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#1
Good Morning Steve

Encouraging news regarding the additional and extensive superfast rollout for the rural communities. The postcode spreadsheet makes no mention of timescales or sub-phases (other than the overall programme), would it be your intention to publish same ?

Regards
Jon
#2
Good Morning Jon,

Thanks very much.

I understand where you are coming from and as we move into Phase 3 we will try to be more specific.

The difficulty we have at present is that 97% of the total deployment will be in areas designated 'Rural' or 'Very Rural' and 66% of the total deployment will be fibre To The Premises (FTTP).

FTTP tends to bring with it more difficulties than FFTC in terms of deployment and we are likely to have to move structures around within the overall project timescale to meet operational diffculties. I am nervous at this stage of committing to specific timescales until we get a better flavour of what the size of the issues look like.

Sounds like hedging the bets I know, but it is very early days and we will be adding more detail later.

Regards
Steve
#3
Steve,

Can you explain whats going on with PE12 6DX, this is small cul-de-sac with 13 houses.

It's listed under Phase 2 due for Apr-Sep 2017 however you also have it listed under partial build for Phase 3?

Regards
Allan.

#4
Good Afternoon Allan,

Looks like an anomaly with the data. If it's a cul-de-sac then I can't see why we wouldn't build all properties. I will check it out.

Regards
Steve
#5
My postcode is listed in the partial build....Tattershall Bridge, and we are only just off the A153 in NKDC. Does "partial" mean that only some premises will get fibre?
What is meant by copper rearrangement as opposed to FTTP?
Does this mean it will still come from cabinet in Tattershall ? And if FTTP will it have to buried, so could this possibly mean all the way from Coningsby exchange (our current exchange) bypassing the cabinet, or maybe from Billinghay exchange!
Sorry it's technical questions, but just wondering what the potential works they will have to do in whatever timescale.
As far as I know we are too far away from cabinet for VDSL to make any appreciable speed difference.
Thanks.


#6
Good Afternoon Richard

Partial build does mean that only certain properties within a postcode will be upgraded. This cab be for a number of reasons, including some of the properties already get Superfast broadband, or some properties are located a good way from the remainder in the postcode.
Copper rearrangement means a reconfiguration of the existing infrastructure to allow us to locate the 'electronics' closer to the end user.This could well mean building a secondary cabinet nearer to the users.
We wouldn't normally look to re-route from a different Exchange.
If we provide FTTP, it will either be underground in existing/new ductlines or overhead on poles.

Regards
steve
#7
Hi Steve, despite being 'very rural' at NG322AN, yet again we are missing out as part of phase 3. Is there any further indication of what you may do to help us all at this post code.

Regards
Gareth
#8
Good Morning Gareth,

There are still some options available to us.

Firstly, we can contimnue with BT with a view to seeing what additional coverage they can provide with the funds we have left, although the cost perpremises is now at a very high level.

Alternatively, we can look at alternatives which include fixed wireless broadband.

either way, we will be looking to make decisions as we move into Summer.

Regards
Steve
#9
Hi Steve,

It looks as though Lincoln isn't in Phase 3. Does this mean that rural properties, such as myself, that connect to cabinet 97 in Lincoln won't be upgraded ?

Thanks

Nigel.
#10
Good Afternoon Nigel,

Lincoln itself doesn't feature in Phase 3, but in your particular case, thibgs are slightly more complicated.

Whilst the cabinet is located in Lincoln District, your postcode and a number of others off that cabinet are actually located in West Lindsey. On that basis, we cannot build anything in West Lindsey beyond what was initially scheduled in the main contract.

That position may well change going forward, but for now, I'm afraid we can do no more with that cabinet.

Regards
Steve
#11
Hopefully I can find the information I am looking for.

Back in 2014 I contacted OnLincolnshire who confirmed our cabinet was to be upgraded between September and December of 2014

Last year I contacted OnLincolnshire after your postcode checker suggested that we had already been upgraded. However this was not the case.
A member of the team had to get the records adjusted so we would not miss out on any additional funding.

Now in 2017 and the cabinet is not included in phase 3 either partial or full builds.

I cannot get any information from bt other then keep checking our where and when page??? This doesn't help as we have been under review and now exploring solutions for the past 3 years!

As you guys have direct contact with BT could you please raise these concerns and provide me with some time scales and possible solutions they have in mind?

Pe113fe cabinet number 57 spalding exchange.


Kind regards


Dan

#12
Good Morning Daniel,

We will ask BT what's happening and try to get an answer.

As far as this programme is concerned, Spalding Cab. 57 was never in the programme and was a part of BT's commercial rollout.

However, we will see what we can find out.

Regards
Steve

#13
Hi Steve any news on cabinet 57 from the above question?

I presume the openreach and ofcom fiasco is causing unnecessary delays with this.

Regards

Daniel
#14
Hi Daniel,

There is still no news on this one.

As it sits today, the cabinet is still not in scope for this programme.

Regards
Steve
#15
My postcode is NG34 0EL, and hopefully broadband will soon be here. If and, hopefully, when this happens, will we be able to achieve higher speeds using the existing overhead lines coming in to our properties?

With thanks.
E.C.Anderson
#16
Good Morning Eugene

Your postcode shows as a partial build under the programme.

