Sudden BT action in village

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Davey, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Davey

    Davey Guest

    Last year, we saw cabinets go up scattered around the village, and the
    BT date for fibre went from September 2014 to September 2015. During
    the cabinet erection, there was lots of road work, digging up of roads
    and pavements, installation of trunking, with or without fibre, and
    then everybody went home. Attempts by the local Parish Council to get
    some information about when we would actually get fibre were totally
    rebuffed.
    Yesterday, suddenly, there was more digging up, of the same roads that
    were dug up before. This time, we have a traffic light system, right
    opposite the most visited shop in the village, the paper shop cum Post
    Office, so creating an even greater hazard to traffic flow than normal.
    But does this mean that fibre is approaching? The BT website gives no
    clue, as usual, but that is no surprise.
     
    Davey, Apr 28, 2015
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  2. Davey

    David Guest


    Well if there is road digging up with traffic control they must have
    arranged that with your Parish Council or if not with you Distric
    Council, can you enquire again with your local Councillor to find out why?
    If he/she of no help it's only a few days or so to elect another person.
    Regards
    David
     
    David, Apr 28, 2015
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  3. Davey

    Davey Guest

    Between sending off my OP and reading your message, I had sent an
    enquiry to the Parish Council. But the members wok during the day, so I
    don't expect any response until this evening, and they may not know
    anything anyway.
    Here, it is the County Council Highways Dept. that governs such work as
    traffic lights, it doesn't go through the Parish Council, as far as I
    know. Even enquiries re: road signs to the District Council get
    redirected to the county. Quite why we need so many councils, I don't
    know, and they all cost money (except the Parish Council, they work
    gratis). The Parish Council considers such things as tree lopping and
    bad building plans, but has few teeth, from what I can see.
     
    Davey, Apr 28, 2015
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  4. Davey

    Davey Guest

    The BT Checker website has just upgraded us to Enabled, but Not Taking
    Orders.
    Getting closer.......
     
    Davey, Apr 28, 2015
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  5. Davey

    David Guest

    Good news then.
    The not taking orders do you think that will mean BT Infinity?
    And other Providers might well be worth keeping an eye on their websites
    for availability.
    Regards
    David
     
    David, Apr 28, 2015
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  6. Davey

    Davey Guest

    There are several levels, the top one being Taking Orders, the next down
    being Fibre Enabled. We are now in the latter, but not yet in the
    highest level, which must mean that it going through testing etc (one
    would think). The trenches in the road suggest something a bit more
    basic, however, unless they tested and found a problem.
    I would assume, maybe wrongly, that once BT Infinity is available, then
    other suppliers will also be enabled, Zen in my case.
    BT have wasted enough money advertising Infinity in the area, even for
    the years that it has been not even a dream in BT's plans.
     
    Davey, Apr 28, 2015
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  7. Davey

    Davey Guest

    There are in fact 8 levels, the lowest being:

    Exploring Solutions We're keen to bring Superfast Fibre to your
    area and are exploring how best to achieve that. We may deliver it as
    part of our commercial programme, or by working in partnership with
    your local authority. At the moment you can't order Superfast Fibre.

    Otherwise known as the "You're S..t out of Luck" level.
     
    Davey, Apr 28, 2015
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  8. Davey

    Davey Guest

    The Parish Council has replied, (after a day without its internet
    service), and tells me that, according to the County Council, we should
    have Fibre by September. I hope it will be some time before that,
    although we are almost in May already, so September is not far away.
     
    Davey, Apr 30, 2015
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