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Standard User sw25481
(newbie) Sat 15-Feb-20 22:34:48
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Epsom FTTP (Fibre First) Tracking Progress?


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Epsom is showing as "Build in Progress" at https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband/fibre-first . Very exciting as I am a long way from my FTTC cab. (Apologies to all those that can't even get FTTC).

When I check the http://dslchecker.bt.com I see "on Exchange EPSOM is served by Cabinet 17" but it just says "FTTP is not available". (WBC FTTP On Demand is available)

Is there any way to get any further information on progress?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 15-Feb-20 23:57:38
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Checkers tend to go from nothing to live.

Watching road works locally e.g. one.network website can help

Epsom has been on the build list for a while but spotted anything in my loop around the many fibre first areas

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 16-Feb-20 00:08:07
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Epsom has been on the build list for a while but spotted anything in my loop around the many fibre first areas
A missing "not"?

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Standard User Nologic
(newbie) Tue 18-Feb-20 13:30:13
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Not sure if it helps the OP, but I’m in Tadworth (Burgh Heath Exchange) which is part of the same rollout. Kelly Communications were pulling fibre into our road last month.
The Surrey County Council Roadworks website shows when BT OpenReach have planned roadworks. First they have ‘Test rod and rope with blockage clearance...’ then pull the cables (or lay new ducting)
There a couple of places in the Epsom area showing as ‘ Test rod and rope with blockage clearance...’

Phil
Standard User slimj
(member) Tue 18-Feb-20 14:38:12
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As others have said, keep an eye on the roadworks site.

My local towns, Ramsgate and Broadstairs (both sit alongside each other), were announced in July 2019 and build started around October, Ramsgate has associated roadworks but nothing live yet - expecting to see some live postcodes in the coming months I guess.

Broadstairs is showing nothing yet, assuming this will be done after Ramsgate.
Standard User rjh321
(member) Wed 19-Feb-20 10:12:07
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It's a bit annoying that Ramsgate & Broadstairs are being done but not Margate, where I live. All three towns (and the rest of the Isle of Thanet) were cabled by Virgin recently, but I'd rather not use them.
Standard User slimj
(member) Wed 19-Feb-20 23:02:02
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In reply to a post by rjh321:
It's a bit annoying that Ramsgate & Broadstairs are being done but not Margate, where I live. All three towns (and the rest of the Isle of Thanet) were cabled by Virgin recently, but I'd rather not use them.


Can't do everything at once! Likely that Margate, Westgate and Birchington will follow after.

I do note that Acol is going to get FTTP later this year also, on a Community Fibre Partnership project.
Standard User sw25481
(newbie) Wed 08-Apr-20 14:31:33
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So great news, Kelly Communications and Openreach have finished pulling fibre to all the poles in our road this week.

Hopefully it will not be too long before we can order.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 08-Apr-20 14:37:16
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Hopefully it will not be too long before we can order.

Whilst I hope you’re right ... at present, Openreach are not entering customer premises for provision of service. So whilst you may be able to order soon, it is more than likely that the install won’t be completed for quite some time.

Standard User Rolandrat
(committed) Wed 08-Apr-20 15:01:26
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Some ISP's you wont even be able to order, BT for example, quite popular for FTTP as prices are very competitive, the products have completely gone from their order pages, our postcode has gone from 900Mb back down to 1-3Mb ADSL only available to order.

Openreach site does still show its available though, so keep an eye on that, its the best place anyway to check, i spent last 10 years checking on and off!
Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 08-Apr-20 15:47:33
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Some ISP's you wont even be able to order, BT for example


I'm not aware of any ISP's who aren't actually taking orders yet (that might happen though).

You can still order FTTP on the phone via BT.

OpenReach are accepting FTTP orders but delaying install if entry to the premises is required.

Do you know any ISP's who aren't taking FTTP orders?
Standard User sw25481
(newbie) Wed 08-Apr-20 16:06:51
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Thank you both for the good advice
Standard User simondup
(newbie) Tue 07-Jul-20 10:46:04
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Any progress on your fibre ?

