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Standard User norm
(experienced) Sat 24-Mar-18 23:24:07
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Cab showing as expanded Sep 2017 but back on waiting list?


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Having just completed on a property in this estate, the DSL checker is now showing a waiting list for FTTC!

Is anybody able to extract more information on how long the waiting list might be? Does this seem normal they've expanded the cabinet only recently and it's already at capacity?

PL12 6WH Greenfinch Crescent Saltash, Cornwall 7,956m ADSL ADSL2+ FTTC Available from 12th April 2012, expanded 21st September 2017 P21 100%

If I order the ADSL2+ product will that hinder my chances of getting onto FTTC?
Standard User j0hn83
(committed) Sun 25-Mar-18 02:22:37
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Re: Cab showing as expanded Sep 2017 but back on waiting lis


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Did they add a large Huawei (2 doors) or a small Huawei (1 door)?
Codelook lists cabinet 21 as serving 565 properties, which is often underestimated, especially if there are new builds.

Every property is 7km+ from the exchange so ADSL speeds will be shocking.
It's very conceivable that the 2nd cabinet is completely full.

There is likely nobody on any waiting list. The waiting list is used very rarely.
Keep checking daily and if a customer ceases their line the cabinet will show as available until that single port is ordered.

If I order the ADSL2+ product will that hinder my chances of getting onto FTTC?

Not in the slightest.

Edited by j0hn83 (Sun 25-Mar-18 02:24:55)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 25-Mar-18 12:22:09
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Re: Cab showing as expanded Sep 2017 but back on waiting lis


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Is the exchange really 7km away?

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.410293,-4.2164589,...

https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/postcode-searc... shows 3 Mbps type speeds from ADSL2+ users, though I would expect a bit more given road distance to the exchange.

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Standard User killsta
(learned) Sun 25-Mar-18 14:45:24
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Re: Cab showing as expanded Sep 2017 but back on waiting lis


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Good luck.

I completed on my new house in the middle of Feb, has been showing as a waiting list and hasn't shown any available ports since then so you may be in for a wait, or you may get lucky. I check every hour or so generally in the hope I get lucky.

Codelook for me shows "expanded by July 2018". Emailing Openreach told me it'd be done 1st week of April but no signs of any cabinet work as yet frown

Meanwhile I'm stuck on 0.5Mb ADSL...
Standard User simon194
(experienced) Sun 25-Mar-18 16:33:40
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Just adding, I completed on my new house in Nov. 2016 and the checker is still showing 'Waiting list'. A new Huawei cab was stood about two months ago.
Standard User killsta
(learned) Sun 25-Mar-18 18:37:57
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And it's not live yet?
Standard User witchunt
(experienced) Sun 25-Mar-18 23:39:14
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Check again after mid week . I'd expect it to be available again by the end of the week
Standard User simon194
(experienced) Mon 26-Mar-18 08:29:41
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Not yet.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 26-Mar-18 11:00:14
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An expansion may be just adding an extra card or two ... that is an hour or two of work.


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Standard User witchunt
(experienced) Mon 26-Mar-18 11:21:32
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I think it means an additional cabinet
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