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Fibre Only Exchange (FOX) trial candidate locations announced

BT Openreach have announced today candidate areas where it intends to trial a fibre-only exchange (FOX). This follows a previous release which contained draft information which has now changed. The test will offer only fibre services from this site which would include fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) and fibre Ethernet services.

The exchange locations being considered are:

  • Deddington, Oxfordshire (NGA handover site: Banbury)
  • Pickmere, Cheshire (NGA handover site: Northwich)
  • Sutton, Cheshire (NGA handover site: Macclesfield)

Openreach is inviting communication providers to state their views on the preferred site for the trial, including reasons behind this by Friday 9th September.

Comments

Nice to see this in Scotland. ;)

  • Guest_Again
  • over 5 years ago

what about the very east of England, we seem to be forgotten.

  • teddybear2
  • over 5 years ago

At least Manchester United players will have quality broadband.

  • SYM9
  • over 5 years ago

BT should should made to upgrade the areas which are still working on alluminium wireing.

  • DOUGIE53
  • over 5 years ago

then the customers will eb made to pay for the work via phone bill increases

  • CaptainHulaHoop
  • over 5 years ago

That could set a dangerous precedent, customers might expect an improvement in service provisions for billing hikes.

  • fibrebunny
  • over 5 years ago

@teddybear2 I concurr, NGA was born and bred here at BT Innovate HQ in Suffolk, and now we are been just about forgotten!

  • Hubz
  • over 5 years ago

@DOUGIE53 if the phone works ok on aluminium that's all they are required to do.

  • GMAN99
  • over 5 years ago

are you kidding teddy, most of bt's ftth plans are
mainly concentrated in the south, epecially london.
i don't think BT even know there's a a population above watford.

  • creakycopperline
  • over 5 years ago

Not sure where you are getting that from creaky made up as usual:-

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/story/2011/03/04/bt-uk-targets-270k-homes-for-110mbps-fttp-fibre-optic-broadband-by-sept-2011.html

  • GMAN99
  • over 5 years ago

@creaky
Aren't Deddington and Cheshire north of Watford?

  • uniquename
  • over 5 years ago

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