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Fibre goes live for more lines than expected, but some are still left out 4

Fibre goes live for more lines than expected, but some are still left out

It seems that BT Openreach has, against the odds, converted some (or even all) of the old telephone lines which were connected directly to the Exchange to go through a new cabinet. This means...

Not Fibre, but ADSL2+ now available 9

Not Fibre, but ADSL2+ now available

It appears that the Blockley Exchange’s ADSL equipment (not fibre) has been upgraded. So it appears anyone can ask their Internet Service Provider to upgrade their service to ADSL2 / ADSL2+ While nowhere near...

More news on Exchange Only lines 0

More news on Exchange Only lines

It appears that, just as Fastershire said, BT¬†Openreach is doing work to enable at least some fibre in the “Exchange Only” affected area.¬† The solution appears to be to cut the lines directly into...

Helpful information and a view from Phil Sellick 0

Helpful information and a view from Phil Sellick

Phil posted the following in the comments section, but it seems worth highlighting what he says by creating a stand alone post. Phil wrote the following: We have been investigating the wider issue of...

Exchange Line checker says “<u>some</u> EO lines will be ugraded” 0

Exchange Line checker says “some EO lines will be ugraded”

Fastershire has changed the message on their telephone line checker to say that “You are connected directly to the Blockley exchange on an Exchange Only (EO) line. We are upgrading some Exchange Only lines...

A glimmer of light – <u>some</u> EOs will be enabled 0

A glimmer of light – some EOs will be enabled

In answer to a tweet of October 11th which asked when we would know plans for EO lines in Blockley, Fastershire said on 12 October “@AdrianBeney We’re working in Blockley now and plans will...

BT accepting upgrade orders for premises not in the “dead” zone 1

BT accepting upgrade orders for premises not in the “dead” zone

We’ve had a report of BT accepting an order for a fibre upgrade for a house outside the affected area. This is good news if you’re not connected directly to the Exchange.  No news for...

Latest news for Blockley from Fastershire 0

Latest news for Blockley from Fastershire

Early September: “Surveying and planning has finished in this area, and work to rollout fibre broadband as part of the Fastershire project started in March 2015.We expect the majority of work to finish by...