Im on the Springfield (CMSPR) exchange. Birmingham, second city, been largely overlooked for fibre. Even my brother who lives in the middle of nowhere has got fibre before me.
Been reading on how the installation of the cabinets take place, with someone suggesting weeks before each stage.
Quite literally within a week though, they've just changed a couple of the original cruddy BT boxes that were looking a bit manky.
Friday I noted some holes in the ground and some more cut outs of what appears to be fibre cabinets. by Sunday, the fibre cabinet is in, connected to power, all ducting in place....
I guess fibre blowing is next on the agenda before actual commissioning.
I really can't believe how fast this is going. Im kind of hoping that the fibre will be passed through from the Exchange by the end of the week and the Exchange will shift to accept orders from week after next!
I realise there's no way to know, but sounds promising. And our exchange has just in the past 48 hours shifted from "Future Exchange" to Coming Soon on the BT superfast broadband site with a prospective date of end of September.
Im hopefuly it will be sooner.
Interestingly, I note that the cabinet installed for me, yes, it's my cabinet, cabinet 13, is a 64 port VDSL cabinet.