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Broadband Related => FTTP Rollout => Topic started by: S.Stephenson on August 22, 2021, 03:32:06 AM

Title: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: S.Stephenson on August 22, 2021, 03:32:06 AM
Checker at my address now says ď We're starting to build our ultra-fast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband in your areaĒ

I have checked other addresses in my exchange area and they all say the same.

Iíve also checked addresses at other exchanges that show in plan on the map but they still say they are not in plans currently.

I know that FTTP for my area (Hemsworth) comes from another exchange area (South Elmsall)thatís currently being rolled out rapidly, could I be looking closer to 2022 than 2026?

Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: Ronski on August 22, 2021, 08:13:20 AM
Possibly, although it really is a case of how longs a piece of string.

Our area showed as planned mid to late 2019, my brother got his installed a few days ago.

Apart from surveying our estate they've not even started, our estate is direct in ground, so is more expensive do do, and thus being left to last. Loads of surrounding roads have been done for a long time, but they are all overhead feeds.

If yours is fed overhead or fully ducted, then there is a fair chance it will be done sooner rather than later. Black sheep may be able to tell you more.
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: Black Sheep on August 23, 2021, 09:45:44 AM
I'd take a punt on 22/23 looking at the data and of course whereabouts your own PON will sit in the roll-out - it may be one of the first to get built, or it may be one of the last ?? This can see up to 12 months elapse between the two.
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: S.Stephenson on August 24, 2021, 02:25:39 AM
Thanks Black Sheep, more hopeful that it isnít 2026 now  ;D

Iíve checked quite a few postcodes in the 2021-2026 areas and only a few others are showing the same as mine, maybe this checker will be the first sign for people that work will be starting.
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: atkinsong on August 24, 2021, 06:48:25 AM
For what it's worth, my postcode (DH2 1UF) is also showing that response and it coincided with OR turning up 2 weeks ago to pull fibre into the street. This is despite there being nothing in the current plans for Birtley exchange, as confirmed by BS. Strange thing is there is no plan to do any other street on the estate, other than Bellerby Drive. Cabling is now complete and OR have been back this week doing the splicing. The OR guys reckon it should be up and running in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: Black Sheep on August 24, 2021, 06:04:45 PM
For what it's worth, my postcode (DH2 1UF) is also showing that response and it coincided with OR turning up 2 weeks ago to pull fibre into the street. This is despite there being nothing in the current plans for Birtley exchange, as confirmed by BS. Strange thing is there is no plan to do any other street on the estate, other than Bellerby Drive. Cabling is now complete and OR have been back this week doing the splicing. The OR guys reckon it should be up and running in the next few weeks.

Could this be a CFP (Community Funded Partnership) PON ???
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: atkinsong on August 24, 2021, 07:19:37 PM
Could this be a CFP (Community Funded Partnership) PON ???

Not as far as Iím aware BS. Certainly we have had no notification about it. The street was the last one built in 1986 on what is a very large estate, and as such is farthest away from the FTTC cab. Also the builders made it quite different from the rest of the estate with all properties being detached and nothing less than 3 bed. I have wondered if the FTTC cabs were nearing capacity, and OR maybe saw this as a way of releasing some space. Whatever the reasoning behind it Iím certainly not complaining!
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: S.Stephenson on August 25, 2021, 09:03:03 AM
I emailed the fibre enquiries like a day before I started this thread and they just got back to me.

ď Thanks for your recent enquiry via the Openreach website about getting faster broadband.   

Iíve looked into your enquiry and the great news is that we will have some fantastic connectivity options for your home. I can see the fibre equipment youíre connected to is getting an upgrade. This will give you fibre to the premises. 

Our engineering work is due to start the beginning of January, 2023 and will take several months to complete. Iím sorry we canít give you a more specific date at this time.Ē
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: Black Sheep on August 25, 2021, 09:34:43 AM
For what it's worth, my postcode (DH2 1UF) is also showing that response and it coincided with OR turning up 2 weeks ago to pull fibre into the street. This is despite there being nothing in the current plans for Birtley exchange, as confirmed by BS. Strange thing is there is no plan to do any other street on the estate, other than Bellerby Drive. Cabling is now complete and OR have been back this week doing the splicing. The OR guys reckon it should be up and running in the next few weeks.

