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Aspiring Contributor
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New Cabinet

We get 2.0Mb download and BT have put in a new cabinet down our road between the exchange and us. It has an 8 painted on it. When i check,  it shows we are still connected to cabinet 2. How can i find out the status of the new cabinet and if it will improve our ( hopeless ) broadband.

 

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Message 2 of 10

Re: New Cabinet

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Message 3 of 10

Re: New Cabinet

 

Cabinet P8   FTTC being Connected, live due by October 2018   Phase SEP Bucks&Herts 20b       Huawei     

 

The speed you will get is dependant on your distance from cabinet 8 and whether it is an infill which you will be moved to or not. Before you ask, you can't influence that decision, either you will be part of a network re-arrangement or you won't.

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Message 4 of 10

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Its now mid November. It was scheduled to be active by the end of October but we are still on the old box. I dont know if that is because its not active, or whether they are not going to move us ?

Is there any way i can find out for those of us down the road who are still on 2Mb ?

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Message 5 of 10

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What makes you think that Openreach are going to run new cables so you can be connected to the other cabinet, they would not normally do it?

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Message 6 of 10

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I dont know, thats why i asked the questions.

Why would they put a new cabinet in down our road, that is half way between us and our currently connected cabinet ?

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Message 7 of 10

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Answer in message 3 still stands. It depends on what Openreach's plans are.

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Message 8 of 10

Re: New Cabinet

Thanks Licquorice,

Is there a reliable way of finding out when it actually does become active ?  The helpful online link you put on has now gone to a blank.

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Message 9 of 10

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No, it is in the hands of Openreach. This is a BT Retail forum which has no connection with Openreach. Its just a case of being patient.

https://www.telecom-tariffs.co.uk/codelook.htm?xid=226773&cabinets=14094

Still gives the same information but it is by no means a definitive source of information.

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Message 10 of 10

Re: New Cabinet

Unless you live in a small village a PCP numbered 8 is not a particularly high number. Are you sure that PCP 8 is not being moved from a nearby locality?
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