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Standard User stevej75
(newbie) Mon 27-Feb-17 16:12:04
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Fibre due by September - when should work start?


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Hi there.

I'm on an exchange only line connected to the Whitwell exchange (SMWTW). Fibre is being delivered as part of the BDUK project which according to the connected counties website will be available this September. The openreach checker shows me being in the 'in-scope' phase with the technology section showing 'Pending - EO Line'.

The whole village (500+ houses) are all connected through EO lines -there are no green cabinets at all. I live about 250m from the exchange. As far as I understand the options are to provide FTTP, or more likely, to install new cabinets near the exchange, rewire the exchange to the cabinet and then provide the usual FTTC connection.

The connected counties website and twitter feed don't really provide much information other than high level statements and overall they seem very poor at communicating what is going on.

If fibre is to be delivered in the next six months when do you think the openreach status should update and we actually start seeing some work done on the exchange?

Thanks in advance!
Standard User lee111s
(experienced) Mon 27-Feb-17 16:28:58
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September will be but a target.

Fibre cabinets can be stood and live within weeks, most take many months, some even years.

Just keep an eye on roadworks.org as you should see any future planned works show up on there.
Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(committed) Mon 27-Feb-17 16:29:18
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Re: Fibre due by September - when should work start?


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Hi!

I would think within the next 2 - 3 months. If the Openreach checker shows "in scope" under FTTC, they will be installing a FTTC cabinet.

Hope this helps.

Edited by WilliamGrimsley (Mon 27-Feb-17 16:41:43)


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Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(committed) Mon 27-Feb-17 16:30:25
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In reply to a post by lee111s:
Just keep an eye on roadworks.org as you should see any future planned works show up on there.

Not all areas are covered.
Standard User lee111s
(experienced) Mon 27-Feb-17 17:47:06
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Most are though, which is why I said should, and not definitely smile
Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(committed) Mon 27-Feb-17 18:28:16
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True thing dude! wink
Standard User stevej75
(newbie) Tue 28-Feb-17 09:12:22
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Thanks guys. I'll keep an eye on the roadworks website.
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