After years of promises BT Openreach have finally brought Fibre Broadband to the Hayscastle area.
Cabinet 3 which serves Hayscastle Cross village has now been activated and links to the Letterston exchange by fibre.
Properties served by this cabinet can receive a Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) service.
To check if your property/landline can be upgraded to fibre please visit Superfast Cymru
- FTTC uses fibre-optic cables throughout the network right up to the street cabinet. It then uses existing copper wires to connect the cabinet to homes and businesses. FTTC provides download speeds up to 80Mbps and upload speeds up to 20Mbps, which are then offered as different service packages by Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
Hayscastle has been promised fast fibre broadband for well over a year now, with all publicised dates failing to see the service enabled. Cabinet 3 at the Letterston exchange has been fibre enabled, and that appears to be the cabinet many in the Hayscastle area are connected to.
However Superfast Cymru replied recently to a posting on their Facebook page from a local resident asking for an update on the situation.
This is what Susi from the company said on the 21st March:
We have hit issues with finding a suitable location for the fibre cabinet. It has gone to a second survey and assuming the findings are clear work will start at the end of the month. Thanks Susi
*In late April it was noticed that digging work was taking place alongside the existing cabinet opposite The Cross Inn, hopefully this means that progress is being made at long last!