From the time BT started preparing to install the cabinet, the work started in late october, finally able to order it on monday (17th jan).
The cabinet was installed mid november, after then the fibre(s) need connecting, power of course, other wiring from existing cab to new cab, finally end to end testing.
Other, different, data. Our local FTTC cabinet was installed by mid-September when the checker was estimating end-September for service.
The service date was then changed to end-December and later, in mid-November, a new trench was dug from the FTTC cabinet to what appeared to be a nearby electrical underground power line. That trench was filled in again after about one week.
At the end of December the service date was changed again to 30 March 2011. Last week (January) the trench to the underground power line was dug up again and it was apparent that a power line had not been installed to the cabinet in November despite the trench. That repeat trench has now been filled in again after about 9 days but I didn't see whether or not power had been connected this time.
I suspect that there is a major logistical problem facing BT. In order for the new cabinets to have power connected they need a sub-contractor to dig the trench, the electrical supply company then needs to attend at the same time as BT so that the cabinet can be opened and the power connected from the power line to the inside of the cabinet, then the roadworks contractor must re-attend to fill in the trench. It seems that in November stage one and stage three occurred, without stage two happening hence no power to the cabinet. I hope that the same farce hasn't happened again.
Addendum: I expect that this digging and re-digging is costing someone a lot of money; I hope it won't be added to my subscription costs!
Every day, ...... is another day
Edited by Renfrew (Thu 20-Jan-11 23:38:54)