It is good to see the work finally progressing to provide superfast broadband to the remainder of properties in Nocton. The update from Onlincolnshire for the week ending 15 April reads:
'Delayed cabinets: Metheringham 3/2 (Nocton) - work commenced. ECD late April/early May'.
|New base ready for laying|
|Trunking to connect old and new cabinets|
|New cabinet PCP17 base laid|
|The old cabinet is at the Post Office. New cabinet base is shown here.|
A few residents to lose out?
Whilst the new fibre cabinet should supply an improved service to the majority of remaining properties in Nocton, it appears there is a possibility of a few residents losing out.
Studying the telephone lines of properties situated in Main Street beyond the Post Office, it appears they are connected to a cabinet over two kilometres away. I understand the cabinet at Dunston Top [Metheringham Cab 3] provides the telephone/broadband service for most of Dunston, but also a small number of properties in Main Street, Nocton.
I have also been advised the wiring between the Dunston cabinet and Nocton is deteriorating badly, causing occasional losses of service to Nocton residents. It is clear that unless this handful of properties are re-routed to the new fibre cabinet [PCP17], the degradation of signal due to distance/old wiring will negate these particular households ever getting superfast broadband.
The properties adversely affected are thought to be:
- Embsay House
- Embsay Cottage
- Embsay Holt
- Rose Cottage
- 3 Main Street
- 1 - 5 Old Ten Row, Main Street
- Kelkherd House
- Middle Cottage
- Shooter's Lodge.
It does not make any sense for Nocton properties to be left with a deteriorating legacy connection to a cabinet over two kilometres away, when there are two modern fibre-enabled cabinets on their doorstep in the village.
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