I have just come across this forum after a bit of googling and seen a few members providing extra details on cabinets and upgrades for Fibre.
I have had a nightmare with broadband having come from VirginMedia. There is a cabinet on my estate which was done in phases so it actually took me 6 months to get a phone line. The good news is that I now have broadband but sadly it is only 2Mbps.
I have spoken with open reach engineers and also looking at "Connecting Cheshire" which says my area should have Fibre but since I am a new build I don't know how this would work. 1 engineer told me my cabinet is "provisioned" for Fibre so not sure what that means.
The open reach site says I am in an enabled area but for about 2 weeks it did say under review but it is now back to enabled area.
Does anyone have any idea on how long a new build estate takes before the cabinet has fibre? I would love FTTP but I would gladly settle for FTTC
The estate has 300+ homes now I think, a guess would be 200 remaining if that makes any difference.
This is my cabinet ;
This is on Powder Mill road, not sure how to get the cabinet number so if that is needed will I find it on the box externally?
There is also a Fibre cabinet just outside the estate around 200 yards away on Thelwall Lane. I think Virgin media is also on the same road but I am still stuck with 2Mbps.
Can anyone help?
I am considering satellite broadband which is a 12 month contract but if it is likely I get FTTC within the next 6 months I would wait to save the cost.