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Stonegiant2012
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New Cabinet close to premises

Hi all

 

We currently get a speed of around 1.5 Mbps despite a Fibre Cabinet being built 200m south of my property in early 2015. We were initially given a date of June 2015 for Fibre availability but it turns out that it is has not been possible to connect this cabinet to the exchange at a cost that respresents value for money.

 

Yesterday engineers began construction on a new cabinet around 400m north of me. Houses in this area get speeds of around 20Mbps and are currently connected to a cabinet in the local village (approx 1 mile)

 

Both cabinets are on the same stretch of road and the area is fairly rural

 

Is it possible that this new cabinet will mean I can get improved speeds or is it likely to just increase the speeds of those currently getting 20Mbps?

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: New Cabinet close to premises

@Stonegiant2012

 

Only Openreach would know that. Their standard response is on this page. But I am told that some infill cabinets are being installed.

 

https://www.homeandwork.openreach.co.uk/help-and-support/when-can-i-get-fibre.aspx

 

There is another cabinet nearby that is already accepting orders, can I get fibre broadband from there instead?

 

No, the network over which fibre broadband is provided is bespoke, and all premises are served from dedicated fixed distribution points. Many lines are connected via their own overhead or underground link to a nearby green telephony cabinet. There are no interconnections that could be used to move a line from one cabinet to another.

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Stonegiant2012
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Re: New Cabinet close to premises

I have received that reponse from Openreach

 

Cabinet is at a crossroads (4 roads). There are 5 houses at the junction (same exhange as mine). The next houses on 2 of the 4 roads are on two different exchanges than ours. The 3rd road leads back to the village and I am the 4th house up the other road about 400m away.

 

Will they ever cross into a different exchange? 

 

Would they do an infill cabinet that only benefits 5 houses?

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: New Cabinet close to premises

Those are questions that nobody on here will be able to answer.

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Webby
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Re: New Cabinet close to premises

What's your postcode?

It's likely to be in an infil cab.

Have you spoken to the local BDUK scheme?
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Stonegiant2012
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BT30 8JP. First couple of houses on the postcode can get around 20Mbps as they are connected to the cabinet in the village. Cabinet is right beside No 83

Is an infil to bring those with less than 24 Mbps up to 24 and unlikely to serve any new premises?
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Stonegiant2012
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Re: New Cabinet close to premises

Local BDUK to be honest are contactable. Only be able to contact Openreach using their online form and the response I got was the one Keith mentioned
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Stonegiant2012
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Re: New Cabinet close to premises

Uncontactable
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Webby
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Infil cabs are used for a range of solutions including, but not limited to, uplifting speeds and removing Exchange only lines.
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Webby
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I assume you're connected to cabinet 5 at the moment?

Have you tried speaking to the engineers working on the cabinet?
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