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    BT Openreach Launch UK Street Cabinet Level FTTC Broadband Check

    This is a discussion on BT Openreach Launch UK Street Cabinet Level FTTC Broadband Check within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; I'm surprised this wasn't posted already: Consumers wanting to know whether or not they are covered by and can receive ...

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      BT Openreach Launch UK Street Cabinet Level FTTC Broadband Check

      I'm surprised this wasn't posted already:

      Consumers wanting to know whether or not they are covered by and can receive a superfast broadband connection using BTOpenreach’s ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology will, from today, now be given a more useful result after the national UK telecoms operator updates their availability test to include Street Cabinet status.

      At present, if a postcode is entered into Openreach’s Checker, all the results come back at an exchange level. As a result of this an entire exchange area is listed as ‘Accepting Orders’ once the first cabinet served by the hybrid-fibre providing exchange is enabled to take fibre orders.

      However this system, which worked fine for older ADSL based broadband lines that ran from the exchange, can be potentially misleading for those seeking to find out whether or not FTTC is available. This is because FTTC lines reflect actual coverage from the local Street Cabinet and not BT’s Telephone Exchange (e.g. it might claim you can get FTTC but if only 1 out of say 50 cabinets have been upgraded then you probably can’t).

      But, effective from later today, Openreach will update their “fibre availability map” on the superfast website to show cabinet level results where an exchange area is enabled. This will give users a more accurate view of the current status of the cabinet which serves their property.
      BT Openreach Launch UK Street Cabinet Level FTTC Broadband Check - ISPreview UK

      So My cabinet now shows as:

      Under review
      We’re in your area but we’re still assessing whether or not we can upgrade your cabinet. This means you can’t order Superfast Fibre.

      You still need to click on your exchange on the map to see the details for your cabinet.
      A bit more information than was available before but it's really just confirmation of why you cannot get it, not really any new info on when you can.
      Last edited by bubblegun; 07-08-14 at 04:25 AM. Reason: grammar and punctuation

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      Re: BT Openreach Launch UK Street Cabinet Level FTTC Broadband Check

      Quote Originally Posted by bubblegun
      I'm surprised this wasn't posted already:
      It's easy to miss those stickies.
      BT Openreach Launch UK Street Cabinet Level FTTC Broadband Check

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      Re: BT Openreach Launch UK Street Cabinet Level FTTC Broadband Check

      Sorry, I confused you there bubblegun.

      I placed the article in the Fire section as I felt it would be better placed there as a sticky. Hopefully people will find it in the months to come too.

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