FTTC has not been out for 5 years, hoping this was a type and you meant months, or do you really believe fttc has been out for 5 years!
No mate seriously 5 years, I had the heads up from the people in the know, originally and it was all about campainging to make them aware of our town and our needs. To be part of the Initial trials etc.,
I understand that not everyone can get on them and carried on campainging when it went thru its various stages of evolution.
3.5 years ago there was a glimmer of light of rollout plans that Incorporated the town.
2.5 years ago a cabinet turned up about 40/50mtrs from me. I thought Weyhey, but alas it wasn't for me as I am on one which is 250mtrs away.
2 years ago that went live.
Since then I have spoken to BT to ascertain a rough date for our cabinet since 95% of the town and the surrounding area have gone live.
By the way this isn't just for me, I have been campainging for the 500 people off of our cabinet, friends, neighbours etc.,
I know all the politics around the rollout and competition and the sheer size of it etc.,
Its the fact that if they gave you a date and then it had slippage of upto a year then it was Installed that would be OK. But when they keep moving dates and you have been told by the sales people on BT that It'll be coming soon and you just have to keep checking the checker until it becomes available. but an estimate is less than 6months(3.5 yrs ago). Its the non and disInformation that is passed over because the sales team don't know anything.
I like to goto a shop and make a decision and buy something. If I have to wait a year for the latest thing such as a new games console then in a years time it becomes available I buy it.
I think what I'm trying to say is expectation and being reasonable.
Like I said according to BT if they dont get enough people sign up they may not roll out the cab. I sent a signed list of about 300 people several years ago in regards to this.But thats not their online form!
I asked why the other cab near me was Installed, and was told it was down to the amount of people that had gone online and signed up, which I found astounding because 90% of that part of the estate was a building site at the time, being new builds.
SORRY: Amendment its actually been just over 4.5 years so not quite five yet.
Anyway ramble over,
Thanks for listening.
Edited by arg0naut (Wed 15-Aug-12 10:21:59)