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Standard User agkq62
(regular) Mon 02-Jul-18 14:30:21
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Exchange only lines.


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This has probably been asked many times before.

My village is EO lines to the exchange in the nest village, MYBBY.

Accord to http://superfastnorthyorkshire.com/#where-when the status has altered from "not available" to
Status: Proposed phase 3 deployment
Time Frame:
2018 - 2019

Is there anywhere I can check on the actual progress as time goes on?

Thanks.
Standard User j0hn83
(experienced) Mon 02-Jul-18 14:59:02
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Re: Exchange only lines.


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The best place to track progress is the OpenReach site.

https://www.homeandbusiness.openreach.co.uk/fibre-br...

What does that site currently say for your address?
How much detail they give depends if it is FTTP or FTTC being deployed.
Standard User agkq62
(regular) Mon 02-Jul-18 15:54:03
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Thanks for that.

Site says

Your area is currently in our plans to be upgraded with Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), however we follow a different design and build process for FTTP so you won't see updates at each stage. Once the engineering work is completed there is a commissioning period of up to eight weeks before an order can be placed. When you are able to place an order you will see the Accepting Orders message.

Exchange name: Brandsby
Exchange status: Fibre enabled
Cabinet number: -
Technology: Pending - EO Line


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Standard User j0hn83
(experienced) Mon 02-Jul-18 15:57:07
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You're fortunate that it's FTTP.
The downside is there is very little in the way of updates for FTTP.
Your best bet is watching what local works goes on or checking the roadworks.org website.
Standard User agkq62
(regular) Mon 02-Jul-18 16:23:07
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Thanks again.

I hadn't realised it was FTTP but I am not sure how that would work.

The lines come from the next village underground to an inspection chamber, they then go overhead with the power lines on poles down the village.

Many years ago BT did pull through a fibre ducting to the chamber but how do they get that to individual houses?
Standard User j0hn83
(experienced) Mon 02-Jul-18 16:28:37
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99% of the time the fibre will follow the same final drop as the current copper line. So if that's currently overhead via poles then the fibre will likely come via those poles.

The fact your current copper line shares poles (are you sure?) with power cables may change this, I have no idea.

I know OpenReach often use other utility companies poles, but as far as I know they never allow other utilities to use their telegraph poles.
Standard User agkq62
(regular) Mon 02-Jul-18 17:47:38
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Thanks again.

Found this which answers my query. https://www.btplc.com/ngb/News/Lightweight.htm
Standard User KelvinBridge
(regular) Mon 02-Jul-18 23:27:45
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Standard User agkq62
(regular) Mon 03-Dec-18 20:25:26
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Well that's a bummer. Now back to "We are exploring solutions",
Standard User northantspete
(newbie) Thu 18-Apr-19 12:18:21
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In reply to a post by agkq62:
Well that's a bummer. Now back to "We are exploring solutions",



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