cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Help with getting fibre

Poggers001
Dabbler
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎20-06-2015

Help with getting fibre

Hi,
My property is being served by Exchange LEA VALLEY is served by Cabinet 20.
The exchange has fibre but not my cabinet. What can either myself or plusnet do to get it fibred up?
2 REPLIES
Andrue
Pro
Posts: 775
Thanks: 90
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎12-01-2015

Re: Help with getting fibre

Quote from: Poggers001
The exchange has fibre but not my cabinet. What can either myself or plusnet do to get it fibred up?
Talk to your council. There are a couple of government run schemes that try to work with BT to make cabinets financially viable enough to upgrade,. The most well known is BDUK. That is in the middle of a new and final round but this time it looks like BT won't be involved and for a single cabinet that could be a problem. I doubt anyone but BT could even contemplate the costs of upgrading a single isolated cabinet.
See the first few articles here: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/
But today BT have comitted to getting everyone at least 5Mb/s (in exchange for not being broken up by Ofcom). Unfortuantely I suspect they'll be doing it with a satellite service and that has a whole host of issues which make it a naff solution.
At the end of the day it comes down to money. BT are not obliged to run services at a loss to anyone (and have a legal duty to their shareholders not to do so). Perhaps your cabinet is just too expensive for the number of users on it or perhaps too many of the properties on it are too far from it to benefit :-/
MattyC
Champion
Posts: 3,192
Thanks: 161
Fixes: 46
Registered: ‎10-04-2014

Re: Help with getting fibre

Not too sure on how much success it brings, but you can register your interest here:
http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/
Matty
ex-Plusnet staffer. Any posts after 28/07/2017 aren't on behalf of Plusnet