Looks like the fttp rollout has begun in morecambe, morrison telecom vans rolling around pulling fibre cables. It only changed on the open reach map to yellow 4 days ago. Finally might have it by the end of the yeat
Hey, Unfortunately the roll out has been paused. I had an openreach engineer today and I mentioned that we turned yellow on the fiber first map, I'm from Morecambe too. Maybe it's false information but we will see. Was looking forward to FTTP speeds as I only get 80/20 right now with FTTC.
A little hole and white markings have appeard at the hole next to me yesterday, im hoping it means its prep work for cable pulling. The pole is blocked off with key workee signs. Looks like the cable will be pulled up it if it is indeed fibre. Not sure how the works commence or anything
My exchange area is at the early stage of FTTP work as well. It appears that the roll-out is done in phases. Ducts and poles are checked. I have seen some ducts repaired, and I guess that is where you are at in Morecambe. Presumably other teams have to install aggregation nodes and splitter nodes as well as any upgrades to equipment(to handle capacity) in "exchange" buildings.
For us morrison are carrying out all the civils and stuff. I mean it could be nothing, iv not checked any surrounding streets yet not the best pick, but thats the markings and you might be able to see the hole they have dug next to it
Looking outside my window I have seen a lot of openreach and Morrison engineers at the exchange. I've been told they are working their way in. So my area will be last to get connected as I'm about 190m away from the exchange... let me know if you guys have anymore information about this.
edit: drove through town centre, morrisons marking up pavements and stuff by the bottom of the arndale on euston road, so they are deffo getting ready to start laying and civil work
Im thinking of email morrisons and asking what the roll out plan is, surely you work your way from the exchange outwards. I cant imagine it will take more than 9 months to do the morecambe area marked out on the openreach map
Updated this Could be nothing... however, I was on my way home from work last night just before 12PM. And I saw a Sapphire utility solutions van at the 2nd morrisons roundabouts just as you're about to go onto the road where the exchange is. Reading about them they do looks into underground ducts and report back to whoever. This could be nothing but does it sound promising?
I havent seen anything for a couple weeks but working alot. If there running from pedder street sounds like they are running from the exchange outwards. Be nice if morrisons telecom services actually put out a statement or something. See news on here everyday of fibre starting to be laid. But not about morecambe haha