BROADBAND EAST RIDING PROJECT UPDATE
SKIRLAUGH TELEPHONE EXCHANGE UPGRADE
The Skirlaugh Exchange has been upgraded and the “Fibre to the Cabinet” (FTTC) cabinet in NEW ELLERBY is now functional.
Orders for high speed broadband are now being taken by BT, and other operators, for the great majority of New Ellerby addresses. For further details it is probably best to consult the Openreach landline number search facility and current Internet Service Providers. Speeds at a particular location will be conditioned by the distance from the cabinet (located near the junction of Lambwath Lane and Langthorpe Road). Please note that customers will need to switch to a new fibre-broadband package in order to access the improvements, as services will not be upgraded automatically.
Regrettably, the upgraded service does not yet reach premises in OLD ELLERBY or the more remote areas of the parish. The latest information that we have on this is shown below.
The situation in postcode HU11 5AJ is complicated by the fact that it is regarded as part of the Kcom network. We are given to understand that the postcode is marked for future roll-out of Kcom’s Lightstream superfast fibre product. The postcode is therefore deemed to be part of the commercial roll-out and is not currently scheduled for upgrade as part of the Council’s East Riding programme. The Council does not have any further detail of the fibre upgrade in this postcode at this stage. However, we realise that several properties in the postcode are connected to the BT network and will keep the situation under review.
BOARD LAST UPDATED: 10 DECEMBER 2017
BROADBAND NOTICE BOARD
OLD ELLERBY BROADBAND
We regret having to report yet another failure by BT / Openreach to bring high speed broadband to Old Ellerby.
With the passing of the November 2nd target date, delivery has now been rescheduled for the end of December.
In the light of experience, we are not holding our breath!
In the meantime, beware of the scammers eg:
Phone calls about broadband faults / installation, etc. seeking access to your computer.
Emails, apparently from BT, that invite you to click on a button or website address.