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Innerleithen to be first place in Scotland with FTTP
Tuesday 29 November 2011 10:26:59 by Andrew Ferguson

Innerleithen which was one of the places to win the Race To Infinity competition, and was announced as getting a mixture of Fibre to the Premises and Fibre to the Cabinet in April 2011.

Both the BBC and itv have highlighted the Borders town which should see the fibre services activated in 2012. Nothing wrong in highlighting the possibility of up to 80 Mbps and up to 300 Mbps services arriving to an area, as it will help attract businesses to an area. The danger though is that people can be easily confused and the repeated announcments of fibre roll-outs every few months and may make people think there is more activity than there really is.

We are expecting news on possible further investment in superfast broadband roll-outs today, but before people celebrate any announcements we need to be careful to look under the surface and see if any of the money was previously announced.


Posted by cyberdoyle over 5 years ago
By April we can then see just how many get FTTP. That will be interesting. It would also be interesting to see how many get the 80 meg promised. And how many in the area get 'alternative technology'.
Posted by undecidedadrian over 5 years ago
Well I am about 150meters from the cabinet and I have an reported electrical length of 66 on my Draytek and on the 17a profile my max possible speed is 80/35 so quite a few people should be able to achieve that.
Posted by cyberdoyle over 5 years ago
anyone near a cabinet will be fine, although they won't get the fttp. Its the ones further away that are the worry.
Posted by GMAN99 over 5 years ago
I can't recall where it was stated but someone has posted up X% of the UK are within XXXmetres of their cab, I remember it being quite a high percent and quite low in metres to the cab.

Its certainly the "norm" to be closer to the cab than say 800m away
Posted by PhilCoates over 5 years ago
Not where I live - 7500m!!
Posted by fastman over 5 years ago
Cyderdoyle -- 80 meg is the max the product will give -- the speed you achieve will be determned by diostance from cab and how your premises are serveid -- internal wirthing can cause loss of broadband speed also only being wireless as well
Posted by BoulderBrian over 5 years ago
As the Campaign Organiser within Innerleithen for Superfast Broadband I had good news from BT last Monday as they confirmed that 96.4% will receive greater than 15Mbps of which 10% will have FTTP (as they are currently linked directly to the exchange), a further 3% will get 2Mb to 15Mb with only 0.6% (11 remote premises) receiving no upgrade. As the solution for 99.4% will be via FTTC or FTTP a large number will receive between 15Mb and 40Mb subject only to distance from the cabinet as it will be VDSL over copper to the premises except for the FTTP ones who could go up to 300Mbps.
Posted by BoulderBrian over 5 years ago
We will see an increase in speeds when the technology from the exchange goes up to 80Mbps.

This is a bigger investment from BT than we expected with wider coverage at decent speeds. Our total percentage cover is a first for Scotland and the FTTP is also a first. BT Openreach are already working on the ground to install the solution and we expect to go live by March 2012.
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