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    Is this a fibre cabinet?

    This is a discussion on Is this a fibre cabinet? within the Sky Broadband exchange information forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Woop woop roadworks.org has been updated today. A cabinet and power is being install over a two week period from ...

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      Woop woop roadworks.org has been updated today. A cabinet and power is being install over a two week period from 18 March :-)
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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      Can anyone know the best website to keep checking for when fibre does go live in my exchange? My Cabinet is being installed now (the actual cabinet is standing there now, power cable is all dug up ready to be connected too)

      I've seen a few people say the BT openreach website says 'coming soon' when its actually live. There are now around 10 fibre cabs in my area so I'm assuming it will go live very soon.

      So where is best to keep checking?

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      Quote Originally Posted by redrum217uk View Post
      Can anyone know the best website to keep checking for when fibre does go live in my exchange? My Cabinet is being installed now (the actual cabinet is standing there now, power cable is all dug up ready to be connected too)

      I've seen a few people say the BT openreach website says 'coming soon' when its actually live. There are now around 10 fibre cabs in my area so I'm assuming it will go live very soon.

      So where is best to keep checking?
      It doesnt matter if it does go live in the exchange as much as when your box goes live. They dont all just go live as soon as the exchange does. My exchange must of been live best part of a year before my fibre box was and i know there are some that are on the exchange that havent gone live yet even though the box as been there months.

      Is the wait killing you?

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      YES! well not really, I just reeeealy want it.

      So your fibre cabinet sat there for a year doing nothing?

      I just assumed once it was installed, and the exchange was live you'd get it, although BT do say I'll have it by May. I just don't want to delay by even a day! Oh I made a rhyme, go me!

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      Quote Originally Posted by redrum217uk View Post
      YES! well not really, I just reeeealy want it.

      So your fibre cabinet sat there for a year doing nothing?

      I just assumed once it was installed, and the exchange was live you'd get it, although BT do say I'll have it by May. I just don't want to delay by even a day! Oh I made a rhyme, go me!
      Id of said 8-9 months. Ive seen some even longer on the same exchange that have only just gone live within the last couple of weeks and they were in before mine. All i did was keep using the availability checker for my address every couple of days. Neither TalkTalk or BT got in touch once it was live even though i registered interest (Iwas only using them to notify me anyway). Dont presume that the box will get a "Fibre Is Here" sticker when its live either. Ive seen none on my exchange with them on.

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      On my exchange, sky started taking orders for fibre almost an entire year after BT infinity was available.

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      Sorry redrum, i misinterpreted your query there.

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      All i got told was "Its not in your area yet" And "We get our info from Openreach once its live"

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      Unfortunately it is a case of checking the various order sites, including the BT Infinity page on a regular basis.

      Of course there is another website to check:

      Tetley UK - The home of Tea and The Tetley Tea Folk

      I'm sure if you plied the BTO Engineers with enough, they might actually tell you when it will be finished

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      If you know that your exchange hasn't gone live yet then add Openreach_news to your following on twitter.
      As fibre is introduced Openreach tweet:
      #Superfast #Fibre #Broadband has started to become available in ...

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      The openreach twitter isnt always upto date

      I was first to order on my cab and they didnt post it on twitter until a few months after my install

      Just keep checking if you can order with bt as soon as it goes live place an order with sky
      thats what i did

     

     
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