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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 25-Oct-10 19:19:48
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Fibrecity Bournemouth and Dundee


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Just found out that both Fibrecity projects have been suspended indefinitely due to apparent technical issues- sounds more like financial issues to me though, but both are on hold with Dundee certain to be cancelled and Bournemouth up in the air given that it is part way through.
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(staff) Mon 25-Oct-10 21:17:11
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Re: Fibrecity Bournemouth and Dundee


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Care to email me any details that cannot be posted on bbs, and will enquire some more

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Tue 26-Oct-10 02:00:03
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Re: Fibrecity Bournemouth and Dundee


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A few links. Dated around August. Not sure if they help or confuse though.

http://www.computing.co.uk/computing/news/2268132/bo...

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/broadband/360298/fibreci...

http://au.i3-asiapacific.com/news--media/news/scotti...

I can't see anything which says the Dundee end of things is stopping.

Local Dundee Newspaper Site (Dated 1st Spetember)

Here's a Beeb one from 20th September on Fibre rollout to cornwall:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11435640

i3, the firm behind the FibreCity projects, said that deals signed with other water firms remained secure.



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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 26-Oct-10 08:38:16
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Which is very different to the company folding, in August the roll-out was continuing in Bournemouth as a traditional FTTP roll-out, i.e. trenches in the pavement, and was being unpopular with residents for this reason.

No email giving any more details, so for now its just another internet rumour

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Standard User BatBoy
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 26-Oct-10 16:15:06
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Confusion over Fibrecity future
Confusion today surrounded the future of the Fibrecity Dundee project, with claims that 150 workers have been laid off.
The company funding the multi-million pound scheme, i3, said operations had been “delayed slightly” for restructuring purposes.

But furious workers, taken on to lay the company’s superfast broadband cables, claimed they were given seven days’ notice to tidy up sites around the Coldside area of the city and will be out of jobs by the end of this week.

For full details, see tonight’s Tele.




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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Tue 26-Oct-10 16:36:30
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http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8474151._Long_...

“I want to make it clear that this is a long-term commitment, and we will continue to publicise the project so as to help with understanding just how this will transform the communications network in the town.”



http://www.broadbandchoice.co.uk/news/bournemouths-f...

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(staff) Tue 26-Oct-10 19:21:38
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Ta will chase for official comment on Wednesday have been out today looking at other stuff

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 26-Oct-10 21:16:59
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I've read the I3 statement and I can confirm this is much more than a restructure, there are issues across their whole operation that have also led to the 'postponment ' of H2O network projects as well as the 2 Fibrecity's, from what I'm hearing they are in serious financial trouble.
Standard User somerset
(committed) Tue 26-Oct-10 21:23:57
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In reply to a post by camieabz:
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8474151._Long_...

“I want to make it clear that this is a long-term commitment, and we will continue to publicise the project so as to help with understanding just how this will transform the communications network in the town.”


They say they are connecting 4000/month. Is that actual live customers or just cabling?

http://www.broadbandchoice.co.uk/news/bournemouths-f...
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(staff) Tue 26-Oct-10 21:26:01
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I'd say its homes passed, rather than homes signed up and buying service.

Its clear looking at questions people have about email addresses, that unless their existing ISP is on a new infrastructure they don't sign up. The number of tech geeks who will jump at the chance is pretty rare

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