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Standard User kebabselector
(member) Mon 09-Jan-17 14:17:17
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Re: Broadband Not Spot discrimination in Birmingham B31


[re: scottypick] [link to this post]
 
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BCC don't help matters at all


At one point BCC tried to fund fibre for the Jewellery Quarter area (think it was there - might be digbeth, anyway...) But BT and Virgin took them to court as they are the Fibre providers for the area. So maybe BCC are getting fed up trying to help BT/Virgin.

Nice, anyway I hope you can get sorted. I'm connected to an uneconomically viable cabinet - but I can get a badly congested Virgin service. It is frustrating living inbetween well connected areas (200m either way is lovely Openreach Fibre). I'm speaking to a few residents about self funding - but the idea of spending money for a service that might get upgraded in the next network tranche of work is hard to argue against.

Current on Zen, getting around 5mb down - .8mb up
Exchange is Fibre enabled, Cab not economically viable to upgrade - though hanging on the carrot being dangled - 'There are projects to be initiated in 2017, however, we do not have a particular timescale at this moment.'
Stechford (CMSTE) Cab 50 - small cabinet of fail

Edited by kebabselector (Mon 09-Jan-17 14:18:30)

Standard User scottypick
(newbie) Mon 09-Jan-17 16:28:19
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Re: Broadband Not Spot discrimination in Birmingham B31


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Hi Ian, we have been trying to get the council to confirm why the two streets are being treated differently without any luck... They keep swerving the questions which is one of the reasons i'm now taking to social media. In essence they have dug trenches on the adjacent street and filled them in with tarmac, which is what we are looking for on our street. However they want the full paths to be redone on our street..
Standard User scottypick
(newbie) Mon 09-Jan-17 16:31:09
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Re: Broadband Not Spots on new developments.


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HI NJSS,

Its a good process on your part for anyone moving forward, its just unfortunate homeowners are left in this situation on new builds... especially when there seem to be double standards....


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Standard User scottypick
(newbie) Mon 09-Jan-17 16:37:05
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Re: Broadband Not Spot discrimination in Birmingham B31


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Hi Andrew, I do get that if it was consistent, however letting the adjacent street have its paths dug up less than a year ago and not letting Virgin media do ours when we have been asking for 4 years is issue we have right now...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 09-Jan-17 16:38:20
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Re: Broadband Not Spot discrimination in Birmingham B31


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Based on the previous comments about state of the paths, it may be that that was a sticking point on the adoption, and trenching into already sub standard foot paths is not likely to improve things, or put another way sounds like cowboy job from builder who has now left the scene.

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Standard User scottypick
(newbie) Mon 09-Jan-17 16:42:41
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Re: Broadband Not Spot discrimination in Birmingham B31


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Hi Matt,

Richard has raised this in parliament and within the Birmingham area with no luck at all. We cannot get a coherent answer on why the double standards and if the council have accepted the road.... they just keep sending everyone around in circles. I believe most people in our street have signed up for "Cable my Street" which is why Virgin have signed the funding off to do our road...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 09-Jan-17 16:51:43
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Re: Broadband Not Spot discrimination in Birmingham B31


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If the difference is paths were not in a reasonable state to begin with (one of your earlier posts seems to suggest that) then this may be the key difference causing all the issues.

Re-instatement adds to the costs, so maybe talk to Virgin, find out how much of a sweetner they'd like to do the paths to standard afterwards.

Its an area where the people making the money are the legal people.

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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Tue 10-Jan-17 02:47:59
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Re: Broadband Not Spot discrimination in Birmingham B31


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It is Linden Homes


Interesting to look at some of their developments, to see what they say about the state of play in 2017.

Some have paltry specifications, but certainly no mention of broadband or any kind of in-home network capability. Just 3 BT sockets:
Birmingham
Willenhall
Welwyn (approaching £1m).

Even some places with considerably more detailed specifications leave that kind of thing out. Still just BT sockets...
Wakefield

But I did find one place where they mention "In home technology", but that appears to be limited to watching TV via a "digital aerial system":
Easingwold

Beyond that, you can get a mention of Sky+ and audio-distribution systems:
Harrogate (over £1m)

But not one mention of the broadband capabilities.

Why would anyone buy?

Edit: If you click on any of those links, be prepared for all your TBB adverts to turn into ones for Linden Homes!

Edited by WWWombat (Tue 10-Jan-17 02:55:16)

Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 10-Jan-17 05:07:47
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Re: Broadband Not Spot discrimination in Birmingham B31


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But not one mention of the broadband capabilities.


TBH not many developers show broadband info on their websites, they wrongly assume that broadband isn't a big factor for the ordinary punter. For example, this Barratt Homes development near me in Inverness is fully covered by Openreach FTTP yet not a mention of it in their marketing/sales blurb:
https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/highland/H6...

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Edit: If you click on any of those links, be prepared for all your TBB adverts to turn into ones for Linden Homes!

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Edited by baby_frogmella (Tue 10-Jan-17 05:09:26)

Standard User MCM
(knowledge is power) Tue 10-Jan-17 12:13:50
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Not if you use an ad blocker in your browser such as uBlock Origin wink Sorry Mr Saffron, but i absolutely detest ads on TBB everything from Thai brides to adultfriendfinder to supercheap Viagra pills frown
Which might just be telling us something about your other browsing! <vbg>
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