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Standard User Chalkyman
(learned) Fri 03-Oct-14 11:32:52
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Grrrr Bannockburn Cabinet date changed again


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Getting really annoyed with this now. Original date for cabinet was Dec 2012 then June 2013 and kept changing. Then March 2014, June, Sept, and now its changed to March 2015.

OMG, ive seen Openreach guys at the cabinets since March , laying cables, digging up roads, getting power, etc etc etc.

How hard can it be ? Exchange was done in 2012 !

Rant over, Sorry.

Edited by Chalkyman (Fri 03-Oct-14 11:37:32)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 03-Oct-14 12:06:33
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Re: Grrrr Bannockburn Cabinet date changed again


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Have you checked that the work is at YOUR cabinet?

Have seen people get all excited/anxious and it was not their actual cabinet.

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Standard User Chalkyman
(learned) Fri 03-Oct-14 15:03:37
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Yeah, tripple checked.

Fibre cabinet was installed, and has been worked on since March. Road was dug up and cable laid from original bt cabinet to fibre one.

Openreach workers laying cable since then at various places on the main road. Even had workers laying cable in the street to a small bt cabinet.

I think the tell tale sign it wasn't going to be the end of September, was the roadworks site advising of Openreach work being done in October.

Just seems to be going on forever lol


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Standard User arfster
(knowledge is power) Fri 03-Oct-14 19:54:15
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Re: Grrrr Bannockburn Cabinet date changed again


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In reply to a post by Chalkyman:
Getting really annoyed with this now. Original date for cabinet was Dec 2012 then June 2013 and kept changing. Then March 2014, June, Sept, and now its changed to March 2015.


Mid-2011 and counting here. As far as I can see they've long since given up and moved on, but still permanently claim it's 3 months away.
Standard User Undisputed
(newbie) Fri 03-Oct-14 19:55:17
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Similar story here in Huddersfield.

I did query with OpenReach as to the delay. Collapsed duct that required planning apparently. Checked a few months later and still the same status, but only this time they blamed it on the council. Checked with the council and they haven't received any application for said roadworks. FTTC rollout in Huddersfield has been dead since the first cabinets went live.

The BT DSL checker has actually removed the date for the majority of outstanding cabinets.

Plenty of us in the same boat with these delays. A couple of delays you can probably accept. Continious delays IMO point to bad management, no matter how complex the project.
Standard User Chalkyman
(learned) Thu 30-Jun-16 07:52:50
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3 guesses, date changed again from March 2016 to June2016 now Sept 2016........Groundhog day lol
Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Thu 30-Jun-16 09:27:12
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Re: Grrrr Bannockburn Cabinet date changed again


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There's only one of the original cabinets on Bannockburn that is still down to be upgraded, and is now in the state of "Activating" which means it is almost there.

The only oddity is that it is labelled as being part of phase 15, which likely puts it into a very late part of the project - later than 2014.

All the cabinets that were originally upgraded, 2012-13, were part of phase 8a. All the rest were added in 2014 as part of BDUK in phase 12a.

There is one new cabinet being added too - that is converting some EO lines, and is a very recent inclusion into phase 2 of BDUK. Phase 17a.

If yours was originally put in place amongst the 2012-13 batch, but is now labelled "phase 15", it seems likely to have been dropped from the project and re-instated later.
Standard User Chalkyman
(regular) Thu 30-Jun-16 10:13:50
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Telephone Number ************ on Exchange BANNOCKBURN is served by Cabinet 2

Is that the Cabinet ? It's been activating for about 2 months now.

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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Fri 01-Jul-16 17:46:59
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That's the one.
Standard User Chalkyman
(regular) Tue 05-Jul-16 14:56:01
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cabinet went live today, now ordered...woohoo
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