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Superfast goes live in Yanwath, Cumbria
Wednesday 02 October 2013 15:17:54 by Andrew Ferguson

Yanwath in Cumbria has the distinction of being the first community to benefit from a live FTTC cabinet via the BT and Cumbria County Council project with more expected very soon.

We believe the cabinet is located across the road from the Yanwath Gate Inn in the village. We look forward to seeing the first speed tests from the area as people sign up to faster services.

Yanwath and Eamont Bridge form a civil parish with a population around the 450 mark, and therefore we think it is safe to say it is a rural location. The cabinet is fed from Penrith exchange which is some 4km by road away, thus the improvements in speed will be very significant for those in the village.


Posted by flatjack over 4 years ago
That would be the Yanworth Yat then! I used to go there for a Ploughmans at lunch time when I was seconded to work on the M6 bridge building for British Rail in the 1960s! jack.
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
Was that when various people found themselves part of the bridge construction...
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
CA10 2LH on Exchange PENRITH is served by Cabinet 22. WBC FTTC - Up to 61.5/Up to 20
Posted by pcoventry76 over 4 years ago
Yet i know places with populations of 2000+ and no one will touch them.

Maybe those people don't generate enough publicity? It's always seems to discriminate on where they can get the best headlines.

450 people won't give them a return anytime soon that's for sure!
Posted by herdwick over 4 years ago
80 connections at £5/month of extra or protected revenue over 5 years is £24k. That plus the subsidy income from CCC.
Posted by pcoventry76 over 4 years ago
so they will recover the cost of installing the cab over 5 years. I guess they don't care the amount of money everyone is chucking them.

Just seems their strategy is wrong - ignore high dense places and go for the tiny tiny places
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
The assumption there is that the cab and running costs over 5 years is £24k
Posted by pcoventry76 over 4 years ago
Maybe it's not 33K to install that cab then with the council onboard -I hope not as that's not even the cost back over 5 years
Posted by ccxo over 4 years ago
@ pcoventry76 With Binfield Heath both cabs where estimated at 30,000 each with BT subsidising the rest to a total of 100,000 for all the work.

Most of the BDUK deployment will go from the larger urban areas outwards but their will be places where they start in rural areas- good for press coverage etc.
Posted by fastman over 4 years ago
CCOX Binfield heath was private Funded - not BDUK and had specific Civil challenges and fair distances between the spine and the 1st cab and also between the 1st Cab and 2nd Cab
Posted by LakesGeek over 4 years ago
Excellent news for them guys. I didn't realise we were still so early in the CCC rollout - having seen the rapid progress in our town, where we're usually last for everything, I thought it was well underway by now.

We have lots of cabinets that now appear to be completed and are humming away to themselves, but the exchange LCULV still has a live date of 31st December so I keep having to remind myself not to get my hopes up for any time before then. It's not easy, having seen the rapid progress up til now :P
Posted by djay over 4 years ago
Hmm yet makes no sense as we are in a little town LCLOG
serves (approx):
1,220 residential premises
135 non-residential premises.

Just outside of Carlisle and yet have to wait until the end of 2015 ? Cherry pick the conservative areas as usual i.e Brampton Penrith Dalston etc etc.

Typical Bs BDUK roll out.
Posted by Dixinormous over 4 years ago
@djay this was a cabinet on an exchange, Penrith, that's already live and is 7 times the size of the exchange you mention.

@pcov Openreach are doing their commercial deployment based on a payback period of 10-12 years. If they ignored your local cabinet they probably had their reasons. Have to make do with VM cable, far better than the sub-2Mb ADSL these guys have.
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