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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 08-Apr-11 00:48:26
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Re: Openreach announce 156 new FTTC locations


[re: camieabz] [link to this post]
 
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The three in Scotland are reasonably nice areas. Maybe that's the thing. Places with a bit of cash.


this keeps coming up. I agree, although I didnt say it this time as I cant be sure of all the new EM ones listed. But they all rural.
Standard User RSTSGeek
(learned) Fri 08-Apr-11 08:55:29
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[re: Chrysalis] [link to this post]
 
My exchange "PEARTREE" is actually in well inside the Derby City boundary,
as is "CHELLASTON".

Perhaps they just have an aversion to calling Derby a city, who knows ?

- Alex
Standard User RSTSGeek
(learned) Fri 08-Apr-11 09:15:56
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Re: Openreach announce 156 new FTTC locations


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It's beginning to sound like my local exchange upgrade could be a year
of two away then, based on some of the comments from other posters.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 08-Apr-11 11:37:41
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ok thanks for that info I stand corrected on that then, I assumed as they tagged shire at the end, although I know the leics ones arent in the city area.

Edited by Chrysalis (Fri 08-Apr-11 11:37:55)

Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 08-Apr-11 18:24:59
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Re: Openreach announce 156 new FTTC locations


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Richmond Kew also, I think I may have seen some fibre being pulled but that had its date pushed back again also.


"They" were pulling cable in here a couple of weeks ago ("just in time", I thought, for a July 1st date) and we've suddenly been moved back to September.

It must have been a big fibre as it was a massive cable (being drawn through the existing ducts like it was attached to a Formula One car!), there's no new developments planned around here (so it's unlikely to have been a regular multi-core copper cable), plus they were right next to our street cabinet with the cable disappearing down the duct in the general direction of the exchange.

Of course; it could equally have been a new multi-core copper to add capacity to an existing cabinet (but that's doubtful, given the estate and cabinet are less than 9 years old you'd have thought it would have had plenty of spares).

Ade

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Standard User WWWombat
(member) Fri 08-Apr-11 21:02:51
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It must have been a big fibre as it was a massive cable (being drawn through the existing ducts like it was attached to a Formula One car!),

I thought they pulled empty ducting for fibre - and then blew the fibre down the ducts when it was actually needed.

That way the fibre doesn't break from the strain of being pulled.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 08-Apr-11 21:46:08
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Maybe you are right - perhaps it was the ducting?

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 09-Apr-11 10:02:25
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Yay, my exchange is being enabled!!!!

But I have an exchange based line - no green cabinet, so there is no upgrade path for me at all ever.

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Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(regular) Sat 09-Apr-11 10:43:01
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Openreach need a lesson in Geography they do not acknowledge the counties of Wales. They always state exchange and Wales, while In England it is always Exchange and County. At the last count Wales have 22 different Counties.

My views are my experiences.
Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 09-Apr-11 12:13:12
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[re: WWWombat] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by WWWombat:
I thought they pulled empty ducting for fibre - and then blew the fibre down the ducts when it was actually needed.

That way the fibre doesn't break from the strain of being pulled.

There didn't appear to be an OR crew nearby pulling the cable through, so it's quite probable it was being blown through rather than being pulled (either way; it was unravelling at some rate).
It's also quite possible the ducting was either empty or having only a few multi-core copper cables. It's the last cabinet on the way out of town (hence the rubbish ADSL speeds) and serves maybe fewer than a hundred homes at one end of a new(ish) housing estate.

Ade

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