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16 Sept 2018 - Openreach update:-
Following our email a few weeks ago we thought we'd get back in touch as we near completion of the survey stage, then we'll soon be releasing work instructions to our contractors to commence the 'build' phase.28 July 2018 - Openreach have sent us an update:-
You may be interested to know that during the build stage of an FTTP installation, the fibre cable is ran from a head end in the exchange to an aggregation node that takes capacity to a local area. It then connects to a splitter node using a tree and branch approach. From the splitter nodes fibre cables are fed to the new connectorised blocks which can be located overhead on telegraph poles or installed in underground footway boxes. The connectorised block then feeds individual premises.
To recap, your new fibre infrastructure will be due to be live around a year from the date of the signed contract.
21 Jun 2018 - Openreach engineer in West Lydford,
doing survey work. Article about the project published in Western
8 Jun 2018 - Openreach have sent us the following message -
We've now put requests
out for our contractors to commence survey activity. At the survey
stage, we take the blueprints from the design to your community, and
check that what looks good on paper works in the real world. Our
surveyor needs to check that there's enough space alongside all the
existing utilities underground for our new cables, and whether there's
enough space to accommodate the equipment. They'll also need to
determine things like whether any road closures are needed to install
fibre and, if so, apply to the local authority for road traffic
management, traffic lights etc. They'll work closely with your local
authority as need be, to make sure fibre is installed safely and with
the minimum of disruption to local people.
Just so you know, when our engineers conduct the survey they won't need to contact you about doing it.
We'll get back in touch within the next couple of months with more information and updates about your community's fibre build.
With kindest regards
Openreach have also sent us a Glossary of broadband terms you may find useful.
5 June 2018 - Press release from Openreach
15 May 2018 - Contract signed!
21 Apr 2018 - Grey Dogs at the Parish Hall
Thank you to everyone who attended, bought raffle
tickets, and bought drinks - it all helps. And thank you to the
Grey Dogs who put on an impressive show running to about 1hour 30mins,
and also thanks to the Fundraisers who organised and ran the event and
provided the food - it's very much appreciated!
20 Feb 2018 - Meeting with Openreach, BT grant confirmed as £30,000.
07 Jan 2018 - website goes live, funding launched
11 Dec 2017 - New offer received from Openreach
1 Dec 2017 - Meeting with Dave Linton Openreach
Programme Manager, to agree area and properties to be covered and a
drive round the area to check accuracy.
25 Nov 2017 - Email to residents asking for pledges
23 Nov 2017 -Meeting with Shaun Dale, Openreach Programme Director
6 Nov 2017 - New offer letter from Openreach received, but needs clarification of properties covered
21/22 July 2017 - Open day in the Parish Hall