It turns out the village is connected to two exchanges, Haslington and Sandbach, the cabinets installed on Hassall Rd connect to WMHAS - and have FTTC enabled and operating. If you live in Sandy Lane - you are on cab1, WMSBH. Allegedly the cabinet has been FTTC enabled, but the service is not due live until Phase 6a 01.03.2012 (and the the quarterly delays after that).
Anyone else affected? I'm not, but one of my friends are... if there are enough of us...?
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