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FAST BROADBAND IS COMING TO WEST LITTLETON!

 

Fast broadband has been available for some time now in Marshfield and Tormarton - two villages only a couple of miles from West Littleton yet until recently, there was not even a scheduled roll out to West Littleton.

 

After much lobbying from village residents and with greatly appreciated help from Sue Hope - our South Gloucestershire councillor - West Littleton has not only now been scheduled for fast broadband but its installation started on 12th February 2018.

 

The first two days of fibre-optic cable installation and pole replacement where necessary took place in very cold but reasonably dry conditions, followed by cold and very wet conditions making life miserable for the installation teams. They are still working on schedule and have a smile on their faces for the webmaster's photo (see second pic!). They have willingly moved their vehicles when needed to allow residents to pass with their cars to get home. Thank you for your courtesy teams!

Work continued late into the evening on Friday 16th February - (see third pic) presumably to ensure that the schedule was maintained. Let us hope that the subsequent stages are pushed forward with equal enthusiasm!

 

There are many residents of West Littleton who are delighted with progress on this installation. The road closures necessary to allow installation of the poles and fibre broadband cables are certainly very inconvenient for West Littleton residents but we will all have road access from one end of the lane or the other throughout the process. Hopefully it will all be worth it!

 

FAST BROADBAND UPDATE 6th june 2018

 

The Openreach website now lists a small number of addresses in West Littleton that can order Superfast Broadband via 'Fibre To The Premises'. Picture (right) shows one of the installed connection points for fibre to the premises. For everyone else it says "Your cabinet is enabled for Superfast fibre however you're not able to order fibre just yet. This might be because the length of the line is too long to get Superfast speeds." It also says that they are actively actively looking at other options!!

 

This statement is clearly at odds with the statement put out by the Digital Team at South Gloucestershire Council saying that the work by Openreach was complete and that all West Littleton residents needed to do now was to arrange connection through their ISPs.

 

After many phone calls from residents to BT to clarify the situation, it remains entirely unexplained what the real problem is, whether Superfast Broadband will be available to everyone and what timescale will apply to achieve this.

 

It does seem incredible that the system currently designed and installed by Openreach is woefully inadequate from the start. Surely Openreach has the professional competence to have avoided this situation. What is really going on?

 

Signed:- webmaster@westlittleton.com

 

Update at 21st October 2018

 

As of 21st October 2108, most residents of West Littleton who wanted Ultrafast FTTP broadband are now connected successfully. However, a small number of households, classified by Openreach as too far from the Marshfield exchange for Superfast FTTC connection, will therefore have to wait for an undefined alternative method of connection. They have been denied connection to the recently installed FTTP service supplying the rest of the village, reason unknown. This appears to be a mistake which now needs to be resolved. Local residents are in communication with Openreach and the Tormarton and West Littleton local Council are taking action through our representative on South Gloucestershire Council, Sue Hope, to sort out a solution.

 

Click here to see some factual information about the local geography and the Ultrafast FTTP fibre cabling route from Marshfield to West Littleton.

 

 

Marshfield Exchange - WL Broadband Data List

Updated to 8th November 2018

 

The table below lists the properties in West Littleton supplied with broadband services, shown in the order of proximity to Marshfield Exchange and quoting the Openreach website status information for each of them.

 

Notes

FTTC means 'Fibre to the Cabinet'. The Cabinet for West Littleton resides in Marshfield so in reality all properties along West Littleton Road and Dunsdown Lane are too far from the Exchange for FTTC to provide a solution!

FTTP means 'Fibre to the Premises'. i.e fibre from the Exchange to your house.

When all information is available, the On FTTP column will record those with an active FTTP service .

NR in the On FTTP column means Not Required.

