Just a quick update on the progress of the discussions with Suffolk council regarding the upgrading of Cabinet 35 in Stowmarket.
Well it turns out i have had some very good news from them.
I contacted their business manager last week to see if there was any progress as to what the plan was with upgrading cabinet 35. He assured me he was chasing it still but would get back to me this week.
I received an email from him yesterday and he informed me that 'Openreach have told him that this cabinet should now be live between Feb/March next year'.
I asked him to confirm that BT have now said they plan to upgrade this cabinet themselves as part of their roll out and here is the reponse i received:-
"Yes – that’s right. I assume it had to go through some internal governance to sign something (probably excess cost) off, during which time it was placed on hold. It is now definitely back in the commercial rollout"
So there we have it, cabinet 35 should now be getting upgraded in the early part of next year, so high speed broadband should be available to us then.
I have already thanked the business manager i have been in discussions with for everything he has done in progressing this issue. He has also said that if there are any further problems with this cabinet then i am ok to contact him again.
It's has taken a little bit of time and a number of emails but we have finally received a positive outcome!!!!!!!
Heres looking forward to high speed broadband!!!!!!!!!
Just have to wait for it to happen now. Hopefully no more 'delays' or 'changes' by BT on this
Just another quick update on the fibre roll out for cabinet 35 in Stowmarket.
Well it seems as if the details i was provided by Suffolk council (See last updates) is correct. If you check on the 'BT openreach when and where' site, it states that we are in a fibre enable area but our cabinet is not ready yet, however it is in the plans.
So at least its a step in the correct direction. Hopefully get the actual upgrade soon!!!!!!!!
Just a quick update on the ongoing cabinet 35 fibre upgrade.
Unfortunately it may be bad news. I have just checked the "BT when and where" site and this cabinet has been reduced from "enabled area" status which confirmed the cabinet was in the upgrade plan to "Under review" status which means they are assessing if the cabinet can actually be upgraded.
I find this quite amauzing considering they have already installed the physical fibre cabinet on Blackbird Way.
I have emailed BT to try and confirm what is going on but have only received the generic "we are committed to bringing you high speed broadband; this is the fastest roll out in the world etc etc"
I have therefore emailed Suffolk Council Broadband team asking them to try and find out f this cabinet has been delayed and if it is actually going to be upgraded.
I will keep you all informed of what i find out.
Due to the uncertinity i am now considering finding an alternative high speed broadband method. Does anyone know of any alternites in the area with approximate cost.
that is great news.
Whats sort of speed have you been achieving and what do you anticiapte the costs to be for people joining your network?
Also i am based on the new crest devlopment on Hedge Sparrow road (Just off Osprey Drive) which is next to the sports pitches and not too far from the community center, do you think i will be able to connect to this.
I saw the link before the mods deleted it. Unfortunately there was no information as yet. As I stated way back I look forward to more information in due course.