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Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Tue 21-May-13 16:33:27
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Hi all I am wondering if anyone knows how to locate my cab?

i am on wsbla4 i would like to know my cab location

So i can check on it now and then to when

I got this email from Open reach

In your locality the assessment stage for cabinet wsbla4 has only recently been completed as part of a later phase of work in your area. At present not all the works estimates have been scheduled and until they are there is no meaningful estimated cabinet enablement date. Work on this phase is expected through to the latter part of 2013 if there are no issues.

Jimgb17
Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Tue 21-May-13 16:50:13
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Follow overhead cables, follow manholes, "walk" round with google streetview, look in likely places it may be "hidden".

From the naming I would expect it to have a "4" stencilled on it but some are very faint.

Normally people look for the PCP to find its number. You know its number.

Distance to the PCP (cable run, not as the crow flies) is important as this limits the speed you "may" get.

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Standard User R0NSKI
(experienced) Tue 21-May-13 18:42:54
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Does the BT Wholesale checker give FTTC speed estimates yet?

If so it's possible to use that to home in on the location, the higher the speed the nearer to the cabinet.


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Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Tue 21-May-13 19:31:07
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My pole is in a field and I cant see the way the cables go


I hope my cab isn't skipped as we are in a bad area for adsl but we do have small world media that's like virgin but virgin is banned from this part of town by the council and small world is the only cable provider allowed!

I am getting around 5.5 / 1.2 at the moment with adsl24

Jimgb17
Standard User R0NSKI
(experienced) Tue 21-May-13 19:42:06
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You're going to need to post your post code, as WSBLA is not in the leaked 2011 spreadsheet, perhaps then someone will look on Google for it or you may find someone with the relevant access will find it for you.

Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Tue 21-May-13 20:26:32
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
I have had a walk around and found no green cabs with 4 on it However I have found this manhole!
It got bt written on It and its next to a cable manhole!
http://cochrane.adsl24.co.uk/001.jpg

Could this be My cab?

I have had a look at all the green blue cabs around and cant find cab4

My postcode is ML39RQ and its Blantyre exchange Not Hamilton!
Wish it was Hamilton as its it's got fttc

Can anyone help me find my cab
If this manhole is my cab then its good as its about 1000 feet from house

Jimgb17
Standard User hippyharry
(learned) Tue 21-May-13 20:38:50
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Hey!

Amazed to see someone else on here who is on the Blantyre exchange. I've been watching this for weeks/months now as a lot of cabinets have been getting installed here. The first one I saw was at Carrigans pub at the cross roads in Blantyre and I've been seeing them pop up in Hillhouse, Westercraigs and actually down in Blantyre itself.

I'll have a look for your cab!
Standard User hippyharry
(learned) Tue 21-May-13 20:52:03
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Found your cabinet - http://goo.gl/maps/wnTBW

There is two cabinets there, so one of them is surely yours. Roadworks Scotland shows that Openreach are working there from the 27th May to the 31st May, so keep an eye out for the new cabinet popping up nearby.

This exchange isnt expected to go live until next March anyway, earliest I would think is September this year, so make of that what you will.

Edit:

Lastly, checked your postcode on BT DSL checker. Looks like you'll get a decent speed at 63.5mbit smile

WBC FTTC Up to 63.5 Up to 20 -- 31-Mar-14
Fibre Multicast -- -- -- 31-Mar-14

Edited by hippyharry (Tue 21-May-13 20:56:33)

Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Tue 21-May-13 21:46:33
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Thank you bud glad you found this I am at the top of the hill before you turn into town hill Funny thing is my mums house is the one at the back of the cabs!!

Both cabs are unmarked! had checked before Mum will be happy ...

May even swap Houses would be nice to be that close to the cab!

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Standard User ccxo
(experienced) Wed 22-May-13 00:09:21
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[re: hippyharry] [link to this post]
 
Those 2 are VM or cable cabinets, their are alot of small cabinets which im asuming must be cable.


http://goo.gl/maps/5BBhk

This is a Openreach cabinet and their is where the work is planned, most likely to be cabinet 4.

Orange BB 5856/448
Standard User hippyharry
(learned) Wed 22-May-13 07:33:10
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You're absolutely right. I've been scoping these streets for a few months now. That original BT cabinet is pretty camouflaged and looks quite old. Mistook it for something else.

