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Old 29-11-2017, 18:24   #121
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Re: Project Lightning Silence...

Quite possibly. I'm not getting my hopes up any more. These are big projects and some might not happen for years yet, even if they do at all.

I'll stick with my 0.7 / 4Mb for now. But might just move house and leave this area if it says this slow for the next 2 years.
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Old 05-12-2017, 22:49   #122
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It appears to be the case that the expansion areas have now all been decided and the information walls have now come up - at least until the end of 2019. I'm just observing, but that's the pattern of activity that I'm seeing. There probably won't be anything official about that, I'd imagine, for sensitivity and competitiveness reasons.
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Old 08-12-2017, 14:19   #123
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Re: Project Lightning Silence...

Indeed, every area that isn’t currently served brings up the same message. The downside being that no one can find out IF Virgin are coming their way anymore so it’s just a case of wait and look out your window or roadworks.org.

I’m not sure how to digest my result before the barriers went up. “Sorry, we cant reach you at the moment” implies many different things, but then is that the point as I don’t think they would commit to something like “No, never”.

Im still hopeful, my area was in the plan so perhaps a few issues have surfaced that have stallled the project, it could reopen and get resolved before the end of 2019 or beyond.
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:45   #124
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Re: Project Lightning Silence...

Virgin Media UK Sue Durham Council Over Fibre Optic Rollout Costs

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Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media has taken the unusual decision to sue Durham County Council (England) in the hope that doing so will enable them to lay new fibre optic cable along grass verges and without having to pay “hefty” fees per metre. The case will test the recently revised Electronic Communications Code (ECC).

At present Virgin Media are deep into their £3bn Project Lightning expansion, which is working to extend their Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based EuroDOCSIS ultrafast broadband and TV network to an additional 4 million premises by around the end of 2019 (possibly 2020). Once completed it should extend their UK coverage to roughly 60% of premises (1.2 million premises have already been reached).
https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...out-costs.html
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Not entirely sure what they mean by "deep into" their £3bn expansion.

Into budget, maybe.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:01   #126
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Not entirely sure what they mean by "deep into" their £3bn expansion.

Into budget, maybe.
Deep into the project, it's been running two years now.
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Deep into the project, it's been running two years now.
Yes and they’ve not really achieved a great deal. I wouldn’t describe them being deep into it at all.
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Progress in terms of time: Jun 2015 - Jun 2018 = 3/4 of the way to Jun 2019 75%
Currently at 1.25 million extra homes passed out of 4 million total = deployment is ~30% complete.
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Yes and they’ve not really achieved a great deal. I wouldn’t describe them being deep into it at all.
3 years into a 5 year project.

1.2 million homes connected

So they only achieved 50% of where they thought they would be, but the problems last year were well documented.

110,000 in Q1 this year. They need to increase that considerably to get anywhere near their 5 year target.

However, I would wager that they number of homes so far eclipses all the other Alt providers combined and BT together.
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I don't believe this is being referred to as a 5 year project now, this hasn't been referenced for some time.
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Re: Project Lightning Silence...

I know, I didn't mean 5 years and then finish. It will carry on. potentially indefinitely as long as the numbers continue to stack up.

I mean it was a 5 year initial period to hit 4million.
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