The town website has received an update from BT – after repeated requests – on the progress of their rollout of the Race-To-Infinity fibre broadband service, which the town won 2 and half years ago (see HERE).
Note that the fault found in Litchfield may explain why people there are experiencing lower than promised rates (see this LETTER that we received recently).
The Whitchurch town centre area and Ardglen industrial estate are to be served by the “FTTP “and “EO” service, which appears to have fallen even further behind schedule.
Last week, there were reports of considerable noise along London Street around midnight on August 1. Two crews in unmarked white vans were seen installing what looked to be cabling under the pavement.
The cabinets on London Street, Winchester Road, Church Street, Fairfield and Hurstbourne Priors are live and orders are being placed.
The cabinet in Litchfield has been completed from a build perspective and it’s been passed through to be commissioned, unfortunately however the DSLAM has been found to have severe internal corrosion and the cabinet is being replaced.
A new location has been agreed for the cabinet in Freefolk Priors and planning permission is being applied for at the moment.
The FTTP network has now been fully cabled with sub duct and blown fibre tubing and FTTP engineers are building the network and we estimate this will be completed in the next 4 weeks.
EO build is in progress and we estimate this will be completed in the next 8 weeks .