I imagine the exchange is due to go live shortly since the majority of fibre cabs are in and connected to power. I've noticed several Openreach vans around the town with spools of cable running out of them so it looks like they are just lighting up the ducts now.
I did notice however entering a post code into the BT Wholesale checker doesn't mention anything about FTTC. Last week it would show a speed estimate for the postcode but now it doesn't mention anything as if there were no plans for FTTC. Using the phone or address checker doesn't seem to help at all either. The postcodes used are all for different cabs and they are all going live as far as I know.
Anyone know why this is?
If you enter the name of the place or your post code on this site it should tell you , note that this is only a placeholder date NGA Openreach where & when
And also note that only 1 FTTC needs to be accepting orders for them to Announce that the exchange as accepting orders, So even if the exchange does go live on or before the placeholder date you FTTC cab & others still may not be accepting orders ,so in effect in such circumstances that date would be meaningless to you,
As for the BT Wholesale checker, Similar instances of info disappearing from it, usually after the exchange has been marked as accepting orders or the given place holder date has passed , following it accepting orders , as it i can be slow to update
Have you tried some of the isp's who offer FTTC availability checkers ,(other than bt ) ? The only oher way of possibly obtaining some further info maybe e-mailing [email protected]
Should you not be able to order FTTC services soon , The cable you describe could just have been the cable that they use to link the PCP to it's associated FTTC cab
The exchange that I and several friends are connected to recently was announced as accepting orders, 17-sept 12, It had a placeholder date of 30 sept 12 , But there are only 2 FTTC cabs accepting orders, out of the 20 or so installed ,After the 30th September had passed all info regarding FTTC that was previously on the BTWholesale checker was removed , so you could easily end up in a similar situation with no published info available to you ,In my friends case after contacting openreach via the above e-mail address they find that due to difficulties in installing the fibre link (often the final stage) as being the reason why, but still wont give a date
Edited by tommy45 (Fri 05-Oct-12 18:48:06)