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BT Openreach announce 159 new fibre broadband exchanges
Wednesday 29 September 2010 17:21:51 by John Hunt

BT have announced a further 159 exchanges today which will see faster broadband made available using Fibre-to-the-Cabinet technology. The new exchanges are part of Phase 6 of the roll out of fibre-based broadband which offers speeds of up to 40Mbps using technology installed in road-side cabinets. Only a handful of service providers currently offer this faster broadband which uses BT's network, but more will be coming on board as more areas receive the upgrades.

This latest update also details some exchanges which are to receive Fibre-to-the-Home/Premises (FTTH or FTTP) where fibre is run all the way to the building, and can offer faster speeds up to 100Mbps, but it's important to note that this won't be available to everyone in an area.

The new exchanges announced today are listed below. The 'Indicative live date' is an estimate only and in some cases, exchanges have seen these dates change by over 18 months. Previously announced exchanges can be found in the following articles:

BT announce a further 300 exchanges for fibre broadband upgrades
Openreach announce 63 exchanges for fibre upgrades
BT Speeds up fibre rollout
BT announce first 29 exchanges for fibre deployment

Exchange Name County Fibre Type Indicative live date
ACCRINGTON Lancashire FTTC Dec 2011
ALLERTON Merseyside FTTC Dec 2011
ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH Leicestershire FTTC Dec 2011
ASHTEAD Surrey FTTC Sep 2011
BAMBER BRIDGE Lancashire FTTC Dec 2011
BARMING Kent FTTC Dec 2011
BERMONDSEY Greater London FTTC Dec 2011
BIGGIN HILL Greater London FTTC Sep 2011
BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL West Midlands FTTC/P Sep 2011
BISHOPS WALTHAM Hampshire FTTC Dec 2011
BISHOPSGATE Greater London FTTC Dec 2011
BLACKFRIARS Greater Manchester FTTC/P Dec 2011
BOOKHAM Surrey FTTC Dec 2011
BOSCOMBE Dorset FTTC/P Sep 2011
BOWMANSGREEN Hertfordshire FTTC Dec 2011
BRACKLEY Northamptonshire FTTC Dec 2011
BREADSALL Derbyshire FTTC Dec 2011
BROUGHTON Lancashire FTTC/P Sep 2011
BUCKINGHAM Buckinghamshire FTTC Dec 2011
BURGH HEATH Surrey FTTC Sep 2011
BYFLEET Surrey FTTC Dec 2011
CALDICOT Gwent FTTC/P Dec 2011
CALDY Merseyside FTTC Dec 2011
CALNE Wiltshire FTTC Dec 2011
CAMBRIDGE CENTRAL Cambridgeshire FTTC Dec 2011
CANVEY ISLAND Essex FTTC Dec 2011
CATERHAM Surrey FTTC Dec 2011
Chafford Essex FTTC/P Sep 2011
CHAPEL END Warwickshire FTTC Dec 2011
CHATHAM Kent FTTC Dec 2011
CHELTENHAM Gloucestershire FTTC Dec 2011
CHERTSEY Surrey FTTC Dec 2011
COBHAM Surrey FTTC Sep 2011
CRAYFORD Greater London FTTC Sep 2011
CULLINGWORTH West Yorkshire FTTC/P Sep 2011
DAGENHAM Greater London FTTC Sep 2011
DEAL Kent FTTC Dec 2011
DINNINGTON South Yorkshire FTTC/P Dec 2011
DONNINGTON Shropshire FTTC Dec 2011
DOWNLAND Surrey FTTC Sep 2011
DRAYTON Norfolk FTTC Sep 2011
DUNBLANE Central FTTC Sep 2011
DUNDEE PARK Tayside FTTC/P Sep 2011
DUNSTABLE Bedfordshire FTTC Dec 2011
EDINBURGH FOUNTAINBRIDGE Lothian FTTC/P Dec 2011
EDINBURGH NEWINGTON Lothian FTTC/P Sep 2011
EDINBURGH WAVERLEY Lothian FTTC/P Dec 2011
ELLAND West Yorkshire FTTC Dec 2011
ELY Cambridgeshire FTTC Dec 2011
EPSOM Surrey FTTC Sep 2011
ERITH Greater London FTTC/P Sep 2011
ESHER Surrey FTTC Dec 2011
ETWALL Derbyshire FTTC/P Sep 2011
EVERSLEY Berkshire FTTC Sep 2011
EWELL Surrey FTTC/P Sep 2011
FARNBOROUGH (Kent) Greater London FTTC Dec 2011
FARNHAM COMMON Buckinghamshire FTTC Dec 2011
FAWLEY Hampshire FTTC Dec 2011
FLITWICK Bedfordshire FTTC Dec 2011
FOUR OAKS West Midlands FTTC Dec 2011
