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Old 01-10-2011, 17:40
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Glad to see Broadstairs is on the list and I don't want to get my hopes up just yet, but at the end of our road there are some orange barriers along the pathway with 'Contracting on behalf of BT Open Reach' written on them.
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Old 01-10-2011, 17:46
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Glad to see Broadstairs is on the list and I don't want to get my hopes up just yet, but at the end of our road there are some orange barriers along the pathway with 'Contracting on behalf of BT Open Reach' written on them.
If there's anyone there, go and ask them!
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Old 01-10-2011, 18:17
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If there's anyone there, go and ask them!
They were there while I was at work Thursday and Friday, but not today.
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Old 01-10-2011, 18:38
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They were there while I was at work Thursday and Friday, but not today.
Ah, okay.
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Old 05-10-2011, 22:30
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It's nice to be one of the first to get something for once. We only got ADSL in 2005 at the near end of BT's massive ADSL rollout.
As early as that eh? We didn't get it until mid 2006 and only then after we started a local petition. It seem to me that Cornwall is much better served than we ever have. Mind you we are not in a Tory shire or a LibDem area.
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Old 06-10-2011, 13:35
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As early as that eh? We didn't get it until mid 2006 and only then after we started a local petition. It seem to me that Cornwall is much better served than we ever have. Mind you we are not in a Tory shire or a LibDem area.
Nah, That doesn’t help either. I’m in a Tory Shire with one of the most invisible/useless MPs around. Cornwall qualified for specific EU funding as a designated disadvantaged area. Devon where I am doesn’t even though I’d argue it is equally poor.

Latest from Connecting Devon is that everything is on track and they will commence announcing roll out dates in September 2012. So at least another year to wait to hear anything. Unable yet to give any indications on any exchanges.

Not quite sure what “on track and on target” means when they haven’t actually done anything yet.
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Old 31-07-2012, 12:38
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I would like to order the new Sky fibre service but its still saying its unavailable as does BT infinity.
Does any one else in Clacton yet have fibre broadband at all?
Also I don't think my road has a green box as the exchange is in the same road so does this mean we will have to wait even longer for FTTP to come?
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Old 31-07-2012, 12:50
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i live in birmingham....uk's 2nd city and no plans for our exchange (kings norton) WTF???
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Old 31-07-2012, 17:04
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I would like to order the new Sky fibre service but its still saying its unavailable as does BT infinity.
Does any one else in Clacton yet have fibre broadband at all?
Also I don't think my road has a green box as the exchange is in the same road so does this mean we will have to wait even longer for FTTP to come?
Nope still waiting here The new green box is in place but I guess not connected and powered up yet. Try the Talk Talk fibre checker. It's telling me a go live date of October 2012.
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Old 31-07-2012, 17:15
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i live in birmingham....uk's 2nd city and no plans for our exchange (kings norton) WTF???
There's still time yet!
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Old 31-07-2012, 20:50
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Nope still waiting here The new green box is in place but I guess not connected and powered up yet. Try the Talk Talk fibre checker. It's telling me a go live date of October 2012.
Just says Superfast Fibre Optic Broadband isn't available in your area yet

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Old 31-07-2012, 20:57
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Hexham?!

How did Hexham get it and Sunderland, pah.

My max speed is still a measly average 12mb (I got 17mb once, I assume everyone else on the exchange had a freak power cut)
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:20
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Just says Superfast Fibre Optic Broadband isn't available in your area yet

I checked Talk Talk and it says super fast will be available in October this year, although the Openreach site shows the Granville Road exchange as accepting orders. I'm on that exchange so hopefully it won't be long before it's offered by my isp.
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Old 03-08-2012, 14:22
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Hexham?!

How did Hexham get it and Sunderland, pah.

My max speed is still a measly average 12mb (I got 17mb once, I assume everyone else on the exchange had a freak power cut)
Measly? MEASLY?? I suppose it is in reality but that just makes my area's speed of 4mb look pathetic.
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Old 03-08-2012, 14:49
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Mine goes live before September 30th, There's only one cabinet for my area luckily I live under 200 metres from it so should get good speeds (predicted 80mb/20mb currently), Will be nice as I'm currently on 7mb and about a mile from the exchange.
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Old 03-08-2012, 15:58
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It has been said on here but I will say it again.

