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Standard User Adduxi
(newbie) Sat 08-Aug-20 14:20:49
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Cannot find a suitable contact on OpenReach website?


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Hi all, long time lurker looking for some information about contacting OpenReach.
Our area has just had a lot of work done with FTTP pods on the telegraph poles and it is now showing as available to order. Great, except that in half of the area, the phone lines are all ducted underground.
Now, I would like to know from OpenReach what the plans are for these ducted properties, i.e. mine and lots of neighbouring properties.
It's a fairly densely populated area, so I would have thought it's financially viable to complete all the properties in the area, and not leave 50% in the lurch.
So, is there anyway to contact OpenReach and see what the plans are? It's very frustrating to know my quite elderly Mum can get up to 900mb Fibre, but 5 minutes walk away I am only getting 60mb ...
Thanks in advance.
Standard User APTMAN
(member) Sat 08-Aug-20 14:42:56
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https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband-availabili...
Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 08-Aug-20 17:29:32
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In reply to a post by Adduxi:
Our area has just had a lot of work done with FTTP pods on the telegraph poles and it is now showing as available to order. Great, except that in half of the area, the phone lines are all ducted underground.
Are you saying you can't get fttp? If you can the CBT is likely to be in a footway box not on a telephone pole.


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Standard User candlerb
(experienced) Sat 08-Aug-20 17:31:03
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In reply to a post by Adduxi:
Our area has just had a lot of work done with FTTP pods on the telegraph poles and it is now showing as available to order. Great, except that in half of the area, the phone lines are all ducted underground.


Are you saying that those properties with ducted connections are *not* showing as available to order?
Standard User Fastman3
(regular) Sat 08-Aug-20 21:26:57
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depends on where it is depends on what plan its is and and what upgrade it was funded under
Standard User Taras
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 08-Aug-20 22:43:54
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what does https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband produce; fttc or fttp coming soon ?
Standard User Adduxi
(newbie) Sun 09-Aug-20 12:06:04
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Sorry if I've confused anyone. I can and do get FTTC, but the FTTP availability checker shows no FTTP for anyone with underground phone lines. Also the TBB map also shows FTTP following the telegraph poles and blank where all the houses are supplied underground. I've registered my interest but I'm not holding my breath.
Thanks to all who have responded.
Standard User Adduxi
(newbie) Fri 21-Aug-20 11:45:02
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Just to update this old thread.
I've been speaking to an Openreach engineer who was in the area, and it seems the houses that are not supplied via telegraph poles have armoured cable installations, so no ducting. This was common practice at the time apparently.
So he didn't hold out any hope for FTTP in the immediate future.
To say I am disappointed is an understatement ....
Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 21-Aug-20 17:19:49
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In reply to a post by Adduxi:
it seems the houses that are not supplied via telegraph poles have armoured cable
Others have reported being missed due to armoured so you're not alone.
Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Fri 21-Aug-20 18:19:16
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In reply to a post by dect:
In reply to a post by Adduxi:
it seems the houses that are not supplied via telegraph poles have armoured cable
Others have reported being missed due to armoured so you're not alone.


From what I'm seeing in Fibre First area's (of which I'm in) they are doing all overheads first, then making it available to order for underground (ducted) and then 'apparently' they will be finishing up with underground cables.

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Standard User AyeUp
(learned) Fri 21-Aug-20 18:25:41
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[email protected] CEO of BT Group

[email protected] CEO of Openreach.

Contact them directly.

Regards


JM
Standard User Fastman3
(regular) Fri 21-Aug-20 23:22:34
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hilarious I am only getting 60mb

So you are going to complain that you are only getting 60 m/bps (which is 50 m/bps above the USO and 30 m/bps above Govermment defintion of superfast

unbelivable
Standard User Adduxi
(newbie) Tue 15-Sep-20 11:03:57
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hilarious I am only getting 60mb

So you are going to complain that you are only getting 60 m/bps (which is 50 m/bps above the USO and 30 m/bps above Govermment defintion of superfast

unbelivable


No, I was bemoaning the fact that I don't have the choice, that's all, I could go to VM and get 500MB if I needed to, but I haven't due to past historical problems I had with them. Broadband speeds are moving at pace, and with remote working becoming the norm, along with streaming services, it's nice to have a choice.
My Openreach enquiry was answered, and as expected FTTP will not be coming at present.
Standard User jpm
(regular) Tue 15-Sep-20 11:35:48
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It's completely reasonable to want to address an issue that could see your property stuck on sub-100Mbps for the next five years.

If you had 24Mbps ADSL in 2015 you'd have been about average and I'm sure there would have been people in comment boxes wondering what you were complaining about, yet that would have been unsuitable for a family working and learning from home over the past few months.
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