Hopefully someone on here can help.
I live opposite the RAF Church Fenton airbase, and I was excited to see that a brand new fibre enabled cabinet has recently been installed.
However it now looks like our street is served by an EO line, and does not connect to the cabinet which is approximately 100m from my home.
The street is "Little Ings close" LS24 9RZ, 15 houses altogether.
The street that runs parallel to it, "Trans Walk" LS24 9RR can get the fibre. (at least house numbers 1-> 3 can anyway)
My broadband speed is about 1 to 1.5mb down, and just .3mb upload and I work from home most days.
If I need to upload some patches to a server at work, I have to drive a 50 mile round trip to Leeds just to do that.
The DSLtracker does not have a cabinet number for my property, which is why I suspect the line to be EO but the exchange is about 5-7 km away in the nearby village of Barkstone Ash.
So firstly, is my line really EO or is this just a mistake, if it does connect to the cabinet then once the database is amended I can order the broadband.
the pole is fed from an underground cable, with the following markings on it. MYSKL01 MY9DUH71.
other info can be made available, or emailed as a photo.
The next question is,
If the fibre connected cabinet is at the entrance to the RAF base (less than 100m away), and is live, can we get bt openreach to connect our street to this box rather than our existing line. We are willing to pay for some or all of this work (depending on cost), but we need to now how we can go about getting a quote and paying for the work to be done.
BT residential is no real help after many phone calls to them.
it seems silly to pay for a 7km fibre cable and cabinet for about 100 homes, but leave 15 homes with a 1.5mb connection for the sake of 100meters of copper cable.
Any help would be gratefully received. to be 100m away from the cabinet, and have to put up with 1.5mb/sec when our neighbors can get up to 80mb/sec is very frustrating.
Thanks in advance,