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Standard User AnotherUsername
(newbie) Tue 17-Nov-15 20:01:42
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Cabinet upgrade enquiry


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Hi,

I live not far from Edinburgh and my local Exchange already has Fibre available according to superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/ however it's not yet available at my address. We had new local street cabinet installed in March 2014 and at that time BT engineers mentioned Fibre coming to the area by the end of 2014. Year and a half later we're still waiting...


Can anyone provide any more information about the planned rollout?

I got some info about my cabinet from this page:

http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/ADSLChecker.Addres...


BT BROADBAND AVAILABILITY CHECKER
Address XXXXX, EH25 XXX on Exchange LOANHEAD is served by Cabinet 8
Featured Products

Downstream Line Rate(Mbps)

Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)

Downstream Range(Mbps)

Availability Date

WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 5.5 -- 3 to 8 Available
WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M Up to 5.5 Up to 1 3 to 8 Available
ADSL Max Up to 4 -- 3 to 7 Available
WBC Fixed Rate 2 -- -- Available
Fixed Rate 2 -- -- Available
Other Offerings
Copper Multicast -- -- -- Available




I've been stuck with &@!#)* TalkTalk for 2 years now hoping to switch to BT SuperFast as soon as it's available..


Thanks in advance for any replies.

Edited by AnotherUsername (Tue 17-Nov-15 20:05:02)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 17-Nov-15 20:39:27
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Suspect its a commercial roll-out cab, so generally lower priority than the digital scotlands as there are contract targets to meet

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Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 17-Nov-15 21:27:54
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Re: Cabinet upgrade enquiry


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Suspect its a commercial roll-out cab, so generally lower priority than the digital scotlands as there are contract targets to meet
It is seems to be a FTTC Commercial Project...
Cabinet P8 FTTC Planned for 31st December 2015 Phase 11a 2013-2014 Huawei EH25 9JZ
well it seems to be, however HIE doesn't say anything about it being a commercial project where normally it does, so at this point I am unsure who is doing it.
But it gives a planned date of 31st December 2015 along with several other cabinets.

Paul


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Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 27-Nov-15 05:54:56
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Re: Cabinet upgrade enquiry


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Suspect its a commercial roll-out cab, so generally lower priority than the digital scotlands as there are contract targets to meet
Was a bit bored so I did some digging and cabinet 8 does "seem" to be a Commercial roll-out, not too sure on how good BTOR's dates are, but I have found out the following:

Not too sure on these dates, due by date of 5 Month when they are still building the cabinet, and 4 Months when they are connecting up the cabinets, also 9 months when they are still doing the survey.

Does these dates seem right?

Exchange Name: Edinburgh Loanhead
Exchange Code: ESLOA
Exchange Location: (Possibly) https://goo.gl/maps/rUHNhLEeR962

Cabinet: 2
DueBy: Estimated 4 Months.
Type: Unknown
Info: Seems like they are still connecting up the cabinet.

Cabinet: 4
DueBy: Estimated 5 Months.
Type: Unknown
Info: Seems like they are still building the cabinet.

Cabinet: 5
DueBy: Estimated 4 Months.
Type: Unknown
Info: Seems like they are still connecting up the cabinet.

Cabinet: 6
DueBy: Estimated 5 Months.
Type: Unknown
Info: Seems like they are still building the cabinet.

Cabinet: 7
DueBy: Accepting Orders
Type: FTTC

Cabinet: 8
DueBy: Estimated 4 Months.
Type: Unknown
Info: Seems like they are still connecting up the cabinet.

Cabinet: 9
DueBy: Estimated 4 Months.
Type: Unknown
Info: Seems like they are still connecting up the cabinet.

Cabinet: 10
DueBy: Estimated 9 Months
Type: Unknown
Info: Currently doing a Field Survey.

Cabinet: 11
DueBy: Estimated 5 Months.
Type: Unknown
Info: Seems like they are still building the cabinet.

Cabinet: 12
DueBy: Estimated 5 Months.
Type: Unknown
Info: Seems like they are still building the cabinet.

Cabinet: 13
DueBy: Unknown
Type: Unknown
Info: Under Review.

Cabinet: 14
DueBy: Estimated 5 Months.
Type: Unknown
Info: Seems like they are still building the cabinet.

Cabinet: 15
DueBy: Estimated 5 Months.
Type: Unknown
Info: Seems like they are still building the cabinet.

Cabinet: 16
DueBy: Unknown
Type: Unknown
Info: Under Review.
I know cabinet 7 is now live.

Paul
Standard User PiePixie
(newbie) Sun 03-Jan-16 12:42:43
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Re: Cabinet upgrade enquiry


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Hello, reading this post with interest. I am on 'cabinet 7' at Loanhead exchange. I received a marketing leaflet from BT announcing Infinity had arrived on the 14th Dec 2015. I have an appalling connection speed and I immediately contacted by broadband provider to make this happen. However,. they responded with this information:

It seems that BT are being a little economical with the truth regarding their promotional material.

Our research shows that although your cabinet – Loanhead – is now fibre enabled, which is encouraging news - “This PCP has a waiters list for FTTC services”

This means that no one can currently process a fibre broadband install, not even BT!

I have raised a support request to see how the ‘waiters list’ works and will come back to you as soon as I have an answer.

So if the cabinet was LIVE on 27th November how has all the allocation been deployed? Or is there another reason why I cannot place an order?

Puzzled.. Also if anyone has any information as to how the waiters list works that would be appreciated?
Standard User Fastman2
(committed) Sun 03-Jan-16 13:06:12
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that means the card is full and is probably awaiting a new card hence watiers list -- so cab has been available but not now
Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 03-Jan-16 19:27:25
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I agree with what Fastman2 said, it was available but due to the up take being very quick you missed out.

Also something to think about, there is over 600 lines on that cabinet, and not knowing the maximum amount of connections a fibre cabinet can actually cater for there is a possibility not all will get fibre on that cabinet once it hits the maximum, that unless another fibre cabinet is installed near the other one.

Also try reading this PDF from BT Wholesale it has some stuff about the waiters list, its on about page 12 or 13 if I recall.

Paul
Standard User Doccy
(learned) Tue 19-Jul-16 09:11:53
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Any updates to this, at all?
On cabinet 16 of this exchange, trundling along with 1.5 meg ADSL speeds..
Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 19-Jul-16 09:21:33
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In reply to a post by Doccy:
Any updates to this, at all?
On cabinet 16 of this exchange, trundling along with 1.5 meg ADSL speeds..
Well I can no longer do my checks that I use to do due to BT Wholesale moaning at me, so I had to stop.

But I can see that cabinet 16 is down as "FTTC doing Design, live due by April 2017" as part of the BDUK Scot Government.

Paul
Standard User Doccy
(regular) Tue 19-Jul-16 19:58:15
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Thanks Paul, that is certainly encouraging!
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