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Standard User Jax2
(regular) Mon 15-Sep-14 20:46:50
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What the???


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Until only a couple of days ago my Exchange (Boxford EABFD) has been showing on the Openreach Where and When site as CS with a RFS date of 31/12/2014. Today it is showing as UR.
On Samknows it did say RFS for FTTC and FTTP for 31/12/2014 but this has now changed to FTTC No but still RFS 31/12/ 2014 for FTTP.
I am on cabinet 1 which was down to get FTTP. In Boxford itself a FTTC cabinet has been put in place for cabinet 2 and lots of ducting has been put in for cabinet 1 FTTP with more to come shortly according to roadworks.org.
My wife went out today and noted there was a couple of Openreach vans in our road with a big wheel of black cable with a blue stripe along it's length apparently being fed into the new ducting so that is a very hopeful sign to me.
The question is though, what is going on? Anybody know if there is any significance to the changes of status on the Openreach website and Samknows?
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Mon 15-Sep-14 21:39:13
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a big wheel of black cable with a blue stripe along it's length

Sorry to say, it should have a yellow stripe on it to denote fibre.

Standard User Jax2
(regular) Mon 15-Sep-14 21:54:30
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My wife was driving past so did not really get a good view but I have just just asked her again and she says there was a larger beige tube going down into the hole (as she puts it) which went along to the next hole (inside the new grey ducting which they put in a few weeks ago under the BDUK scheme) with a much thinner blue cable going (she thinks) into the beige tube. I will have to have a look tomorrow but I doubt if there will be anything to see as it will be all sealed up again. As I can't even watch a 480 utube clip tonight on my awful broadband I find this frustrating and worrying.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 15-Sep-14 22:14:40
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Blue cable probably a pull through rope and beige might be the grey duct pipe rough size of gutter pipes

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 15-Sep-14 22:15:27
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Roadworks.org will usually give updates on work in an area

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Standard User Jax2
(regular) Mon 15-Sep-14 22:52:32
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Yes thanks, I did look at roadworks.org but nothing there relating to my very local area and today's work, only stuff like more ducting going in over the next couple of months and blockage clearance in one place later this week slightly further afield but all in the area supplied by my cabinet. Strange.
Standard User vaio
(newbie) Mon 15-Sep-14 23:01:47
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Hi. Well, we were told the following:

"At a briefing prior to the Parish Council meeting last Thursday (17th July), Jonathan Chown, Business Development Specialist from Suffolk County Council, revealed that the plan for the 01787 numbers in Polstead Parish is to provide Fibre To The Home/Fibre To The Premises (FTTH/FTTP)(they're the same thing). This will use a direct fibre-optic connection from Hadleigh optical exchange to a router in your home."

The availability date was stated as December 2014. (It would have been sooner, apparently - but the much-in-demand fibre-splicing engineers were diverted to some lower-hanging fruit)

It depends on exactly where you live, of course, but the orange bits on the map here: http://polstead.onesuffolk.net/what-s-new/better-bro... show the extent of the Better Broadband for Suffolk commitments.

Hope that helps.

vaio

Edited by vaio (Mon 15-Sep-14 23:17:01)

Standard User Jax2
(regular) Mon 15-Sep-14 23:36:23
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Yes , thanks vaio.

I was at that meeting and happily for me I am in the area to get FTTP. It is just that with the change of information on the BT Wholesale website I am a bit worried that things may have changed since that meeting and that the plan is no longer viable due to some unforeseen circumstance.

Hope not!
Standard User AndyPandy
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 16-Sep-14 07:16:25
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I wouldn't trust SamKnows, it did the same for me, despite the fact that there's an FTTC cab right next to my PCP and I'm close enough for decent speeds.

I think there's a bug in their data.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 16-Sep-14 07:37:06
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The moral is DO NOT rely on checkers that give an exchange wide answer, as for example cabinet has no plans for anything yet I believe.

Cabinet 2 has actually gone live and is taking orders, it is normal for FTTP to take longer due to the extra duct work needed.

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