Hi all, after much waiting I think I've stumbled across the start of the work to upgrade my cabinet to Fibre!
I'm on cab 25 of the Exeter exchange (EX2 5JB). I saw some OR guys tinkering with the small cabinets in my street yesterday so I thought I'd do some digging again.
The Mag sys website
says "Fibre Phase 17b - FTTC doing Design, live due by June 2017".
The OR site
now also says my postcode is in "Design" phase and due live in the next 12 months (although I've heard that one many times before from OR!)
I've also found an entry on the roadworks.org website
when searching EX1 3BU saying "(PCP25), NGA RELATED WORKS, (PCP25) SIDE OF 57, EAST WONFORD HILL - Install 10m of 2 poly ducts in Footway,Provide, Renew or Recover 1 DSLAM street cabinet and base".
The cab is listed as in Victor Street but I've just found it tucked away
under some bushes, right where the roadworks.org entry says - at the side of 57 East Wonford Hill!
I have some questions please?...
My postcode EX2 5JB is across the main road and about 600m from where the cabinet is (following the road, not as the crow flies).
The yellow and black cables were previously run up all the poles around the area a couple of years ago with new floor ducts installed. Looking at the state of the trenches running across the main road, I think
they are BT ones (can you tell from google? - I'll have to check tomorrow I guess) is it safe to assume they already run back to the vicinity of cab 25 and will be connected to the new FTTC cabinet?
If so can I also assume I'm now getting FTTC (and therefore Infinity or the equivalent) instead of FTTP?
Being c.600m gives me a rough 30-35 Mbps I assume?
Does "advance planning" on roadworks.org mean the application has been submitted to Devon County Council for approval? Only, I cannot find any entry on the council's planning site...
Does this mean that OR are taking responsibility for the installation now?
Is June 17 realistic?
Lots of assumptions I appreciate, and I'm trying not to get too excited but I'm just hopeful this is the start of it finally getting done!
Many thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings!