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Standard User Ripley
(committed) Fri 02-Dec-11 16:01:24
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My cabinet has been installed for about a month now but there is no sign any anything further happening and the wholesale checker still states FTTC is unavailable. The postcode checker does provide an estimate speed for fibre broadband.

From experience how long does it typically take for a cabinet to become available once it is installed?

Does anybody work for BT and know the state of play in this area?

The exchange is EMRPLEY (Ripley Derbyshire 01773)

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Standard User TheHorseman
(knowledge is power) Fri 02-Dec-11 16:05:17
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From experience how long does it typically take for a cabinet to become available once it is installed?

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In my case from the FTTC cabinet being installed to going live was 11 weeks and 3 days. (...and I wasn't impatient at all wink)

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Standard User WWWombat
(committed) Sat 03-Dec-11 02:46:28
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Mine went live about 7 months after the initial install, some 4 months after all the neighbouring ones went live.

Power is a key feature, which BT seem to be now managing to get installed faster. Listen for the noise of any fans from the cabinet housing...


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Standard User rhino7
(learned) Sat 03-Dec-11 09:13:13
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Mine was 5 months from cabinet installation to activation. The power went in within a few days of the cabinet going in but they had lots of problems with blocked ducts which meant the fibre held things up.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 04-Dec-11 15:18:55
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Noticed new cabinets popping up round my way this week (ROCHFORD exchange). Date is set for march, so i've got my fingers crossed smile
Standard User Colin_London
(regular) Sun 04-Dec-11 16:07:45
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Have had the pavement marked up with the locations of the new cabs here in Epping for a couple of months now. Keep my eyes peeled for new markings, and some appeared recently, but looked like they could indicate blocked ducts (squiggly line with a line through the middle).

And now the enabling date for the exchange has moved from the coming soon list (31 March 2012) to the Future Exchanges list (now just '2012').

Had gotten my hopes up for FTTC in March, but looks like they'll be dashed frown
Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Sun 04-Dec-11 20:30:53
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Have had the pavement marked up with the locations of the new cabs here in Epping for a couple of months now. Keep my eyes peeled for new markings, and some appeared recently, but looked like they could indicate blocked ducts (squiggly line with a line through the middle).
Ours have been marked up for a while now and this last week there's even been roadworks. Unfortunately it's hard to know if they are related. Some of the diggings clearly lead to/from BT junction boxes but others seem to be just general council work replacing curbing.

There is a big dig along the main road into the town which is where I'd expect the fibre to come from except that it started from the opposite direction before curving back and has now crossed the road away from the existing cab. Curiously they've marked the next road with 'H/V' and 'L/V'. Presumably that's high-voltage and low-voltage but doesn't seem to make much sense to me.

It's all making it fun to speculate although right now it just looks like they are running mains power out to old allotments on the other side of the main road rather than installing fibre to my cab. The signs say working for Eon central networks which rather confirms that.

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Standard User Ripley
(committed) Sun 04-Dec-11 21:37:59
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Hmmmn seems to be a bt hit and miss on the timescales then. They have the cabinets powered up so thats on hurdle out of the way by the sounds of it.

Its a shame BTOR dont publish a bit more information about the current status of the install.

Sounds like patiently waiting is the only option!
Standard User TheHorseman
(knowledge is power) Sun 04-Dec-11 22:59:38
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They have the cabinets powered up so thats on hurdle out of the way by the sounds of it.

That was the last thing they did to my cab, everything else was done weeks earlier.

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Standard User Justo
(regular) Mon 05-Dec-11 09:38:54
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My cabinet is still awaiting power - six months and counting since install of cabinet and fibre - the other cabinets down the road have been live for two months.
Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 05-Dec-11 09:54:54
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I have to say all the cabinets here in N.Ireland that anyone i know is connected to, between the markings going down and them going live was a max of 2weeks for most of them. Mine was around a week from markings to being able to order.

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Mon 05-Dec-11 11:46:39
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I have to say all the cabinets here in N.Ireland that anyone i know is connected to, between the markings going down and them going live was a max of 2weeks for most of them. Mine was around a week from markings to being able to order.
Heh, mine's been two months so far and it's unclear if the recent flurry of activity has anything to do with it although it seems the most likely explanation.

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Standard User Ripley
(committed) Mon 05-Dec-11 15:00:58
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So did they fill in the Tarmac and now they will have to dig up again to install the power?
Standard User Justo
(regular) Tue 06-Dec-11 09:14:48
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They will be doing with mine (eventually!) as the tarmac around the new cab and between new and old all went down when they installed the new cab. Potentially they've left ducting to somewhere for the power to come up into the new cab, I'll know when they get around to putting power in to mine.
Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Tue 06-Dec-11 17:17:06
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I have to say all the cabinets here in N.Ireland that anyone i know is connected to, between the markings going down and them going live was a max of 2weeks for most of them. Mine was around a week from markings to being able to order.
Heh, mine's been two months so far and it's unclear if the recent flurry of activity has anything to do with it although it seems the most likely explanation.
Well that answers that question. Drove home tonight and now there is plastic fencing around the site of the new cabinet. Now it just remains to be seen how long it takes before BT start accepting orders.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 07-Dec-11 15:56:58
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Well that answers that question. Drove home tonight and now there is plastic fencing around the site of the new cabinet. Now it just remains to be seen how long it takes before BT start accepting orders.
Nah!

There's been an objection and they are going to take it away and put it somewhere else.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Wed 07-Dec-11 20:21:15
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There's been an objection and they are going to take it away and put it somewhere else.


Can I have it please ?

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 08-Dec-11 08:38:02
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Well that answers that question. Drove home tonight and now there is plastic fencing around the site of the new cabinet. Now it just remains to be seen how long it takes before BT start accepting orders.
Nah!

There's been an objection and they are going to take it away and put it somewhere else.
Nooooo!

Mind you this time it seems they aren't going to install it in a concrete bunker smile

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=nn136ja&hl=en&ll=52....

It suggests a rather curious arrangement for the fibre though. They started their digging on the northern verge of the A422 (zoom out and look south) just before the roundabout. Then round the 'headland' and up Banbury Road. Just before the roundabout they crossed over and there's paint on Pavillon's Way showing 'H/V' and 'L/V' cross over there. Meanwhile the new cab is going opposite the old one (ie;rotate the original view 180 degrees).

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Fri 09-Dec-11 17:19:11
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There's been an objection and they are going to take it away and put it somewhere else.


Can I have it please ?
Sorry. It's been fixed to the concrete plinth now. Saw it on my way home. Now I just have to wait <insert_random_interval_here> months for it to go live. Muwahahahah..er..I mean, sorry smile

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sat 10-Dec-11 00:26:13
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Sorry. It's been fixed to the concrete plinth now. Saw it on my way home. Now I just have to wait <insert_random_interval_here> months for it to go live. Muwahahahah..er..I mean, sorry smile


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That said, hope it gets enabled soon and you can order. smile

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