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Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 08-Jul-11 15:46:13
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I thought I may as well chip in on the off-chance that someone in Saddleworth (MRSAD) is looking for information on FTTC. This was originally planned for 30th June 2011 but as like many exchanges the date now stands at 30th Sep 2011. It's looking good as around 11 of the 17 cabs due to be upgraded are now in situ (although not powered up).

http://www.fibreforsaddleworth.co.uk/twitter/?cab=al...

Thanks,

James

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 08-Jul-11 18:18:19
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Does that mean you can expect moor (sic) speed?

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Standard User izools
(experienced) Fri 08-Jul-11 18:48:28
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[re: Adsl24] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Adsl24:
I thought I may as well chip in on the off-chance that someone in Saddleworth (MRSAD) is looking for information on FTTC. This was originally planned for 30th June 2011 but as like many exchanges the date now stands at 30th Sep 2011. It's looking good as around 11 of the 17 cabs due to be upgraded are now in situ (although not powered up).

http://www.fibreforsaddleworth.co.uk/twitter/?cab=al...

Thanks,

James


Good work, Jim.

I notice the smaller FTTC cabs they're using are a totally different design to the smaller ones OR are using in Exeter.

Haven't seen any of those hulking great 288-line cabs in Exeter yet.

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Standard User blueacid
(committed) Fri 08-Jul-11 18:51:20
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Please turn off the computer, go away & only return when you have stopped making utterly hideous puns! tongue

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Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 08-Jul-11 21:41:07
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Hmm yeah. I wonder what the difference is between the two small cab designs then. I wonder if one is smaller than the other, and possible only takes 98 pairs, or less/more. Anyone else aware of the difference between the two small cabs?

James

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Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 08-Jul-11 21:46:46
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Hmm, the small cabs like in http://s414.photobucket.com/albums/pp222/izools/Exet... look narrower than the deployed ones in Saddleworth eg http://www.fibreforsaddleworth.co.uk/twitter/PCP14_3...

Thanks

James

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Edited by Adsl24 (Fri 08-Jul-11 21:47:13)

Standard User beercan
(learned) Sat 09-Jul-11 00:24:57
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In reply to a post by Adsl24:
Good work, Jim.

I notice the smaller FTTC cabs they're using are a totally different design to the smaller ones OR are using in Exeter.

Haven't seen any of those hulking great 288-line cabs in Exeter yet.


There's a huge one like in the first and second pics in this link at the bottom of East Wonford Hill at the Rifford Road junction in Exeter now...
http://www.fibreforsaddleworth.co.uk/twitter/?cab=al...

Edited by beercan (Sat 09-Jul-11 00:26:05)

Standard User izools
(experienced) Sat 09-Jul-11 03:42:45
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In reply to a post by beercan:
In reply to a post by Adsl24:
Good work, Jim.

I notice the smaller FTTC cabs they're using are a totally different design to the smaller ones OR are using in Exeter.

Haven't seen any of those hulking great 288-line cabs in Exeter yet.


There's a huge one like in the first and second pics in this link at the bottom of East Wonford Hill at the Rifford Road junction in Exeter now...
http://www.fibreforsaddleworth.co.uk/twitter/?cab=al...


Ah really?

I used to live near there.

It seems to me that lines on a cab that already have a "pretty good" D-Side (i.e. 15+ Mbit) are getting FTTP and the outer reaches are getting FTTC.

Best get my geek cam on over the weekend tongue

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 25-Sep-11 18:03:09
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Thanks for the info - I was looking for just that.
However, don't hold your breath - less than 2 weeks before 30th September go-live and they've just changed the date again to 31st December for the Saddleworth Exchange
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 25-Sep-11 22:43:54
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They haven't been moved back, all cabinets in the UK that wer not live by September BT simply changed the date to the end of the next quarter, ie. December. It doesn't mean it's been delayed until then, and most cabs should be done before then as most are installed.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 27-Sep-11 16:49:25
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Different cab manufacturers.
Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Sun 02-Oct-11 22:12:14
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I live in Saddleworth, Diggle to be exact and I understand that the date for Diggle has been put back due to issue with cab size and narrow pavement at location.

Did walk past the cab today and the pavement isn't wide and a bigger cab could well be an issue.
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 03-Oct-11 08:44:12
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If you're talking about cab 11 then I'm afraid to say that Openreach have not been able to find a suitable location (within 100m from existing cab) so they have actually removed this cabinet from the roll out plan at the moment. It's a shame, but the circumstances are unusual in the fact the pavement is really narrow and the other side of the road has no pavement at all - so there just isn't anywhere to site it. They have said they will continue to look for a place for it but not yet.

