Even sooner than expected, BT engineers have completed connections to the new fibre cabinets in the village and the system is officially accepting orders. One of our residents – Longstanton broadband champion Craig Thomas – already has his installation booked for the end of this month. Craig has promised to let us have details of suppliers (other than BT) who will be able to offer broadband service over the new network. More information below as we get it.
Craig has forwarded this information from BT:
“…most of the Longstanton cabs are now live. The live ones are 3, 4, 8 and 11. The last one 12 is in commissioning still and will go live shortly. [Cabinet 12 is in Stevenson’s Road and serves Home Farm North – admin]
“One thing I expect to happen in Longstanton is that the cabinets will fill their first capacity cards quite quickly. Once a card is filled it takes Openreach a couple of weeks to install a new card and restore capacity to those cabinets. If you hear any people not being able to order this is what it will likely be – annoyingly as well we have had residents call up their ISPs to order and have them say that there will be no more capacity installed. There will be more capacity – it’s just rubbish that the sales people at the ISPs spout to get people off the telephone when they can sell them a package. We advise people to call back in a couple of weeks and try again.
“Because we expect the take-up in Longstanton to be high we have pre-warned Openreach and so they should be quicker about restoring capacity.”