Phase 1 will complete in early summer 2014 and will provide superfast broadband service to 5 new
exchanges including Arthington, Barwick in Elmet, Hipperholme, Illingworth and Sowerby Bridge.
Phase 1 will also provide expanded coverage in Brighouse, Calder Valley, Halifax, Hemsworth, Ilkley,
Otley, Sandal and South Elmsall. The first cabinets should start to become available in Spring 2014.
A lot of planning and surveying has gone into deciding where the new fibre cabs end up. This can be
a difficult task because the new cabinets must be within 100m of the existing copper cabinets, be
close to a suitable power supply and comply with all necessary safety and street work regulations.
We have to link up the new fibre cab with the nearby copper cabinet so that people can get both a
phone and fibre broadband service.
Even after we’ve linked up the cabinets there is more to do before we can switch on superfast
broadband. As well as connecting up the new fibre cabinets with the existing copper cabs, we also
need to ensure they are linked up to a power supply. The new green cabinets bring a smaller version
of the broadband equipment from the exchange into your street so unlike copper cabinets these need
to be connected to a suitable power supply at all times.
LAUNCH OF NEW SUPPORT PROGRAMME TO GET
BUSINESSES UP TO SPEED