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Standard User hippyharry
(regular) Mon 17-Apr-17 12:23:01
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Stepps Exchange - Cabinet 23 NEW


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Hi all!

Looking to help a friend out with some information regarding a newish housing estate.

The estate is built in a town called Muirhead, which is on the outskirts of Glasgow. It is served from the STEPPS exchange and the estate has just had a new cabinet installed. Just a standard cabinet, not the Huawei cabinet which indicates FTTC.

Site is built by Persimmon and is named Heathfields.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=18hFiLa2T8CG6UMWqSw...

Yellow is the new area that P23 will serve and purple is P19 which shows the estate it serves.

It's cabinet number 23 and it is definitely very new as looking at CodeLook's website, they don't have it listed yet but on DSL checker (and Digital Scotland's Where and When), it references P23 - Typical postcode for the area is G69 9FH.

As Stepps fell under the Scottish Government roll out, would it be expected for the Scottish Government to catch this one in the near future?

Approx 48 properties have been sold, 15 are up for sale at the moment and there are still another 90 properties to be built and put up for sale. Definitely looks like this cabinet will be the sole provider for this area...

Any help would be appreciated, as always!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 17-Apr-17 12:34:37
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Re: Stepps Exchange - Cabinet 23 NEW


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Scotland is pushing for 100% superfast for 2021, so all depends on what you call near future, and how co-operative developer has been with BT Openreach, or other broadband options they have

No plan yet on Openreach site

The Government projects pick up new build in reviews every couple of years

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Standard User hippyharry
(regular) Mon 17-Apr-17 12:40:35
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Thanks for that Andy.

Still baffles me to see new housing estates going up and not going for a FTTP route, especially following on from the Athletes village in Glasgow being installed 2-3 years ago (after games ended and a retrofit carried out).

Considering the high value of this particular housing estate, it's got to make commercial sense to tap into those with a higher income the possibility of having a greater budget for a higher priced internet service.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 17-Apr-17 12:45:15
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A lot depends on when the estate started, new ones starting the journey now with > 30 premises get FTTP offered, but even then a belligerent builder can still mean the estate gets just copper.

Some new builds even lock out Openreach and go for independents, so if builder felt it was important there would be lots of options.

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Standard User Fastman2
(experienced) Mon 17-Apr-17 13:52:08
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it will be a copper only site -- tell tale sign will be a new cab at entrance to development that would indicate the developer only asked for voice services and did not r sign a fibre agreement for that site -- assume this was registered with Openreach some time pre 2015 announcement
Standard User Fastman2
(experienced) Mon 17-Apr-17 13:54:11
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156 homes on development according to website so that cab will only serve that development -- that cab will not be on any programme
Standard User hippyharry
(regular) Mon 17-Apr-17 14:45:33
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That was my thinking as well. It would then fall under the Scottish Government works. I can only assume that cabinet is not listed on any future phase.

All the cabinets on STEPPS were picked up under the Scottish Government phase.

http://i.imgur.com/bZRY6fk.png


I guess the options are: find someone who can confirm if this cabinet is on a future phase under Scottish Governement

OR

Contact the local MSP and see if they can find out...

Edited by hippyharry (Mon 17-Apr-17 14:46:40)

Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 17-Apr-17 17:05:47
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Absolutely put pressure on Persimmon to co-fund the cost of the upgrade with Openreach. Take it to the local press if needs be. There's big noise being made about developers not ensuring decent connectivity is provided these days.

The last thing they'll want is negative publicity.

If they're still building on the site, consider a sign in your garden that prospective buyers will see, informing them of no fibre broadband availability.
Standard User Fastman2
(experienced) Mon 17-Apr-17 17:12:50
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it wont be in any of their plans or current intervention areas as I assume it had no postcode available when the intervention area was determined

suggest you write to your developer and then see what happens -- its not the only site like that in that situation in Scotland or elsewhere
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