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Standard User CHRISNWUK
(newbie) Mon 02-Feb-15 10:29:46
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How long to activate??


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So,

Here's the deal.

The exchange is LCTUR, we've burned through six RFS dates, Openreach now states we're in a superfast area, but Wholesale haven't activated it yet?

The question is how long before they do? Will it be weeks, months or sometime whenever never??

One would have thought that as soon as the infrastructure is in place they'd be chomping at the bit to get people signed up?

Thoughts anyone?

CHRIS
Standard User PaulKirby
(member) Mon 02-Feb-15 12:47:14
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Re: How long to activate??


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Well the information that I have found may or may not be correct due to they may not be up to date.
Exchange Name: Turton
Exchange Code: LCTUR

[Cabinet 1]
FTTP Planned by 31st March 2015
Fibre Phase: BDUK Lancs 12b

[Cabinet 2]
FTTC Planned (exchange ready 24th January 2013)
Fibre Phase: BDUK Manchester 13a

[Cabinet 3]
FTTC Planned by 31st March 2015
Fibre Phase: BDUK Lancs 11b

[Cabinet 4]
FTTC Planned by 31st March 2015
Fibre Phase: BDUK Lancs 11b

[Cabinet 5]
FTTC Planned by 31st March 2015
Fibre Phase: BDUK Lancs 11b

[Cabinet 6]
FTTC Planned by 31st March 2015
Fibre Phase: BDUK Lancs 12b

[Cabinet EO(1)]
ADSL2+ only

[Cabinet EO(2)]
ADSL2+ only

[Cabinet EO(3)]
ADSL2+ only

[Cabinet EO(4)]
ADSL2+ only

[Cabinet EO(5)]
ADSL2+ only

[Cabinet EO(6)]
ADSL2+ only

[Cabinet EO(7)]
ADSL2+ only
Seems there are several Exchange only blocks which only have ADSL and ADSL2+.
Also a bit confused everywhere I check it says your exchange hasn't been upgraded yet.

Also did a check on the BT DSL Checker with most of the postcodes for each cabinet and EO Lines and they all come back with only ADLS, ADSL2+ and no mention of fibre.

However BTOR Where and when site says the following:
Superfast Fibre is in your area but we can't tell by your postcode/number if you can get it right now. Please contact your communications provider, who can check using your phone number.
And also the following for some of those homes on those cabinets:
Your area will be enabled within the next six months and we'll provide more details nearer the time. At the moment you can't order Superfast Fibre.
Hopefully one of the others that have access to better info will reply.

Paul

Edited by PaulKirby (Mon 02-Feb-15 12:55:01)

Standard User AndyHCZ
(member) Mon 02-Feb-15 12:57:59
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The only extra bit of info I can see is that Openreach are still doing some fibre work between Turton and Bolton (the exchange is fed from here) and have various blockages to contend with.


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Standard User CHRISNWUK
(newbie) Mon 02-Feb-15 13:03:47
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Paul,

Thanks much for that!

I've been confused by the BT DSL Checker as well - seems to be woefully behind the times!

We'll see if anyone can come up with more info??

CHRIS
Standard User PaulKirby
(member) Mon 02-Feb-15 13:06:21
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Hello Chris

What's your Post Code if you don't mind?
Don't really want to check every home for every post code for that exchange.

Paul
Standard User PaulKirby
(member) Mon 02-Feb-15 13:07:34
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Yeah, even SamKnows says no fibre for that exchange yet, but that site has been wrong in the past.

Paul
Standard User CHRISNWUK
(newbie) Mon 02-Feb-15 13:12:28
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Paul,

It's BL7 0EG.

Really keen to have FTTP installed to improve Video Conferencing amongst other things so sooner the better.

Cheers,

CHRIS
Standard User gregormac
(learned) Mon 02-Feb-15 13:29:03
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it looks like BL7 0EG is 100% EO and that BT are putting in a new PCP (P6) to cover that. So current plans are FTTC and no FTTP Im afraid. ( Same thing happened to me) Also 31st March may just be the placeholder date, as its EO and needing a new PCP they will take the easier Cabinets 1st then get to the EO lines later.

8Mb ADSL Max
waiting for 80/20
Standard User PaulKirby
(member) Mon 02-Feb-15 13:37:39
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Ok, just checked and it seems that those 20 homes for that postcode including yours are on an EO (Exchange Only) line, well BT's DSL Checker says so.

Its the same for postcodes BL7 0EF and BL7 0EA also for your road.
Not many homes down that long road.

Also BTOR says the following:
Exchange name: Turton

We're keen to bring Superfast Fibre
to your area and are exploring how
best to achieve that. We may
deliver it as part of our commercial
programme, or by working in
partnership with your local
authority. At the moment you can't
order Superfast Fibre. For more information visit the FAQ section >
That's all that I can find out, sorry.

Paul

Edited by PaulKirby (Mon 02-Feb-15 13:45:57)

Standard User PaulKirby
(member) Mon 02-Feb-15 13:43:49
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Yeah, Cabinet 6 is also showing up for that postcode however they don't seem to of been moved over yet.

Paul
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