Who can advise me if there are any plans to upgrade Exchange only lines in my local Norfolk exchange (EANAR) to FTTC as I currently cannot get fibre despite my Exchange having been upgraded in Dec 2014? BT Openreach were near useless in just confirming that my existing landline was exchange only followed by rubbing salt in to the wound by announcing how BT Openreach has managed to get fibre to everyone else in the area (i.e. without an exchange only line)! The local exchange was upgraded as part of BB for Norfolk project.
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Many thanks,. The status I get on my phone line is:
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I have contacted Better Broadband for Norfolk, to date, but I have not received any response. None of the ISP providers can shed any further insight on when or if the exchange lines will be updated. Poor comms all round.
None of the ISP's can tell you because they don't know.
Better Broadband for Norfolk will know, if it's included in the contract for Openreach under BDUK funding.
If it's not under BDUK funding then Openreach won't know as they aren't even considering EO lines until cabinet rollout has finished so I doubt any plans are even in place yet.
The Better Broadband for Norfolk team replied and advised that, subject to survey, 2 FTTC cabinets were being planned to be installed later in the year to host Exchange Only lines..
Speaking as someone on an exchange only line that is now fibre enabled, unless you live very close to the exchange, you might struggle to get maximum Infinity 2 speeds (if that is what you want). The solution for my line was to situate the fibre cabinet directly outside of the exchange, so your line is essentially still copper all the way to the exchange. It will be much faster than ADSL though, thanks to the fibre component. I am 0.8 km from the exchange/cabinet and have been told I can't get more than 54 mbps download. In reality I get a pretty constant 49 mbps, which is pretty good under the circumstances.
I just thought it was worth "managing expectations" about what can be achieved for EO lines.....
Doesn't matter whether you are an EO line with a cabinet outside the exchange or off a normal cabinet, speed is determined by distance to the cabinet. The fact the cabinet is outside the exchange is irrelevant, the line is copper to the cabinet wherever it is situated.
You contacted Better Broadband for Norfolk. Do you or any one else on here know who I can contact for Hackney, London, please?
Unless anyone else knows of a BDUK scheme for London, there is none listed here :-
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Area Contract signed Fibre broadband target (% of premises) Superfast broadband target (% of premises) Target date More information
|Surrey||Sep 2012||99.7%||Not clearly specified||End 2014||More info|
|East Sussex||May 2013||99%||96% (at least 24 Mbps)||Beginning summer 2016||More info|
|Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire||Jan 2013||Not specified||91% (over 24 Mbps)||Mar 2016||More info|
|Cambridgeshire and Peterborough||Mar 2013||98%||90%+ (at least 24 Mbps)||End 2015||More info|
|West Sussex||May 2013||98%||Not specified||Spring 2016||More info|
|Merseyside||Oct 2013||98%||89%||Jul 2016||More info|
|Dorset||July 2013||97%||95% (at least 24 Mbps)||End 2016||More info|
|Staffordshire||May 2013||97%||95% (24 Mbps+)||Spring 2016||More info|
|Lancashire||Apr 2012||97%||Not clearly specified||End 2014||More info|
|West Yorkshire||Sep 2013||97%||Not specified||Autumn 2015||More info|
|Cheshire||Apr 2012||96%||Not specified||End 2016||More info|
|Wales||Jul 2012||96%||Not specified||End 2015||More info|
|Northumberland||Apr 2013||95%||91%||Jan 2016||More info|
|Kent||Mar 2013||95%||91% (25 Mbps+)||End 2015||More info|
|Derbyshire||Aug 2013||95%||Not specified||End 2016||More info|
|Leicestershire||Aug 2013||95%||Not specified||Mar 2016||More info|
|Nottinghamshire||Aug 2013||95%||Not specified||Mar 2016||More info|
|Cornwall||2010||95%||Not specified||End 2014||More info|
|Hampshire||Mar 2013||Not specified||At least 90%||End 2015||More info|
|County Durham||Apr 2013||94%||Not specified||End 2016||More info|
|Lincolnshire||Mar 2013||94%||At least 88%||Apr 2016||More info|
|Cumbria||Nov 2012||93%||Not clearly specified||End 2015||More info|
|Shropshire||Mar 2013||93%||Not clearly specified||End spring 2016||More info|
|Berkshire||Oct 2013||91%||Not defined||September 2015||More info|
|Warwickshire||Jun 2013||91%||Not specified||Spring 2016||More info|
|Milton Keynes and Central Bedfordshire||Aug 2013||91%||Not clearly specified (about 90%)||Spring 2016||More info|
|Worcestershire||Aug 2013||Not specified||90% (24Mbps+)||Spring 2014||More info|
|Oxfordshire||Aug 2013||Not specified||90% (24 Mbps+)||End 2015||More info|
|Northamptonshire||Mar 2013||91%||90% (more than 24 Mbps)||Sep 2015||More info|
|Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire||Mar 2016||More than 90%||Not specified||March 2016||More info|
|Hereford and Gloucestershire||Dec 2012||90%||Not clearly specified||End 2016||More info|
|Rutland||May 2012||90%||Not specified||End 2013||More info|
|Suffolk||Dec 2012||Around 90%||Over 80% (at least 24 Mbps)||End 2015||More info|
|Devon and Somerset||Jan 2013||90%||Not specified||End 2016||More info|
|North Yorkshire||Jul 2012||90%||Not specified||End 2014||More info|
|Essex||Aug 2013||87%||Not specified||End summer 2016||More info|
|Norfolk||Dec 2012||Not specified||Over 80% (at least 24 Mbps)||Autumn 2015||More info|