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Author Topic: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.  (Read 1807 times)

Alex Atkin UK

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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2021, 02:44:39 PM »

I guess its fair enough, a low priority in a pandemic but you'd think it the sort of thing easy for staff to update at home.
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2021, 10:16:21 AM »

Their live checker isnt up to date I think, I know e.g. the consumer FTTP digging has started in my city, yet their checker says my area is in planning phase.

A little update., TBB has revealed there is live properties in my city now so looks like they activating piecemeal and it doesnt need to wait for the entire city to be done first.

Roadworks checker shows all the current work is been done opposite side of city however is 1 single roadworks sign for "planned" cityfibre work much nearer to me, not that close but at least on my side of the city.
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2021, 07:22:51 PM »

Seeing several roadworks here but that area already had Vodafone service.  My guess is they are doing the quickest, cheapest option of adding FTTP to the FTTC area first.
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2021, 06:44:27 AM »

Looking some more at the roadworks tracker, I fear the worst case senario is happened.

Imagine on a clock I am at the 10 position, the rollout starts at the 12 position and goes clockwise.  That appears to be whats going on :( the very brief one roadwork symbol that was nearer has had nothing replace it.  But the multiple symbols are moving in the fashion I mentioned with the clock analogy.  The only upside is its at least not that slow, I think if they do the inner city first round the clockwise it wont be that bad, but if they decide to work out before moving to my side I could well be right at the end of it year's away.
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2021, 08:12:07 AM »

We appear to have the same problem with OR FTTP roll out, our estate is DIG, or at least the final run to each house is , so we appear to be left to last, and if there is not enough money in the area budget then no FTTP.
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2021, 01:41:26 PM »

At least two are on the clock. I'm still on a confused sun dial with no sun  :(

I think CityFibre have changed their roll outs as they still don't have Manchester as a Gigabit City. Also Oldham the next big town to me hasn't been announced yet, even though it was on the second phase of their original towns and village report they had comissioned.

I noticed on the ispreview forum site a few days ago someone posted up the next update for April 2021 list of OR exchanges (though apparently the list is being updated and a new list will come out shortly). But still nothing on that list for my area, and these are exchanges up to 2024.

I can understand the commercial sensitivity for the rollout information, though I'm sure a centralised system that locked in areas for different network builders could have been setup with the help of Ofcom. The whole Fibre rollout is blind for the consumer. We have no idea when we're going to be getting it, so can't plan. It's like a prison sentence but not knowing how long.

I wish there was more transparency. I don't mind waiting years as long as I know that by X year I'll have full fibre availability.
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2021, 06:54:12 PM »

CityFibre have already started on my exchange area, looking at one.network it appears they are replacing all their FTTC areas at the moment with FTTP which seems a sensible place to start.

No indication of when and where they will expand to.  Its more vague than Openreach as they don't even tell you the area, just the city.

Openreach seem to be running late again as its said "starting in the next 3 months" since around January.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2021, 07:04:40 PM by Alex Atkin UK »
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2021, 01:33:18 AM »

Alex use the FTTP zen checker, I noticed it says if its planned for your address.

Also my Mayor told me the entire city is been done.  So your Mayor/Councillor's might have more information.
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2021, 05:12:02 PM »

Alex use the FTTP zen checker, I noticed it says if its planned for your address.

Also my Mayor told me the entire city is been done.  So your Mayor/Councillor's might have more information.

What FTTP checker is that?  The post code checker says nothing of FTTP for my post code.

I'm reasonably certain it will and even if not I know Openreach are, but gotta admit symmetrical for less than Openreach prices is darn appealing.  I'd possibly get both for resiliency.
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2021, 07:20:13 AM »

What FTTP checker is that?  The post code checker says nothing of FTTP for my post code.

I'm reasonably certain it will and even if not I know Openreach are, but gotta admit symmetrical for less than Openreach prices is darn appealing.  I'd possibly get both for resiliency.

I dont know if it works for openreach, but does for cityfibre, zen have their own FTTP checker.

Its here, but looks like they dumbed it down :(

https://www.zen.co.uk/broadband/ultrafast-fibre-broadband/fullfibre900plus

Put postcode in, regardless if planned it now just dumps to register page, but if you in an area with no rollout it will add a sorry no fibre in your area, so it can still be used to at least confirm if the postcode is planned.  Just with the dumbed down result now.

Vodafone seem to have removed their gigafast page as well.

Also this.

https://www.cityfibre.com/residential/

That page just let me put in my details and cityfibre now claim they going to give me build updates from it, before it never offered me that.  I will report back if they send anything.
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2021, 09:11:22 PM »

Computer says no, but I honestly don't trust it.

Even Fibre First stopped saying it was coming soon after they delayed my exchange, despite the fact I have it confirmed directly from the Project Manager at Openreach that its coming. 

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At the moment we are looking to start building the network from the start of 2021, however the build programme does run through to mid 2022 at the moment and we cannot say exactly where your premise sits in the build until we undertake access surveys – which begin early 2021.

They just never updated the Fibre First page back to "coming soon" and I can't imagine CityFibre being any better.

The availability checkers just seem a low priority, possibly to avoid people badgering them about WHEN its coming. ;)
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2021, 04:53:56 PM »

Correct. Openreach were bitten when they provided more specific information and again when they kept the availability checker more up to date.

In one case from people going to the ASA if timings slipped or changed, in the other people constantly bothering the NGA team because a checker's status changed.

I know of at least a couple of people that email Openreach whenever they see any change on availability checkers, and have escalated to executive team multiple times when they didn't like the answers.

Those are why we can't have nice things.
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2021, 11:12:43 PM »

Interesting my town is in the stage 2 cityfibre roll out.
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Re: Cityfibre announces 200+ new towns and villages.
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2021, 01:11:46 AM »

Correct. Openreach were bitten when they provided more specific information and again when they kept the availability checker more up to date.

Though we seem to be in the bizarre situation now where the Fibre First page says nothing for my address, has shown my exchange as to start in the next 3 months for five months now, but the February PDF has hidden at the bottom Delayed due to operational reasons again.

Not sure how that is any sort of improvement.  If anything it makes me want to contact them again to complain about how confusing it all is.
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