In other words, not all of the 13 premises in your postcode will be upgraded. If you will kindly send me your full address (in confidence) to my E Mail below, I will check it for you.

With regard to the overhead cables; that shouldn't be a problem.

stephen.brookes@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Regards
Steve
#17
Hi Steve.

Just wondering if you got my email with the details you requested?

Regards.
Eugene
#18
Hi Steve

Now we are in the Phase 3 deployment time, are you able to advise on approximate timing of LN130JG pls.

Regards
Jon
#19
Good Morning Jon,

The postcode appears in deployment stage 3, so we have timescales of between now and September 2018, although we do expect to complete this stage much sooner than September next year.

We are currently in planning element of stage 3 so will get a clearer view as we get into early November.

Regards
steve
#20
Thanks Steve - I'll try again in November.

Regards
Jon
#21
Hello, my post code is LN4 4YW, from what I can tell our cabinet, Langrick 1 is enabled and according to the broadband checker we should be able to get FTTP., at least I think that what it means. However I think we are too far from the cabinet to get this and no one offers it anyway.
We currently have speeds of less than 1 MBPS, according to the phase 3 info we are due a partial build for this postcode, do you have any information on this or how likely it is to improve our line speed.
Note-our road is about 1.5 miles long and all properties (15) have the same post code. I did try AB Internet but there was clear line of sight to their mast on Pilgrim Hospital.
#22
Good Morning Nigel,

Your postcode hasn't been upgraded as yet and the FTTP you are seeing on the broadband checker is a little misleading. It is FTTP on demand, which is a product BT sell separately, although I'm not aware that they have actually managed to sort out how this works for them.

You are due to be upgraded further into the programme so please do keep in touch and we will be happy to keep you updated.

Regards
steve
#23
Evening,
Just want a bit of news. According to openreach's where and when page my number is in scope for FTTP in new bolingbroke, which will be amazing as we have had no better than 0.4 Mbps. Have had a BDUK code and a survey by Quickline for wireless broadband, but no line of sight, but quickline might put a mast up in the village, so I would like to know when we will get FTTP so I don't sign in to a 12 month contract, and then get FTTP a month or two into the contract. Any news will be appreciated.
#24
Good Morning Graham,

Can you please send me your full address and postcode (in confidence) to my e mail below and I will take a look.

stephen.brookes@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Regards
steve
#25
Hi Steve

re: previous post (below) any update available on Phase 3 deployment at LN130JG

Regards
Jon



Date posted: 2 months ago - 18/9/2017 07:18

#19

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Author:

Stephen Brookes

Good Morning Jon,

The postcode appears in deployment stage 3, so we have timescales of between now and September 2018, although we do expect to complete this stage much sooner than September next year.

We are currently in planning element of stage 3 so will get a clearer view as we get into early November.

Regards
steve
#26
Steve

Any response ?

Regards
Jon
#27
Any more news for LN4 area - LN4 4JL.
Apparently we are listed as partial build but what is the timescale? it all seems to be moving at snails pace. ....
My speed is now only 2.77mbps at one time it was about 3.5

Is ANYTHING ever going to be done to put another cabinet nearer to Tattershall Bridge or somehow improve things as the current cabinet is in Tattershall. There is a small community here and we are only just off the A153 where there are businesses as well as residential so we are not exactly isolated - it cant be that difficult to improve things along a main trunk road! Yet we seem to be stuck in the 5% without fast or superfast BB.
I would be interested to know how many other LN4 residents are still waiting.!
#28
Good Afternoon Richard

Your postcode is in stage 6 of the deployment and as you correctly observe, some premises will be 'No Build'.

Given that stage 6 isn't due to start until 2019, detailed planning hasn't yet been undertaken and on that basis, we cannot give you a definitive answer for your property at this point.

We will have more detail as we get towards the end of 2018.

Regards
steve
#29
Steve

Could I please have a response to my posts 25 and 26 above

Regards
Jon
#30
Good afternoon Jon,

We have no further news in terms of a definite date at this point.

On that basis, I cannot see anything being completed this side of New Year. as we enter 2018, we will get an updated deployment plan from them.

Regards
Steve
#31
Good afternoon Jon,

We have no further news in terms of a definite date at this point.

On that basis, I cannot see anything being completed this side of New Year. as we enter 2018, we will get an updated deployment plan from them.

Regards
Steve
#32
Hi Stephen my Postcode is listed in Phase 3 "full build" (PE21 7AU). Is this correct as I raised the lack of Fibre availability with Matt Warman MP and he replied saying that Openreach had deemed it impossible to get Fibre to my property.
#33
Good Morning Robert,

The postcode is full build in Phase 3 and we would expect to see it completed by the end of September at the latest. I have no more detail at present, but should have more within the next 2 weeks.

Regards
steve
#34
Good Morning Steve

There has been a lot of activity in installing fibre o/h cables and duct clearing in recent weeks at my postcode (LN130JG). Would I be correct in assuming that FTTP is imminent ?

Regards
Jon
#35
Steve

Could you respond to #34 pls

Thanks
Jon
#36
Good Morning Jon,

BT are looking to complete as soon as possible as you can see from the ongoing work in the area, but at this point, I do not yet have a specific date for completion,, but clearly we are making good progress.

Regards
Steve
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