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Standard User tdjohn
(learned) Wed 09-May-12 14:56:20
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FTTC Install?? - Cabinet looks a bit Small


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Our exchange (Maidenhead) has been FTTC enabled for ages - but we can't get the service in our rural location. I noticed last week a load of digging going on around our existing old cabinet and now there's a little green fella sitting in front of it. Looks a lot smaller than the FTTC cabinets Iíve seen elsewhere, so could this just be a replacement to the old one (it's still there) or am I right to start getting excited?

Here's the old one:

http://goo.gl/rY0yd

The new one is sitting on the grass this side of the pavement.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 09-May-12 15:14:05
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Replacement maybe.

Does new cabinet have ventilation grills? If there are non- then replacement cabinet is most likely.

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 09-May-12 16:23:06
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I'll try to remember to have a look on Saturday morning when I drive that way!

You need to get the local Landlord (of the Royal Oak) onto the case - he must have a few contacts.


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Standard User tdjohn
(learned) Wed 09-May-12 16:26:55
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Already on that one wink

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 09-May-12 16:34:56
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There are a couple of small FFTC cab pics on this page. The two "128"s.

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Standard User tdjohn
(learned) Wed 09-May-12 16:37:43
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Now there's a surprise - it looks like the virgin media one on the right:

http://www.robertos.me.uk/html/virgin_furniture_2.html

Can't believe they'd be interested in cabling up this area - houses all to spaced out and they'd have to dig up a lot of road!

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 09-May-12 16:38:44
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Him, plus the residents of White Waltham that purchased the land from the farm at the top of Paley Street - they could pay for a cabinet out of their loose change!


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Standard User tdjohn
(learned) Wed 09-May-12 16:40:32
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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 09-May-12 16:42:00
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So, were you happy when the Saturday morning noise moved from there down to opposite the Royal Oak?


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Standard User tdjohn
(learned) Wed 09-May-12 19:03:26
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It has grills - bottom left - hopes are back up there smile

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Standard User partial
(learned) Wed 09-May-12 20:25:17
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Need a photo really. that is a Cabinet Cross Connection 2. With new doors as the old ones have probably fallen off on some poor engineer's foot some time ago.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Sat 12-May-12 14:37:27
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The cabinet and it does have a 240v warning label attached so is probably powered or intended to be.


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Standard User LeJimster
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 13-May-12 06:36:49
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Certainly looks like FTTC cabinet to me... I can't see any other reason for installing one there. Hard to determine the size from foto, but it does look very similar to a BT FTTC cab that I'd be connected to if I chose to make the switch. That also has a big warning 240v sticker on it. So it looks like a winner.

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Standard User Stoo
(regular) Mon 14-May-12 07:36:57
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It's a Huawei 128 - identical to the one installed near me: Linky smile
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 14-May-12 09:14:38
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MHC has found the FTTC cabinet, but the picture the OP linked to on my site definitely isn't that one.

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Mon 14-May-12 09:45:08
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I'll confirm it is definitely the one the OP was referring to. Use the original http://goo.gl/rY0yd for a location and then use the co-ordinates from my image and they are very close! The fence behind (in my image) is fairly new - and http://g.co/maps/5kvb8 shows the same trees!

A friend mentioned that OR had been in the area recently and is hoping that he may get something faster than dial-up!


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 14-May-12 09:54:08
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smile
I wasn't doubting you. But the OP needs an eye test in that case tongue.

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Mon 14-May-12 10:27:37
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I know you were not - I just added the comment for the benefit of others.


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Standard User tdjohn
(learned) Mon 14-May-12 14:10:35
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Just asked the Openreach guy sat in a van by it eating his lunch. It's Fibre. 2 - 3 months for activation he thought.

RESULT!

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Standard User tdjohn
(learned) Mon 14-May-12 14:13:08
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Yup - I do... in fairness when i first posted it was from memory and the thing was obscured by various Health & Safety barriers. Had intended on replacing my observation with a photo, but the one I got on Friday "missed".

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 14-May-12 15:42:23
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Anyway, 'tis on its way smile.

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