However, there is another cabinet in diggle (cab 19 - outside Ellis Mill past the post office) that does have planning permission so that will go in soon. Unfortunately you are on cab 11 frown

James

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 03-Oct-11 21:55:19
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Take a look on Denshaw Road.
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 04-Oct-11 08:43:58
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Thanks for the heads up. That was quick, it wasn't there on Friday afternoon! Now o hope they blow the fibre to it and connect the overhead power sooner rather than later.

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Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Tue 04-Oct-11 09:56:52
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Bad news indeed. Was looking forward to improved speed. Fortunately usually get 6-7meg so not too bad.

Just have to hope that BT find a resolution in the near future.
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(Unregistered)Sun 09-Oct-11 14:22:54
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Hi all,

Interesting discussion! Do we know how things are progressing for Dobcross?

Darryl
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 09-Oct-11 15:00:33
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Unfortunately most of Dobcross is fed direct from the exchange as this is located on Dobcross New Rd, so not far away. This means that Fibre from the cabinet is not available as these properties are not fed from a cabinet. Also cabinet 8, which is at the bottom of Wall Hill Road, is not planned to be enabled for FTTC, again most likely reason being people fed from this cabinet are relatively close the exchange anyway. ADSL2+ is planned in Jan 2012 as an alternative to FTTC for those who can't get it.

Some higher parts of Dobcross are however fed from a cabinet in Diggle/Delph. PM me your postcode if you need me to check your availability.

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Standard User randalf
(newbie) Mon 10-Oct-11 15:10:26
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Thanks for the update James - have sent you a PM.

Darryl

In reply to a post by Adsl24:
Some higher parts of Dobcross are however fed from a cabinet in Diggle/Delph. PM me your postcode if you need me to check your availability.
Standard User nickcal
(newbie) Wed 12-Oct-11 19:12:10
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there was an openreach van parked up on denshaw road working on cab 10...no idea what they where doing but must be progress. was chucking it down with rain at the time!

i pass cab 10 a few times a week so will keep my eye out for any updates!
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 12-Oct-11 21:17:03
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Is that working on the new FTTC cab, or at the existing cab? Could just be a normal engineer working on a new line/fault smile

The main delay with that cab will be getting the power to it as it's all overhead power lines up there. It's also a long way from the exchange so they have to blow the fibre quite a distance, and I'm not convinced they've got all the empty tubing in place yet.

We'll see.

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Standard User nickcal
(newbie) Thu 13-Oct-11 08:55:53
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Flaming eck! You would wear a "father Christmas is not real" t-shirt to a kids playgroup! In my head that engineer was working on FTTC - don't ruin my illusion with your informed opinions. smile
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 13-Oct-11 08:58:53
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Heh, I'll keep quiet for a bit now and give you the good news asap smile

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Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 04-Nov-11 20:33:42
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Cabinet 1 in Delph (near our office) has now been installed and there are workmen beginning work on the trench between the copper and FTTC cab this weekend smile

Hopefully it shouldn't be too long - same for cab 10 (Denshaw) although that is to be fed by overhead power so may take longer to sort out, plus they've not blown the fibre past Delph yet.

www.fibreforsaddleworth.co.uk/twitter/?cab=1

Cheers!

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Standard User nickcal
(newbie) Sat 05-Nov-11 14:38:37
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the priority should be cab 10 - though it sounds like progress is slow. still good things come to those that wait.

thanks for the update.

nc
Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Fri 18-Nov-11 09:48:47
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Hi James, just wondered if you know if there has been any change in the status of cab 11 in Diggle?
Antoeknee
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 18-Nov-11 14:12:19
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Unfortunately not

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Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Fri 18-Nov-11 14:20:32
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Pity, many thanks for response.
Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Wed 21-Dec-11 11:20:23
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Checked last week and option had disappeared. Then this morning back again for possible March date.

Not getting my hopes up too much though.

Edited by Antoeknee (Wed 21-Dec-11 11:20:39)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 21-Dec-11 12:01:04
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In reply to a post by Antoeknee:
Checked last week and option had disappeared. Then this morning back again for possible March date.

Not getting my hopes up too much though.
BT screwed up the list for a few days last week.

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Standard User Bald_Eagle1
(regular) Wed 04-Jan-12 12:18:09
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Hi James,

Are you able to confirm where PCP 14 is situated?