FULWOOD Lancashire FTTC Dec 2011
GARSTON Hertfordshire FTTC Sep 2011
GOSPORT Hampshire FTTC Dec 2011
GRAYS THURROCK Essex FTTC Dec 2011
GREAT MISSENDEN Buckinghamshire FTTC Dec 2011
GREENHITHE Kent FTTC Dec 2011
HADLEIGH Essex FTTC Dec 2011
HAMPTON Hampshire FTTC/P Dec 2011
HARDINGSTONE Northamptonshire FTTC Dec 2011
HARDWICKE Gloucestershire FTTC/P Dec 2011
HARESTOCK Hampshire FTTC Dec 2011
HARLOW Essex FTTC Dec 2011
HATCH END Greater London FTTC Sep 2011
HAVERHILL Suffolk FTTC Dec 2011
HAWKWELL Essex FTTC Sep 2011
HEADLESS CROSS Hereford & Worcester FTTC/P Dec 2011
HERTFORD Hertfordshire FTTC Dec 2011
HIGHER BOLTON Greater Manchester FTTC Dec 2011
HIGHWOODS Essex FTTC Sep 2011
HILLSIDE (Hereford & Worcester) Warwickshire FTTC/P Sep 2011
HOLMES CHAPEL Cheshire FTTC/P Sep 2011
HOLMFIRTH West Yorkshire FTTC/P Sep 2011
HOOTON Cheshire FTTC/P Dec 2011
HORNDEAN Hampshire FTTC Dec 2011
HOUGHTON- LE- SPRING Tyne & Wear FTTC Dec 2011
IRBY Merseyside FTTC Dec 2011
IRLAM Greater Manchester FTTC/P Sep 2011
IVER Buckinghamshire FTTC Dec 2011
IVYBRIDGE Devon FTTC/P Sep 2011
KESGRAVE Suffolk FTTC Sep 2011
KINGS LANGLEY Hertfordshire FTTC Dec 2011
KIRBY MUXLOE Leicestershire FTTC/P Dec 2011
LAINDON Essex FTTC Dec 2011
LEATHERHEAD Surrey FTTC Dec 2011
LIVERPOOL CENTRAL Merseyside FTTC/P Dec 2011
LLANTWIT MAJOR South Glamorgan FTTC Dec 2011
LONGFIELD Kent FTTC Dec 2011
LONGTON Lancashire FTTC/P Sep 2011
LUTTERWORTH Leicestershire FTTC Dec 2011
MALDON Essex FTTC Dec 2011
MALTBY South Yorkshire FTTC/P Dec 2011
MANCHESTER CENTRAL Greater Manchester FTTC/P Sep 2011
MARYLEBONE Greater London FTTC Dec 2011
MIDCALDER Lothian FTTC/P Dec 2011
MINSTER SHEPPEY Kent FTTC Dec 2011
MOORTOWN West Yorkshire FTTC Dec 2011
MOUNTWOOD Merseyside FTTC/P Dec 2011
MUMBLES West Glamorgan FTTC Dec 2011
NAILSWORTH Gloucestershire FTTC Dec 2011
NESTON Cheshire FTTC/P Sep 2011
NORTH PADDINGTON Greater London FTTC Sep 2011
ORMSKIRK Lancashire FTTC Dec 2011
ORPINGTON Greater London FTTC Sep 2011
PADDINGTON Greater London FTTC Dec 2011
PEACEHAVEN East Sussex FTTC Dec 2011
PENCOED Mid Glamorgan FTTC/P Dec 2011
PLYMOUTH Devon FTTC/P Sep 2011
PONTELAND Northumberland FTTC/P Sep 2011
POTTERS BAR Hertfordshire FTTC Dec 2011
PRUDHOE Northumberland FTTC/P Dec 2011
QUORN Leicestershire FTTC Dec 2011
RADLETT Hertfordshire FTTC/P Sep 2011
RAINHAM (Essex) Greater London FTTC Sep 2011
RAYLEIGH Essex FTTC Dec 2011
REDHILL Surrey FTTC Sep 2011
REIGATE Surrey FTTC Sep 2011
RICKMANSWORTH Hertfordshire FTTC Sep 2011
RINGWAY Greater Manchester FTTC/P Dec 2011
ROCHFORD Essex FTTC Sep 2011
ROYAL Merseyside FTTC/P Sep 2011
ROYSTON (Hertfordshire) Cambridgeshire FTTC Sep 2011
SANDAL West Yorkshire FTTC Dec 2011
SHEFFORD Bedfordshire FTTC Dec 2011
SHIRLEY West Midlands FTTC Dec 2011
SOUTH WOOTTON Norfolk FTTC Dec 2011
SOUTHAM Warwickshire FTTC Dec 2011
SOUTHAMPTON Hampshire FTTC/P Sep 2011
SPENCERS WOOD Berkshire FTTC Dec 2011
ST. FAITH Norfolk FTTC Dec 2011
STANSTED Essex FTTC Dec 2011
STREETLY West Midlands FTTC/P Dec 2011
STROOD Kent FTTC Dec 2011
SUNBURY Surrey FTTC Sep 2011
SWANLEY Kent FTTC Dec 2011
SYDENHAM Greater London FTTC Sep 2011
TADLEY Hampshire FTTC Dec 2011
TAUNTON Somerset FTTC/P Dec 2011
THAME Oxfordshire FTTC Dec 2011
THAMES DITTON Surrey FTTC/P Sep 2011
UPMINSTER Greater London FTTC Sep 2011
WALLASEY Merseyside FTTC Dec 2011
WAPPING Greater London FTTC Dec 2011
WELWYN Hertfordshire FTTC Dec 2011
WESTHOUGHTON Greater Manchester FTTC/P Dec 2011
WEYBRIDGE Surrey FTTC Sep 2011
WITHAM Essex FTTC Dec 2011
WITNEY Oxfordshire FTTC Dec 2011
WOODHAM FERRERS Essex FTTC/P Sep 2011
WOOLSTON Hampshire FTTC Dec 2011

