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Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Sun 15-Apr-18 21:44:07
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Can't migrate - Cabinet Full


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I was trying to sign up to BT, but they didn't offer fibre products, which was odd as i've got fibre now.

Having checked BT Wholesale ADSL checker it says there's now a waiting list....

is there any way to find out whether this is likely to take weeks or months? are they adding ports or a whole new cabinet?

It's Ashington (NEAT) exchange and cabinet 43.

Either way it's a pretty silly system that prevents migrations when at full capacity - i don't need new capacity, i just want to leave Sky!

Kris

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Ashington (Northumberland) Exchange
Standard User MCM
(knowledge is power) Sun 15-Apr-18 23:51:08
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Re: Can't migrate - Cabinet Full


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You might want to read the article How big a pain is not being able to migrate when broadband cabinets are at capacity posted by Andrew a few days ago.
Standard User simon194
(experienced) Mon 16-Apr-18 08:06:13
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Re: Can't migrate - Cabinet Full


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Round my way it's now 17 months and still showing as waiting list even though a second cab has been stood since the beginning of February. All Openreach can tell me is it should be commissioned by July.

I think a lot depends on whether the original cab was part of the commercial rollout because all the BDUK cabs that ran out of capacity had second cabs installed very quickly.

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 16-Apr-18 08:39:04
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Re: Can't migrate - Cabinet Full


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Probably not what you want to hear but it took Openreach ~ 3 years to increase capacity on my nearest FTTC cab (NSICL # 6). This was done by adding a second cab.

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Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Mon 16-Apr-18 08:56:05
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It was part of the commercial rollout.

Iím hoping the existing cabinet can be expanded vs building another.

Weíre close to the exchange so ADSL offers 18Mbit and itís a deprived area so I canít see fibre takeup being high.

I checked again this morning and it shows available again but my order with BT failed as whilst it got further than yesterday, it then decided BT Infinity wasnít available to me.

Kris

Sky Fibre
Ashington (Northumberland) Exchange
Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Mon 16-Apr-18 17:39:36
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Tried to order again.

BT wholesale says itís available, BT retail initially says itís available and then later in the order process says only BT Broadband is available, no infinity.

A bit miffed as the current discounts expire today.

Kris

Sky Fibre
Ashington (Northumberland) Exchange
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