It's hard to tell from the photos, but it looks as though it might be on Oldham Rd, near Lydgate?

Paul.


P.S. Have you seen the link to the December PCP-Postcode checker documents:-

PCP-Postcode Checker

Edited by Bald_Eagle1 (Wed 04-Jan-12 12:20:34)

Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-Jan-12 12:41:04
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Yes, cab 14 is here - http://g.co/maps/6gs2z

I already had the December PCP report a few weeks ago as we have a BT wholesale login officially.

Thanks

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Standard User Bald_Eagle1
(regular) Wed 04-Jan-12 13:16:07
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Hi James,

Thanks for the confirmation of the location.
It's bad news really.
I already have a poor(ish) FTTC connection from the Oldham exchange (PCP51), but as my next door neighbour (different postcode) is connected to the Saddleworth exchange (apparently PCP14), I was hoping that PCP14 would be closer to my home than the supposed 1000m from PCP51.
However, Google driving directions suggest 2200m (1.4 miles) from PCP14.

I would have then requested a new line from the Saddleworth exchange & had my FTTC connection switched to it.

I don't suppose you know off hand whether or not there are any other FTTC cabinets between PCP14 & say, Huddersfield Rd, Austerlands do you, or point me to a postcode map of the area so that I could check the report myself?

The link to the December PCP was mainly intended for others, so that they could check their own postcodes instead of keep asking you via PMs etc.

Paul.
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-Jan-12 13:22:38
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To be honest BT will not re-route your connection so the cab you are currently fed from is the one you are on full stop. You can't be re-routed to another cabinet or exchange.

Cab 14 is the last cab before the Oldham cabs come in, but further towards Saddleworth cab 4 is on Oldham Road near Clough Lane a bit further down from cab 14 but its all irrelevant as you can't connect to a different cab. - believe me I've tried it where I live as 3 doors up are fed from a cab that has FTTC whereas my house is on a non-FTTC cab and not planned.

James

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Standard User Bald_Eagle1
(regular) Wed 04-Jan-12 13:40:03
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Thanks James,

Apparently, when the phone line was installed in this house many years ago (probably even before ADSL days), there was a customer choice of 0161 (Oldham) or 01457 (Saddleworth).
I was thinking of an additional line, cancel the current FTTC & order a new FTTC connection on the new line.

Now I know the distance is simply too far, it doesn't matter anyway.
It WAS just wishful thinking frown

Only 3 doors away? What a bummer, especially in your line of work!
Being that close, couldn't you share a wireless N connection with them (athough up here, sometimes a next door neighbour could be 500m or more away)


Paul.
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-Jan-12 13:41:49
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It's semi detached so not a far distance however I don't know the people up the road so not an option for me.

James

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Standard User WWWombat
(committed) Wed 04-Jan-12 18:26:38
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We're in the process of moving, and with only one exchange in the county where FTTC is deployed, and even that only covered a third of the town, it kinda limited the choices. FTTC joined "school catchment" on the list of "must-haves" when hunting a place to live.
Standard User Bald_Eagle1
(regular) Wed 04-Jan-12 18:37:55
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Glad to see you have your priorities sorted smile

TBH, Estate Agents are now selling houses (or deciding selling prices) based upon what broadband speeds are available.

If I ever move, which is quite unlikely, I will certainly investigate what broadband services are available.

Although I consider my FTTC service to be poor (compared to what it was at first), I just couldn't go back to a flaky 1 Mb ADSL service, regardless of how nice the view of open countryside might be.
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 21-Jan-12 19:36:05
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Finally we see progress on cabinet 1, the one to which we are connected:

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2l975ty&s=5

It looks like they've created a new joint in the ground (as they just ripped a part of the pavement out, not a usual manhole covering) and you can see copper link feeding in to the Fibre cab. The Fibre link has already gone in to the cab last November as has the power I think.

So, we may be getting somewhere now...

James

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Edited by Adsl24 (Sat 21-Jan-12 19:38:19)

Standard User nickcal
(newbie) Sun 22-Jan-12 16:53:03
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went past Cabinet 10 the other day and they were digging up the trench between the old and new cabinets?

any idea one when it will be live?
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 23-Jan-12 08:15:07
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Hi Nick,

I'll see what I can find out, but I suspect that is just the copper link. The main issue with be power, as it's all overhead power along that road, so they will have to feed the power from the top of an existing nearby telegraph pole to the Fibre cab.

James

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Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 23-Jan-12 19:25:39
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I stand to be corrected.

