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Author Topic: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs  (Read 6796 times)

Ronski

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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #75 on: September 21, 2020, 01:08:43 PM »

They've been doing a lot of work on that area recently, top of Downs Road and quite a lot of the West Cliff area has been live for ages.
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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #76 on: October 06, 2020, 08:42:25 AM »

Bit more of Ramsgate now live and showing on the Think Broadband map.

I've not been through Ramsgate/Broadstairs recently so not sure where's likely to go live next.  Roadworks suggests work is being done along Margate Road and Hereson Road.

Not Thanet related, but Bramling (Wingham) has also gone live in the past few days.  There's also a number of CBT's already installed along Hicks Forstal Road nr Herne - looks like the final bit of work to connect everything up is due to be completed this month.
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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #77 on: October 06, 2020, 09:59:47 AM »

Samknows says that my exchange in Broadstairs has gone live for FTTP but BT checker says no, not yet.
No works have taken place on the poles in my road.
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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #78 on: October 06, 2020, 10:12:50 AM »

I would not bother looking on Sam Knows, FTTP is live in most exchanges, but it does not mean its wide spread or available.

Instead look here https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/broadband-map#14/51.3331/1.4060/geafttp/ although it will lag behind actual live dates.
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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #79 on: October 06, 2020, 10:19:36 AM »

Very handy, thank you.
That one is saying we have FTTP in my area. I guess they mean Virgin.
I considered that as cable, not FTTP but I suppose really, it is FTTP.
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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #80 on: October 06, 2020, 11:21:56 AM »

As above Samknows is pretty useless now.
It still tells me Virgin isn't available despite them covering huge chunks of the exchange over the last 3 years.

FTTP shows available on an exchange once ANY properties are enabled by OpenReach FTTP.
So it might say available despite only a few new build areas having FTTP.

I tried clicking "Spotted an error? Let us know" on Samknows page for my exchange but it's a dead form.
They focus on their Speed testing for ISP's now and their availability pages are just a legacy after thought.
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Ronski

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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #81 on: October 06, 2020, 01:31:20 PM »

Very handy, thank you.
That one is saying we have FTTP in my area. I guess they mean Virgin.
I considered that as cable, not FTTP but I suppose really, it is FTTP.

If you're looking on the map link I gave then it is only showing Openreach FTTP,  unless you selected another layer option. The only area I know of in Broadstairs which is live with with OR FTTP is a small area of Northwood.
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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #82 on: October 06, 2020, 02:26:41 PM »

I am very close to the exchange that is in Seafield Road.
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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #83 on: October 06, 2020, 05:04:23 PM »

I noticed Broadstairs is on the new added list of exchanges that will be moving fully from copper to fibre migration. I guess that is a good sign that the entire exchange area will get full fibre?

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2020/10/openreach-add-51-areas-to-the-copper-phone-to-fttp-migration.html
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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #84 on: October 06, 2020, 05:29:08 PM »

I noticed Broadstairs is on the new added list of exchanges that will be moving fully from copper to fibre migration. I guess that is a good sign that the entire exchange area will get full fibre?

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2020/10/openreach-add-51-areas-to-the-copper-phone-to-fttp-migration.html

Not really.

It says in that very article you linked that it only needs 75% coverage to be triggered.

Any properties that don't get FTTP in time (there will be many) will be excluded from any stop sell on copper services.

Majority will be covered yes. The majority isn't the entire exchange though.
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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #85 on: October 07, 2020, 09:37:56 AM »

Well as I walk round my area, known as chessboard, in Broadstairs I can see preparatory work has been done on most ducts and poles although much of the painted notes have been worn or washed away so I'd expect most of the 01843 area will eventually be covered. One thought though does full fibre replacing copper mean as much disruption as we had with Virgin? If so that wont go down well in many quarters! I just hope they use poles where they already exist.

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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #86 on: October 07, 2020, 09:50:43 AM »

One thought though does full fibre replacing copper mean as much disruption as we had with Virgin? If so that wont go down well in many quarters! I just hope they use poles where they already exist.

Openreach will normally use existing ducts and poles, the only disruption likely is if they need to do a dig to replace or clear ducts.  Virgin were required to dig their own trenches to complete there work, but it did amaze me at how quickly they appeared to get things done!

Just to note that the old copper cables will remain in place, it's not likely they will be removed/recovered for a very long time!
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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #87 on: October 17, 2020, 11:05:42 PM »

Some of the top end of Ramsgate Road, The Ridgway and Marlborough Close Broadstairs are now live.
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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #88 on: October 17, 2020, 11:12:34 PM »

it's not likely they will be removed/recovered for a very long time!

Well not by Openreach at least.  :lol:  I can imagine it being quite appealing for copper thieves if they can see people have fibre so can nick the copper without anyone noticing.
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Re: Fibre First rollout Ramsgate and Broadstairs
« Reply #89 on: October 18, 2020, 09:58:11 AM »

The trouble is they rip the fibre out as well,  some times they just can't tell the difference, and even if they could it would get dragged out along with the copper.
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