I have been trying to get fibre ever since our exchange was enabled June 2016 16 months ago. At that time 2 cabinets were upgraded out of the 7 in my area now it has come to a full stop, and have been i formed by Openreach that my cabinet will not be upgraded its commercially not viable.
i would like to know what they consider as being not commercially viable, I am on Flax Bourton exchange and cabinet 4 which is one of the main cabinets in my area and has approximately 540 connections, or premises attached to it. I would have thought that would qualify. Since the exchange upgrade openreach have only covered about one quarter of the village so why bother upgrading the exchange f they have no pkans to upgrade the cabinets. The remaining 5 cabinets will not be upgraded. There about 2200 premise here, and to rub salt in the wound they put fibre to the premises to a small housing estate just round the corner of about 80 houses which was built over 10 years ago and no plzns for the rest of us, and they are also on cabinet 4.
One cabinet they uograded No 3 is one of the smaller ones with very few connections and the fibre cabinet is tiny the smallest they have, where is the sense?
Thanks Webby for your help. I have a,ready had detailed discussions with CDS the funding scheme for this area is Virgin which already exists in the village but only covers the centre core, on the main streets. CDS ceased funding for Openreach in March this year.
lot of the side streets do not have pavements so only solution would be OR network. I have contacted our Parish Council which is qutte strong that all I can do. Just come across a brick wall as I cannot see the logic of upgrading the exchange in the village and then not supplying the fibre.
Upgrading exchanges to fibre is all part of the long term plan to extend FTTP as far as reasonably possible. The actualy fibre
has been there for years under project Collossus.
The majority of Collossus is black (i.e. unused) as government investment was halted years ago to allow other companies to compete with BT and provide competition.
That's worked out well. FTTP coverage could've been a reality years ago.