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Standard User Reado
(learned) Fri 01-Sep-17 09:09:07
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Got EO line but new PCP cabinet recently installed


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My postcode is CH7 1EG.

According to https://www.telecom-tariffs.co.uk/codelook.htm?xid=7... our postcode is served by P20 which should have gone live in July 2017 and Exchange 2.

When we moved into that postcode, the DSL checker said our property was connected to P29. This was checked using the phone number and the property address. It turns out this was wrong - Openreach came out to do an FTTC install but said we actually had an EO line along with everyone else in that postcode, except for number 3 which apparently is connected to P29 according to the DSL checker.

The property is located opposite the front of the exchange building on the same street. On the other side of the exchange at the rear, FTTP is available! This year, Openreach installed a new all-in-one PCP outside the front of the exchange and recently there has been a number of road works associated to the cabinet. According to roadworks.org, the cabinet has undergone both power and fibre work.

The cabinet has no number on it. According to the telecom-tariffs website, there are 4 cabinets not yet live but it also says our postcode is served by Exchange 2. I'm guessing this is us and our EO line?

Assuming the cabinet is still not live, what will happen when it does become live? Can we request to be reconnected to that new PCP and then get FTTC? If not, what's the purpose of that cabinet?
Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 01-Sep-17 09:13:01
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Re: Got EO line but new PCP cabinet recently installed


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If your postcode is part of the plans to be routed through the new PcP then it will all happen automatically.

They take a little longer than standard FTTC cabinet upgrades as there's often a fair bit of both physical work to get the cables going through the cabinet, but also to all the relevant databases.

Keep checking the Openreach when and where checker. That is the most up to date.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 01-Sep-17 10:38:06
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Re: Got EO line but new PCP cabinet recently installed


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Two thirds are currently Exchange only lines but plans look to be in place to move EO bundle E_20 to a new PCP numbered 20 in this case, and this is likely the cabinet outside the exchange, as others will testify to getting the cabinet stood up is the quick part, it can be a few weeks to many months from cab appearing to the rearrangement work completing.

Once the work is done you should show as able to order FTTC via cabinet 20 no need to request the move etc.

The others in the postcode have access to cabinet 1 and a 1 or 2 to cabinet 29

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Standard User kebabselector
(member) Tue 05-Sep-17 12:37:53
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On the Subject of the When and Where checker - is there much of a time delay from when you are told they have authority/funding to start fibre and anything appearing on the site.

ISP's:
Zen: Around 6mb down - .8mb up
JohnLewis BB: Around 6mb down - .6mb up
Stechford (CMSTE) Cab 50 - Currently one step closer to the dream....
Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 05-Sep-17 12:42:42
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It all depends on when Openreach input the data into there systems as to what is planned for each area
Standard User kebabselector
(member) Tue 05-Sep-17 13:45:31
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Thank you smile

ISP's:
Zen: Around 6mb down - .8mb up
JohnLewis BB: Around 6mb down - .6mb up
Stechford (CMSTE) Cab 50 - Currently one step closer to the dream....
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