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Message 1 of 2 FTTC available in this area or not?

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I am just looking for some guidance. I will be moving to a new property in a couple of months, and it appears to be served by exchange DONCASTER NORTH, Cabinet 16 for broadband.


Looking at the BT Broadband Availability Checker, it advises that:


WBC ADSL 2+Up to 2--1 to 3.5Available
ADSL MaxUp to 1.5--1 to 2.5Available
WBC Fixed Rate0.5----Available
Fixed Rate0.5----Available



However, the says that the Exchange is Accepting Orders for Superfast Broadband and the website says FTTC is available, so I am assuming that the exchange must have been upgraded. 


Does the Broadband Checker have old data? Or is it the case although the exchange has been upgraded, the cabinet has not? If the latter how do I find out when the cabinet will be upgraded?


If superfast broadband is unavailable, then I may consider line bonding, but I would rather not get into a 12/24 month contract for that service - with independent suppliers - if BT will be offering FTTC shortly.



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Re: FTTC available in this area or not?

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The cabinet has not been upgraded.


Up until recently you could email Openreach and ask when your cabinet was likely to be upgraded however Openreach are no longer giving out that information, instead they are replying:-

Thank you for your contact to us. Please note that we will not be responding to you by email but, would like to point you to the Openreach Superfast Fibre website and the FAQ section that will provide answers to the most commonly asked questions. It will also provide links to those service providers that sell fibre broadband at the moment so you can check if your particular line is enabled.

So in short, you just need to keep checking to see if your cabinet has been up graded.

If you continue to use the checker it will tell when the cabinet is upgraded.