Thursday, 15 September 2016
Superfast broadband - update
I refer to my previous two updates:
week ended 9th September 2016 shows:
'Ready for service,' all engineering works and commissioning complete. Just awaiting the updates to wholesale computer records which may take a little longer than the usual two week timeframe as this is a brand new cabinet.
I have also been in touch again with Steve Brookes regarding the re-routing of the remaining lines and this is what he had to say:
Q1: With regard to your meeting with BT over the additional work to transfer the remaining lines to Cab 17, has the Change Request now finally been signed?
Answer: Still waiting for sign off. We have escalated this and expect it very soon.
Q2: You mentioned that BT agreed to progress the additional work as a priority, has this now been entered in their work schedule and when can we expect the work to take place?
Answer: Depends on the above, but whilst we will look to complete as soon as possible post signature, I will not incur additional costs over above what is programmed to achieve this.
Q3: If the Change Request has not yet been signed off, what is the reason for the delay?
Answer: BT's inability to react to anything in a timely manner. I believe it is a lack of resource, but they deny this. Should that be true, then it is their intransigence that is the issue.
I really hope this isn't a last minute hiccup after all the lobbying to get this extra work on legacy lines sorted.
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