Cheers!

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Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Wed 22-May-13 11:42:06
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Thanks m8 Still close to my mums wink
Will need to have a lookout for any work

I have noticed newer looking cabs around the top end of hillhouse like townhill road

Blantyre exchange has always been a nightmare adsl sucks real Bad

Had cable at one point but was a victim of tole fraud and vm fecked me over with a £7000 bill that i dint run up and still chasing me for the cash!!! Loved cable its really bad going from 50Mb to 5.2Mb

ps on my OP i said we couldn't get virgin that was old address in Ayrshire sorry for the mix-up!!!!

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Standard User hippyharry
(learned) Wed 22-May-13 13:38:13
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I actually live down in Brankholm and the street we are in doesnt get access to Virgin as it's a new build. I did ask but they said it wasn't going to be cost effective.

Your speed of 5.2mbit is pretty good for the distance between you and the exchange.

Next cabinet I've seen due for installation is at corner of hillhouse road and fleming way - cabinet 35.
Standard User ebj
(newbie) Fri 31-May-13 16:30:22
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I too am part of the Blantyre exchange. DI believe my cab is number 23. Anyone know if this is the Carrigans one?
Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Wed 05-Jun-13 12:38:08
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[re: hippyharry] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for the info

There is work happening near to this cab thear was spa? painted on the pavement but today there is work being done looks like power going to a new cab is this bt or vm?

New cab install near to cab4

Here is cab4 the old Post office type of cab very old!

Cab4

Jimgb17

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Standard User hippyharry
(learned) Wed 05-Jun-13 15:32:01
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That's defo a BT Fibre cabinet going in and yupp, it looks like that's SP Energy putting in the power for it.
Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Wed 05-Jun-13 16:20:16
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[re: hippyharry] [link to this post]
 
Lastly, checked your postcode on BT DSL checker. Looks like you'll get a decent speed at 63.5mbit smile

WBC FTTC Up to 63.5 Up to 20 -- 31-Mar-14
Fibre Multicast -- -- -- 31-Mar-14

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hippyharry Can you tell me how yo got the above data for my postcode?

I have tryed using the bt dsl checker with postcode and phone Num

but it doasnt give any details on fttc dates speed etc...

Jimgb17
Standard User gazzyk1ns
(committed) Thu 06-Jun-13 04:54:49
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Heh, I wonder who put the 230V warning sticker on the fence? I know it doesn't really matter, and I'm nitpicking, but surely it HAS to be on the cab? Maybe it's just blu-tacked to the wooden fence temporarily, I dunno. Why didn't the OR person just stick it straight on to the cabinet? The cabinet might not be properly in place, but the sticker only goes in one place and will move with the cabinet.

Yes I'm a touch neurotic, but... someone ring Claims Direct or whoever, claiming to have been shocked by that cab, citing the photo as the improper placement of a warning sticker wink

Edited by gazzyk1ns (Thu 06-Jun-13 04:55:47)

Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 06-Jun-13 19:53:29
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Yeah, I noticed that and thought it rather odd.

Standard User hippyharry
(learned) Thu 06-Jun-13 22:58:40
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The information for your approximate speed was previously on the dsl checker, but it seems BT have removed it now.
Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Thu 06-Jun-13 23:06:15
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[re: hippyharry] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by hippyharry:
The information for your approximate speed was previously on the dsl checker, but it seems BT have removed it now.


Yea saw that its not just my data looks like bt is no longer providing that data

its like that for most postcodes i check!!!!

Jimgb17

Edited by jimgb17 (Thu 06-Jun-13 23:35:44)

Standard User MartinDee23
(newbie) Mon 26-Aug-13 23:43:59
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Will i get close to this speed our will it be much less ?. Ty smile

http://postimg.org/image/70bx0wrfl/
Standard User hippyharry
(learned) Tue 27-Aug-13 14:11:27
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Will i get close to this speed our will it be much less ?. Ty smile

http://postimg.org/image/70bx0wrfl/


Based on that speed, you must be pretty close to the cabinet. Most likely you'll get that figure, but like all things in life, don't pin your hopes on it. Take 10% off it, and make that your expectation, so when its higher you'll be even happier wink
Standard User MartinDee23
(newbie) Tue 27-Aug-13 17:32:50
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This is how far i am from the cabinet

