Fibre - another update

by Jonathan Lightbody

Fibre - another update

Here's the latest news regarding Fibre in the village:-

OpenReach have confirmed that Hockerton is part of a scheme to install Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) which will provide a fast connection directly from the exchange to your property.  The scheme has been started to supply you with FTTP but is in the very early stages.  Unfortunately OpenReach cannot give any firm completion date as timescales change and dates move on a regular basis, but current completion is estimated to be approximately Autumn 2019.

 

 

April 2018 Update:

According to OpenReach, if you check, you'll see Hockerton is still 1 month away from getting fibre. Don't believe a word of it! It's been stating that since before Christmas 2017...

 

So, here's an update received last week from Better Broadband, courtesy of Hockerton resident Caroline Bradford:-

We have been informed by Openreach that the issue with this cabinet is a live to live connection process. Openreach need to move the existing subscribers from one live cabinet to another. And Open Reach is obliged to give all internet service providers 60 days’ notice for the down time required to carry out the migration and as a consequence the cab is locked down until such time as the migration is complete. Following the migration process complete, the commissioning will take place therefore I am hesitating to give you a timeframe for go live. I will of course provide you with further updates as and when they become available.

Also we are just about to sign a new contract with BT for further modelling for the remaining premises in Newark&Sherwood and Bassetlaw Districts and 38 additional premises in Hockerton  will be served from an FTTP (Fibre to the Premise) structure as part of this deployment plan. However Contract 3 is the early stages and would be at least 12 months before a solution could be deployed.

 

Thank you for your continued patience regarding this matter.

Ceren Clulow: Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire Team

Email: enquiries.broadband@nottscc.gov.uk    Web:  www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/broadband

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  • Lindy wilson:

    30 Apr 2018 13:51:13

    Open Reach is obliged to give all internet service providers 60 days’ notice for the down time required to carry out the migration and as a consequence the cab is locked down until such time as the migration is complete. Do we know if this has happened, last time I spoke to the engineer working on the box he informed me that a different engineer needs to switch it on? Thanks Lindy