Just checked - and your project isn't under 'rural' - it's under 'retro new sites'. Lucky you.  ;)
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: j0hn on August 25, 2021, 11:28:35 AM
Just checked - and your project isn't under 'rural' - it's under 'retro new sites'. Lucky you.  ;)

RNS and built in 1986???

They are stretching that definition are they not!  :D
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: atkinsong on August 25, 2021, 12:17:25 PM
Thanks for checking that BS and apologies for the thread hijack!

Retro New Sites sounds fine to me!!
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: Black Sheep on August 25, 2021, 01:36:15 PM
RNS and built in 1986???

They are stretching that definition are they not!  :D

Ha ha - I hear ya, j0hn.  :D

I thought I'd GOOGLE 'Retro' to see what it's infinite wisdom had to offer .... one avenue it takes states  .... "What time period is retro ?? - Typically, the term retro is given to items which are at least 20 years old (but not yet 40 years old)."

I look at my own kids as 'items', and shall now call them Retro 1 & Retro 2.  :)
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: Alex Atkin UK on August 25, 2021, 11:17:52 PM
Really?  The term always seems to be used to mean over 20 years or so, never with a cut-off.
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: atkinsong on September 10, 2021, 09:54:05 AM
Just to follow up on my posts in this thread, on Wednesday morning FTTP became available to order for all 88 properties in the street. So thatís from OR turning up out of the blue to available to order in 1 month. I must say I am pleasantly gobsmacked. Not only that but I ordered from AAisp on Wednesday and the external work happened yesterday, with a confirmed install date of 23rd Sept. All in all, very impressed.
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: meritez on September 10, 2021, 10:18:42 AM
@atkinsong, that's great news, please keep us updated on the install.
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: Chunk72 on September 10, 2021, 11:41:47 AM
Just to follow up on my posts in this thread, on Wednesday morning FTTP became available to order for all 88 properties in the street. So thatís from OR turning up out of the blue to available to order in 1 month. I must say I am pleasantly gobsmacked. Not only that but I ordered from AAisp on Wednesday and the external work happened yesterday, with a confirmed install date of 23rd Sept. All in all, very impressed.

That's outstanding, enjoy your life in the fast lane  :)
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: S.Stephenson on September 10, 2021, 07:20:58 PM
Itís alright for some /s

Iíll post something similar in 2023  :D
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: atkinsong on September 10, 2021, 07:31:32 PM
You never know what might happen. Like you, I had written off FTTP for several years - the only vague plan I could see was City Fibre phase 2, with no date even estimated. Absolutely nothing visible in OR plans. Then this happens.
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: gt94sss2 on September 10, 2021, 10:53:52 PM
Assuming you had registered your interest in FTTP on the Openreach website at some stage, I would be interested in how quickly they notify you that it's available at your address.
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: atkinsong on September 11, 2021, 06:20:36 AM
I am registered with OR and no notification yet!
Title: Re: Address showing ultrafast being rolled out
Post by: Derpy on September 24, 2021, 10:38:42 PM
So, hi guys, been a lurker with this account for a few years now but this is my first post so go easy please :D

My street is hopefully getting fibre soon as part of R100 here and the BT checker did suddenly say they are building it after many months of R100 saying they were maybe/possibly/supposedly doing something about the poor FTTC I have.
I am hoping to get an idea of the eta from R100 but last time I asked them it was a case of "its coming, ask us later" and I have heard murmurs of by the end of March next year but I have no idea how realistic this is.
I dont know how long it all would be, in Scotland we dont have telegraph poles its all underground including my house I suspect so its probably not a fast job. We are about 20 houses and the street isnt exceptionally long but I know there are a huge amount of things that could go wrong to delay it, I just dont know how realistic end of march next year is given they have done no real work yet. A van did take a gander at the manholes today and some boys walked down the street a few months ago at the start of the summer but thats it so far.