I haven't got access to any current information either, so absolutely no answer from me - I just wanted to point out that hearing the fans, whilst obviously pretty much confirming that you'll get fibre sooner or later, is not necessarily an indication that it's imminent. My cabinet has been accepting orders and workking for something like a year now, but its fans were clearly humming away for over 6 months before there was any official news from anyone (aside from the plans in the 2011 leaked spreadsheet, which didn't give a proper time indication anyway, just the "phase", which doesn't tell you much in a lot of cases). Based on my town's fibre development and several nearby towns, as well as anecdotal evidence on here, it seems that if your cabinet is one of the first few to physically be installed, it might be powered up within days; but Openreach will wait, until, say 6 or 9 cabinets are physically fibred and powered before they change the status to "Accepting Orders". It depends on how many cabinets are being classed as the single fibre development for whichever footprint your cabinet is involved with. In my town there were originally 10 out of 15 cabinets planned for the commercial rollout. 3, including mine, were up and humming but OR waited the 6/7 months until they came back to the area and installed another 3, which were powered almost immediately, before they then went straight to "Accepting Orders" for all 6 in that same week(ish). The point is, if you're part of the commercial rollout (as opposed to BDUK or council/county/private funding, etc.) then it will probably be a bit of a wait if your cabinet was one of the first to physically appear, but if it was one of the latter to appear in a different patch of visits from OR then it might be done before you realise it. Knowing the "footprint" in which your cabinet is included is the key to working that all out, if I'm correct and not just generalising, but very few people could tell you that. You've ribbled
nibbled in the right place though.
I think BDUK cabinets are different, in that they'll be rushed, because OR have deadlines to meet after winning the contract in the area. Others will know more about that.
Edit: Sorry, similar reply to the other thread.
Edited by gazzyk1ns (Sat 10-Jan-15 07:37:27)