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Standard User kjwkjw
(newbie) Wed 30-Sep-20 15:35:39
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FTTP - Signs of Install Starting!


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Afternoon All,

So I arrived home today and found the streets around my new build estate awash with BT vans and engineers opening up man hole covers and peering down them for a few minutes and then moving onto the next (one of them had a tablet with him which looked like it showed all the cable routes)

I live in a post code area that is part of the rural villages build (Minster/Sheerness) so was happy to see some sign of life.... should this mean that work is about to start hopefully?

The last email I had from the fibre contact team said all being well things should be live by MAR21 so it kind of all fits together hopefully?

I have been watching roadworks.org like a hawk so was very happy when I caught them in the act smile
Standard User slimj
(member) Thu 01-Oct-20 08:58:31
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It is likely yes, they may just be doing surveys at the moment, but it's a good sign.

FTTP work does appear to be picking up across Kent at the moment. I'm also seeing a few areas local to me that are not on any list with fibre coiled ready for rollout (assuming it's not FTTPoD) + postcodes in Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Deal, Faversham, etc starting to come online.
Standard User kjwkjw
(newbie) Thu 01-Oct-20 14:07:49
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A lot of Kent seems to be included in the various projects which is nice to see...

I am hoping being on a new build estate thats all been ducted in the last 5 years should mean its a quick win and we will be one of the first around here!


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Standard User kjwkjw
(newbie) Thu 01-Oct-20 20:04:21
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So they came back today, although they were from a company called Full Fibre Network Group and were installing blue draw ropes in the main pavement chambers (strangely they were only incorporated as a company in July 2020)

Guess they are doing the prep for the Openreach guys to come in behind and pull in the fibre?

Edited by kjwkjw (Thu 01-Oct-20 20:06:07)

Standard User shortshrift27
(newbie) Thu 01-Oct-20 20:24:24
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Standard User kjwkjw
(newbie) Thu 01-Oct-20 21:17:25
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Ah! Obviously more money to be made in contracting smile I guess BT need all the help they can get with the scale of their role out plans.
Standard User CarlTSpeak
(committed) Fri 02-Oct-20 10:54:51
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Trying to get it done before they need a permit to get into Kent from outside and/or Kent unilaterally declares independence smile

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Standard User kjwkjw
(newbie) Sun 10-Jan-21 14:41:11
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Looks like my fibre dream is closing in!

Imagine my surprise to see activity in my floor box this morning (on a Sunday!)

CBT install complete, just need it all to be joined up now smile

https://pasteboard.co/JJ0jQTc.png
Standard User jamie1985
(newbie) Sun 10-Jan-21 23:49:00
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Normally once CBT is on it normally takes 1-4 weeks before FTTP shows up on BT site.. we switched from virgin to BT once we knew they were live and it took them 1 week go live once the CBT was installed.

My Broadband Speed Test

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Standard User kjwkjw
(newbie) Mon 11-Jan-21 07:37:20
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The guys doing the CBT installs across the estate said they would not be doing the splicing and that BT would be coming at some point to do it.

When I last got in touch with Openreach they said by March 21 so I guess they will come back some time before then to finish the job!

To be honest I am just happy it actually still happened to plan especially considering the current circumstances.

Just glad I have finally seen some concrete proof that its coming! smile
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