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 functional.
Orders for high speed broadband are 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 Council’s 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.
BOARD LAST UPDATED: 11 FEBRUARY 2018
BROADBAND NOTICE BOARD
OLD ELLERBY BROADBAND
We have had a statement of progress, from the County Council:
“The Cabinet is built and powered and ready to bring in to service once the fibre light path to the cabinet is completed. The reason for the delay on this cabinet has been the extensive amount of civil works required to provide new duct and in particular a 560m stretch of the fibre spine which is in an area classified as Zone of Interest due to other major services being in the location where we need to dig. All necessary clearances for the work in the Zone of Interest have now been obtained and the 560m of new duct is programmed in for work to commence on 8th January. All being well, the cabinet should be commissioned into service by the end of January 2018.”
The latest target “go-live” date has now passed without a fibre to the cabinet service becoming available. We note that new ducting has been installed but the position regarding the installation of the fibre cable is unclear. Please watch this space for updated information.
The situation in postcode HU11 5AJ (Crab Tree Lane) is complicated by the fact that the postcode is regarded as part of the Kcom network. We 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. We realise that several properties in the postcode are connected to the BT network and will keep the situation under review.