Further to my original thread, Virgin have installed on Pembrey Road in Llanelli and a number of surrounding streets. I've checked Roadworks.org and nothing currently logged on there for Virgin outside the main Llanelli area for the next 12 months.
I kind of sucks that Virgin are 2 miles away from my location but there's no information as to when or if they will actually get to us. Currently I am on a TalkTalk contract which expires on June 20th 2020 (7 months away) and would jump ship to Virgin if they got to my location (SA15 4AU) by then.
Well they were digging up Pembrey road last week and streetworks.org have them scheduled to be digging up surrounding streets as well so it doesn’t look like the expansion is on hold.
Its just a little frustrating currently as I max out at 50Mb on a good day, often just 40Mb whilst paying for a 70Mb connection and there are no options other than FTTC in my area.
OpenReach have no plans to bring GFast to my area and FTTP is a pipe dream in rural Wales, so the fact Virgin are in the same postcode and covered a big chunk of the town our village comes under was quite encouraging.
I had DSL only until just over a year ago, I was lucky if I had 1Mbit/sec down and 512Kbit/sec up for years. Unfortunately, despite Openreach re-cabling is to the pole my speed fluctuates almost daily. The router shows it is capable of 69Mbit/sec (not TalkTalk’s, I bought a new AC one) but I never get above 40/50Mbit/sec, yet the same client device gets 360Mbit/sec on the same model router connected to the Virgin hub in modem mode at my partner’s.
Seems the rollout is on pause for the moment, the street next to me had theirs done around 3 months ago, my street hasn't been touched, and I have not seen any other works being done in the area for the last few months, I even had a letter through the door a few months ago saying work would begin soon, so something has clearly happened since then, very frustrating considering I am just one street away!