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"FTTC being Activated, live due by November 2018"

On our estate we can presently get ~5Mbps ADSL. There are no alternatives available so we're keen for FTTC to make an appearance ASAP.

For a while it looked like it would never happen, but - joy - our FTTC new cabinet was fitted in May 2018. But since then we've been waiting .. and waiting since for any news. I'm checking CodeLook here daily:


Which tells me "FTTC being Activated, live due by November 2018".

When I've quizzed them over the past few months Openreach have said stuff like "very soon now", but there's never any sign of action. Or any way to tell where we're up to and what the delay is. Any ideas what's going on? Is it normal sit in the activation phase for months on end?

What complicates matters a bit is that our area (Bearsden) has been selected as a "fibre first" FTTP area, so the https://www.scotlandsuperfast.com/ checker isn't even interested in telling me our FTTC status. It only wants to say that FTTP is "in scope".

Regards
 

Mark.J

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Sadly we have seen quite a few 12-18 month style time lags between a new cabinet being installed and it going live, so that isn't too uncommon. My own cabinet was also installed about 13 months before the service itself actually became available to order.

The reasons can be many and varied, albeit probably more to do with an issue of power or capacity at a different location on the way to your cab. Sometimes locals can also object to the position of a cabinet, which can cause delays.
 
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