Our area suffers from shockingly slow broadband. In early 2015 it was indicated to us that we would be connected to fibre under the BDUK project by the end of the year. Work began in May 2015 and work stopped in June 2015. As far as I am aware the cabinet was constructed and connected to the power grid. The guys working on it indicated that it would be 6-8 weeks and the Openreach website indicated coming soon.
However by the end of the year we had no movement and the Openreach website went back to "Exploring Solutions" which is what it says currently.
Due to the delay, I have began asking questions through my local MP to BT, Openreach and Local Government. The anwsers I get are very vague and often contradictory:
I have done a bit of research by myself and discovered originally there was 60 properties to be served by the exchange however my property is the third closest to the cabinet. My thinking that is that if they have connected the cabinet to the power grid then it is possible to connect it to the exchange and that an issue has arose in connected some of the properties that are located further away
This morning I received to my shock the a letter from NI Broadband that stated that Fibre was available to order and that I should contact my service provider to place an order. When trying to place the order I was told that Fibre was not available and the letter was a mistake. I am hoping that it is just a matter of Openreach updating their information. Has anyone had any experience of something similar or what I should do?
Above seems to tie in with what BT are saying. Is it possible the above still has to be updated?
That's the thing most in the area were upgraded back in 2015 and there has been no movemnet on the cabinet since June 2015.
The cabinet was newly constructed and is essentially sitting there doing nothing. The cost of the cabinet alone is £25k I believe. I can't understand why they have spend this money and seem to have no intention of completing it
I did contact DfE (Previously DETI) all they could tell me was that Openreach had decided not to proceed with the project and had decided to proceed with "Better Value for Money" projects elsewhere. When I pressed for further details I was told the information was commericially sensitive and they considered it not to be public interest to do so and they would be making no further comment
Any suggestions as to where I can get further info?