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Standard User j112
(committed) Sat 12-Jan-19 12:04:35
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Leicester Cab Upgrade?


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I noticed today that there was some local work going on in my area I could see a very small old green cab being worked on by tel2net. I checked roads-works and got the following details:

Highway Authority: Leicester City Council
Location: HINCKLEY ROAD JUNCTION OF MEADHURST ROAD ADJ. NO. 2, HINCKLEY ROAD
Description: Perm reinstatement
Permit status: Granted
Works ref: BC006TI001MW500270351301
Current status: Planned work about to start
Work info last updated: 00:00 on 09/01/2019
Last updated on roadworks.org: 11:39 on 12/01/20


Small Green Cab


I know I am connected to Cab 50 which is quite far away from me, the small green cab in the picture is much closer to me.... Cab 50 is over 300m away whereas this small one is around 100m

Can anyone confirm if Cab 50 below is enabled for G fast the checker says its not. Also note there is another green cab right next to these 2 that says "BT Super Fast Broadband"

Cab 50 G Fast?

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Broadband History
Exchange: Montfort

1st Ntl World Dial Up
2nd Pipex 512k/1Mb
3rd UK Online- 4.5Mb
4th Zen-(Never connected! Tags on the line!)
5th Sky - 3.5Mb
6th Virgin Media 30Mb
7th Sky FTTC 40Mb (Cancelled after two days due to DLM/Poor Internal Wiring)
8th Virgin Media 60Mb
9th Virgin Media 100Mb
10th Virgin Media 150Mb
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 12-Jan-19 13:47:01
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Re: Leicester Cab Upgrade?


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Just an old sub cab, so won't be a speed boost

Cab 50 on LEICESTER MONTFORT may have a physical GFAST pod attached but does not appear to be live yet.
The cab close to cab 50 will be the VDSL2 cabinet

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Standard User j112
(committed) Mon 14-Jan-19 11:31:31
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Re: Leicester Cab Upgrade?


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Thanks for the reply, that's a shame! I'll keep an eye on roadworks as I've noticed a lot of work going on in my area with cabs being reshelled etc.

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Broadband History
Exchange: Montfort

1st Ntl World Dial Up
2nd Pipex 512k/1Mb
3rd UK Online- 4.5Mb
4th Zen-(Never connected! Tags on the line!)
5th Sky - 3.5Mb
6th Virgin Media 30Mb
7th Sky FTTC 40Mb (Cancelled after two days due to DLM/Poor Internal Wiring)
8th Virgin Media 60Mb
9th Virgin Media 100Mb
10th Virgin Media 150Mb
11th Virgin Media 200Mb
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Standard User Philce
(experienced) Mon 14-Jan-19 17:03:23
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Re: Leicester Cab Upgrade?


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It looks like they are adding a few GFAST pods to the cabs round here, mine (43) has been re-shelled to accommodate the pod (it was one like the one you show).

Still no news on the actual availability though, but remember you need to be within 300M line length to see any benefit, and actually place an order.
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