I’m patiently waiting for my Fibre First exchange (Glasgow Halfway) rollout to reach me in order to upgrade my 40/10 FTTC (600 ish metres from the cab).
I’ve seen (with my own eyes) new ducts laid and cable pulled through and are plenty of new poles and pavement boxes in the local area. According to the TBB map https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/index.php?tab=... loads of properties have now been passed and the Openreach checker confirms full fibre available in those streets. The rollout seems to be nearing completion.
But…. not down my road. A hand-full of houses around the corner do have FTTP. They are part of the same new build estate I’m in. Why would Openreach stop after a few houses? There are ducts and pavement boxes no more than four or five years old, many younger, I can’t see any unblocking or building needing done. The only thing I could think of is that the streets are not yet adopted. But should make life easier! And in any case OR clearly have rights to run cables.
Anyway, I’m hoping my patience can be rewarded by someone here ‘in the know’ who can say if the rest of the streets on this estate will or won’t be getting full fibre in the next few months. If the former I’ll sit quietly and wait, the latter I’ll see if there are other options (I need a decent upload).
I’m in G53 7HJ. According to https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband/fibre-first/ “we don't have any plans to upgrade your area to full fibre”. But that’s also true for G53 7HH or specifically the house next door to one of those with live FTTP. The streets missed out so far are in G53 7HE, 7HF, 7HG, 7HH and 7HJ. The few houses now live are in 7HE and 7HH.
I know not every property or every street is going to get FTTP as part of Fibre First, am I one of the unlucky?