Coming soon to the Openreach website cabinet level information
The Openreach website which for some time has caused lots of confusion by only providing exchange level information is set to change. The site is parading a BETA flag and promising to very shortly (maybe even today) to reveal information about the cabinet or cabinets that serve a specific postcode.
Openreach has had the data to do this for some years, but one presumes a mixture of policy and old school thinking has delayed the roll-out of a system that lets the customers of broadband providers track their cabinet status agnostically. What will be interesting is to see how much cabinet information is provided for the BDUK project areas, as currently the level of information varies wildly from project to project even though Openreach and its roll-out teams are a constant.
We look forward to seeing the information, particularly for those in areas where FTTP was part of the commercial roll-out and the network was partially built but has never been commissioned.