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Author Topic: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)  (Read 18602 times)

Alex Atkin UK

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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #105 on: June 13, 2022, 10:14:19 AM »

Further update from the guys completing the fibre on my DP.

They were told the confusion with the ducting was despite having BT chambers, the contractor used Virgin ducting. :/  I tend to think this is another fairy-tale, still not convinced the ducting ever made it across the road.

Still, it all seems to be happening now.  Just checked and across the road from me is finally live, so seems I will be able to order very soon now.
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #106 on: June 18, 2022, 01:30:05 AM »

That was quicker than expected, now showing as available to order.
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #107 on: June 18, 2022, 09:26:08 AM »

Darn it: Send Order to Supplier - FAILED 18/06/2022 09:15

Shaking stick at Openreach!  >:(

Wags finger at the person who placed the order at Zen, apparently he missed some fields when submitting the order.  :lol:
« Last Edit: June 18, 2022, 09:56:16 AM by Alex Atkin UK »
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #108 on: June 18, 2022, 11:51:30 AM »

You will get it soon  :).
What speed are you going for?.

I just went with 100/20 no need to wast money on anything higher as I do not need it.

Are you keeping your pfsense box, If you remember I re-configured mine to 'Two' WAN's with fall over.
WAN one = my Eclipse ADSL2 connection .
WAN two = my FTTP with  Trunk Networks.

Works a treat.  :)
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #109 on: June 18, 2022, 06:40:52 PM »

What speed are you going for?.

Given my current setup with three WANs, you need to ask?  ::)

I'm currently paying 55.99/month for all three, so 59.99/month for 900/100 is an absolute no-brainer.  :idea: :yay:
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #110 on: June 18, 2022, 08:58:32 PM »

Given my current setup with three WANs, you need to ask?  ::)

I'm currently paying 55.99/month for all three, so 59.99/month for 900/100 is an absolute no-brainer.  :idea: :yay:

Man I'm paying 100 for 2!
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #111 on: June 18, 2022, 09:10:26 PM »

I dream of being able to order....
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #112 on: June 18, 2022, 09:48:31 PM »

Man I'm paying 100 for 2!

28.99 for Zen 80/20 (excluding line rental), 10 Voxi (deal for people on low income for six months), 17 for Three (just one of their random 12 month deals).
I did buy the routers outright so I could go for SIM-only/PAYG packages.

I did forget line rental as that's with BT Basic at 5.16/month and AAISP L2TP at 9.20/month.

Will move landline to AAISP VoIP which will drop that to 1.20, not decided on the L2TP service yet as its not been especially stable over 5G and pfSense has a nasty habit of not bringing it back up when it drops, which kinda negates the point of having it as a backup into my LAN if the main WAN goes down.

What would be ideal is if a CityFibre ISP offered a really basic, cheap, package for VoIP backup purposes.  The catch is I need a static IP on it so I can also keep my XMPP server connectivity, as you cannot do DDNS to a subdomain that has more than one IP on it (at least on Cloudflare).
« Last Edit: June 18, 2022, 09:57:54 PM by Alex Atkin UK »
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #113 on: June 20, 2022, 10:14:07 PM »

When your ISP has an activation date, is that an estimate based on when they think an engineer will be booked, or an indication that an engineer HAS been booked?

I made what seems like it might have been a mistake in telling Zen they don't need to call to book an engineer as were always home, so now I'm not sure if one has been booked or not as the portal has an activation date but no indication of an engineer booking.
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #114 on: June 20, 2022, 10:32:38 PM »

Just wait until normal business hours, tomorrow, make a telephone call to Zen and ask.
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #115 on: June 21, 2022, 01:07:44 AM »

Fortunately don't have to, my e-mail was broken again (curse you Webmin on Centos, it just keeps crashing and then letsencrypt doesnt get run so my e-mail dies every 3 months) and the confirmation came through when I fixed it:

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We're delighted to confirm that an appointment has been scheduled for an  engineer to visit your premises and install the required equipment.
Date: 04/07/2022 Time slot: AM

Well I do need to contact them again anyway, they said I have to request the engineer wear a mask AFTER the appointment had been booked.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2022, 02:07:08 AM by Alex Atkin UK »
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #116 on: July 04, 2022, 12:12:20 PM »

Well this was interesting, the installer put only a fibre cable not a combined copper/fibre, so I wont have a landline for a while as I wait for the order to fully close so I can transfer the number to VoIP.  I don't really mind, I wanted the copper gone (one less path for lightening into the house) but it just seems odd as surely Openreach would not approve of that, given its still an active POTS line?

Also kinda nuts they send a single engineer, I had to go out and help him as the line got stuck on a neighbors shed when he was trying to feed the new line.

Can't complain about the result so far though:


With a little help from Three 5G:


Code: [Select]
1  lo0-0.bng1.ixn-lon.zen.net.uk (51.148.77.128)  7.207 ms  13.624 ms  29.968 ms
 2  lag-4.p2.ixn-lon.zen.net.uk (51.148.73.87)  6.846 ms  7.087 ms  6.702 ms
 3  lag-2.p2.thn-lon.zen.net.uk (51.148.73.138)  6.567 ms  7.461 ms  6.248 ms
 4  lag-1.br2.ixn-lon.zen.net.uk (51.148.73.169)  6.526 ms  6.430 ms  6.741 ms
 5  195.66.225.91 (195.66.225.91)  6.074 ms  5.785 ms  6.715 ms
 6  151.101.128.81 (151.101.128.81)  6.531 ms  6.804 ms  6.693 ms
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #117 on: July 04, 2022, 05:03:43 PM »

Congratulations.  :)

(Don't forget the marathon topic, relating to Zen, over in the TBB forum.)
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #118 on: July 04, 2022, 05:28:14 PM »

I believe when Zen have their own cable links it reports Zen LLU on SamKnows?

Not sure how I'm connected, though this is curious on the portal "Place cease order with TTB".  So I wonder if Zen are using plain BTW for FTTP right now on my exchange?
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Re: Fibre First Rollout - Intake Exchange (Sheffield)
« Reply #119 on: July 04, 2022, 05:36:14 PM »

Samknows no longer update their LLU availability (either accurately or at all).
It also only reported if Zen had LLU provision (as in ADSL) in place and not whether they have 1Gb or 10Gb GEA cablelinks for FTTC/P.

Zen have 1Gb GEA cablelinks in some Headend exchanges but no 10Gb cablelinks so anything above 330Mb/s would need to be over BTW or TTB.

Their control panel also makes no mention of the backhaul for many users any more. It's only if Zen change the backhaul while a customer that it might show as an active order.
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