There have been numerous problems this week for local residents with their telephone and broadband services. This followed the extensive rewiring to remove Pillar 3/2 as a cabinet and activate the new cabinet PCP 17, in readiness for the fibre cabinet being commissioned.
BT management have been on-site today to talk to their engineers who have been working hard to reconnect services. I managed to have a chat with them and have also been in touch with Steve Brookes of OnLincolnshire again.
In summary, this is what I have discovered:
- Engineering work for the new cabinet PCP17 is now complete
- The last few reported faults with resident's lines are being repaired
- The visit by BT management was focused on the extra work arising from Telec Utilities wiring of the new cabinet over the Bank Holiday weekend
- It was also to examine a potential structural integrity issue with one of the block connectors used in the new cabinet, where bayonet fixings have sheared off after minimal use - the offending item has been removed for detailed examination
- OnLincolnshire is now awaiting revised records from BT Openreach to allow the new cabinet to be released to the various Internet Service Providers - this normally takes around 2 weeks maximum
- BT have also agreed to progress the additional work to connect the remaining 'legacy lines' to the new cabinet PCP17 - this work will be carried out as a priority after the change request is signed off
- The change request is likely to be signed off next week
- There is a firm commitment from the BT Openreach Delivery Manager on this matter
Metheringham 3/2 (Nocton) - Work complete, awaiting records return then will go to 'ready for service'