Comments

Posted by Dixinormous over 4 years ago
See if this stops people from moaning about London getting everything. There is ONE exchange on this list in London getting FTTP - less than West Midlands, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cheshire, Northumberland, Devon, Essex, Yorkshire, Hampshire, etc.
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
17 in Surrey...
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
How far is this towards the 2/3?
Posted by CudworthExchange over 4 years ago
Hello? Yorkshire calling BT, it's the biggest county in the UK dont you know :-(
Posted by Dixinormous over 4 years ago
I would say this is most of the way to the 2/3rds.

However I am still smarting over that Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh will all have more FTTP than London. I know why Openreach are doing it, it's damn cynical, doesn't mean I can't sulk about it though.
Posted by UKCodeMonkey over 4 years ago
Great, still no Ibstock and stuck with ~2Mbit :-(
Posted by GMAN99 over 4 years ago
@CudworthExchange I hear ya... Can't believe Rawdon isn't on the list AGAIN :(
Posted by Legolash2o over 4 years ago
Still no Bridlington or anything in Yorkshire... Thanks BT... NOT!
Posted by rjgw over 4 years ago
I count 2 in Wales. 2.
Posted by razer over 4 years ago
Nothing for me again...
Posted by mbailey over 4 years ago
From my experience it only counts if BT confirms your cabinet will get upgraded. Living in Basingstoke we got FTTC early, but still less than 50% of the customers are on upgraded cabinets, despite the exchange being updated. :-(
Posted by mikefrombh over 4 years ago
@CudworthExchange one of my mates has just been connected to Digital Region Broadband in Cudworth, he's using DRBSY. Getting about 35meg Down or thereabout!
Posted by mattewan over 4 years ago
Yea... BT really do seem to dislike Wales. Funny that..... I'm sure it has nothing to do with rural area's and profit
Posted by philce over 4 years ago
I see the centre of Leicester is completely ignored again! Whilst the more "affluent" outlying suburbs are to be enabled.
Id live to know the thinking behind BT's rollout here.
Posted by lunarjetman over 4 years ago
Praise be it's a miracle! Etwall is on the list. Unbelievable. I shall ignore for the moment the possibility that they won't do the cabinet in my village. It's on the list!
Posted by Jimkirk363 over 4 years ago
Why the hell r they doing the mumbles and not the rest of Swansea that just doesnt make sence.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
South Yorkshire has FTTC via Digital Region project, which may explain a lack of Yorkshire exchanges - just a thought
Posted by bb4chudleigh over 4 years ago
Boscombe. Classic BT, wonder if their going to use the sewers as well for FTTP.
Posted by MaddogBattie over 4 years ago
Just look at all those exchanges in Cornwall....
Posted by tobykim over 4 years ago
I agree about BT disliking Wales, especially the North, it's like living on the moon
Posted by g-bhxu over 4 years ago
BT don't like Lincolnshire either
Posted by AndrueC over 4 years ago
Nice - that fits in with my estimates for Brackley. That gives Be 18 months to figure out how to leverage FTTC.
Posted by Legolash2o over 4 years ago
Is there any East Yorkshire ones at all to be done before 2012 does anyone know?
Posted by evilpie1992 over 4 years ago
Still no Oswestry :( A least give us ADSL2+ lmao
Posted by donkey_hellfire over 4 years ago
So is that now a total of 551 exchanges to be upgraded to FTTC/FTTP by the end of 2011 out of the approx 5600 exchanges in the UK? I guess those 551 exchanges cover about 66% of the UK population?
Posted by MarkHampshire over 4 years ago
They might do, but the devil is in the detail - that might mean "66% of population covered" if everyone connected to all of those exchanges can get it, as opposed to "66% of population connected to an exchange which offers FTTC to someone".
Posted by Legolash2o over 4 years ago
Knowing BT it will be 66% of the population connected to those exchanges which SUPPORT FTTC/P
Posted by donkey_hellfire over 4 years ago
I wonder if any of those 551 exchanges are market 1 exchanges?
Posted by MarkHampshire over 4 years ago
I'll venture a guess that "ROYSTON (Hertfordshire)" is in Hertfordshire, not in Cambridgeshire :-)
Posted by WalterWillcox over 4 years ago
FTTC deployment is usually decided on capital & installation costs when compared to returns. E.g. a FTTC @ somewhere between £15 K & say £45 K. Hence only half of Basingstoke as reported by mbailey. This probably also means whoever installs a FTTC first will be the only one as in Yorkshire.
Posted by Legolash2o over 4 years ago
"This probably also means whoever installs a FTTC first will be the only one as in Yorkshire."