Just because your Exchange is on the list DOES NOT mean you will be able to get Fast Fibre Broadband from BT. You will get it ONLY IF they fibre your cabinet. They do not fibre all cabinets, only ones that are economically viable.

I am in London and my Exchange has been fibre enabled for 2 years but I cannot get it. I raised this with BT who said it is unlikely my Cabinet will ever be fibred because there are not that many customers on our particular cabinet.

Because of this I get my up to 16Mb Broadband at a ridiculously low price,
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Old 03-08-2012, 16:11
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My exchange has now been put back twice, originally scheduled for March now it could be anytime between now and September.a bit frustrating watching all the neighbouring exchanges get activated while Sudbury continues to wait.
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Old 07-08-2012, 20:11
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My exchange is been upgraded but I'm with talk talk will my increase? If not and cabs need to be put in streets will BT need to put in underground pipes to feed the fibre optics? Or do they have an agreement with virgin for sharing them?
When you see the new cab it means fibre is there. We were upgraded really quickly after the exchange upgrade which surprised me as in reality 'we' are a small village; sometimes I think its just pure luck as to when you get the upgraded cabs.
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Old 07-08-2012, 20:26
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It has been said on here but I will say it again.

Just because your Exchange is on the list DOES NOT mean you will be able to get Fast Fibre Broadband from BT. You will get it ONLY IF they fibre your cabinet. They do not fibre all cabinets, only ones that are economically viable.

I am in London and my Exchange has been fibre enabled for 2 years but I cannot get it. I raised this with BT who said it is unlikely my Cabinet will ever be fibred because there are not that many customers on our particular cabinet.

Because of this I get my up to 16Mb Broadband at a ridiculously low price,
They will have to fibre some Cabs as what they see as ''none economically viable'' as they would never reach the 2015 targets at this rate. 90% of the UK to have access to Super Fast broadband. Not to mention the massive amount government funding was really suppose help this problem.

''Forecast date: By end of 2013''
I take If my exchange is done it could be mid 2014 to it's available with these comments. This one is ''future exchanges''

However It's likely in coming months I could be moving, and that location that exchange has this

December 2012 so again should I add few months on it. This is ''Coming soon''
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Old 07-08-2012, 22:15
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Glad to see Broadstairs is on the list and I don't want to get my hopes up just yet, but at the end of our road there are some orange barriers along the pathway with 'Contracting on behalf of BT Open Reach' written on them.
Sunny Broadstairs was supposed to be fibre enabled in June 2012 but has now been put back to September 30th 2012.

Why?

Margate and Ramsgate was enabled as planned in June!
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:14
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Sunny Broadstairs was supposed to be fibre enabled in June 2012 but has now been put back to September 30th 2012.

Why?

Margate and Ramsgate was enabled as planned in June!
mine was put back 3 times, these things happen.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:42
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Sunny Broadstairs was supposed to be fibre enabled in June 2012 but has now been put back to September 30th 2012.

Why?

Margate and Ramsgate was enabled as planned in June!
I'm not far from Westwood Cross in Ramsgate mine isn't live until September 30th either
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Old 08-08-2012, 17:57
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Amazed that Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe, Eaglescliffe ect have Fibre yet Darlington a much bigger town isn't on any listat all can't work it out at all
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Old 09-08-2012, 19:20
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I'm not far from Westwood Cross in Ramsgate mine isn't live until September 30th either
I'm just off Rumfields Road near Asda and have just had a telephone call offering an upgrade to infinity.
Engineer coming to install 29th August.
Currently for speed im on up to 10mb and actualy get just over 9mb. The lady on the phone says it will go upto 60mb.
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Old 09-08-2012, 19:39
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I'm just off Rumfields Road near Asda and have just had a telephone call offering an upgrade to infinity.
Engineer coming to install 29th August.
Currently for speed im on up to 10mb and actualy get just over 9mb. The lady on the phone says it will go upto 60mb.
Meanwhile 7 miles away and it chuggs along at 1.25 mb and there's no sign at all of the bits between the big towns of Kent getting anything........
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