West Yorkshire quietly slipped in some news in a newsletter on phase 2 of its roll-out to extend the reach of superfast broadband beyond existing commercial areas into a newsletter in June. Mark on ISPreview spotted it first and our excuse for not spotting it early was that I was on holiday when it was released.
The newsletter is fairly sparse on detail but with some leg work we believe we have identified the cabinets that will be part of this phase 2 of the roll-out.
Exchanges with FTTC for the first time
Exchanges with some FTTC already, and getting infill cabinets
The newsletter does mention some 80 new cabinets will be added to deal with the Exchange Only lines, but no sign of these on the plans yet, and in many other counties we see EO work being done using a mixture of FTTP and FTTC, so only time will tell. Interestingly while a good number of counties are doing things like using FTTP for a few cabinets where it makes sense financially there is no sign of this yet in the West Yorkshire rollout.
As always there are caveats to the roll-out information, the plans are subject to change and we have seen the odd cabinet that has been stood and due to complaints on its location has had to be moved to a better site.
Update Checked MYCHA (Chapeltown, Leeds), we had originally looked at Chapeltown in South Yorkshire.