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Standard User MarkSpanner
(newbie) Mon 15-Dec-14 11:14:33
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Castle Rising (EACAR) exchange upgrade?


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Hi,

Bit confused about what is going on regarding my exchange and was wondering if anyone could help?
BT's site says that we are still 'Exploring Solutions' and the Better Broadband for Norfolk site says that we are still a 'Future Phase' however works appears to have started in the main cabinet.
Roadworks.org shows this:

Description: CASTLE RISING PCP1(294283)STREET CABINET & POWER INSTALLATION. Excavate to lay approx 1m BT ducts, Lay concrete plinth, Stand cab. Excavate to expose low voltage cable for Power Connection and lay approx 10m duct. POWER engineer to carry out inspection prior to jointing. POWER jointing team to insert cable and execute jointing works. Reinstate, Check and clear site.
Works ref: BC005MU1WBDUK0IBJWGAHA01


Am I jumping the gun by assuming this is fibre works or is it common for BT & BBfN sites to be out of date?

Cheers.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 15-Dec-14 12:09:15
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Re: Castle Rising (EACAR) exchange upgrade?


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Normal cabinets do not need power, so yes this will be for a fibre twin.

With the rate of roll-out not unusual for things to change or sites to be a little behind. For BDUK cabinets it is common for them to not appear on public Openreach stuff until live

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Standard User MarkSpanner
(newbie) Tue 16-Dec-14 16:03:34
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Re: Castle Rising (EACAR) exchange upgrade?


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Thanks for the response.

The new cabinet has been installed today so you were spot on.

My friend has said it took 5 months between the cabinet and being able to order. Does this seem an average time to wait?


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 16-Dec-14 16:18:08
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Re: Castle Rising (EACAR) exchange upgrade?


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Not unusual, could be a few weeks, could be five months.

roadworks.org is a good place to track things like duct clearing on the fibre backhaul route from the cabinet.

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