I managed to speak with the Telent guys who are contractors for Openreach and they advised that they have been busy installing the power to cabs 1 (delph), 10 (denshaw) and 17 (delph). Sire enough I took a drive to the denshaw cab and I can see the trench they've dug from the overhead power pole to the fttc cab.

I thought this picture http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2l975ty&s=5 was a BT junction box with copper but I now find out it's the power! Can anyone confirm this undergroung joint is power?

James

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Edited by Adsl24 (Mon 23-Jan-12 19:31:59)

Standard User lee111s
(learned) Mon 23-Jan-12 19:46:51
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Looks identical to the one I've seen on another photo.
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 23-Jan-12 19:49:04
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Is it the power or bt copper junction though?

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Standard User lee111s
(learned) Mon 23-Jan-12 19:49:35
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Haha sorry...power connector.
Standard User burakkucat
(committed) Mon 23-Jan-12 20:56:22
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[re: Adsl24] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Adsl24:
I stand to be corrected.

I managed to speak with the Telent guys who are contractors for Openreach and they advised that they have been busy installing the power to cabs 1 (delph), 10 (denshaw) and 17 (delph). Sire enough I took a drive to the denshaw cab and I can see the trench they've dug from the overhead power pole to the fttc cab.

I thought this picture http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2l975ty&s=5 was a BT junction box with copper but I now find out it's the power! Can anyone confirm this undergroung joint is power?

James
Yes, that is definitely the power feed tapped off a distribution cable.

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Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 23-Jan-12 20:58:51
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That's good news - the last part of the jigsaw. Let's hope they enable the cab soon.

James

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Standard User nickcal
(newbie) Sat 04-Feb-12 09:01:46
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checked BT Wholesale...

Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 20th February 2012. Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 17.4Mbps and upstream line speed of 3.5Mbps.

looking positive....
Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 04-Feb-12 10:03:30
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That's the best news I've heard all week - it showing a particular date is very positive!

Saying that our cab (1) is still showing the default 31st March frown

It looks like cab 10 and cab 17 are indeed planned for the 20th Feb. Cab 17 is on the corner of Hill End Road/High Street in Delph, and covers from Delph up to where cab 10 reaches to, so at least north Delph and all of Denshaw will benefit smile

James
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Edited by Adsl24 (Sat 04-Feb-12 10:16:42)

Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Sat 25-Feb-12 20:32:33
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Not that I'm holding out much hope but Openreach van parked up near Cab 11 in Diggle twice this week.

Suspect just routine work but who knows.
Standard User Adsl24
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-Feb-12 22:05:37
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Cab 1 in Delph went live last week FYI smile

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ISP Representative ickleben
(isp) Tue 28-Feb-12 10:28:47
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Have you got any inside info on Cab 17 at the other end of Delph? It did have a live date of the 20th, just live Cab 1, but it has since been moved back to the 31st Mar.

And just for all the Cab 10 spotters, there was an Openreach van parked up next to it this morning, although the engineer looked like he was working on the smaller, older, non FTTC cabinet.

Ben

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Standard User Adsl24
(knowledge is power) Tue 28-Feb-12 20:34:24
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Cab 10 went live around 14 days ago smile

Cab 17 is currently awaiting the power installation as the original install did not work so they had to look in to the matter, should be resolved soon and then be live within 2 weeks if they stick to the plan.

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ISP Representative ickleben
(isp) Wed 29-Feb-12 13:08:03
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There was me hoping I wasn't connected to Cab 10 because it was a bit further away. Oh well, will just have to try and be patient.

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[re: ickleben] [link to this post]
 
Hello

I live on Mossley Road, Grasscroft and I am tearing my hair out at the continued delays in getting fibre optic. It's now back to Sept 2012, 15 months after we were told we'd get it. Does anyone have any idea why and f we will ever get fibre optic? I'm starting my business in the next 12 months and fibre optic will really be important to me. Thanks.
Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Mon 16-Jul-12 22:42:12
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Same for me keeps getting put back, suppose to be due to pavement issue.

Anyway last wwek got email from BT which started:

On 16-Jul-12, we’ll be upgrading your local phone exchange. That means you’ll get a stronger, more reliable broadband connection. (It might make it a bit faster, too).

