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Author Topic: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)  (Read 2984 times)

Ronski

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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2019, 10:26:01 AM »

Thanks for the reply BS, the cabinet in question is NDRAM2, which is very close to the Ramsgate exchange. Many eci cabs round here now have Huawei twins.

I've also seen a roadworks notice by BT Openreach for the sighting of a welfare unit near our estate (which is DIG) for the next six months, I can only think this is for the fttp install, VM had one there when they did their install.
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Alex Atkin UK

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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2019, 11:55:38 PM »

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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2019, 05:28:32 PM »

I've also seen a roadworks notice by BT Openreach for the sighting of a welfare unit near our estate (which is DIG) for the next six months, I can only think this is for the fttp install, VM had one there when they did their install.

Are you seeing much progress for FTTP rollout in Ramsgate yet Ronski?  I regularly check Roadworks.org but don't really see much sign of any progress yet - just wondering when it's all going to kick off!

I do note Woodchurch in Manston, and Plucks Gutter (both off Minster Ramsgate exchange) have been lit up for FTTP.  The overhead fibre runs straight past my DP (with a Track Joint on the same pole) in Monkton as it goes down to Plucks Gutter - you'd have thought they would have enabled our little area of 15 properties... but naaaah (we all get around 20-25mbit down), bit short sighted if you ask me!! :(
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2019, 07:05:26 PM »

I look on the new roadworks site but the only thing I've seen is for the sighting of the welfare unit behind Tesco's extra. That must be annoying have the fibre run straight past.
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2019, 06:03:52 PM »

Seems it might not be g.fast after all:
https://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/8589-40-more-exchanges-with-some-g-fast-coverage
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Another new development is that some cabinets are seeing VDSL2 side pods appear on the green PCP cabinet and these VDSL2 sidepods are almost visually identical to the G.fast pods. So if you do see a side pod appear it may not be for G.fast but to allow for ports of VDSL2 capacity.
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2019, 07:13:35 PM »

I noticed my exchange is on that list. I know the g.fast pod went on the the cabinet a while back and I'm outside of the range.

What I don't understand is why OR are adding all these g.fast pods on to old technology that is going to be replaced by full fibre in the relative near future? Wouldn't it have been better to just tweak vdsl profiles or would that have required a physical upgrade too?
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2019, 06:13:32 PM »

Hi All,

Is this at all related to City Fibre?

I have been absent for quite some time & I have lost touch with any more recent developments.

City Fibre have vey recently installed some cabling/fibre into a chamber directly outside my house, but all they could/would  tell me was that it is supposed to be able to provide 'super fast' broadband speeds,

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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2019, 08:41:59 PM »

Fibre First is an Openreach initiative for installing FTTP, yes they finally seem to have accepted FTTP is the way to go  :)

If you go to this page https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband/fibre-first and scroll there is a map where you can select your nearest city, note it doesn't matter what city you select as selecting any city seems to populate the whole map and then it's just a case of zooming in to where you want to look.

City Fibre is also installing lots of true FTTP in what they call Gigabit Cities, as are various other companies now.
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