I was wondering whether anyone here might have any insight into my prospects of getting FTTC. Iím connected to cabinet 36 on the Cherry Hinton (EACRH) exchange in Cambridge.
Itís a new development of 136 homes, but connected to a pre-existing cabinet which already had about 80 addresses connected to it prior to the new development. Openreach confirmed via the (since shutdown) NGA enquires email that they have no plans to include it in the commercial programme, which I suppose is fair enough given the low number of connected addresses at the time the commercial rollout was planned.
Things have changed since then, though. I doubt Openreach will do it, but is there any prospect for the BDUK programme (Connecting Cambridgeshire)? Thereís nothing listed on their site, and theyíve not been forthcoming with responses to several emails. On the face of it, the 215 connected addresses, nearly three quarters of which have no Virgin Media access, would seem a decent prospect. However another thread suggested that anything built since 2012 (this development was completed 2013-14) wonít have any impact on BDUK decisions.
Itís pretty frustrating, particularly seeing which cabinets on the exchange ARE ending up on the BDUK programme. Cabinet 47 has recently appeared on the Connecting Cambridgeshire site as upcoming to be upgraded, in spite of having fewer than 50 addresses connected to it!