I am also eagerly watching Kelly/Openreach laying fibre around Epsom & Ewell but things still look far from complete.
Standard User Nologic
(newbie) Tue 07-Jul-20 15:22:14
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For everyone’s information, I’m in Tadworth which is part of the same roll-out. As Mr Saffron noted, I found the checker went straight from unavailable to available.
I placed my order on the 11/05, received notification that the external works would take place on 25/06 - I actually received this date on 22/05, just after Openreach had installed the CSP.
At this point the internal install date was 06/07

I then had a call from Zen asking if I wanted the install date brought forwards, if so, Openreach would contact me directly to ask a few questions.
Q1 - will the connection be on the ground floor
Q2 - has anyone in the house shown any symptoms of COVID
Q3 - can the openreach engineer keep 2 metres from all household members
Q4 - is there mains socket near the installation point.

The installation was then brought forward to 15/06, took about 45 mins.

Note the Ont is Nokia and is about the size of an original type phone socket.

Phil
Standard User testforecho
(newbie) Thu 10-Sep-20 22:43:53
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Hi, I have received a notice from Openreach that FTTP is available now. I am in Clarendon Park in Epsom. I have purchased 300mb download via BT and installation at the end of September. The status changed on very short notice.

Hopefully is available at your address now.
Standard User NMA_EPSOM
(newbie) Tue 22-Sep-20 18:47:56
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Hi, was wondering if any of you have gotten your connections yet, and if so how is the BT fibre optic connection in the area?
Standard User testforecho
(newbie) Fri 02-Oct-20 14:18:29
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Hi, thanks for inquiring. It has become an absolute fiasco with BT to get an installation. Originally 3 weeks, engineer showed, needed some extra work to be done apparently but he was pretty incoherent. Not sure if is something on my property or wider issue. Made arrangements for follow up a week later, removed furniture from the room to provide access, took day off work, and he did not show. I had confirmed with three customer service people the booking including on the day, as was concerned that no one had a clue as to what was going on. Now trying to reschedule but who knows if they will show up, and now have to move furniture back and then move it again, take another day off work? The incompetence is staggering. Just furious.
Standard User NMA_EPSOM
(newbie) Fri 02-Oct-20 20:22:25
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Interesting - ive had a similar situation. So the guy comes on the date (1 October), very nice guy for the most part knows what hes doing. He had to lay a new fibre optic line from about 2 poles away to my house, which he did, got it in the house, put in the ONT, and hub but it couldn't register on the network. So he tested, called BT and stayed on hold for about an hour and they told him that they will look into it and it will activate by the end of the day. Which it didn't. So I called back and they said it'll activate by midnight. Which it didn't. So next day I called back and they said somethings wrong and will need to send a surveyor out and it can take about 5 days. So they have told me they will call me next week and let me know the progress.... Interestingly I was also due to have a digital voice phone line, but another guy turns up (who the first guy didn't know about) and installs the old analogue phone line as well via a separate cable. very strange, seems like they dont have a clue whats happening.
I suspect the local network may not be active as the engineer who installed the fibre optic cable said im on the first port on the street. If you dont mind what area are you in - im just off Reigate Road across from Nork Park
Standard User testforecho
(newbie) Fri 23-Oct-20 20:27:39
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Third time lucky. Install a success. Download 95mb, upload 45mb, ping 3ms. From 37mb download, 7mb upload, ping of 14ms.
Standard User NMA_EPSOM
(newbie) Mon 26-Oct-20 20:36:15
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You mentioned you had a 300 connection - but you are only getting around 100 ?

Also is it generally reliable (ie is it a steady connection, and does it ever go down)?

Unfortunately I still havnt gotten a connection, there was something wrong with the connection from the exchange to my area apparently, hence its not working. They have another date now to check it out, on the 4th November. This will be the third time they are visiting - so lets see if it is lucky.
Standard User testforecho
(newbie) Mon 02-Nov-20 10:40:19
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Hi connection has been reliable. No issues. Would say is more stable than non-fibre. Seems less affected by higher load in neighbourhood when everyone is home in the evening. This is not scientific feedback.
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