is important

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Standard User mlmclaren
(committed) Fri 01-Aug-14 10:16:40
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Re: Birmingham Broadband Question


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Just what I was told when I contacted the Birmingham Superfast Vouchers scheme for info on Openreach in my area...

The reply I got was my area probably won't get it or at least not any time soon and that some funding for my area (South Birmingham) had gone to Virgin Media.

And with the work they have been doing out and about lately I would agree that it is the case.

Standard User B31
(learned) Fri 01-Aug-14 21:07:44
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There are a lot of "complex broadband issues" in the Northfield constituency, according to the MP's office.

I can't think of any other areas off hand. All my previous properties (Shirley/Hall Green) have been on the cable network, NTL, Telewest, Virgin Media.

In fact five out of seven places I've lived in have been on the cable network - only uni halls (not even a phone line!) and my current house weren't.



BT ADSL customer getting 1.9 Mbps on a new road / new build development
CAB not FTTC enabled, not part of the 66% commercial plan. Not rural - no BDUK funding
(Virgin Media nearby)
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 01-Aug-14 21:14:09
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Will go digging over weekend

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Standard User hopkapi
(regular) Fri 01-Aug-14 23:40:21
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Last I checked, this is the case for most of us in the city centre, even those who live next to the central exchange (the irony burns goshdarnit). A few bits of the JQ have FTTC, and there's an apartment development (one near the canal, I forget the name), which has FTTP.
Standard User kebabselector
(learned) Sat 02-Aug-14 14:14:32
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It's nice that Virgin are installing in areas where BT aren't down side is there is no competition. I'm not overly comfortable with a monopoly which Virgin are in certain areas. If Openreach install, then we are open to competition from most ISPs.

Current on Zen, getting 4876 down - 744 up
Exchange is Fibre enabled, street cab not economically viable to upgrade.
Could get V*rgin, but I'd rather not.
Standard User mlmclaren
(committed) Sat 02-Aug-14 19:31:39
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I know, thats my biggest gripe where I am... Virgin have all the power

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