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2lstv5u&s=5
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Tue 27-Aug-13 19:13:24
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In reply to a post by MartinDee23:
This is how far i am from the cabinet

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2lstv5u&s=5


U will get full 78/18 anyway out of BT IP Profile rate but oh dear me, March 2014. A long way off.

plusnetADSL2+15.7 Meg

Edited by adslmax (Tue 27-Aug-13 19:14:11)

Standard User MartinDee23
(newbie) Tue 27-Aug-13 22:15:33
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The fans inside the cabinet are running so will it still be March before we get it or will it be sooner ? Ty smile
Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 27-Aug-13 22:22:07
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Could well be sooner.

Standard User kebabselector
(newbie) Tue 27-Aug-13 22:40:47
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[re: adslmax] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by adslmax:
U will get full 78/18 anyway out of BT IP Profile rate but oh dear me, March 2014. A long way off.


Better than the 'not economically viable' response that a few of us are getting.

Current on Zen, getting around 5mb.
Exchange is Fibre enabled, street cab not economically viable to upgrade.
Could get V*rgin, but I'd rather not.
Standard User MartinDee23
(newbie) Wed 28-Aug-13 14:52:48
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Look at this yessss smile

http://i1366.photobucket.com/albums/r768/MartinDoyle...
Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 28-Aug-13 15:32:06
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Nice, now get that order in smile

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Wed 28-Aug-13 16:46:52
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In reply to a post by MartinDee23:
Look at this yessss smile

http://i1366.photobucket.com/albums/r768/MartinDoyle...


nice one hope your order with plusnet fttc go smooth. how long it take if u order today?

plusnetADSL2+15.7 Meg
Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Thu 12-Sep-13 15:01:00
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My status is still showing...

WBC FTTC Up to 55.6 Up to 18 -- 31-Mar-14

This is for cab4 on Clarkwell road hillhousel road

I Noticed open reach digging the road at the school

do you think I could get it sooner?

I sure hope so!

Jimgb17

Edited by jimgb17 (Thu 12-Sep-13 15:03:36)

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Thu 12-Sep-13 15:40:36
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In reply to a post by jimgb17:
My status is still showing...

WBC FTTC Up to 55.6 Up to 18 -- 31-Mar-14

This is for cab4 on Clarkwell road hillhousel road

I Noticed open reach digging the road at the school

do you think I could get it sooner?

I sure hope so!


U will get it anytime between now and March 31st 2014 (kept checking on BT Wholesale checker weekly to see if it AVAILABLE NOW)

plusnetADSL2+15.7 Meg

Edited by adslmax (Thu 12-Sep-13 15:42:28)

Standard User mty
(newbie) Wed 09-Apr-14 22:53:06
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[re: adslmax] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by adslmax:
In reply to a post by jimgb17:
My status is still showing...

WBC FTTC Up to 55.6 Up to 18 -- 31-Mar-14

This is for cab4 on Clarkwell road hillhousel road

I Noticed open reach digging the road at the school

do you think I could get it sooner?

I sure hope so!


U will get it anytime between now and March 31st 2014 (kept checking on BT Wholesale checker weekly to see if it AVAILABLE NOW)


Just checked now extended until Dec 2014, ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can anyone give some reasoning why we are waiting so long.
Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Sat 16-Aug-14 02:19:17
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[re: mty] [link to this post]
 
yea I see that
have heard from the problem/reason could be that SP cant get the planning for the cab
wonder why this is could it be the school?
most other cabs are live...

Jimgb17
Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Fri 08-May-15 21:00:18
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Latest date for WSBLA4 is 30-Jun-15

lets hope this cab it active then..

Jimgb17

Edited by jimgb17 (Fri 08-May-15 21:01:27)

Standard User mty
(newbie) Wed 27-May-15 21:46:15
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[re: jimgb17] [link to this post]
 
had this e-mail earlier this year,

Afternoon Marty,



Council has asked me to have a look at the Issue with Cabinet 35 and the BT upgrade to Fibre.

