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Details of West Yorkshire phase 2 BDUK roll-out
Friday 04 July 2014 10:27:26 by Andrew Ferguson

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

  • Collingham Bridge, cabinets 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7
  • Steeton, cabinets 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 17, 19 & 20
  • Thorner, cabinets 1, 2 & 3

Exchanges with some FTTC already, and getting infill cabinets

  • Boston Spa, cabinets 1, 2, 3, 4 & 11
  • Chapeltown, Leeds cabinets 8 & 9
  • Crofton, cabinets 2 & 8
  • Crossgates, cabinet 23, 24 & 47
  • Cullingworth, cabinets 9, 11, 12 & 13
  • Drighlington, cabinets 8 & 10
  • Horbury/Ossett, cabinets 5, 33, 34, 38, 42 & 43
  • Keighley, cabinets 5, 8, 14, 44, 45, 51, 55, 67, 72 & 77
  • Knottingley, cabinet 2
  • Moortown, cabinets 7 & 50
  • Morley, cabinets 29, 36, 37, 61 & 64
  • Pontefract, cabinets E6, 1, 3, 6, 22, 24, 34, 35, 54, 61 & 65
  • Seacroft, cabinet 6
  • Wakefield, cabinets E6, 1, 4, 7, 38, 40, 49, 60, 71, 73, 74, 76, 84, 88, 98, 100, 106, 109
  • Wentbridge (which borders with NYNet), cabinets 1 & 4
  • Wetherby, cabinets 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18 & 19

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.


Posted by gerarda over 3 years ago
I suspect the newsletter refers to Chapeltown Leeds, not Chapeltown South Yorkshire
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 3 years ago
Now all neatly fixed.
Posted by Dixinormous over 3 years ago
I will be watching this for info on MYHLT 62 and 91.

Both small, both new build, both ducted for copper / FTTP / CATV, both down for FTTC.
Posted by Blackmamba over 3 years ago
Hi watchers. It is very easy to monitor a Cab just take an advertised number eg post office,pub,local builder, then use ISP AA using the number weekly or as required.
I have been using this method over the last 18 months , I have checked two today and then advertised them that they are open for service thus giving all ISP a equal chance. BT does not like it.
Posted by Blackmamba over 3 years ago
Exchange Cabs list just do as above and change the last tested number this will give you a list to Cover an Exchange in the BT commercial section and the eg Surrey County Council section.
This method gives a good overview of the Exchange Area and the % covered.
Posted by dparr59 over 3 years ago
Knottingley, cabinet 2
Great news but i moved over a year ago.Now closer to the the exchange 200 yards , but on Exchange only ( direct feed )using underground cables no poles .
Posted by Blackmamba over 3 years ago
Hi Knot. If you are on EO termination I think you will see a FTTC provided outside of your local exchange as stated 200 yards from your home.
Check on ISP AA to see if you are terminated on a Cab ? If so a new FTTC will be provided close to it find location. Good luck.
Posted by dparr59 over 3 years ago

Cabinet Vendor Huawei 6/10/2011 Exchange only line, FTTC not supported

Posted by PeteK over 3 years ago
Hmph. Still sulking. Our home line is EO at just over 1km length. However I have confirmation it passes (literally within a foot) of an FTTC enabled CAB. BT want no less then £2k to cut the UG and put it on the cab. Interested to see what they are to do for the EO around here, there are hundreds of premises on circa 1-1.5km EO lines depsite passing FTTC enabled cabs
Posted by Blackmamba over 3 years ago
Hi PeteK . Your EO lines will be transfered last they will be connected to a FTTC very close to the Exchange could be outside of the Exchange grounds. The Exchange will become vacant good building site. Remember the fibres run back to the main old exchange GSC location ?
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