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Another 10 exchanges with G.fast added to our checker

Now that our list of new exchanges with G.fast availability has hit the magic number of ten we can reveal the ones added in the last couple of weeks. These are all in our package search and on our maps.

  • Cotgrave
  • Dundee Claverhouse
  • Dundee Park
  • Fairmuir
  • Gipsy Hill
  • Kibworth
  • Mexborough
  • Newton Llantwit
  • Westbourne
  • Ware

This means we have found 1,708,026 premises where G.fast is an ultrafast (100 Mbps and faster) broadband option and these are spread over some 6,231 cabinets on 364 exchanges. The number of premises covered by these 6,231 cabinets totals 2,486,541 premises but once we make allowances for the short reach of G.fast the number drops to the 1.7 million figure. The number of premises where checkers say both Openreach FTTP and G.fast service are available continues to increase and is now at 13,064 premises.

Comments

Openreach are reshelling PCPs all over SMCO Cowley and GFast Pods are appearing on them.

  • themanstan
  • 3 months ago

Any reason why only some cabinets with G.fast pods on an exchange get enabled? For example Dundee Park cabs 2, 12 and 34 have pods but checking just now none of them are enabled.

  • jabuzzard
  • 3 months ago

Handover node may need further expansion to ensure contention is not a problem, or there are problems getting the fibre or power in place, or waiting on teams to come back to area i.e. they are busy elsewhere

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 3 months ago

Openreach are reshelling PCPs all over Telford and GFast Pods are appearing on them.

  • adslmax
  • 3 months ago

Cabinet 6, 7, 8, 9 and 18 all done for g.fast pods in Telford

  • adslmax
  • 3 months ago

Only thing is the pods I have seen been added, have the fibre and power added at the same time. Those pods on Dundee Park 2,12, and 34 have been there for around eight months now. Seems an awfully long time to be getting them sorted out. It is also appalling asset management, because you are writing down the asset over that time but it's not able to earn any revenue. Basically utter incompetence on the behalf of BT/Openreach, but I guess par for the course.

  • jabuzzard
  • 3 months ago

Or managing capacity at exchange, i.e. handovers are at theoretical limits and more pods will go live once extra capacity added.

Or they've just forgotten about them

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 3 months ago

Which Telford exchange are those cabinets attached to adslmax?

  • loaderladdy
  • 3 months ago

Cuckoo Oak.

  • CarlThomas
  • 3 months ago

  • Chezy74
  • 3 months ago

Prudhoe cabinets 1,3 and 6 have gone live today

  • jabuzzard
  • 3 months ago

How do i monitor the situation for g.fast availability on one of those exchanges, it would be a massive improvement for our primary school.

  • natebear
  • 3 months ago

Does anyone here know what Gfast costs to install ? There were lots of Figures around for FTTC cabinet installs during BDUK , circa 50k. But what does GFAST cost to install.

Any clues ?

Gary

  • Swac3
  • 3 months ago

Hi Swac3.
I would think that it is a days work for two engineers to fit the Pod and run the ducting to the power and provide the tie cable to the Cab. I would think the delay would be getting the fibre to the Cab and the data build.

  • Blackmamba
  • 3 months ago

The best way to monitor if G.fast is going live is to find the cabinet physically, get a postcode for the area, and put that into the address checker, select one of the addresses that is really physically close. Ideally you want an address that shows 80-79/20-19 speed for VDSL. Back up and against the list of numbers is one that is a UPRN, its usually the first one after the postcode. Note it down and keep feeding it into the main checker. I have a Perl script that runs every day and emails me the results.

  • jabuzzard
  • 3 months ago

Hi Swac3.
I would think that it is a days work for two engineers to fit the Pod and run the ducting to the power and provide the tie cable to the Cab. I would think the delay would be getting the fibre to the Cab and the data build.

  • Blackmamba
  • 3 months ago

Hi Swac.3
I look at Post Codes that are .1 of a mile from the FTTC that covers the radius giving top speed to the lowest.

  • Blackmamba
  • 3 months ago

Have just been doing some investigation and it looks like the school is 1,227m away from the exchange although the checkers say it should sync at 30MB although it syncs at around 60MB.

  • natebear
  • 3 months ago

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