The last information BT Openreach provided to us was that it was within their commercial contract and a “high cost” upgrade and this had created the delay but it was now scheduled to be Q1 of this year (2015) which leaves a fairly large window of time and i understand from your previous correspondence has already been delayed several times.



So I have some more information and understand the problem better when I am contacting our Scottish Government and BT liaison contacts could you give me both your post code and address and if you have it the location of Cabinet 35.



As you are probably aware as it is a Commercial installation by BT Openreach and the Council has no direct influence on the company however we can ask BT for information, timescales and raise concerns in the interest of the community.
Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Wed 17-Jun-15 14:54:00
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[re: mty] [link to this post]
 
wsbla4 Still dead don’t even think it has power as i cant here any fans running..

What email address did you use for your Council contact?

hope my golive date doesn’t change again.

Adsl is getting worse here 2.1 at its fastest Blantyre exchange it just to far away for the stable connection..

Jimgb17
Standard User hippyharry
(regular) Wed 17-Jun-15 19:22:45
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[re: mty] [link to this post]
 
Cabinet 35 used to be my cabinet. Amazed its not yet upgraded. I moved away 2 years ago and it was due to be upgraded then.

It's hardly in a difficult area too. On hillhouse road across from the pub. Virgin media cable also runs right along there too. If I remember right, Virgin media cable is not available in the new flats but is everywhere else.
Standard User mty
(newbie) Wed 17-Jun-15 23:00:39
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[re: jimgb17] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by jimgb17:
wsbla4 Still dead don’t even think it has power as i cant here any fans running..

What email address did you use for your Council contact?

hope my golive date doesn’t change again.

Adsl is getting worse here 2.1 at its fastest Blantyre exchange it just to far away for the stable connection..



This the Councillor looking at it [email protected]
Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Tue 30-Jun-15 01:47:27
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[re: mty] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by mty:
In reply to a post by jimgb17:
wsbla4 Still dead don’t even think it has power as i cant here any fans running..

What email address did you use for your Council contact?

hope my golive date doesn’t change again.

Adsl is getting worse here 2.1 at its fastest Blantyre exchange it just to far away for the stable connection..



This the Councillor looking at it [email protected]


Its Been Moved Again Now 31-Dec-15

Just wish Bt/Openreach Would Give us a reason

Its cab has been sitting there with no power since 2013
there must be a reason

Jimgb17

Edited by jimgb17 (Tue 30-Jun-15 01:51:34)

Standard User MCM
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 30-Jun-15 02:49:10
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Its cab has been sitting there with no power since 2013 there must be a reason

Lack of a suitable or economic power supply is a frequent cause of delays. If the power company is asking BT for too much money to provide a supply that could well be the cause.
Standard User mty
(newbie) Sat 01-Aug-15 13:56:17
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[re: jimgb17] [link to this post]
 
Guys

Date now moved to March 2017, its a joke.

reply from Council say its showing with Openreach as a High Cost site, thats why its not progressing.

I have set up a facebook page to try and get people talking about it, please share with everyone so that we might be able to apply pressure.

https://www.facebook.com/Cabinet35BLantyreExchange/i...
Standard User hippyharry
(regular) Thu 06-Aug-15 10:57:26
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I took a drive up there the other day and was surprised to see the cabinet still wasn't install.

Madness.
Standard User jimgb17
(newbie) Sun 06-Sep-15 17:39:08
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[re: hippyharry] [link to this post]
 
Yeah Baby Yeah

Check This Out

Stuck in a contract with ee but upgraded to fibre package
Thank god ADSL was a joke!

My main cab has been upgraded to a newer one!
Main Cab

The 3 year old fibre cab Installed across the road still not connected?
Fiber Cab
I am Wright Next to the cab so Speeds should be Bang On..

I dont think the smaller fiber cab has been Conected
No sound comming from it
Could the new main cab be the fiber cab also?

Jimgb17

Edited by jimgb17 (Sun 06-Sep-15 18:30:09)

Standard User Ribble
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 06-Sep-15 20:36:28
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Could the new main cab be the fiber cab also?

No. Chances are that if that PCP has only just been replaced / reshelled then the copper ties have yet to be done. New tarmac suggests additional duct has been provided for the tie cables,

Edited by Ribble (Sun 06-Sep-15 20:40:41)

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