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Standard User deltatri3
(newbie) Fri 17-Feb-17 13:40:21
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Question About GEA FTTC 18/2


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Hi,

I live in an area with terrible standard broadband (under 2mbs) and although the cabinet is Fibre enabled there were only limited spaces which have long since sold out.

I note that this WBC FTTC 18x2 Sim Availability is showing as YES on the BT website, however would I be able to get this if there was no space for normal fibre broadband.

I.e does this solve the issue of capacity or does it require a port(?) that I wouldn't be able to get?

20MB connection (or even a 10mb) would be a dream at the moment.


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Standard User witchunt
(member) Fri 17-Feb-17 13:42:20
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Re: Question About GEA FTTC 18/2


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Still needs a port in the cab
Standard User Fastman2
(experienced) Fri 17-Feb-17 15:08:03
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Re: Question About GEA FTTC 18/2


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so how long have you lived there and when was the cab enabled and did you not try and purchase a fibre service when the cab went live


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Standard User deltatri3
(newbie) Fri 17-Feb-17 15:31:12
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Re: Question About GEA FTTC 18/2


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I have lived in the property a year now.

Fibre was made available in my area at the same time, but by the time I got the BT line activated all the spaces had gone frown

really not sure what to do now as no plans to increase the capacity from what openreach keep fobbing me off with and although virgin cable is everywhere in our area there are no plans to bring it to our estate a few roads down.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 17-Feb-17 16:08:01
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Re: Question About GEA FTTC 18/2


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If no plans to add more capacity are absolutely confirmed (as opposed to no one is sure of time scale) then it would be the first cabinet to be officially stated as such and is big news given the complaints from campaigners that cabinets are not installed with 100% capacity from day 1 - so would be interested in hearing more about the no plans aspect.

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Standard User Fastman2
(experienced) Fri 17-Feb-17 21:26:52
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Re: Question About GEA FTTC 18/2


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whats the exchange and cab as that doesn't seem right
Standard User Icaras
(experienced) Fri 17-Feb-17 21:36:41
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Re: Question About GEA FTTC 18/2


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
If no plans to add more capacity are absolutely confirmed (as opposed to no one is sure of time scale) then it would be the first cabinet to be officially stated as such and is big news given the complaints from campaigners that cabinets are not installed with 100% capacity from day 1 - so would be interested in hearing more about the no plans aspect.


Could be there's no room for a second FTTC cab?
Standard User lee111s
(experienced) Fri 17-Feb-17 21:39:20
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Would be unusual.

I suspect it's the monkeys that OR have run their queries mailbox don't really have a clue and give a generic "no plans" response, as opposed to them knowing anything about any plans that may exist.
Standard User deltatri3
(newbie) Fri 17-Feb-17 21:43:27
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Re: Question About GEA FTTC 18/2


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I have about 15 different replies from openreach but this is a general example.

Post code is G663qt if you want to see the exchange etc

Dear Adam,

Thank you for contacting us again.

I can see that there is no incremental project in place as of now in your area.

As much as we would like to fulfil the commitment of providing fibre to whole of UK, we cannot comment on any fixed timeline for your cabinet upgrade.

To track the progress of the future projects please keep an eye on the website http://www.homeandwork.openreach.co.uk/OurNetwork/Su...

Our website will also be updated as soon as orders are ready to be accepted.

Kind regards,

Amrita
Fibre Enquiries Team
Standard User lee111s
(experienced) Fri 17-Feb-17 21:50:39
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Yeah pretty generic.

By them saying "we cannot fix a timeline" does not mean it won't ever happen. I think even if it were planned for th next 6 months, they likely still wouldn't say incase it was delayed.
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