Please explain further :)
Posted by WalterWillcox over 4 years ago
I'm really agreeing with Andrew's thought above. The economics seem in BT's thinking quite marginal and I'd be surprised if they didn't try to retain market share be it only 80 houses in Erbistock or the much larger Virgin areas.
Am I correct in thinking NYnet will cover more of Yorks?
Posted by Zadoc over 4 years ago
BT are just finishing FTTC installation here in MYLOF exchange, had 2 calls in 2 nights from BT trying to sell it. It seems I am on 1.5Mb with AOL and could get 16Mbit with FTTC! Which was a surprise to me as I'm already getting 16.4Mb over old copper with Be.
Posted by chrysalis over 4 years ago
the east midlands pattern continues, all majot cities skipped, enabling countryside village and small towns.
Posted by chrysalis over 4 years ago
I checked all my localish ones and also judging by the amount of surrey I would say now for sure is a strong link to affluency, are the tories telling these guys where to rollout?
Posted by baby_frogmella over 4 years ago
I see the Scottish Highlands don't exist as usual...oh well guess I'll just have to make do with my 16 meg ADSL2+ LLU connection :)
Posted by joefear over 4 years ago
Had to laugh that Bridgeton in Glasgow is getting FTTC when a recent study found out that only 23.3% of the population on that exchange have internet access, how does that work out?
Posted by Legolash2o over 4 years ago
EMETWLL
Market 1
3,855 residential premises
102 non-residential premises.
Posted by Legolash2o over 4 years ago
BREADSALL
Market 1
4,657 residential premises
106 non-residential premises
Posted by Legolash2o over 4 years ago
EVERSLEY
Market 1
4,427 residential premises
227 non-residential premises.
Posted by WalterWillcox over 4 years ago
@ zadoc,

Perhaps this illustrates yet another quandary for the providers? Although Be / O2 could presumably buy FTTC services from BT Wholesale, why should they reduce their margins when they have invested heavily & are paying a significant sum for LLU access in the exchange ?
Posted by GMAN99 over 4 years ago
Correct Walter, but as time moves on they are left with no new product to offer so at some point they will have to offer something
Posted by Stoobs over 4 years ago
Mapped here: http://tinyurl.com/btfibrerollout
KML file: http://tinyurl.com/btfibrerolloutkml

Makes depressing viewing tbh.
Posted by lunarjetman over 4 years ago
Those numbers for EMETWLL are well out of date. Samknows has been showing 3,800 lines for years and years despite the exponentially growing estate in Hilton which must have taken the lines over 4000 ages ago.

