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Standard User ceescd1
(newbie) Sat 07-Nov-15 18:19:14
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Cabinet Install - lead-time to accepting orders


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Hi,
Long time lurker, first time poster!

Iím hoping someone can give me some info on a specific question - reading many other threads Iíve got a general idea, but am now getting impatient for specifics! smile

My exchange has been fibre enabled since mid June 2013. Not my cabinet though (I am in a new build estate so I guess initially the cba for a few houses didnít add up at the time).

I tracked down my cabinet (19) - right around the corner from me on main road. Imagine my trepidation yesterday to see them putting up cones and digging a hole beside it. Then even more today seeing a big cardboard HUAWEI box getting offloaded.

The new green cabinet is now installed in said hole right next to the existing cab.

My first question - am I right in thinking this is the FTTC install I've been waiting for?

Second question - how long typically until I can actually place an order from the time of cabinet physical install?

I donít want to miss it and and then find the cabinet at capacity already. (as Iíve read about here)

Iíve setup a followthatpage link for the wholesale checker page for my number already - any other tips greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 07-Nov-15 19:27:40
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Re: Cabinet Install - lead-time to accepting orders


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How long is a piece of string?

Usual is a few weeks to a couple of months, but some have waited for a couple of years, mainly commercial cabinets with priority going to the gap funded (BDUK) ones instead.

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Standard User ceescd1
(newbie) Wed 16-Dec-15 22:36:45
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Re: Cabinet Install - lead-time to accepting orders


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Hi,

Just as an update on this (in case anyone is searching for similar in the future).

My cabinet became live for orders yesterday - so that's just under 6 weeks.

I certainly recommend using the 'follow that page' service to keep an eye out for when it changes.

Cheers!


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Standard User jroadley
(regular) Thu 17-Dec-15 02:12:38
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Re: Cabinet Install - lead-time to accepting orders


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I seem to remember they started building the fibre cabinet outside our house in December 2013, and I could finally order in July 2014 !
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