The village has been stuck on adsl max since 2006, I have not seen an openreach van since then... until a few days ago! They put a massive Huawei 288 up in the verge, except its the wrong way round I looked it up and its actually an all in one, here's a picture I took:
As you can see the little door is on the left instead of the right like in a normal cab. I looked it up on this website and it seems to confirm my suspicions:
We currently don't even have a pcp here so this is a nice addition, currently everyone is connected to another village a couple miles away.
Can some smart people here also confirm this? or am I going mad?
Similar situation in my village, we are connected to a PCP and VDSL enabled cabinet 1.5 miles away (Winterslow PCP1). Wiltshire have been saying that we will get our own cabinet but its been a long time coming - we should have been done under GWB phase 14b which was stage 1 of the original BDUK contract due to finish 31st March 2016.
Unbelievably the original cabinet location was rejected after the householder objected. Then Wilts couldn't identify suitable public land in the village - I identified the eventual location. OR duct work was rearranged 4 times.
9 new access chambers had to be built in the duct run and there were 17 blockages in just a 0.5 mile stretch. Today our all in one turned up - Winterslow PCP5 - complete with dents in cabinet.
Of interest the RH "copper" side has the conventional Tri head round lock top and bottom, the LH "VDSL" side has star head round locks - I guess this is an additional safeguard to ensure only the "correct" side of the cabinet is opened by service engineers.
Pics of dents here:
Just to add to the comedy of delays, no power duct has been laid, only OR ducts to the nearby road chamber, so the cabinet will need to be dug up again.
Fibre still needs to be blown from the aggregation point - the guide duct is installed as far as the road chamber, and the copper rearrangement done.