Open reach have been very busy in our area for the last couple of months. Yesterday had a chat to the lads who are now running fibre into the chamber outside our house.
Looking on the availability checker its not even registering yet. A very large old victorian hospital was converted over the last few years and appears to have been supplied with FTTP (from the same cabinet farm as our estate), so I imagine OR are taking the opportunity to pull fibres through the ducts on to our estate built around 2002.
My question is, how long is it generally from Openreach running the fibre to it being available ?
Cant wait 🙂
We were about a couple of months and just kept periodically checking for availability. I suspect every case will be different but they’ll be keen to get it up and running.
How long's a piece of string? When it shows on the avaialbility checker is when you can get it..
BTW FTTP does not come from a cabinet.
This is one of the perennial frustrations of being a broadband consumer who aspires to upgrade. All of the major service providers require 12 - 24 month contracts yet can't or won't tell you what they are planning to make available in 12 - 24 days. How on earth an ordinary customer is supposed to make sensible, informed and cost-effective decisions I do not know. This is especially challenging in rural and remote locations where there isn't much competition or great profit in service provision.
Very useful pip - thanks for that, your sooo helpful 🙂
And I meant the fibres all come from the cabinet farm area as I imagine the backbone runs through there and all the excavation work was done from this area. and they were pulling the cables through the ducts from here.
No idea what a 'cabinet farm' is. Fibre for FTTP comes from a head end exchange which may or may not be your local exchange to a splitter node and is then split out to the various properties. The only reason it might go anywhere near a cabinet is to utilise existing duct space.
I had fibre pulled right up to my front door a year or two ago now. At that time I could not get it, even though some neighbours had it. I can only assume they had run out of capacity in the exchange.
With more of us in the house WFH, my wifes work connection is very poor on Infinity. I wnt on to BT yesterday and found FTTP 900 is now available for the same price I pay now, so went ahead and ordered it.