 

Address Postcode Cabinet Technology Status/Comments Distance from Exchange Km On FTTP
Cadwell Hill Barn SN14 8JE 1 FTTC Great news, you may be able to order a fibre service. Check with one of these service providers to see if they're offering fibre in your area. Note - No service provider can supply! 1.9 No
Annex, The Old Farmhouse SN14 8JE 1 Not specified Your cabinet is enabled for Superfast fibre however you're not able to order fibre just yet. This might be because the length of the line is too long to get Superfast speeds. We're actively looking at other options. 2.36 NR
Old Farmhouse SN14 8JE 1 Not specified Your cabinet is enabled for Superfast fibre however you're not able to order fibre just yet. This might be because the length of the line is too long to get Superfast speeds. We're actively looking at other options. 2.36 No
Old Courtyard Cottage SN14 8JE 1 Not specified Your cabinet is enabled for Superfast fibre however you're not able to order fibre just yet. This might be because the length of the line is too long to get Superfast speeds. We're actively looking at other options. 2.36 NR
Upper Farm SN14 8JE 1 Not specified Your cabinet is enabled for Superfast fibre however you're not able to order fibre just yet. This might be because the length of the line is too long to get Superfast speeds. We're actively looking at other options. 2.39 No
Cadwell House SN14 8JE 1 Not specified Your cabinet is enabled for Superfast fibre however you're not able to order fibre just yet. This might be because the length of the line is too long to get Superfast speeds. We're actively looking at other options. 2.4 No
The Limes SN14 8JE 1 Not specified Your cabinet is enabled for Superfast fibre however you're not able to order fibre just yet. This might be because the length of the line is too long to get Superfast speeds. We're actively looking at other options. 2.42 No
Rose Cottage SN14 8JE 1 Not identified Your cabinet is enabled for Superfast fibre however you're not able to order fibre just yet. This might be because the length of the line is too long to get Superfast speeds. We're actively looking at other options. 2.44 No
The Croft SN14 8JE 1 Not specified Your cabinet is enabled for Superfast fibre however you're not able to order fibre just yet. This might be because the length of the line is too long to get Superfast speeds. We're actively looking at other options. 2.44 No
Lower Barton, West Farm SN14 8JE 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.5 No
West Farm SN14 8JE 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.5 Yes
Upper Barton, West Farm SN14 8JE 1 Not specified Your cabinet is enabled for Superfast fibre however you're not able to order fibre just yet. This might be because the length of the line is too long to get Superfast speeds. We're actively looking at other options. 2.5 No
The Close SN14 8JE 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.52 No
Furlongs SN14 8JE 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.54 Yes
The Cottage, Home Farm SN14 8JE 1 Not specified Your cabinet is enabled for Superfast fibre however you're not able to order fibre just yet. This might be because the length of the line is too long to get Superfast speeds. We're actively looking at other options. 2.58 NR
Home Farm SN14 8JE 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.58 Yes
Old Manor House SN14 8JE 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.63 Yes
St James Grange SN14 8JE 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.64 Yes
Manor Farm SN14 8JE 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.73 No
Old School House SN14 8JD 1 Not specified The cabinet that serves your premises is live, but your speeds aren't as fast as we'd like them to be. Your area has been reviewed and there is a plan to do further work to increase speeds via FTTP technology. 2.74 Yes
Manor Farm Cottage SN14 8JE 3 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.76 No
Church Farm SN14 8JB 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.77 No
Woodbine Cottage SN14 8JD 3 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.78 Yes
Church Farm Cottage SN14 8JB 3 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.81 NR
Lower Cottage SN14 8JB 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.81 No
Rivendell SN14 8JD 3 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.82 Yes
Spring Cottage SN14 8JB 3 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.83 No
The Forge SN14 8JB 3 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.86 Yes
Swan Leaze (Ashley House) SN14 8JD 3 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 2.96 No
Buttsend SN14 8JB 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 3.14 No
Downs House SN14 8JB 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 3.39 No
Paddock Barn SN14 8JA 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 3.54 Yes
Dunsdown Farm Bungalow SN14 8JA 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 3.96 No
PCO1 SN14 8JA 1 Not specified The cabinet that serves your premises is live, but your speeds aren't as fast as we'd like them to be. Your area has been reviewed and there is a plan to do further work to increase speeds via FTTP technology. 4 No
Dunsdown Farmhouse SN14 8JA 3 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 4.01 No
Dunsdown Barn SN14 8JA 1 FTTP Ultrafast Accepting Orders. Great news, you can order a Fibre to the Premises service today. 4.01 No