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Standard User hvis42
(regular) Mon 18-Sep-17 09:53:25
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Re: Rotherhithe (Zone 2, London)


[re: mmb] [link to this post]
 
They have also installed fibre to my building (only 8 flats), when they cabled the much larger building next door. Our fibre goes there and from there wherever it goes. That was two months ago but they have not done the local cabling yet so the service is not live. This will probably be a way for them to do smaller buildings if there is a large one in the vicinity.
Standard User hvis42
(regular) Fri 27-Oct-17 16:12:56
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Re: Rotherhithe (Zone 2, London) Update


[re: hvis42] [link to this post]
 
This seems to have appeared to Southwark Council's agenda.

http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/documents/s71627/R...

Not sure what this means, though. The suspicious thing is reliance on Relish. If the presence of Relish does not poison access to government funds they plan to spend on future FTTP projects, then by all means fine, but if the area will be marked as "done" with just increased Relish presence and no funding will be available to actually bring in fibre, then everyone will be just a bit less left behind, and the fundamental problem of lack of fibre infrastructure still prevails.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 27-Oct-17 16:35:51
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Re: Rotherhithe (Zone 2, London) Update


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Clearly am in the wrong job if they are going to pay someone to project manage a salary of £60k and a further £75k on external consultants

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Standard User alloneword
(member) Sun 29-Oct-17 01:42:18
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Re: Rotherhithe (Zone 2, London) Update


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Problem i have with Reliah is they have an unlimited download service yep have just put in a fair use policy, which is all fine yet they fail to tell you what figure is too much bandwidth, i live in a 3-4 mbit max area but have been able to get Relish with External antenna etc but it's a nightmare, so although you may get decent speed you will scared to use it otherwise if you use too much data u will get kicked off back to some 3-4mbit option.

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Standard User hvis42
(regular) Mon 30-Oct-17 11:12:53
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Re: Rotherhithe (Zone 2, London) Update


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£60k is not the person's salary I would assume. It is their budgetary cost, which is the total cost of employment. It includes salary, national insurance contributions, equipment, training, benefits and so on. £40-45k is the salary component. It is nothing to write home about in London, and IT project managers can expect much more than that.
Standard User alloneword
(member) Fri 15-Dec-17 00:58:59
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Hyperoptic now not just doing large blocks of flats


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Good news for some folk in the downtown part of the world (Hyperoptic [HO] say Greenland Dock area), got a letter today saying they plan a rapid expansion in this area, having played with their website i know my area only needs 12 more people to go live but given 95% of the cableing has been done, no idea why they are waiting given this area is being given FTTP by OR right now, i'd offer it now and grab customers before they sign up to FTP ISP, but hey ho what do i know, so at least something is coming to this neck of the woods.

Oh yea Relish is also coming as well but beware their customer service is worse then sky's
Standard User hvis42
(regular) Mon 18-Dec-17 10:37:50
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Re: Hyperoptic now not just doing large blocks of flats


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What do you mean by "95% of the cabling has been done"? Have they already delivered a trunk fibre to your premises and then installed their switch to do the individual flats? If they have, then you can place an order soon enough and it does not matter if it says they need X more people to register interest. Our small building (only eight flats) was always short of the required number.

If they have done none of that, then 95% of the cabling has definitely not been done. We started the process in March and went live about two weeks ago. They seem to have quite a backlog of properties to connect, and I understood they are doing things as quickly as they can but there was a lot of waiting between stages as teams were busy elsewhere.

The survey happened quickly enough, but the fibre was delivered in August. Then more waiting until another team came to deliver the equipment and cable building communal areas in about mid November. All these stages took just a day or two, but the wait between them was about seven months.
Standard User alloneword
(member) Mon 18-Dec-17 21:27:16
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Re: Hyperoptic now not just doing large blocks of flats


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Damm i should have kept the letter i got from them the other day, if i remember rightly they just need to get permission from our landlords to install the kit, however i know my landlord are the biggest peice of "cannot say what i want to due to censorship" you could come across and do drag their hells over everything so God knows how long that will take.

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Standard User hvis42
(regular) Tue 19-Dec-17 10:48:34
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Re: Hyperoptic now not just doing large blocks of flats


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In that case, you have at best the survey done. Nothing more. They will not install anything without a signed wayleave. For us it was simple enough as we are a freehold and just signed it ourselves, but for some properties it might be complicated.

For us the process only started after we signed the wayleave. Then our building status went into "fibre has been ordered" and then after a couple of months it was delivered. We had an additional complication as one of the manhole covers they needed to bring in the trunk fibre was on street. We had to park a car over it for about a month just to keep the space occupied allowing them access for the installation. After fibre delivery in July it was a three month wait until the local installation crew arrived. We had to modify our plans a bit as some conduits thought to be accessible were actually blocked, but this was a very flexible part of the work and they seemed to be happy to listen to our suggestions how to do the cabling.

All the actual work took five days, the rest was just waiting. If you look at their map on their web pages, there are a lot of properties waiting for connection, and they must have a massive backlog. We are probably not the only building not interested in paying £30k+ to Openreach for a community project, when there was the alternative of getting the connection for free.

And Hyperoptic compares nicely as they offer a symmetric connection. I used to spend days uploading photos with my 0.3Mbps uplink, now at 150Mbps everything flows nicely. Openreach based service providers are still not too eager to provide symmetric connections, even on FTTP.
Standard User mmb
(newbie) Tue 19-Dec-17 14:22:10
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Re: Hyperoptic now not just doing large blocks of flats


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Looks like Hyperoptic have permission to install in Brunswick Quay - we are at the building permission granted stage - next stages fibre to be ordered and installed - hopefully see something by next summer then I can dump BT !
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