Long time lurker here. As I know there are quite a few here connected to this exchange and I am kind of jealous of people sharing information about their local exchanges I thought I would sign up and make a thread for us to discuss the roll out in Washington.
What we know already:
The exchange went live on 31st July.
As far as I know the only cab currently taking orders is P3 in Donwell. I have not checked all the cabs however but I have been sampling and it is the only one I have found so far. It was live actually a week or so before hand and had the 'Fibre is here' sign. Before that it was saying 30th September.
I have seen the cables being done in Rickleton two weeks ago but there has been no movement as far as power is concerned since then.
The road is dug up in about 4 places by Telnet along Bonemill lane right beside the turn off for Washington Highway which would suggest to me they are installing the power there but having some difficultly. I am guessing by the position they are going to P15 which is just besides St. Georges Church.
I really wish they would concentrate on the 'not spots' that are not already covered by Virgin where I imagine the take up will be huge. The documents say my cab will see a 43.7 uplift yet they work on the ones with 2 uplift first where take up will be tiny.
Despite driving about a fair bit the past couple of weeks I have not seen an Openreach van anywhere for quite a while except parked outside McDonalds in Team valley. With Sunderland North going live this week I imagine they are also served by the same core of engineers so everything might be taking longer.
At least we have the promise from the council that 90% of the homes they represent will have FTTC by the end of Summer. If that comes and goes at least we have someone else to complain to.
So anyone seen any works going on etc?