I live an an apartment in a complex in Hackney, London, which was built around 2007. Thereís no fibre broadband installed, and typical ADSL speeds are 3Mbps down / 0.5Mbps up, regardless of provider. We really really want Fibre Broadband here. Obviously!
Virgin arenít interested. Hyperoptic are interested, and although I canít quite fathom whatís going on, our management company are being uncooperative. So the only other option are Openreaach.
Entering our details at superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when returns the following, with a question-mark over the location of our exchange, which is Shoreditch.
ďWe'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.Ē
What exactly does this mean? And what has to happen to move this forward?
I know that the Shoreditch exchange is enabled for Fibre, and thereís several green cabinets in the streets surrounding us with ďFibre Broadband Is HereĒ posters on them.
Of course, Openreach just ignore my attempts to contact them, my current provider (Sky) canít tell me anything, and our management company donít even seem to understand what Fibre broadband is (or at least, thatís the impression Iím getting).
So, I know that some kind of infrastructure needs to be upgraded somewhere. Maybe a cabinet in the street, or something in our complex, or both. And someone would have to do that, and someone else would have to pay for it, and probably certain parties (possibly including our buildings management company) would need to co-operate with each other.
Can anyone here give me any clues about what the blocker might be? Or how I can find that out for myself? That would be very much appreciated.
Thanks & Regards
Edited by superleccy (Sun 08-Feb-15 00:53:37)