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Tremayne in Cornwall gains FTTP at up to 330 Mbps
Friday 27 February 2015 10:38:40 by Andrew Ferguson

While the main focus of the Openreach fibre based broadband roll-outs are FTTC based, there is FTTP appearing and nowhere has more of it than Cornwall. Another rural corner of the county has just gained access to Fibre to the Premises. Premises connected to cabinet 4 on the St Columb exchange now have access to native GEA-FTTP, this covers the area around Tremayne (e.g. TR9 6EL) and was an area where speeds generally ranged from zero to 1 Mbps.

The GEA-FTTP product is provided at the same wholesale price as FTTC if you order a 40 Mbps or 80 Mbps based service, but unfortunately of the large providers only BT Consumer list and sell faster products in the guise of Infinity 3 & 4. We believe PlusNet customers can order FTTP too, but it is not a standard product listing, in the SME sector the choice widens but so does the monthly price.

Installing the GEA-FTTP usually requires two visits, the first is to install the main fibre to a box on the outside of the property, and a second visit will see someone bring the fibre ONT (modem) and run a shorter length of plastic fibre into the property.

Comments

Posted by Dixinormous about 1 year ago
It's perhaps a shocking indictment of how rare GEA-FTTP is that a single cabinet being enabled with it is considered newsworthy.
Posted by chilting about 1 year ago
On the face of it this looks like a good use of the technology but what about all the scattered farms and other hamlets in the area? Presumably they are still stuck on zero to 1Mbps. Should the public money have not been spent on a fixed wireless scheme for the whole area.
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Chil
There are sites where fibre is being extended off FTTC /P just check on Openreach Where and When for the Exchange PDF file bottom right even to farms via overhead cabling.
Posted by chilting about 1 year ago
Hi Blackmamba
I stand corrected. Thank you.
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Chil
I have been checking your situation and location and exchanges close to you EG Loxwood you must check the list weekly to get an overview to what is going on.
Thanks for your surport.
Posted by chilting about 1 year ago
Hi Blackmamba
Things are looking more positive now in West Sussex with more exchanges being upgraded and more potive news comming from WSCC regarding upgrading long distance lines. Unfortunately there is no mention of FTTP for West Chiltington, so we still wait and see how they are going to upgrade all our sub 2Mbps lines.
Posted by AndyCZ about 1 year ago
There is no planned FTTP for West Chiltington (it is probably is economically unviable at present). VDSL Boosters and possibly FTTDp/G.fast might be potential solutions.
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Chil and Andy.
The list is upgraded in phases you will find that Rudgewick is not on the list for FTTC/P but I do know there is a CAB in location which will be FTTC/P taking EO lines. There is one Cab that has customers in Surrey and if they are not over 15 meg the results are recorded against Surrey. I have a feeling these lines will be feed by overhead fibre. Just watch the Exchanges close and the lines that are over the .99 mile as this is where the booster/ fibre/Gfast will be used.
Posted by AndyCZ about 1 year ago
Rudgwick is interesting. Cabinets 1,3,4 are due to be upgraded to FTTC this year under BDUK West Sussex. Cabinet 2 is due to be upgraded by BDUK Surrey.

However, those on Cabinet 1 in the BDUK Surrey area are set to get FTTP around Sep 2015.

Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Andy.
I have checked each Cab on the above Exchange each week and advise Ewhurst Web/ site if there is any movement for the customers in Surrey and many others in Surrey and Hants. Once the Cab is open I cascade the information out to other people who are interested. This is backed by Katie on Surrey web/page by covering the Exchange as an photo.
Posted by AndyCZ about 1 year ago
Have the fibre cabinets been installed yet? The exchange is on the OR 'Coming Soon - March 2015 FTTC/P' list, but I can see FTTP is not due for release until 16 Sep 2015.
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Andy
I did see the work on Elgin for the provision but have not visited the area.
Ps Katie is advertising on Surrey web/Page today and on twitter see SF Surrey.
I did speek to Guilford Openreach crew who did the duct work for the EO Cab.
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Chil and Andy.
Just checked CAB 3 Exchange Headley Down Hants this was open over night information has been cascaded out to the customers via grayshott web/ page. I would think the customers will be ordering in the next hour.
Posted by ValueforMoney about 1 year ago
I think this is terrific and Cornwall depth of FTTP delivery will have to be matched if all the BDUK monies are to be absorbed.
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Value
In the Surrey section the money in the pot plus the claw back will be used on the long lines using fibre over the 1mile from CAB I have seen locations where this is taking place. Headley Down Cab 5 opened today there will be no fibre reguired but on Cab 3 overhead fibre will be required.
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