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Standard User frogfoot1
(newbie) Sat 28-Mar-15 11:56:59
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Eagerly anticipating FTTC, but When...?


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Hi,
I am on Cabinet 1 on the WWCREW exchange and have recently noticed lots of Openreach activity at my local cabinet, A new fibre cabinet was installed on Feb 10, and connected to power at the same time, about three weeks later the fibre was blown and connected. then last week a pair of engineers were working on the cab for two days (I assume installing the cross connects between the old and new cabs.) I asked the engineer if we were getting close to having FTTC and he grunted and said hopefully sometime this year.
The BT Broadband availability checker currently makes no mention of FTTC for my number and gives no estimated date.
Is there a way to find out roughly when the cab wil go live?
Thanks
Tom
Standard User FredTheB
(regular) Sat 28-Mar-15 13:00:49
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Re: Eagerly anticipating FTTC, but When...?


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Hey Tom!

Exchange: Crewkerne
Cabinet: 1
Fibre Availabilty: FTTC Planned
Fibre Phase: BDUK CDS 12a | FTTC PLANNED OCTOBER 2015
Speeds Available: ADSL2+ 10-17Mbps Download | 1Mbps Upload

Hah, lucky you. The engineers were right, it will be with you by the Autumn!
Standard User frogfoot1
(newbie) Sat 28-Mar-15 15:25:09
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Re: Eagerly anticipating FTTC, but When...?


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Thanks Fred, thats a bit disappointing, I was hoping that once the cabinet was installed and fibre blown it would only be a matter of commissioning.


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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sat 28-Mar-15 15:39:12
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That might be what happens - it's far from unknown for cabs to go live early.

If it is actually complete with backhaul and everything else in place it will be commissioned, regardless of the schedule.
Standard User FredTheB
(regular) Sun 29-Mar-15 21:31:34
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They sometimes leave it for a month, to see if any duct blockages, so they can clean them before fibre is deployed. Its the same on my exchange; blockages have even delayed fibre till june when supposed to get it back in december!
Standard User tthom
(committed) Sun 29-Mar-15 21:51:39
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Keep checking bt wholesale adsl checker if you get a fiber estimate it wont be a few days after that or so Ive found to be the case

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Standard User witchunt
(member) Mon 30-Mar-15 10:25:40
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Should be available imminently
Standard User frogfoot1
(newbie) Mon 30-Mar-15 12:06:34
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In reply to a post by witchunt:
Should be available imminently


Hmm, Sounds hopeful. Insider knowledge or just speculation?
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