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Fibre Only Exchange (FOX) trial candidate locations announced
Friday 26 August 2011 11:29:22 by John Hunt

BT Openreach have announced today candidate areas where it intends to trial a fibre-only exchange (FOX). This follows a previous release which contained draft information which has now changed. The test will offer only fibre services from this site which would include fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) and fibre Ethernet services.

The exchange locations being considered are:

  • Deddington, Oxfordshire (NGA handover site: Banbury)
  • Pickmere, Cheshire (NGA handover site: Northwich)
  • Sutton, Cheshire (NGA handover site: Macclesfield)

Openreach is inviting communication providers to state their views on the preferred site for the trial, including reasons behind this by Friday 9th September.


Posted by Guest_Again over 6 years ago
Nice to see this in Scotland. ;)
Posted by teddybear2 over 6 years ago
what about the very east of England, we seem to be forgotten.
Posted by SYM9 over 6 years ago
At least Manchester United players will have quality broadband.
Posted by DOUGIE53 over 6 years ago
BT should should made to upgrade the areas which are still working on alluminium wireing.
Posted by CaptainHulaHoop over 6 years ago
then the customers will eb made to pay for the work via phone bill increases
Posted by fibrebunny over 6 years ago
That could set a dangerous precedent, customers might expect an improvement in service provisions for billing hikes.
Posted by Hubz over 6 years ago
@teddybear2 I concurr, NGA was born and bred here at BT Innovate HQ in Suffolk, and now we are been just about forgotten!
Posted by GMAN99 over 6 years ago
@DOUGIE53 if the phone works ok on aluminium that's all they are required to do.
Posted by creakycopperline over 6 years ago
are you kidding teddy, most of bt's ftth plans are
mainly concentrated in the south, epecially london.
i don't think BT even know there's a a population above watford.
Posted by GMAN99 over 6 years ago
Not sure where you are getting that from creaky made up as usual:-
Posted by uniquename over 6 years ago
Aren't Deddington and Cheshire north of Watford?
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