FTTC cabs in before exchange enablement date made public?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by alexd, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. alexd

    alexd Guest

    How long before BT announce when an exchange is to be FTTC enabled, do BT
    start putting in FTTC cabs? The reason I ask is that there's no date for my
    local exchange, but there's what looks like the beginnings of a cab for some
    active kit in my street; a small cab to one side with a voltage sticker on,
    and a 2m*0.75m plinth. Spray paint on the pavement says "BT". I did a google
    image search for 'bt fttc cabinet' and it looks to be larger than any of the
    pictures I've found.
    alexd, Nov 11, 2010
    1. Advertisements

  2. alexd

    David Guest

    I have never seen one proper list from them always split up into sort of
    groups, is there one source for the target dates?
    David, Nov 11, 2010
    1. Advertisements

  3. alexd

    Graham. Guest

    I can't answer that, but when my local cabinet appeared I posted this on 1 July
    This morning, 11 Nov, I got a letter inviting me to join BT Infinity. That's not to say thay are ready
    to connect subscribers, but I assume it is close.

    I think this street had one of the first cabinets in the area, so perhaps 4-5 months from the start of
    fibre deployment to connecting customers. That seems to be the case here.
    Graham., Nov 11, 2010
  4. alexd

    Graham. Guest

    MRPRE if you want to look up the FTTC date.
    I kind of thought there would need to be some cabinets before an exchange was regarded as enabled, but you know what thought did ;-)
    Graham., Nov 11, 2010
  5. alexd

    alexd Guest

    Meanwhile, at the uk.telecom.broadband Job Justification Hearings, Andy
    Burns chose the tried and tested strategy of:
    OK. So it's probably just another cell site then :-(
    alexd, Nov 11, 2010
  6. My exchange, Portsmouth Central is "Dec 2010".

    Today I saw a roadworks man removing the barriers that had been erected
    around the holes that I presume were dug to allow the ducting to be
    connected to a new cabinet about 100 yards from my flat. I'll stick pics
    up tomorrow if I get the chance (weather permitting).

    I'm pretty sure it's an OpenReach FTTC cab, and not some VirginMedia
    contraption, although it's next to what I think is a VirginMedia box and
    across the road from what I think is an existing OpenReach cabinet.

    As I said, I shall take pics tomorrow if it's not too wet.


    Denis McMahon
    Denis McMahon, Nov 12, 2010
  7. Denis McMahon, Nov 12, 2010
  8. alexd

    alexd Guest

    Meanwhile, at the uk.telecom.broadband Job Justification Hearings, alexd
    chose the tried and tested strategy of:
    LocalView confirms it :-(
    alexd, Nov 12, 2010
  9. Sorry, no pics today, brand new DSLR isn't going out in this rain.


    Denis McMahon
    Denis McMahon, Nov 12, 2010
  10. probably correct.
    Probably wrong. see below.
    They will roll it out first to where there are a maximum no of customers
    willing to pay for it.

    That means urban areas by and large. Who are already well served.

    You MAY see it n high use areas served by porr braodband - thatss
    urban/suburban where lines are long.

    We will never see it in rural locations where its half a dozen houses on
    the end of 5 miles of copper, that cant even get adsl..

    Incidentally, BT Openreach is the most profitable division of BT,
    followed by wholesale services.

    BT retail has managed to be crap at everything, including making money,
    and producing soap opera adverts.

    And as for the business division..haha.
    The Natural Philosopher, Nov 12, 2010
  11. alexd

    Graham. Guest

    We are well served by ADSL2+ and only a few hundred meters from the exchange, but
    we are in an enclave of a few streets that were never cabled by Nynex, so it is interesting
    that ours was one of the first cabinets in the area.

    My current speed with Bethere according to thinkbradband is 17 down and 1.1 up. Real stable speeds, not "up to"
    BE costs me £17.88pcm

    According to the BT letter I have here, Infitity would give me up to 40Mb/s down and up to 2Mb/s
    up for 11 pence pcm extra (£17.99 pcm). On the face of it that's a no-brainer.

    Is Infinity the death knell for LLU?
    Graham., Nov 12, 2010
  12. alexd

    David Guest

    I use the following because I always feel Think Broadband is a bit lacking
    at measuring these higher speeds.



    David, Nov 12, 2010
  13. why? they will have to open up the street cabs, as well.
    The Natural Philosopher, Nov 12, 2010
  14. alexd

    Andy Furniss Guest

    IIRC 20 gig a month usage limit for that price and 100 gig limit before
    peak time throttling to 1mbit/s for 30 days on the more expensive
    Andy Furniss, Nov 12, 2010
  15. alexd

    Andy Furniss Guest

    Oops it's 40gig.
    Andy Furniss, Nov 13, 2010
  16. alexd

    Andy Furniss Guest

    Ahh, that's not so bad then.

    Looking at the T&Cs it seems that P2P may be throttled regardless of usage.

    I suppose throttled to what and when makes the difference between a Talk
    Talk and a Be.
    Andy Furniss, Nov 13, 2010
  17. alexd

    alexd Guest

    Meanwhile, at the uk.telecom.broadband Job Justification Hearings, Andy
    Burns chose the tried and tested strategy of:
    Yes. Don't think there are many takers though [Rutland Telecom maybe?]. The
    economics for SLU are like LLU, but worse IMHO. Just as much work if not
    more for the CP, for a smaller number of customers.
    alexd, Nov 14, 2010
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.