The main checker is not returning "good" results for my line - I expect it's been disrupted by the FTTP work.
The OpenReach checker is indeed not listing Concraig Park as "In Scope" - I can only assume this is an admin error as they wouldn't upgrade the entire area minus one street.
Indeed, OpenReach have been active in Wellside this past week. They installed a pre connected 8 port Distribution Point in the chamber in my neighbours garden yesterday. The other end still needs to be joined (fused) to the main network core. We're not allowed to paste links here but if you paste the following into a browser you'll get an idea of what's happening.
As part of the work they are checking all house ducts as they go. Five out of seven for my chamber were accessible and draw rope was left in place to assist the engineers if a fibre service is ordered (one duct had a blockage but they were able to push through it from the other end). Mine was accessible because there was a gap between the duct and the protector that's supposed to cover it!!! They could not check one of my neighbours ducts because the screws to take the protector off the wall were directly behind the Gas pipe.
The engineers were talking about a December completion.
I live in Concraig Park (cabinet 22) - the OpenReach checker currently says "exploring solutions" (not "in scope") - the BT checker says "we can't check your products online" (not very helpful).
Friends in Wellside had BT engineers at their door a few weeks ago asking where their external junction box was (they'd covered it with a porch extension), so I assume there was some work going on there.
Hopefully there'll be some more information soon 🙂
According to an article in the Evening Express not long ago Councillor Steve Delaney was quoted as stating FTTP was coming to Cabinets 19, 20, 21 & 22. Although I have not seen any official announcement about this the OpenReach "When can I Get Fibre" website did change to show "In Scope" with an FTTP narrative for the cabinets.
I just did a check on all 4 cabinets (my neighbour reported OpenReach were at work near Derberth) and Cabinet 20 (Concraig) is reporting it is accepting orders for FTTP.
Faster broadband for those lucky people but not particularly cheap. I also only know of 3 providers offering a service (though there could be more). BT obviously, Zen Internet and Andrews & Arnold
PlusNet users may be more lucky. They have a trial for existing customers based on FTTC packages.
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