Hi all. Firstly I'd like to say that I've been using this site for a few weeks now and have found it to be very interesting and informative so thank you to all involved.
I was wondering if somebody who is in the know may be able to shed any light on what the current situation is regarding the fibre rollout in Derby City Centre. Quite a bit of work took place around 2-3 years ago, then all of a sudden things seemed to grind to a halt. About half of the cabinets have been fibre enabled for years, whereas many others located very close by, and with perhaps a greater market for customers, haven't been touched.
Openreach's "Where and When" checker suddenly stopped showing that it was coming soon and started showing "Under Review" for the relevant locations. I've attempted to make contact with them on several occasions but keep getting met with the same copy and paste response of "It's on hold awaiting further planning".
I can't quite understand why some areas have been enabled for years and others have been neglected. There doesn't seem to be any pattern regarding which areas have received upgrades. If you were to walk from one end of the city to the other, you would end up going from a fibre enabled street, to a non-enabled one, to an enabled one and so on.
Virgin serve the majority of the city too, but annoyingly I happen to be located in the 2% that is currently not served by Virgin or BT fibre. After speaking to Virgin they've said they're happy to extend the cable to me from the adjacent street if I'm happy to pay them £5000!!!
The council don't seem to be interested in providing any info either. Looking at their Lightspeed Derby website it appears that it hasn't been updated in the last 3 years!
If there's anyone who has any info at all, either on the city's situation as a whole, or the outlook for my location personally, it would be very much appreciated.
My particular location is DE1 3NZ and I am served by cabinet 13.
Thank you in advance.