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Old Yesterday, 23:52   #31
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No signs of progress is not the same thing as no progress.

I feel a bit guilty of asking Steve for progress updates myself to be honest - he's being helpful of his own volition, which is appreciated, but could also be annoying if people use that as an excuse to bug him about it.

"Ever" is a long time. If there's a cabinet base there, you can be pretty sure there will be a fibre going into it at some point in the near future. Otherwise, the money wouldn't have been spent to install the cabinet itself.
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Openreach have the benefit of their network probably already being incredibly close to the development.

Some things look easy to network planners in an office but turn out not to be. You need to think in terms of months with anything to do with civils. Digging ducts is troublesome-it's common to come across all manner of issues that can cause not much to happen for weeks on end. Even trying to push cables through existing ducts is hard as they can get blocked. Modern networks such as Virgin's and Openreach's FTTC network also rely on power to be booked up. So then you've got a completely different company that may have their own issues and delays.

You say in your post "it's not like we're talking about digging up roads here". How do you know that? How do you think they get the fibre to your road in the first place. It's got to link into the existing network in some way, I don't know the area but the existing network could be miles away. There could have been loads of digging for all you know!
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Re: New Build Woes

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Originally Posted by duncan.stevenson View Post

I admit to being a worrier and a little obsessive about the details of these things. At the back of my mind, I still can't shake the fear that something will go wrong and we'll be stuck with ADSL forever.
There fibre pull can be delayed for serveral reasons not least your local council and in some cases, the highways agentcy.

Steve will update you when he has news.
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