Surely and exchange like Etwall makes sense for BT to do. There's no LLU presence and never will be, so FTTC it sweep-up all 4000-odd lines. The outlying villages from Etwall exchange have terrible broadband quality, they'll be tearing BT's arm off for FTTC.
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
If it's not your exchange it does not matter which ones are in the list...
Posted by cjbell68 over 4 years ago
@Lunarjetman - sent you a PM about this but I agree the numbers served by Etwall must be higher than that. It's interesting to note they marked it as including some to the premises provision. As for LLU there IS one other provider now - Talk Talk are offering an unbundled service but naturally unless you're in Etwall it's comparable to BT Wholesale.
Posted by cjbell68 over 4 years ago
@Somerset - very true!
I find it amazing that our exchange IS on the list. All we need now is to have our cabinets connected to it as well ;p
Posted by cjbell68 over 4 years ago
...edit on last post - naturally I mean FIBRE upgrades for the cabinets...
Posted by Legolash2o over 4 years ago
"If it's not your exchange it does not matter which ones are in the list..."

Yeah very true, my exchange is not on the list so naturally i think that list is crap and made me more annoyed.
Posted by djay over 4 years ago
And it still makes me laugh at people on here ooh there's only 1 new exchange in London blah blah well us in Cumbria have no cable company and nothing listed for ftth or fttc so no bloody choice again thanks british telecon.

We are in the northwest true northwest unlike Manchester etc and there is nothing.. What a joke.
Posted by MarkHampshire over 4 years ago
@chrysalis "I would say now for sure is a strong link to affluency" - must admit that's what struck me reading down the list and trying to find some pattern which ties them all together.
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
djay - which exchanges would you like enabled? What would you do if you were BT?

Mark - presumably those which get the most customers for the ISPs.
Posted by cjbell68 over 4 years ago
BT follow ROI. Wouldn't surprise me if they are targetting affluence.
I'm surprised they deemed our exchange attractive enough - we only have Talk Talk LLU so it was mainly a captive market for wholesale.
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
Cornwall sorted:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11435640
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
djay - any LLU in Cumbria?
Posted by AndrueC over 4 years ago
@Chrysalis: "the east midlands pattern continues"

Oy! Don't knock it :)
Posted by AndrueC over 4 years ago
@djay:"thanks british telecon".

Are you also going to 'thank' the other three or four telecommunications providers in the UK that could be rolling something out?

EasyNet and VM have the clout and experience to roll-out FTTC.

Talk Talk probably could as well although I'm not sure if it has the experience in the local loop.
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
djay - maybe Cumbria should do a scheme like Cornwall.
Posted by Legolash2o over 4 years ago
I sent an email last night to Ian Livingston about FTTC in my town and i actually just got back a good email from Bill Murphy (not sarcasm).
Posted by john (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
@MarkHampshire

> I'll venture a guess that "ROYSTON (Hertfordshire)" is in Hertfordshire, not in Cambridgeshire :-)

I pondered about that one too but I just copied BT's list. :-) Maybe they classify it differently for some of their region based stuff
Posted by Kickstart over 4 years ago
No sign of our exchange (or even or the 2 physically closer exchanges that we are not connected to).
Still knobbled at 800k and not likely to improve
Posted by New_Londoner over 4 years ago
@rjgw
Looks like 4 in Wales to me?

@Cudworth
7 more in Yorkshire?
Posted by themanstan over 4 years ago
Gah! Cowley (SMCO) still not on the list... All of Oxford (bar Cowley) and all the towns in Oxfordshire are listed. Doesn't make sense, it was listed as a potential Operational Pilot location for FTTC. What's made it suddenly unattractive?
Posted by deadman1984 over 4 years ago
yes finally a date for my exchange nice one september 2011 for me yay only i have noticed my exchange is getten fibre to the cabinet/ premises does it mean all houses in the area are getten it to the door or is it just some houses
Posted by Nildy over 4 years ago
Oswestry only allowed bad drinking water, maybe some fibre in that
Posted by chrishx over 4 years ago
Wonderful, some places get even higher speeds, we can't even get a date for adsl2 yet. Obviously living in a place smaller than a city but bigger than a hamlet gets you ignored by BT. If the EU is going to start giving out money it should insist on it being spread fairly.
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
As per all of Cornwall.
Posted by Dixinormous over 4 years ago
If you don't ask the EU for money you don't get it. They gave it to a specific project they didn't just want to randomly spread it around the entire UK.

