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Standard User olicuk
(newbie) Tue 04-Aug-15 17:09:50
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Forecast moved to between Apr-16 and Mar-17


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A number of cabinets seem to have been pushed out again by Openreach, with a new Availability date on the BT Wholesale xDSL Checker of 31-Mar-17, and a comment below of:

FTTC is currently not available on this cabinet due to following reasons:- Cabinet to be enabled between Apr-16 and Mar-17. Date to be confirmed once the survey is complete..

Having Googled this status, it seems a cabinet in Lincolnshire has this same status as well as a number I've looked up in Hampshire that were due to receive FTTC commercially; has anyone else across the country found a similarly disappointing update?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 04-Aug-15 19:00:50
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Re: Forecast moved to between Apr-16 and Mar-17


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As no penalty for delayed commercial cabinets they are being left till after the BDUK contracts with all their penalties have been delivered.

So no surprise to see some cabinets pushing back dates still.

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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Tue 04-Aug-15 21:37:25
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Re: Forecast moved to between Apr-16 and Mar-17


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BT have been hauled to ASA for date predictions being inaccurate, and then updates subsequently being inaccurate too.

The people who complain expect BT to respond by being more accurate with date predictions, and then make accurate updates if changes are necessary.

Unfortunately, the law of unintended consequences comes into play. The date predictions become more vague, with excessive leeway.


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Standard User derby13
(newbie) Tue 11-Aug-15 17:06:17
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Re: Forecast moved to between Apr-16 and Mar-17


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I noticed that 3 in Derby are now showing the same. To me this is good news, as up until now there was absolutely no information or availability date shown since the rollout in the city centre was put on hold a couple of years ago.
Standard User mcain7
(newbie) Thu 13-Aug-15 10:43:45
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Re: Forecast moved to between Apr-16 and Mar-17


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Same for my cabinet as well in Newton-le-Willows, the dates have been constantly moving forward since 2013 and now its between Apr 16 and Mar 17! Cabinets were built around the town over the past few months, and a small number have been enabled, but it looks like theres no activity going on anymore, starting to think ill never get it!
Standard User arfster
(knowledge is power) Thu 13-Aug-15 17:54:49
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In reply to a post by olicuk:
A number of cabinets seem to have been pushed out again by Openreach, with a new Availability date .........


It happens unfortunately. Mine was originally advertised for late 2010, then after years and years of being "3 months away" it's become "on the planned list". Apparently the problem is pretty routine, just infill is slow compared with doing an entire area at once, so once you're delayed it can be a looonnnnnnng time.
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Aug-15 15:43:35
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A little surprised BT would still be deploying VDSL in 2017.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 14-Aug-15 17:51:42
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Sill deploying ADSL2+

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