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Cabinet Progress

#1
Hi,

Is there anyone here that would know how far along in progress cabinet 11 on SUDBROOKE PARK is? And when it is schedules to go live?

I saw some Openreach vans with big spindles of black cable, which I can only assume is fiber, not so long ago on the road between the roundabout and Langworth.

Thanks
#2
Hi James,

Thanks for taking time to write to us. Sudbrook Park, Cabinet 11 falls into Phase 2 of the project and on that basis, you can expect to see upgrades available between April and September of this year. We are looking to bring this cabinet in early within the phase.
As soon as it goes 'Live' we will update our webpage in the same week, normally a Friday afternoon. At that point, you will need to contact your Internet Service Provider to see what upgrades they can offer you.

Regards
Steve
#3
Hi Steve,

Could you inform me with the progress with the above (Cabinet 11 - Sudbrook Park) and If it is on track or if there is any know delays?

Thanks

James
#4
Good Morning James,

We have a meeting with BT this morning and we will establish the latest and post here later today.

Regards
steve
#5
Good Afternoon James,

The update on Cab. 11 off Sudbrooke is as follows:
BT are having to use an existing fibre from their infrastructure to feed the new cabinet as opposed to providing a new one. This has now been agreed and is in progress. In addition, the cabinet is in a 'Zone of Interest' given the close proximity of various power services. This issue has now been resolved and allows work to continue.
On that basis, we are confident that we will achieve a result within the next 2 months at the latest. Should we be able to move things quicker, then we will update the website to show the cabinet as 'Live'.

Regards
Steve
#6
Hi Steve,

Please could you update me on the progress of this cabinet? Has there been any unexpected delays?

Thanks

James
#7
Good Morning James,

Apologies for the delay in responding, I was out of the office on Friday.

Sudbrook 11 required some additional work regarding the fibre link and there were the expected delays around the 'Zone of Interest' issues. we are progressing as quickly as we can with this one and we are expecting go 'Live' in early September. I have a meeting with BT later this week and will get the very latest update then.

Regards
Steve
#8
Hi Stephen,

I have seen that Openreach have just put the new cabinet in place. How long does it usually take from a cabinet being stood in to it going live?

Thanks

James
#9
Hi James,

It can depend upon a number of factors and in some areas, we are putting up cabinet shells months in advance of completion.

However, where Sudbrook is concerned, this has been a protracted exervcise to say the least and I'm told by BT that we are looking at weeks rather than months.

Assuming they connect the power up quickly, the remaining work should take no more than a week to 10 days to complete and then we are looking at 10 working days before ISPs declare it available.

I will try to get a more specific date in my meeting with BT this morning.

Regards
Steve
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