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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; Hello, Just out of interest, and because I'm bored on a Saturday afternoon ha. I noticed on street view in ...

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      Is this a fibre cabinet?

      Hello,

      Just out of interest, and because I'm bored on a Saturday afternoon ha. I noticed on street view in Google Maps, my cabinet in September 2012 looked like this.

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      Now it looks like this (although this isn't a picture of my actual cabinet, its the same style) I was really happy the other day when BT were laying fibre to this cabinet and then poked around in it for a day. So I'm hoping its going to be available soon, BT just say by 31 May.


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      But i thought fibre cabinets had vents? So I might have to wait a bit longer


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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      Doesn't look like it to me I'm afraid mate.

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      ahhh thought not, I've noticed vented cabinets popping up around my area though
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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      Hopefully it will be soon. There was an email for BTO to which you could direct cabinet enquiries but I believe they have now stopped responding. It was very accurate too IMO.

      Just keep checking the BT website for your estimated dates.

      My estimated time frame was way over on their website, so I was very surprised when I checked the road my cabinet is in three weeks ago. Now enjoying Sky's best service yet.

      Sorry I couldn't be the bearer of good news.

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      The first time I sent an email to BT they said my exchange was already live,waaaay back in Aug, which wasn't true. I emailed them again in December and just got an estimate that it would be done by May.

      I think the exchange will go live very soon, with my cabinet following shorty after
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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      Quote Originally Posted by redrum217uk View Post
      The first time I sent an email to BT they said my exchange was already live,waaaay back in Aug, which wasn't true. I emailed them again in December and just got an estimate that it would be done by May.

      I think the exchange will go live very soon, with my cabinet following shorty after
      If you want i can check your postcode for you and let you know. Now that mines gone live im bored not having anything to check. I was doing it for months!

      Edit: Cabinet 29 on Dunston exchange goes live on 31st may 2014
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      These dates are not fixed and can and do change.
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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      Sorry I've just seen your reply to this. That's the same date BTOR quoted. I think the actual exchange will be live next month. I check almost daily ha.

      How did you know which cabinet I was on?

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      Quote Originally Posted by redrum217uk View Post
      Sorry I've just seen your reply to this. That's the same date BTOR quoted. I think the actual exchange will be live next month. I check almost daily ha.

      How did you know which cabinet I was on?
      The number is on the cabinet in the picture you first posted!

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      ha of course! So is there a way to check on my specific cabinet? How did you do it?

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      Re: Is this a fibre cabinet?

      Quote Originally Posted by redrum217uk View Post
      ha of course! So is there a way to check on my specific cabinet? How did you do it?
      I was bored at work and it didnt seem like a big area the exchange covered so i kept picking different postcodes a few streets apart and put them into the checker i linked to until it said it was fed from that number cabinet on that exchange.

     

     
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