BT Superfast Broadband
BT have indicated that any Whiteley cabinet not already enabled for superfast broadband is now unlikely to be included in BT's Commercial Deployment because they deem it not viable. This means that many cabinets in Whiteley may never be enabled for superfast broadband.
FTTC fibre broadband such as BT Infinity (upto 80mbps) needs your street cabinet (pcp) to be upgraded with a FTTC (Dslam) cabinet as well as your local exchange to be Fibre enabled before you can get fibre broadband.
Not all the cabinets in a FTTC fibre enabled exchange area will be upgraded, so some areas in that exchange area will be unable to get fibre broadband at this current time.
If there is no mention of WBC FTTC when checking the BT Wholesale Database then unfortunately it looks like your cabinet isn't currently in Openreach's fibre broadband rollout plan.
Click here to see what your looking for in the BT Wholesale Database
Your options are now to live with shared 8mb (in reality this is much less than this due to contention) or residents privatly funding an upgrade of the cabinet by grouping together to pay for this. Or you could wait for government funding.
Please be aware that the Whiteley and Park Gate Exchanges have been enabled. It just that some cabinets have not been upgraded due to the technical limitations of BT's network in some areas. Sometimes, the costs of deploying superfast fibre means it's not commercially viable for BT to provide it without external funding.
Cabinets not enabled
Cabinet 55 - Camelia Way - In September 2014 BT said it wasn't commercially viable to upgrade as there were not enough users. Estimated cost to upgrade £20k
Cabinet 57 - Kipling Close. BT said it wasn't commercially viable to upgrade as there were not enough users. Estimated cost to upgrade £20k
Cabinet 58 - Feeds Maryat Way / Blake Close / Dumas Drive area. No Fast Broadband will not be included in any upgrade as it is not commercially viable. Estimated cost to upgrade £15k
Cabinet 59 - Dumas Drive area - No Fast Broadband will not be included in any upgrade as it is not commercially viable. Estimated cost to upgrade £15k
Cabinet 104 - Bader Way - Awaiting a power supply upgrade. ETA from BT wholesale was Sept 2014 this has now been postponed until 31-Mar-15
Cabinet 105 - BT said it wasn't commercially viable to upgrade as there were not enough users. Estimated cost to upgrade £15k
Cabinet 106 - Lovage Road has Infinity
Cabinet 107 - has Infinity
BT Say they need 100 subscribers for a cabinet to be commercially viable to upgrade to superfast broadband. As many roads have Virgin Media Cable Services available then the take up of BT broadband will be less.
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History of Broadband in Whiteley