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Standard User joepineapples2
(member) Fri 22-Jul-16 15:27:09
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(Noob) Cabinet question


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Hi

Still on ADSL2+ and know which cabinet I would be on if I went with a fibre service. This gives an estimate of 22-32meg. Very recently though, another fibre cabinet has been installed at about a quarter of the distance from the listed one (measured with google maps so I know could be well out). Just wondered if there was any situation where I might be able to get on the closer cabinet in the future? All the surrounding cabinets are likely on the same exchange if that makes any difference.

thanks
joe

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Edited by joepineapples2 (Fri 22-Jul-16 15:28:29)

Standard User lee111s
(experienced) Fri 22-Jul-16 15:31:13
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The chances are less than slim.
Standard User joepineapples2
(member) Fri 22-Jul-16 15:34:44
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That's what I thought tbh frown

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Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 22-Jul-16 16:41:15
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In reply to a post by lee111s:
The chances are less than slim.
That's not entirely true, if a new line is requested and its cabinet is full they can get put onto another cabinet.

We have a home near us which is connected to a different PCP cabinet than ours, yet they are still connected to our phone pole.

I spoke to an engineer about that line when they was working on ours a little while back and they said it might of been due to there was no free pair available to our pcp cabinet, so they had to do some fancy routing to get that line to the other pcp cabinet the other side of the main road.

He also said that you can also ask to be relocated to another nearby cabinet, but that costs a lot of money and in most cases its not worth while.

Paul
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 22-Jul-16 16:49:43
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Best answer is that it is a variable answer, knowing the exchange and current cabinet number might help us to see if there are changes planned.

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Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 22-Jul-16 16:54:07
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Best answer is that it is a variable answer, knowing the exchange and current cabinet number might help us to see if there are changes planned.
This is true.

Paul
Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 22-Jul-16 16:57:47
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What Exchange and Cabinet are you connected to?

If you are not fully sure, you can PM me just your postcode and I will take a quick look.

Paul
Standard User lee111s
(experienced) Fri 22-Jul-16 19:49:18
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Still, the chances of that being the case are very low wink
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(fountain of knowledge) Fri 22-Jul-16 19:56:13
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Still, the chances of that being the case are very low wink
Yeah, the chances are low, but it can and does happen, just like having FTTC and FTTP being available at the same location, it can and does happen.

It basically depends on the circumstances and the engineer(s) you get.

Paul

Edited by PaulKirby (Fri 22-Jul-16 19:57:38)

Standard User joepineapples2
(member) Fri 22-Jul-16 22:10:33
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Best answer is that it is a variable answer, knowing the exchange and current cabinet number might help us to see if there are changes planned.


Thanks guys

exchange Balby (SLBAL)
cabinet 12

sky max

Edited by joepineapples2 (Fri 22-Jul-16 22:12:56)

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