Hi, thanks for the prompt response – much appreciated.
With hindsight, perhaps my initial enquiry should have been posted in the Fibre Broadband thread instead. Can it be relocated to there?
According to BT/Superfast Cymru, the fibre rollout in my area has been further delayed from Dec 2014 to June 2015 due to (in their words) cab location problems and that they were looking for suitable locations for the fibre cabs.
The need for the new fibre cabs to be installed within 100 feet of the existing telephony cabs seems to be the main problem and, from what I have seen of existing cab locations, may be difficult to achieve.
My particular cab, with so few lines connected to it, will not be upgraded for FTTC (too many long lines on it anyway). Whilst I can hope for the planned FTTP solution, I have some doubt as to whether it will transpire. Last October Superfast Cymru confirmed that my postcode area definitely falls within their planned program but recent communications from them now make me less confident that it will be.
This leads me to one final question:
If BT/Openreach run into problems in a particular area during a fibre rollout, would the contract that they have entered into call for them to bear the costs out of their own resources?
I expect it does; however, with less than a year to go before the Superfast Cymru program ends, I would not be surprised that the ‘bean counters’ have the final say and that a particular area initially earmarked for upgrade does not progress to completion.
I assume the following notation on the Superfast Cymru website provides the appropriate ‘get-out’ clause?
This information is subject to further detailed survey and is therefore indicative and may be subject to change during the life of the Project.
Que sera, sera!!!