My connection use to be consistent 7meg. Very surprised to find connection now 12meg. Will be very happy if it stays at that until (or ever) Infinity gets gere.
ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Tue 17-Jul-12 12:50:31
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[re: Antoeknee] [link to this post]
 
Yes, thats to do with 21CN, not FTTC. Saddleworth now has 21CN years after every other exchange in the North West smile

James
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Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Sat 21-Jul-12 21:01:07
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In reply to a post by Adsl24:
Yes, thats to do with 21CN, not FTTC. Saddleworth now has 21CN years after every other exchange in the North West smile


Realised that was case as 21CN was always being pushed back as well, after few days speed has now crept up to 13.5meg. FFTC now back to Sept though that is just for show as nothing has changed re space for the cabinet and dont expect FFTC any time soon.
ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Tue 24-Jul-12 20:43:33
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[re: Antoeknee] [link to this post]
 
Strangely enough, the latest data from Openreach (July 2012) indicates that cabinet 11 appears to be potentially back on the plan. I don't know any more at present but its showing a 'YES' rather than a No in the "Planned" column

James

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Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Sat 28-Jul-12 18:21:47
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In reply to a post by Adsl24:
Strangely enough, the latest data from Openreach (July 2012) indicates that cabinet 11 appears to be potentially back on the plan. I don't know any more at present but its showing a 'YES' rather than a No in the "Planned" column

James


Well thats interesting. From what I recall there is a possibilty of resiteing cabs to a certain distance. Now there is a place within 10-15 meters thats ideal though as to wether its a part of the public highway is not clear.
ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Sat 28-Jul-12 20:40:29
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Where is the place you are thinking of he resite?

James
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Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Sun 29-Jul-12 11:33:27
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In reply to a post by Adsl24:
Where is the place you are thinking of he resite?


Hi James if you look on Google street view at location of Cab 11 on Huddersfield in Diggle, just north is the entrance to what was Shaws pallet works (formely The Loomworks). There is an angled side to the entrance that is outside the location of the gates to the site (zoom in a bit and you'll see green gates about half way down access road). Doesn't look clear if the patch of road bounded by the angled bit is public highway or not.
ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Sun 29-Jul-12 12:18:33
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[re: Antoeknee] [link to this post]
 
You mean this area: http://goo.gl/maps/0s0G

Yeah, thats about the only place I could see it going too. Unless, they go for the 128 capacity small FTTC cab as that is not as deep on the pavement that it may well go next to the existing cab without taking up too much of the pavement space.

P.S. Here's the original planning application for that cabinet last year that was rescinded due to the Highway Agency concerns.

http://planningpa.oldham.gov.uk/online-applications/...

James

James
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Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Sun 29-Jul-12 17:23:45
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Yep thats the spot. Just have to hope something happens.
Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Thu 25-Oct-12 22:37:37
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Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Fri 26-Oct-12 20:58:28
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Ooops my bad, was just a bit hacked of after spending ages talking to BT drone and getting usual rubbish response.

Posted in wrong frame of mind.

Apologies.
Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Wed 14-Nov-12 13:44:04
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[re: Adsl24] [link to this post]
 
Hi James, noticed last couple of days there is work taking place at cabinet in Diggle. The existing cab has 19 on the outside so assuming this is its number. This is close to the entrance to Warth Mill.

Anyway on the pavement there was some lettering in white paint that said XDSL4 Full Width (IIRC).

Is there a way to establish which cabinel a telephone line is connected to?
Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Wed 14-Nov-12 13:46:28
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Sorry James just seen from much earlier post you said I was on CAB11. Not doubting you but is that definite?
ISP Representative Adsl24
(isp) Wed 14-Nov-12 14:05:11
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Quite odd, as cab 19 has already been installed (its on Sunfield Lane just off Huddersfield Road) a few month ago - but not yet live. I'll take a drive down when I get chance to see what gives!

James
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Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Wed 14-Nov-12 20:36:28
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[re: Adsl24] [link to this post]
 
No its on Huddersfield Road itself not too far from Sunfield Lane but on the opposite side.

The cabinet is very close to a bus stop, a channel has been dug from the cab to a duct with grey cover (I'll take a look at this tomorrow lunch when I'm walking the dog as I think there is some lettering on it).

If you go to Google maps and find where Sunfield joins Huddersfield Road you should see business called Bouncers Play. Use streetview there and you should see the existing cab no problem.
Standard User Antoeknee
(newbie) Thu 15-Nov-12 20:20:33
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Hi James, took a look today and there is a cabinet of some sort on Sunfield (obviously quite new as the concrete is very clean).

Also looked at location I mentioned a channel was dug from the cab acroos road thats the entrance to Warth Mill and goes to duct thats covered with conctrete style cover. This has metal plate in the middle with some lettering, only bit I could make out was PO.
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