If your local area can't be bothered to pursue BT and other sources of funding you should be getting on to them - Cornwall went to the EU for funding for Cornwall, nowhere else.
Posted by chrysalis over 4 years ago
I wonder what inner city area would get money from the EU, (wrong) assumptions are made that problem areas are only in places like cornwall and wales.
Posted by tommy45 over 4 years ago
Well still no listing for my exchange which serves the most customers business and domestic and is the biggest exchange out of the 4 that are local, but according to a bt open reach engineer it will be getting installed, so maybe their listings are not 100% accurate
Posted by warweezil over 4 years ago
@ Tobykim. Thwe "Real" South West is as bad Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion have nothing beyond ADSL1, I get so annoyed at being told by people that our rural exchange is probably too small then see exchanges with less than half the lines getting one or two BT upgrades - and lets not go into LLU.

Maybe instead of a price hike in excess of 20% for bandwidth as was imposed last year on IPSC we should see a 20% CUT to reflect the lower level of service... thats how it works in other industries... so why not here?
Posted by Kail over 4 years ago
Cumbria will not get fibre for a long long time. I'm not sure there are even any ADSL2+ (or ADSL2) enable exchanges in the county, a couple of places are on the upgrade list for spring next year. TalkTalk (only just arrived) and Sky/Easynet are on LLU with a few exchanges. TalkTalk has just put flyers through advertising 24M broadband when it is not even possible on the current set up. They could be testing the water but it really is false advertising.

Local rag had to get involved in getting some of the area upgraded to from narrow band in the first place.
Posted by madreddog over 4 years ago
I checked today's list of 159 exchanges and checked back over the previous lists. Either BT needs some basic geography lessons or they're simply trying to make it look like they're spreading the upgrades out by placing exchanges in the wrong region.
They're using a cover-all name for an area that includes mine, namely that of 'Yorkshire and The Humberside' but so far none of the exchanges supposedly in that region includes any in N. Lincs, N.E. Lincs or Lincolnshire. Not the most densely populated area of the country I will agree, but people do live and work here!
Posted by kevinpegg over 4 years ago
The Chippenham, Wiltshire exchange, according to the list 9 months ago was due "late summer". I'd say this is autumn and they only now seem to be installing cabinets!! Don't think much to their planning timescales. Don't hold your breath waiting.
Posted by bzsmith over 4 years ago
Great, I suppose this is the first step. But if you live a long way from the exchange (in the country) i bet the speed will not improve much.
Posted by New_Londoner over 4 years ago
@madreddog Sorry but I think you'll find that the government defines Lincolnshire as being in the East Midlands rather than Yorkshire & Humberside.
Posted by Thermal over 4 years ago
I have known that my exchange & cabinet has been upgraded to fibre for four months now and that others in the area are being offered "BT Infinity". I used to get 0.43 mbps and in July this dropped to 0.32. No explanation or solution offered. The BT Tech Dept say my line is capable of 5.3kbps down with Infinity(a massive speed increase)but will NOT connect me nor will they explain why. It seems that to those who shall be given more & those who hav'nt will be ignored. I am a most disgruntled BT customer !!
Posted by irby over 4 years ago
Nice to see Irby getting upgraded, I remember the campaign we ran very well leading to the upgrade in 2002. I'm very relieved we don't have to run another one!
Posted by tiggerrmummy over 4 years ago
@ g-bhxu 6 days ago
'BT don't like Lincolnshire either'
You noticed that too huh? :-/
Apart from parts of Wales, I think rural Lincolnshire was one of the last place to get Broadband, so no surprise we arent on any lists now... not holding my breath, well done for everyone else getting fibre though, enjoy! :-)
Posted by bernardbrown over 4 years ago
So Scotland left out in the cold yet again. Do BT think we use smoke signals or something. It looks as if I won't need the internet by the time they get to us north of Aberdeen. I'll just have to come back and haunt the buggers.
Posted by windbag over 4 years ago
Loughborough, the second largest town in Leicestershire, is absent. But the neighbouring village of Quorn is included. Methinks they have more influence, perhaps what they do now the hunt has "stopped".
Posted by svenhatch over 3 years ago
I see still no mention of hayle exchange,anyone know anything ?
Posted by stoatwblr over 2 years ago
How many of these were actually connected on time? Mine is now more than 6 months late and highly likely to slip again.

(supposedly now to be connected in June 2012, but with less than a month to go, no sign of any groundworks in the area.)
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